5 Movies to Watch For Women's History Month

March is women’s history month. Kick off your celebration with a marathon of movies about strong, brave women and the stuff women in the past have had to put up with.
1. Iron Jawed Angels
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The obvious choice, this movie about the American suffragette movement is amazing. Besides the history lesson of some incredibly badass women, there’s some wonderful early 2000s indie girl pop music and some steamy moments with McDreamy.
2. A League of Their Own
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And when you’re done watching this classic, spend some time on Gena Davis’ Wikipedia page. Besides being basically a real life Katniss, she’s also trying to make things better for women in the film industry.
3. Mona Lisa Smile
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Though fictional, this is a good portrait of how limited options were for even the most privileged women in the early 1950s. Plus, it has an amazing cast.
4. Dirty Dancing
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Not just the best romantic movie about dancing out there, there’s also the scene any lawmaker who wants to mess with abortion rights should see-this is what happens when abortions have to happen in secret.
5. Frida
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Frida Kahlo shirts are becoming the next Che shirts, but before you go out and get one you should have a little background on the painter’s incredible life.

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