Women Taking the Lead: Celebrate Women’s History Month on AMC+
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve put together a collection of films and series that celebrate “Women Taking the Lead.” With women both in front of and behind the camera, our picks below are a mix of high-octane thrillers, thought-provoking dramas, and engaging series. There’s a little bit for everyone, including some of AMC Networks’ most beloved characters and storylines.
Check out some selected highlights below and head over to AMC+ now to subscribe and view the “Women Taking the Lead” collection in full.
Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches
Based on Anne Rice’s bestselling trilogy Lives of the Mayfair Witches, Mayfair Witches is a dark drama that follows neurosurgeon Dr. Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario) as she learns about her past and discovers her unlikely ties to a family of witches. Created by Michelle Ashford and Esta Spalding (Masters of Sex), the series features a powerful cast of women in modern day New Orleans and 17th Century Scotland. Binge Season 1 now on AMC+.
IFC Films presents this much buzzed about film that tells the fictional account of one year in the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Written and directed by Marie Kreutzer and starring Vicky Krieps as Empress Elisabeth, the film is set on Christmas Eve 1877, when Elisabeth, once idolized for her beauty is on the precipice of her 40th birthday. Watch the Cannes Film Festival favorite now on AMC+.
This beloved BBC America sci-fi series spawned a devoted fanbase right from its start in 2013. Starring Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, she’s pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her. With all five seasons available to binge on AMC+, you might as well clear your calendar now. After all, it’s a perfect time to dive into the Orphan Black universe before a new spin-off, Orphan Black: Echoes starring Krysten Ritter drops.
IFC Midnight and Shudder first premiered this psychological thriller as an AMC+ exclusive back in June 2022, and it’s still making waves with new viewers. When a young American woman moves with her husband to Bucharest, she begins to suspect that a stranger who watches her from the apartment building across the street may be a local serial killer decapitating women. Starring Maika Monroe (It Follows, Greta) and directed by Chloe Okuno in her feature film directorial debut, The New York Times called it "one of this century's most arresting tales of female anxiety." Stream it now on AMC+.
Catch the Fair One
The star of this indie thriller is none other than world-renowned boxer Kali Reis in her acting debut. She plays Kaylee, a Native woman and former champion boxer, who embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing, kidnapped sister. For her powerful portrayal, Reis was nominated for Best Female Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards, and the film holds a 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. You can see Reis next co-starring alongside Jodie Foster in the upcoming season of HBO’s True Detective. In the meantime, make sure to watch Catch the Fair One on AMC+.
This three-part intimate psychological thriller explores Anne's final months before her beheading for treason as she continuously challenged the powerful patriarchy. Starring Jodie Turner-Smith in the titular role, the miniseries also stars Lola Petticrew (Bloodlands) and Amanda Burton (Silent Witness). Watch the entire miniseries now on AMC+.
Want more? From classic. films like Thelma & Louise and Working Girl to documentaries like Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, and beloved coming of age classics like Our Song, AMC+ has you covered. Head over to AMC+ now to subscribe and see our Women’s History Month collection in full.