Women’s History Movies for Kids

Learn about the legacies that courageous, daring, and bold women have left on history with these women’s history movies for kids and teens.

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The Miracle Worker

The amazing true story of Helen Keller, a girl unable to speak, hear, and see after experiencing a period of illness during her childhood. With the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, Helen begins to flourish. The Miracle Worker is a sweet story both kids and adults can enjoy.

Queen of Katwe

After discovering she has a gift for the game of chess, a Ugandan girl’s life is changed forever. This Disney film can be slow at times  (it’s about chess after all) but is a great family movie with valuable lessons.

Hidden Figures

Katherine Johnson, often referred to as a “human computer”, overcame countless gender and racial barriers to help NASA get a man on the moon and beat the Soviets in the Space Race. This is a great choice for family movie night and will encourage children to work to achieve even those “impossible” dreams.

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Soul Surfer is an incredible movie about a 13-year-old girl who loses her arm in a shark attack. Despite the loss, Bethany went to become a champion surfer whose story has inspired millions. This is her inspiring documentary.

The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep plays the great Margaret Thatcher, who was the first and only female Prime Minister of England.

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