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UK What to Watch Guide – March

International Women’s Day (March 8th, 2023) is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. BENlabs has put together a curated what-to-watch list of female creators, game-changers, and icons.


Strong and Resilient ON-SCREEN HEROINES

  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Prime Video, Channel 4)
  • Happy Valley (BBC iPlayer)
  • The Marvellous Mrs Maisel (Prime Video)
  • Suffragette (All4)
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once (Prime Video)
  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (Netflix)
  • The Swimmers (Netflix)
  • Emily (Prime Video £)
  • Save the Cinema (Sky Cinema)
  • Queen of Katwe (Disney+)
  • She Said (Prime Video £)
  • Hidden Figures (Disney+)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • Frida (Prime Video £)
  • Fighting with my Family (Prime Video £)


Written, Directed and/or Produced by Women

  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • Starstruck (BBC iPlayer)
  • We Are Lady Parts (All4)
  • Everything I Know About Love (BBC iPlayer)
  • The Flatshare (Paramount+)
  • Heartstopper (Netflix)
  • Feel Good (All4, Netflix)
  • Aftersun (MUBI)
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+)
  • Abbott Elementary (Disney+)
  • Mood (BBC iPlayer)
  • Big Age (All4)
  • On the Basis of Sex (BBC iPlayer, Prime Video £)
  • This Way Up (All4)
  • Valeria (Netflix)

Leading Ladies

Women Taking Centre Stage

  • Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
  • The Bold Type (Netflix)
  • Derry Girls (All4, Netflix)
  • Ms Marvel (Disney+)
  • Dead to Me (Netflix)
  • Blank Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney+)
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (In Cinemas, Prime Video £)
  • Catherine Called Birdy (Prime Video)
  • Tár (In Cinemas, Prime Video £)
  • I Am… (All4)
  • Wednesday (Netflix)
  • Motherland (BBC iPlayer, Netflix)
  • Call the Midwife (BBC iPlayer)
  • Nolly (ITVX)
  • Maternal (ITVX)



  • Period. End of Sentence. (Netflix)
  • Lionesses: Champions of Europe (BBC iPlayer)
  • I Am Greta (BBC iPlayer)
  • The Women Who Changed Modern Scotland (BBC iPlayer)
  • Judi Love: Black, Female and Invisible (All4)
  • Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause (All4)
  • One Born Every Minute (All4)
  • 100 Vaginas (All4)
  • Random Acts: Lesbian. (All4)
  • Fearless: The Inside Story of the AFLW (Disney+)
  • The Hair Tales (Disney+)
  • British Army Girls (All4)
  • Boobs (All4)
  • Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (Netflix)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)

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