The Top 5 Female-Led Series to Stream on Netflix

Merritt Wever Toni Collette Unbelievable
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Visit a Wild West town where men are the minority (in Godless), ride along with detectives tracking a predator (in Unbelievable) or party with a brassy New Yorker stuck in a time loop (in Russian Doll).

To mark Women’s History Month, check out these compelling series and more about fierce females below.

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Alias Grace

Accused of killing two people in 1800s Canada, entrancing Irish immigrant Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) sees a psychiatrist (Edward Holcroft), who must determine if she’s truly the “celebrated murderess” she’s been dubbed. Based on the Margaret Atwood novel.



Michelle Dockery (above) stars in this Western set in a town run by women (a mining accident killed most men). As Dockery’s feisty Alice shelters an outlaw (Jack O’Connell), she preps the villagers for a showdown with a gang leader (Jeff Daniels) out to get him.

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Russian Doll

Welcome to Groundhog Day on steroids. In this dark comedy, cynical Nadia (series cocreator Natasha Lyonne) perpetually lives the same night. The good part: It’s her birthday! The bad part: It always ends in her death.



Dismissed as not credible by (male) police officers, sexual assault survivor Marie (Kaitlyn Dever) gets vindication when two dogged cops (Merritt Wever and Toni Collette, above) crack the case.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>



Brooklyn bride Esty (Shira Haas, above) flees her ultra-Orthodox Jewish community — and the restrictive rules that come with it. As she settles into a new life in Germany, her husband (Amit Rahav) comes looking.