5 Netflix movies with strong women leads that you can watch tonight

5 Netflix movies with strong women leads that you can watch tonight

You are allowed a lazy movie day today, especially if you are a woman.

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It's always great watching a film with strong inspiring and relatable characters. Today, for Women's Day you can enjoy these 5 Netflix movies led by women characters. 

You don't have to stress about finding the perfect movie this afternoon or tonight. Featuring actors like Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Ellen Page, Nikki Blonsky and Michelle Obama.

1. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey
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The film is set in 1927 at a Chicago music studio with a fiery, fearless blues singer, Ma Rainey. This movie stars Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman among others. 

The film is based on August Wilson's 1982 play, tells the story of a recording session for Ma Rainey in 1927 Chicago. During the course of a hot day, tensions rise between fearless Ma and the white management executives who want control of her music.

Enjoy a little music, a lot of drama and Viola Davis' amazing transformation.

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Maya Vargas (Jennifer Lopez) is the assistant manager of a convenience store, where she has worked for the past 15 years. She hopes for a promotion soon after she dramatically improved the store's sales. With no college degree, she asks her godson to rebuild her background online, giving her a Harvard degree and world travel. This lands her in a large cosmetics company. 

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In 1962, ambitious plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad tries to integrate a racially divided Baltimore. Hairspray is a 2007 musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical, 'Hairspray'. 

The film was directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman and has an ensemble cast including John Travolta as a woman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah and Nikki Blonksy.

Get nostalgic and enjoy singing and dancing with this fun one!

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Tallulah steals from guests at a nearby hotel, only for intoxicated mother, Carolyn, to mistake Tallulah as housekeeping staff. To Tallulah's confusion, Carolyn lets her child wander around naked and play with dangerous objects and admits that she is not invested in being a mother. Carolyn leaves her toddler, Maddy, in Tallulah's care, while she goes on a date with a man who is not her husband. 

She then takes the child into her own care pretending its her own. The film features Elliot Page, Allison Janney and Tammy Blanchard.

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Join former US first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with "Becoming", her bestselling memoir.

Documentary director, Nadira Hallgren followed Michelle Obama through her 34-city book tour.

Be inspired by Michelle Obama's journey of life and get some perspective on your own. 

READ MORE: New film school by the Fergusons gets aspiring filmmakers excited

Have a great Women's Day today and be reminded that women are closest to the source. They have physically, emotionally and spiritually carried everyone alive on the planet Earth.

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