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Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Lady Bird

Updated July 6, 2018 174 votes 44 voters 1.3k views22 items

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Whether you're a woman, a fan of Lady Bird, or just a fan of good dramedies, you can find tons of similar shows and movies to catch next. In fact, it's an exciting time in film and television thanks to some amazing work done by, for, and including women. 2017's Lady Bird is a comedy-drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig and stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, and many more. The movie is a coming-of-age-story about a high school senior who struggles with her difficult relationship with her mother. Of course, if you know all this and want to watch something similar, you'll find plenty of female-led movies and shows on the list below.

Over the years, there have been dozens of movies that follow a similar pattern. Movies and TV shows like Lady Bird are somewhat common, but finding a good one you can truly enjoy isn't as easy as you might think! Fortunately, this list compiles some of the best movies and TV shows in the comedy-drama genre. In short, Lady Bird fans can find a wide variety of options, whether it be a top dramedy film or female-led TV show

What recommendations do you have for fans to watch after Lady Bird? Don't forget to give your favorites a thumbs up and add any good suggestions you might have.

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