7 Biopics to Watch for Women’s History Month on DISH

Tune in to women-centered stories this March on DISH On Demand.

During Women’s History Month this March, DISH On Demand is featuring women-centered stories — among them, seven historical heroines who left lasting impressions on the world. Tune in to DISH Network On Demand to explore the themes that surround their lives and how they still resonate today.

Inspiring Biopics for Celebrating Women’s History Month

Jackie (2016)

This film follows Jackie Kennedy on the day of President JFK’s assassination in 1963 and the days immediately following. Contextual flashbacks flesh out the Kennedy family dynamics, while the press interview framing the whole film emphasizes the First Lady’s role in shaping the story of JFK’s legacy.

Harriet (2019)

One of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman stared right down the barrel of the American slave trade and said, Not today — or ever again. This biopic showcases her commitment to abolishing a harrowing institution before the world was ready for it, inspiring all to take ownership and fight for justice now.

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

This dual biopic explores the tension between royal cousins Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart — one the officially crowned sovereign leader of England, the other a Tudor royal with a claim to the throne. Using the thread of Mary’s attempted coup and eventual execution in 1558, this movie explores classic ruling power dynamics, skepticism toward women’s leadership, and the fight for individual liberty for women.

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Back in the ’90s, single mom Erin Brockovich got an entry-level job at a law office — and quickly went on to take down a power company that contaminated the water supply of Hinkley, California. This movie illustrates how one woman’s pluck and perseverance can dramatically improve the lives of thousands.

The Young Victoria (2009)

A strong-willed woman from her youth, Queen Victoria succeeded the throne in 1837 against her regent’s wishes. This film is so many things at once: a romance about Victoria and Prince Albert; a prequel to Victoria’s legacy of reforms in labor, public health, education, and slavery abolition; and a story about quieting outside influences to hear your own voice.

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

At her passing in 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg had served on the United States Supreme Court for 27 years. This film follows Justice Ginsburg’s hard-won path to a respected legal career, starting with the groundbreaking sex discrimination case that opened doors for her and entire generations of women.

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (2022)

Whitney Houston’s iconic cover of “I Will Always Love You” in 1992 remains the best-selling single by a woman in music history — and that’s just one of her accolades. As soulful as her voice, this emotional biopic highlights the milestones that propelled her to international stardom and the triumphs and challenges that characterized her personal life.

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