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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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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 3 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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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman, Christopher Abbott The Sinner is an upcoming American drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr. The series' first season follows the events that happen after a young mother ...more

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Girlboss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Britt Robertson, Ellie Reed, Johnny Simmons Girlboss is an American comedy web television series created by Kay Cannon. Sophia, a misfit, discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. As her business ...more

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Cable Girls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Cable Girls Maggie Civantos, Nadia de Santiago, Ana Fernández Cable Girls (Netflix, 2017) is a Spanish period drama web television series. In 1928, four young women move to Madrid to work at a modern telecommunications company.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the L... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright House of Cards is an American political drama television series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel ...more

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Nurse Jackie is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Lisa Edelstein, Beau Garrett, Necar Zadegan Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (Bravo, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Marti Noxon. A self-help author (Lisa Edelstein) finds solace in new friends and adventures ...more

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The Letdown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
The Letdown Alison Bell, Duncan Fellows, Noni Hazlehurst The Letdown (Netflix, 2018) is an Australian television comedy series created by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell. New mom Audrey (Alison Bell) navigates the steep learning curve of motherhood, ...more

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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 22 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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She's Gotta Have It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Cleo Anthony She's Gotta Have It (Netflix, 2017) is a comedy-drama series created by Spike Lee, based on his 1986 film of the same name. Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) juggles three suitors: polite Jamie ...more

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Ingobernable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Kate del Castillo, Erendira Ibarra, Alberto Guerra Ingobernable (Netflix, 2017) is a Mexican political drama web television series. First Lady of Mexico Emilia Urquiza (Kate del Castillo) has great plans to improve the conditions of the country, ...more

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Club of Crows is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows For Women On Netflix
Luis Gerardo Méndez, Mariana Treviño, Stephanie Cayo Club of Crows (Netflix, 2015) is a Mexican comedy-drama TV series directed by Gary Alazraki. After the death of its owner, Mexican football club Cuervos F deals with a power struggle between the ...more