Everything every woman needs to watch this Women’s Month.
Undoubtedly, there are a lot of brilliant movies. But never one as brilliant as having women starring in those films. This International Women’s Month, we celebrate women for their bravery, passion and wit. Discover talented, powerful and fearless women by streaming these eight women-led titles on Disney+. If you’re a go-getter, a heroine wannabe or a leader at heart, this must-watch list is for you!
For passionate go-getters
Ladies with burning passion are unstoppable. If you have small or big goals alike and you have energy and enthusiasm, you’ll surely relate to this women. Watch as they change their lives as they fulfill their dreams and give everything their best shots.
Idina Menzel: Which Way To The Stage?
After her successful run with Disenchanted, Idina Menzel goes on a national tour, which culminates at the big apple’s Madison Square Garden—her ultimate dream venue.
Idina Menzel: Which Way To The Stage? captures the blend of the Broadway star’s life and career archives. No doubt director Anne McCabe beautifully translated Menzel’s burning passion into this captivating documentary. Juggling motherhood and performing—whatever it is—the Disney icon is indeed a representation of versatility and passion.
Catch her virtual concert documentary on Disney+.
BLACKPINK: THE MOVIE
It is then fitting to hand the list over to four high-powered women that make up the global sensation, BLACKPINK.
Spending five years together in the limelight is no easy feat, but this Korean girl group has consistently dominated every concert stage around the world. BLACKPINK: THE MOVIE is a gift to the BLINKs, their fandom, featuring exclusive interviews and performances from the girls themselves, Jennie, Lisa, Rosé and Jisoo. These lovely ladies prove once again why everything that they do is viral and chart-topping. Since 2016, one thing is sure: BLACKPINK keeps killing it!
Watch these talented girls in their Disney+ feature film, “BLACKPINK: The Movie.”
Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u
They say the first time is always the hardest, but Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album, Sour, easily took over the global music charts when it was released.
Take a road trip with her in the making of her album and other special performances in Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u. Witness this young Grammy winner singer-songwriter unfold and share her journey and feelings about establishing her music career. We bet watching this u will be good 4 u!
Tune in to the driver’s license singer at her own Disney+ documentary through “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u.”
For headstrong heroines
Taking you next to the very definition of #GirlPower! Here are three women who are more than just being powerful. We're placing bets that you can reflect and find ultimate inspos in life and love through these mighty women. Find out what else they have to offer with their Disney+ releases.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
If you think you have seen it all, you have yet to know Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) AKA She-Hulk.
Walters doubles the strength and power as a lawyer and a female Hulk in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Despite the side eyes, she smashes misogyny and discrimination by handling superhero and legal matters at the same time. Plus, her superhero life is not just action and adventure, she is also in for some attempts at the dating world! Be it the typical Walters or the so-called “girl version” of her cousin, the Hulk, She-Hulk is indeed another Marvel star on the rise.
Casting her magic powers on the list is the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) from WandaVision.
Wanda leading Marvel’s series lineup was the right decision, as she is said to be the most powerful among its superheroes. After nearly killing Thanos, a Titan supervillain, in Avengers: Endgame, it turns out she has more powers and persona to unleash. In this series, she doesn’t need the quantum realm or a time machine to revisit time—her magic can do that and more. But apart from the witchcraft, she also deals with heartbreak and extreme grief. We bet you’ll cry a bucket of tears with this series!
Plus, the #GirlPower is twice the fun with the introduction of Marvel’s future female lead, Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris).
Catch her and Wanda-slash-Scarlet Witch on Disney+ with “WandaVision,” plus the bonus behind-the-scenes documentary in “Assembled: The Making of WandaVision.”
It is truly a sight to behold when young girls defy norms and carve a path for their generation (and the next).
Princess Merida from Brave makes sure she shoots bullseye in every goal. As she was tested by her defiance of their kingdom’s old traditions, she never backed down. Merida is not a damsel-in-distress; she's young royalty with a heart for her family and people.
Indeed an embodiment of a princess, Merida takes up courage in unraveling her own tale. Now is also a great time to hold your bow and arrow, take a shot at your destiny and watch Merida on Brave.
For fearless leaders
Never mind it being cliché, it is still the truth: Who run the world? GIRLS! Join these two women who took their fate into their hands and maybe, you too can be on top of your game.
You can never go wrong with a nice outfit. But who has the best if not the fashion designer herself, Estella aka Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone)?
But behind her glamorous looks is a misunderstood character. As she journeys to create her name in the fashion industry, a painful revelation about her life comes into the picture. Safe to say that being the lioness that she is, Cruella handled it in the most iconic way. Not only will her designs put you in awe, but her determination and drive will have rethink your understanding of her. Find more fitspiration by streaming Cruella now.
To end the list with a mystery, Amelia Earhart is the woman.
When it’s about adventure and bravery, nothing is more relevant than Expedition Amelia. Her fateful exploration as an aviator is one of National Geographic’s latest puzzle.
Before her attempt to fly around the world, Amelia was known for being the first woman to fly solo across the second largest ocean, the Atlantic. She also encouraged women to confront restricting social norms that inferiorize women. To commemorate and honor Amelia’s courage, join Dr. Robert Ballard, who also found the Titanic shipwreck, in solving her mysterious disappearance.
Celebrate one of he world’s most celebrated aviators by watching “Expedition Amelia“ on Disney+.
There you go! Now you can sit back and relax, and pamper yourself while streaming these eight women-led titles on Disney+.
Words Zhanele May Africano
Art Macky Arquilla