7 Documentaries About Women That You Can Watch On Netflix

Turns out that there's more to Netflix than binge watching your favorite television shows.

The streaming service is home to tons of documentaries about interesting topics. Documentaries offer another way to learn and soak up oodles of information, especially if you're the type who has trouble staying awake while reading a book. 

Women make up half of history, but those names haven't received the amount of recognition that they truly deserve. It's a shocking fact that women have been written out of history for nearly centuries. Luckily, documentaries are another way to preserve women's history and allow those women's stories from the past be heard. 

The next time you're stuck on what to watch on Netflix, watch one of these documentaries listed in the gallery above. 

And have you watched our MAKERS: Women Who Make America documentary yet?  

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"What Happened Miss Simone?" | Explore the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone with never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and celebrate her most popular songs.

"The Punk Singer" | Find out what happened to punk rocker Kathleen Hanna of Riot Grrrl after she mysteriously retired from the music scene in 2005.

"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" | The all-girl Russian punk band rose to fame after a high profile arrest. Now, get to know the women beneath the colorful ski masks though this documentary.

"Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present" | Marina Abramovic is a renowned performance artist. Follow her life before, during and after an exhibition of her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

"Girlhood" | This documentary chronicles the American justice system by following two female inmates who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

"Good Ol' Freda" | Freda Kelly was a shy Liverpudlian teen when she was asked to work for a local band looking to gain more attention. That local band turned out to be The Beatles.

"I Am Femen" | This radical feminist group from Ukraine is best known for protesting topless and fighting against corruption and male-driven governments across Russia and Europe.