As summer starts to wind down and fall begins to approach us, an exhilarating batch of powerful new films and exciting television shows await us — especially those about women.
We've rounded up the top three in both categories that we should all see.
"Ricki and the Flash"
Meryl Streep stars in this comedy-drama as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar player who left her family for rock 'n' roll and decides to return home in hopes of reconnecting with her family. The film, directed by Jonathan Demme, releases on August 7.
"He Named Me Malala"
The film, directed by David Guggenheim, gives us an inside glimpse into the events leading up to Malala Yousafzai's attack by the Taliban for speaking out on girls' education. "He Named Me Malala" takes a look at all aspects of her life, both public and private – from her speech to the United Nations, to her close relationship with her father and family, and her continuous fight for education for women of all ages. The documentary is slated to be released October 2.
Take a look back in history at the women on the front of the early feminist movement from the late 19th and early 20th century, who turned to violent and radical protests in order to fight for equality. This emotional and inspirational film, directed by Sarah Gavron, releases on October 23.
This new series is about Superman's cousin, 24-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 12 after being sent away from Krypton. In the series, Kara must learn how to use her superpowers since she previously had to hide them. "Supergirl" premieres October 26. The show will air on Mondays at 8:30 p.m.
Mirielle Enos stars as Alice Martin in this crime-thriller. Martin is a fraud investigator who falls victim to fraud herself. Executive producers of this series, which premieres on ABC in January 2016, include Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.
"Shades of Blue"
Jennifer Lopez stars as a detective who is forced to work under the F.B.I. on the anti-corruption task force. In this drama, Lopez has to balance work as a single mother. The series premieres this fall on NBC.
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