From superheroes to witches, private detectives and entrepreneurs – women don‘t play the role of the damsel in distress anymore. To give you a taste of true female power, we've rounded up the 10 best series with strong women. With StreamParty you can enjoy the full load of emancipation during a virtual movie night with your friends.
The Queen’s Gambit
"I'm replaying my game." - "Why?" - "I'm looking for my weaknesses." - "And?" - "There aren't any." Young Beth Harmon doesn't let the male-dominated chess scene of the late 1960s get her down and launches a stellar career as a chess virtuoso. A story of emancipation, self-confidence and self-loss.
From rags to riches: Sophia is extroverted, euphoric and starts her own fashion company with a random idea. Only one problem remains: How do I actually become a boss? Based on the biography of online retailer Sophia Amoruso, who became rich with second-hand fashion, the comedy series shows all the ups and downs of a young entrepreneur.
An unsuccessful actress applies for a role in a new television wrestling show and meets performers who couldn't be more different: unsuccessful and successful actresses, athletes, models, sociophobes and mothers. Sounds crazy? That's exactly what Glow is: strong, funny, totally off-the-wall and quirky '80s outfits.
Right from the first scene of Working Moms, it's clear: these aren't Desperate Housewives keeping secrets from each other. Four friends want to get back into the working world after their baby break, and in their "Mommie" group they talk bluntly about stress at work, hormonal chaos, partnership and baby chaos.
The Bold Type
They have more than just sex in New York City: Jane, Kat and Sutton work for an international women's magazine on their careers between fashion lifestyle, clicks and glamour. In addition to all the humor, the series also asks the big questions of feminism of our time: What is an emancipated life? How do you get it? And do you even want it? The must-see on Amzon Prime!
Grace & Frankie
Age is no expiration date for adventure, depth and wit - this series proves it. After several decades of marriage, Grace and Frankie's husbands confess to them that they are gay and have been in a secret relationship for close to twenty years. Although the two older ladies don't actually like each other very much, they move into their shared summer home together. An absolute feel-good series that is great for binge-watching!
Motherland: Fort Salem
The American military's new superweapon - women, witches to be exact.
In an alternate America, 300 years ago witches managed to end their persecution by signing a contract with the government that required them to fight for their country. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are reversed.
The Handmaid's Tale
Controversial and relevant - this series offers plenty of food for thought! In America, religious fundamentalists have come to power. In their authoritarian system, women no longer have any rights - they are not allowed to practice a profession or own property. Because of environmental pollution, much of the population is infertile. The few women who can still give birth serve the rulers as maids - including the main character Desfred.
Anne with an E
Here's another true insider's tip for you: Set in 1890, 13-year-old orphan Anne Shirley is unexpectedly given a new home after a terrible childhood with an old maid and her single brother. It is a look behind the cheerful facade of an outsider. Honest and authentic, somehow poetic and insanely emotional - this series won't leave a dry eye in the house.
Marvel's Jessica Jones
She's meaner than any male antihero and tougher than all the superheroes combined: Marvel's traumatized detective "Jessica Jones" possesses superhuman strength and was once a member of the shining hero squad The Avengers. Then a tragic accident happened, and Jones ditched the costume, retreating traumatized from the public eye into the life of a private investigator. Cheeky and hard-hitting, she nevertheless always brings a smile to the viewer's face.
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