Netflix Launches ‘Because She Watched’, a Collection of Shows Curated by Female Creators

By | March 4, 2020 at 9:34 AM

International Women’s Day is right around the corner and Netflix has your plans all lined up: A binge-a-thon of movies, TV, and documentaries celebrating women of all kinds. 

Curated by female creators, Because She Watched is Netflix’s latest, girl-powered collection. From Millie Bobbie Brown to Janet Mock to Lana Condor, the women behind + in front of the camera have come together to compile an epic To-Be-Watched list. Head over to Netflix.com/BecauseSheWatched and you’ll see what we mean. 

Media has a lot of influence in the culture we live in and one scene can reshape your day, or even your entire life. Whether you want to have a few laughs with a fave like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, get all in your feels with Someone Great, or educate yourself on gender inequality with documentary What The F Is Going On, let these women’s voices help inspire your next move.

Find a full list of contributors—and their picks—below.

  • Alejandra Azcárate  (Colombia) – Vis a Vis
  • Alice Wu  (United States) – Frances Ha
  • Andrea Barata Ribeiro  (Brazil) – Sex Education
  • Anna Winger  (Germany) – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Ava DuVernay  (United States) – A Wrinkle in Time
  • Barbara Lopez  (Mexico) – Scandal 
  • Beren Saat  (Turkey) – Bird Box
  • Bruna Mascarenhas  (Brazil) – Quien Te Cantará
  • Cecilia Suárez  (Mexico) –  Marriage Story
  • Chris Nee  (United States) – Orange is the New Black
  • Christian Serratos  (United States) – The Goop Lab 
  • Cindy Bishop  (Thailand) – Anne with an E
  • Elena Fortes  (Mexico) – Atlantique 
  • Esther Acebo  (Spain) – Chef’s Table: Bo Songvisava 
  • Fadily Camara  (France) – How to Get Away with Murder
  • Fanny Herrero  (France) – Je Parle Toute Seule
  • Fatimah Abu Bakar  (Malaysia) – Babies
  • Francesca Comencini  (Italy) – What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Giovanna Ewbank  (Brazil) – The Most Beautiful Thing
  • Hanna Ardéhn  (Sweden) – Silence of the Lambs
  • Hazar Erguclu  (Turkey) – House of Cards
  • Hend Sabry  (Egypt) – Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
  • Ida Elise Broch  (Norway) – RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Janet Mock  (United States) – Paris Is Burning
  • Joyce Cheng  (Hong Kong) – Queer Eye
  • Juliana Vicente  (Brazil) – When They See Us
  • Kemi Adetiba  (Nigeria) – King of Boys 
  • Kiara Advani  (India) – Lust Stories
  • Lali Espósito  (Argentina) – Notting Hill
  • Lana Condor  (United States) – Grace and Frankie
  • Lauren Morelli  (United States) – Julie & Julia
  • Laurie Nunn  (England) – The Keepers
  • Laverne Cox  (United States) – A Call to Courage
  • Liz Garbus  (United States) – She’s Gotta Have It
  • Logan Browning  (United States) – Someone Great 
  • Lynn Fainchtein  (Mexico) – 2001: Space Odyssey
  • Marcela Benjumea  (Colombia) – Dead to Me
  • Mercedes Morán  (Argentina) – Aquarius
  • Mika Ninagawa  (Japan) – In the Realm of the Senses
  • Millie Bobby Brown  (United Kingdom) – Miss Americana
  • Mina El Hammani  (Spain) – ¿Qué Co#o Está Pasando?
  • Mindy Kaling  (United States) – Chewing Gum
  • Mira Lesmana  (Indonesia) – ROMA
  • Mithila Palkar  (India) – Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette
  • Nahnatchka Khan (United States) – Young Adult
  • Ngô Thanh Vân  (Vietnam) – Wonder Woman
  • Nosipho Dumisa  (South Africa) – Gravity 
  • Pathy Dejesus  (Brazil) – Raising Dion
  • Paulina Garcia  (Chile) – Deux Jours, Une Nuit
  • Petra Costa  (Brazil) – Feminists: What Were They Thinking?
  • Salma Hayek  (Mexico) – Unbelievable
  • Sandi Tan  (Singapore) – Russian Doll
  • Shefali Shah  (India) – Delhi Crime
  • Sophia Loren  (Italy) – The Crown
  • Yalitza Aparicio  (Mexico) – Knock Down the House