Entertainment The Best Shows For Women On Netflix  

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Whether they feature strong female leads or simply cater to the ladies, the best shows for women on Netflix are aplenty. So if you're looking to binge watch a series you've yet to try, and want something a little more feminine, these are the shows for you. In fact, many of what are considered the greatest shows for women can be found on Netflix, ready to be watched through and through. 

From hit sitcoms like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, featuring the hilarious Ellie Kemper, to the comedy GLOW, you can find some great Netflix shows with female casts. If you want something a little more exciting with strong female leads, consider checking out the superhero series, Jessica Jones. Of course, Netflix also has top series like Gilmore Girls, not to mention popular shows like New Girl and Orange is the New Black, featuring some of the best female TV characters.

No matter your preference, there's certainly a female-oriented show for you to catch on Netflix. Check out the list below for suggestions and vote up your favorites. 

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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner
Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy ...more
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Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta
Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jenna Bans. Struggling to make ends meet, three suburban housewives (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman) ...more
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more
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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more
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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez
Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor
Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more
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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby
The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more
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The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman, Christopher Abbott
The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series based on the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr. The series' first season follows the events that happen after a young ...more
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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson
Gypsy is a television drama series created by Lisa Rubin for Netflix. Naomi Watts plays a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’
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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more
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Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera
Queen of the South (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series adapted from the successful telenovela La Reina del Sur on sister network Telemundo and the book of the same name by Spanish ...more
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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira
Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more
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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston
Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more
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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more
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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton
Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more
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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more
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Derry Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland
Derry Girls (Channel 4, 2018) is a British sitcom created by Lisa McGee. Features the personal exploits of a 16 year old girl, her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 90s.
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the L... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival ...more
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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson
Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is a good-hearted, earnest ...more
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Pose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek
Pose (FX, 2018) is an American dance drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals. Set in the 1980s, the show explores the juxtaposition of several segments of ...more
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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon
Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more
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Alias Grace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcraft, Zachary Levi
Alias Grace (Netflix, 2017) is a miniseries based on the 1996 novel by Margaret Atwood. Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) is a convicted murderess who works in the home of the prison warden. Dr. Simon ...more
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Trinkets is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell
Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer, based on Kristen Smith's YA novel of the same name. An unexpected ...more
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The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Lan1 added Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney
The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set ...more
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Nurse Jackie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze
Nurse Jackie is an American medical dark satirical comedy-drama series. It premiered on Showtime on June 8, 2009. The show's seventh and final season will premiere April 12, 2015. The show stars ...more