never one perfect way to celebrate an occasion and especially the one that
celebrates diverse and phenomenal colours of women. But while you continue to
figure out how to best spend the day that honour women who make your live more
livable, we have compiled a list of movies and TV series that teach some important
lessons and reveals every shade of a woman’s personality and what they are
capable of.

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International Women’s Day binge watches these movies and series with the ‘Shero’
of your life.

Iron Lady 

Starring Meryl Streep, the extraordinary actor of Hollywood, Iron Lady is autobiographical drama film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher who strives hard to break century long gender and class barriers to become the first woman Prime Minister of England.

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The protagonist in the movie revisits the journey of her political life after her husband’s demise and takes viewers through the struggles she faced as an English woman in the politics and life in general.

Iron Lady is available to watch on Hulu.

Delhi Crime

A docudrama based on the police investigation of the infamous 2012 Nirbhaya Gangrape case highlights the story of 3 women engulfed in their life unless a fateful night of December 16 transforms everything.

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Starring Shefali Shah in the lead role as ‘Madam Sir’ DCP Vartika Chaturvedi who leaves no stone unturned to catch the perpetrators of the heinous crime became inspiration of millions of women in the country. Along with Vartika, the series beautifully portrays the sensitivity and tenacity of IPS officer of Neeti Singh, played by Rasika Duggal and the victim of herself, who despite being in excruciating pain after the cruel assault fully co-operates with the cops. 

Delhi Crime won the prestigious Emmy awards for the best series and is available on Netflix.


Directed by Leena Yadav, Parched is an Indian art movie featuring celebrated ladies of Bollywood Tannishtha Chatterjee (Rani), Radhika Apte (Lajjo) and Surveen Chawla (Bijli). The story revolves around the life of 3 women in a village of Rajasthan with their own sets of life problems aggravated by the patriarchal the patriarchal status-quo of the society they live in.

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Rani is a widow, who looks after her mother-in-law and alcoholic son and help her daughter-in-law escape her toxic marriage by taking a stand against her own son. Lajjo on the other escapes the constantly abuse and torture for not being able to conceive, for which his husband is responsible. 

Bijli is a bold sex worker who was always dejected by men in life and never got the love she deserves. Frustrated with all the hypocrisy all three women leave the village to live a free life. 

You can watch Prached on Amazon Prime Video

English Vinglish

English Vinglish is a story of every middle class mother who at some point of time is humiliated or picked on by her own family for her perfectly imperfect flaws. Shashi, played by late Sridevi, is an entrepreneur who runs a small business of handmade sweets but is unable to speak english.

Irked by her kids and family for making fun of her English, Shashi takes a bold step of learning the language in New York, where she has gone to attend a wedding.

English Vinglish is available to watch on JioTv

The Piano

The Piano is often criticized for lacking the female ‘independence’ part as the protagonist gives up her beloved artistic practice of playing a piano for a romantic relationship but many critics suggest it to be the key takeaway of the movie as it portrays how a strong woman is capable of deciding what she really wants and takes every strong decision at her will.

You can watch The Piano on Netflix or Disney+ Hotstar