What are the best feminist documentaries that you can watch on Netflix?

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To have women play the role of a superhero, a villain, a soldier, a teacher, or a lover is one thing. Sure, it's empowering. Yet, to have the camera follow the life of a woman both in her element and out of her comfort zone is a whole new thing. That's what documentary films are for--they raise a lot of questions than just show the answers. Just like the 2014 docu-film directed by Mary Dore, She's Beautiful When She's Angry. While it is true that this is a historical film of the second-wave feminist movement in the United States, it doesn't just show you 'why' it all started. It even poses a lot more 'whys' about reproductive rights, sexual harassment, fair and just pay, and a lot more.

It doesn't require a rigid resolution, for the resolution relies on the hands of the viewers. For instance, Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus's modern feminist movie on Netflix, Hot Girls Wanted (2015). It is centered around the lives of teenagers who work as pornographic actresses. Yes, that's right, it's a job--a controversial one. Just like pornography, it remains impartial and bold enough to show all sides of the story. So, if those two mentioned Netflix films didn't help you imagine how much impact documentary and feminism could have on us, we'll leave it up to you to watch the other films included in the list below. Surely, when conflated, these two would create such an undeniable power to reach the consciousness of every person, especially women out there. So, to honor all women from all walks of life this International Women's month and beyond, here's a list of feminist movies on Netflix!

  1. 1She's Beautiful When She's Angry


    Directed by Mary Dore, She's Beautiful When She's Angry is a 2014 documentary film on Netflix that belonged to the second-wave feminism movement in the US. It stars Chude Pamela Allen, Alta, and Judith Arcana.

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  1. 2Audrie & Daisy


    Audrie & Daisy is a Netflix Original documentary directed by Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen. It was nominated for Critics' Choice Documentary Award for Best Political Documentary and Award for Best TV/Streaming Documentary in 2016.

  2. 3Hot Girls Wanted


    Exploring the world of "amateur" porn, Hot Girls Wanted explores the truth and reality behind the world of "amateur" porn. This documentary film on Netflix is directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus. 

  1. 4A Ballerina's Tale


    A Ballerina's Tale is an unrated nonfiction feature documentary starring Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly, and Susan Fales-Hill. It was directed by Nelson George, and was premiered on April 19, 2015 in the Tribeca Film Festival.

  2. 5What Happened, Miss Simone?


    What Happened, Miss Simone? is a documentary directed by Liz Garbus. It was released in 2015 and is about Nina Simone, the jazz, blues, soul singer and pianist who was also one of the icons of the Civil Rights Movement.

  3. 6Becoming


    Becoming is a 2020 Netflix original social and cultural documentary movie. It follows former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama as she embarks on a 34-city book tour. The film offers an up-close look into her perspective about connecting with people, and life in general.


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