7 best Netflix shows and movies to watch that celebrate women

Enola Holmes. Image Courtesy Netflix, Legendary
Enola Holmes. Image Courtesy Netflix, Legendary /
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Enola Holmes

Best Netflix movies: Enola Holmes (2020)

Rating: PG-13

Fans of Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown have to watch Enola Holmes! The family-friendly film is based on the book of the same name in the Enola Holmes series written by Nancy Springer.

As the little sister of the legendary Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), Enola dreams of a more adventurous life, but as a young woman is expected to focus on homemaking, makeup, and fashion. Thanks to her mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham Carter), Enola learns different skills and has different interests than other girls her age.

But when Eudoria goes missing on Enola’s sixteenth birthday, everything changes. Enola must go on the adventure of a lifetime to find out what happened to her mom, and proves she’s completely fearless on her journey to London. Enola Holmes is a wonderful tale of a powerful young lady, also depicting a great mother-daughter relationship and some fun action along the way.

Enola Holmes 2 is expected to hit Netflix sometime in 2022!

Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: Actress Saoirse Ronan poses with the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in ‘Lady Bird’ in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /

Best Netflix movies: Lady Bird (2017)

Rating: R

Lady Bird is one of my favorite movies of all time. Directed by the talented Greta Gerwig, the film follows the life of Christine, a.k.a. Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan), a middle class high school student living in Sacramento, California. The coming-of-age story focuses on Lady Bird’s strained relationship with her mother, Marion (Laurie Metcalf), along with her friendships and romances.

Lady Bird is desperate to leave Sacramento and live a more exciting life anywhere else, while her mom can’t imagine her ever moving far away. During her senior year, our titular character goes through many big life events, including losing her virginity, getting accepted into college, and moving across the country to New York City. The film is generally light, but its depiction of a relatable mother-daughter relationship is incredibly emotional.

The movie was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, among other notable nominations, and Ronan won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. I really hope Lady Bird never leaves Netflix!

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