Looking for empowering and inspiring movies featuring incredible women? Look no further than Prime Video!

From the untold stories of brilliant mathematicians to the groundbreaking reign of iconic queens, Prime Video offers a treasure trove of movies celebrating incredible women throughout history.

Here are 10 must-see films that offer unique and interesting perspectives on the power of female resilience and empowerment throughout different cultures and eras.

From the worldwide box office hit 'Barbie' to the biopic 'Oppenheimer', discover the award-winning films you can stream, rent or buy on Prime Video.

Hidden Figures

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Hidden Figures is an exhilarating journey into the untold story of three brilliant African American women, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) who defied all odds to become integral parts of NASA’s space programme during the 1960s. This uplifting film highlights their inspiring journey, celebrating their contributions to history and triumph against adversity.

Hidden Figures is available to rent for £3.49 or buy for £7.99 on Prime Video.


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A gripping historical drama starring Cate Blanchett in the titular role, Elizabeth offers a mesmerising glimpse into one of history’s most fascinating periods and one of its most iconic rulers Queen Elizabeth I. The film chronicles her rise to power amidst political intrigue, religious conflict, and personal turmoil. As Elizabeth navigates the treacherous world of court politics and power struggles, she transforms from a vulnerable young woman into a formidable monarch, earning the nickname “The Virgin Queen”.

Elizabeth is available to rent for £3.49 and or buy for £5.99 on Prime Video.

He Named Me Malala

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, in hospital.

He Named Me Malala is a captivating documentary that follows the extraordinary story of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who became a global symbol of courage and resilience in the fight for education and women’s rights. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, the film offers a deeply personal and intimate portrait of Malala, tracing her journey from a fearless schoolgirl in the Swat Valley to a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The documentary is a must-watch for anyone seeking inspiration and hope in the face of adversity.

He Named Me Malala is available to rent for £3.49 and buy for £5.99 on Prime Video.


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Loosely inspired by a true story and directed by British filmmaker Amma Asante, Belle is a period drama that transports viewers to 18th-century England, where a young mixed-race woman Dido Elizabeth Belle navigates the complexities of society’s strict social hierarchy. Raised in aristocracy yet marginalized due to her race, Dido finds herself torn between two worlds as she grapples with issues of identity, love, and justice. This beautifully crafted film is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys rich historical dramas filled with intrigue, romance, and powerful themes.

Belle is available to rent for £3.49 and buy for £5.99 on Prime Video.

Queen of Katwe

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Queen of Katwe is an uplifting film that tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the slums of Uganda who defies all odds to become a chess prodigy with the support of her family and community. Featuring stellar performances from Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo, this film celebrates hope, resilience, and the power of pursuing your dreams.

Queen of Katwe is available to rent for £3.49 and buy for £9.99 on Prime Video.

On the Basis of Sex

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On the Basis of Sex is an empowering true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), a trailblazing lawyer who fought tirelessly for gender equality and became a long-serving member of the United States Supreme Court. Set against the backdrop of the 1970s and led by stellar performances from Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer, the film follows Ginsburg’s journey from Harvard Law School to her historic battles in the Supreme Court. Filled with drama and inspiration, it's a must-see for anyone drawn to stories of courage and justice.

On the Basis of Sex is available to rent for £3.49 and buy for £3.99 on Prime Video.

The Woman King

Three women in traditional clothing stand together, showcasing their cultural heritage and unity.

The Woman King is an exhilarating historical drama that brings to life the inspiring true story of the Agoji, an all-female military unit in the Kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Benin) during the 18th and 19th centuries. Led by their fearless general, Nanisca (Viola Davis), these remarkable warriors defy all odds as they fight to protect their homeland from colonisation and oppression. Whether you’re a fan of historical epics or simply drawn to stories of empowerment and heroism, this film is a must-watch.

The Woman King is available to buy for £7.99 on Prime Video.


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An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo, FRIDA is told through her own words for the very first time, drawn from her famed illustrated diary, revealing letters, essays, and candid print interviews — and brought vividly to life by lyrical animation inspired by her unforgettable artwork. The feature film directorial debut of acclaimed editor Carla Gutiérrez (RBG, La Corona), FRIDA posits a striking context as to why the artist – and her art -- remains as powerful as ever.

FRIDA is available to watch for free on Prime Video.

The Young Victoria

The Queen Victoria wearing a crown and holding two sticks, symbolizing her regal authority and power.

Set against the backdrop of lavish royal palaces and glittering ballrooms, The Young Victoria offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the life of one of England’s most beloved and influential monarchs. From her ascension to the throne at a tender age to her passionate romance with Prince Albert, portrayed by Rupert Friend, the film explores Victoria's struggles, triumphs, and enduring legacy.

The Young Victoria is available to rent for £3.49 and buy for £3.99 on Prime Video.

She Said

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She Said is a riveting and timely drama that dives into the explosive true story behind the ground-breaking investigative journalism that exposed Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual misconduct. Directed by Maria Schrader and starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, the film highlights the relentless pursuit of truth by New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor which led to a seismic shift in Hollywood and beyond.

She Said is available to buy for £7.99 on Prime Video.

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