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Women’s Day 2021: Women-oriented movies to watch on this special day

Women's Day is around the corner. Here are some movies from Bollywood and Hollywood you should watch.


International Women’s Day (IWD) is just around the corner. It is celebrated on March 8 every year to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Time and again, Cinema has given us some films that are not only realistic and hard-hitting but also inspiring at the same time.

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The filmmakers in Bollywood and Hollywood have always raised the topic of discussions among the masses about the issues that the people have never addressed. Speaking of which, we have curated a list of movies that will empower you and also others around you.

Women’s Day 2021: Women-oriented movies


  • Gunjan Saxena- The Kargil Girl

Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Ayesha Raza Mishra, and Angad Bedi.

Story: The story is about Gunjan Saxena, the first Indian Air Force woman officer who went to war. She made history during the Kargil war in 1999 as a flying officer when she flew a Cheetah aircraft into the combat zone and rescued several soldiers.

Where to watch: Netflix

Gunjan Saxena- The Kargil Girl

  • Thaapad

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati,  Dia Mirza, Kumud Mishra, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, and Ram Kapoor.

Story: Amrita, a young woman, leads a content life with her husband, Vikram. However, their happiness is shattered when he slaps her at an office party causing her to file for a divorce.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos

  • Mardaani

Cast: Rani Mukerji, Tahir Raj Bhasin, and Jisshu Sengupta

Story: The story revolves around Shivani Shivaji Roy, a policewoman whose interest in the case of a kidnapped teenage girl leads her to uncover secrets of human trafficking by the Indian mafia.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos

  • Pink

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Tushar Pandey, Piyush Mishra, and Dhritiman Chatterjee.

Story:  After being molested, Minal, and her friends, try to file an FIR against a politician’s nephew. When the subsequent case gets rigged, Deepak, a retired lawyer, helps them to fight the case.

Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar

  • English Vinglish

Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, French actor Mehdi Nebbou, Navika Kotia, Sumeet Vyas, and Priya Anand.

Story: The story revolves around a woman named Shashi, a small entrepreneur who makes snacks. Shashi enrolls in an English-speaking course to stop her husband and daughter from mocking her lack of English skills and gains self-respect in the process.

Where to watch: Jio Cinema

English Vinglish
  • Queen

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Lisa Haydon, and Rajkummar Rao

Story:  The film follows the story of Rani Mehra, a Punjabi girl from New Delhi who embarks on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam by herself after her fiancé calls off their wedding

Where to watch: Netflix



  • Obvious Child

Cast: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, and David Cross.

Story: The story follows Donna, a stand-up comedian, who has a drunken one-night stand with a man named Max after breaking up with her boyfriend. Later, she finds out she is pregnant and decides to have an abortion.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos

Obvious Child
  • Little Women:

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, and Chris Cooper.

Story: It is about the lives of the March sisters—Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth—in Concord, Massachusetts, during the 19th century.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos

Little Women
  • Bombshell:

Cast: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie

Story: The story is based upon the accounts of the women at Fox News who set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos

  • Hidden Figures:

Cast: Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, Octavia Spencer, Dorothy Vaughan, and Janelle Monáe

Story: Three brilliant African-American women at NASA during the Space Race. It is based on the 2016 non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly

Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar

Hidden Figures

This year’s UN theme for Women’s Day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, which will highlight the impact that girls and women worldwide had as health care workers, doctors, and community organizers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Happy Women’s Day!

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