The holidays are the PERFECT time to snuggle in, get cozy, and binge a new show or watch your favorite movies!
To accompany you while you’re home for the holidays, we’ve made this list of feel-good, fun-to-watch, women-led movies and shows. We’re obsessed with these leading ladies and know you will be too!
Our Holiday Season ‘Must Watch’ List: TV Shows & Movies With Strong Female Leads
Here’s what we’ll be watching this winter! If you binge any of these shows or movies, be sure to let us know what you think on social media.
Oof, the hype is SO real for this show. In case you haven’t heard, there is a new show on Netflix called Wednesday that follows a high-school-aged Wednesday Addams at a boarding school for outcasts called Nevermore. It’s fun, clever, and suspenseful. Plus, we have a feeling Jenna Ortega (who plays Wednesday) is about to be Hollywood’s new “it girl”… and for good reason! Also, keep your eyes peeled for Christina Ricci in the show, who played Wednesday Addams in the Addams Family movie from the 90’s.
2. Sex Lives of College Girls
If you haven’t seen Sex Lives of College Girls, now is a great time to start! It’s a hilarious, half-hour comedy that was created by Mindy Kaling. It tells the story of four college freshman roommates, including their friendships and struggles at school. Not to mention their sex lives, of course. Season one was released last year, but season two is airing right now on HBO Max!
3. The Holiday
The Holiday is a classic and definitely a must-watch while you’re hanging out at home. The movie follows two women (Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz) going through rough periods in their lives and that end up swapping homes. Along the way, they find adventure and healing.
You know we couldn’t make a ‘must watch’ list without including Gilmore Girls. In our opinion, it’s the ultimate women-led, binge-worthy tv show. Whether you’ve watched it before or not, there is so much comfort in watching Lorelei and Rory Gilmore’s mother-daughter relationship unfold on screen.
5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
It seems like Marvel always releases a huge blockbuster during the holiday season, and this year the big hit is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This movie is filled with action, adventure, heartwarming family moments, and girl power. We are obsessed. Right now you can still catch the movie in theaters, but don’t worry. If it’s not playing at a theater near you, it will be on Disney Plus as soon as it has finished its theatrical release.
6. Black Widow
Make it a Marvel movie marathon and follow Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with Black Widow! Black Widow stars Florence Pugh and Scarlett Johanson and we just loooove it (because… what’s not to love about those two?). Not only do you learn about Black Widow’s transformation into an assassin, but you get a peek into her family life. It’s surprisingly funny, action-packed, and a great crowd pleaser if you’re spending time with family or friends!
Talk about a heartwarming family story. Turning Red is Pixar’s latest treasure and boy does it deliver. It follows a 13-year-old teenage girl, Meilin Lee, as she navigates trying to be the perfect daughter while going through puberty (which for Meilin, involves transforming into a fluffy red panda). We love Meilin’s girl gang of besties that help her throughout the movie too. If you have Disney Plus, we highly recommend giving it a watch!
If you’re looking for a nostalgic show this holiday season, Veronica Mars is it. Kristen Bell, as Veronica, solves crimes and digs up what’s really going on in her hometown. We love a mystery-solving, crime-fighting, heroine and can’t wait to rewatch these episodes!
Hacks is an Emmy-winning, female-led comedy about a successful comedian and her assistant living in Las Vegas. There are so many twists and turns in the story as you learn about both characters and their relationships. It’s feel-good, funny, easy to watch, and everything you could want from a binge-worthy show.
We HAD to close our list with one of our favorite movies of ALL TIME. Legally Blonde. It has Reese Witherspoon, college nostalgia, feminism, romance, and friendships. There’s nothing not to love. Which is why it’s a great movie-night pick with friends and family this season.
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