There are many empowering Movies available to watch and enjoy during Women's History Month in March. It is good there are 31 days to give viewers more time to watch them. People have probably seen some of them already, but there are plenty that they have not seen before. The list on Netflix includes some old ones as well as some modern ones across a wide range of genres.

Older films

"Daughters of the Dust" was released in 1991. It is an independent film portraying three generations of Gullah women. The story, set in 1902, surrounds powerful characters, and the movie is directed and produced by Julie Dash, the first African-American woman to have that honor.

"Frances Ha" is a 2012 black-and-white comedy-drama film. It was written by Greta Gerwig who also has a starring role. It is about a 27-year-old woman who goes to various locations struggling as she tries to become a professional dancer. The take away from the movie is that Frances becomes an example for young women who are also striving to fulfill their dream.

"Big Eyes" released in 2014 is based on a real-life story of Margaret Keane who is famous for drawing portraits and paintings with big eyes. Her husband took credit for her paintings for more than ten years. Walter Keane insisted he did the paintings with the signature big eyes even when the couple went to court. The judge was smart enough to give each one an easel and told both of the Keanes to paint.

The truth is revealed when the real painter produced a painting with big eyes while the imposter ended up with a blank canvas.

The popular film "Moana" released in 2016 is a great inspiration for young girls who want to grow up to be strong and independent. The 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film is about Moana, a teenager who sets out to help her Polynesian people.

"Moana" is a great film that inspires both males and females.

Just released documentary

"Seeing Allred" is the most recent movie on the list. It was released on February 9, 2018.

It was released this year in time for Women History Month. The documentary directed by Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman is with the outspoken attorney, Gloria Allred. She is the highest profile women’s rights attorney whose tactics have earned her some enemies over the years. However, she does not back down no matter how tough things get. The documentary is worth watching, but Allred won't win any brownie points because the public won't like her any better than they already do. Viewers will see how she works with high-profile and controversial cases. If you want to see more of Gloria Allred, watch "Seeing Allred."