March is the month of celebrating women with the UAE marking International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day. STARZPLAY, ranked consistently among the region’s top 3 subscription video on demand service, is celebrating and recognizing the strength and resilience of women through a collection of historical biopics, dramas, comedies, thrillers, and sci-fis that showcase inspiring women who embody determination and influence.
Here’s a look at a mix of female-centric titles on STARZPLAY to stream anytime, anywhere and on any device:
Shows and Drama Series
Hekayat Group El Mommies
With 15 captivating episodes, this star-studded show takes an insightful look into the lives of three mothers and the unique challenges they face, portraying the joys and difficulties of motherhood. Through the heartwarming and thought-provoking stories, viewers will witness the struggles of three relatable women, a single mother striving to balance work and home life, an expat mother who returns to Egypt after raising her children abroad, and a nouveau riche mother struggling to fit in with her new social status. Season 1 streaming now on STARZPLAY.
An acclaimed drama series that follows Hana, a woman who travels to America for a work conference but has intentions of giving birth and securing American citizenship for her child by overstaying her visa. However, Hana’s timid nature and her dependence on her husband pose significant obstacles at first, but despite grappling with emotional turmoil in an unfamiliar country where she knows no one, she perseveres in pursuit of her goal. Starring Mona Zaki Mohamed Mamdouh, Mohamed Farrag, Sayed Ragab and Aicha Ben Ahmed.
The First Lady
Streaming exclusively on STARZPLAY, The First Lady portrays the life and family events of three First Ladies of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama. The show explores their personal and political journeys starting out during their early years and following them as they move to Washington, D.C. These women, who were remarkable, accomplished pioneers, refused to accept the traditional role of being ordinary wives in the White House. They had to overcome numerous challenges to be recognized and heard. Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson.
Run The World
This relatable female-led drama, set in Harlem, USA, follows the story of three female friends as they share trials and triumphs in their lives as successful, black 30-something women. Starring Bresha Webb and Andrea Bordeaux. STARZPLAY subscribers can watch season 1 of the eight-episode series on the platform.
Becoming Elizabeth is a historical drama series that follows that follows the younger years of Queen Elizabeth I, one of the most intriguing and complex female figures in European history. Created by Anya Reiss, the series tells the tale of the orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown. Starring Alicia Von Rittberg as the young Queen Elizabeth I. Watch season 1 streaming exclusively on STARZPLAY.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale is an American dystopian television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The series is set in Gilead, a society ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and depicts the life of a woman who experiences a grave injustice due to her gender and lower socio-economic background, but often attempts to resist the regime’s efforts to turn her into an object and refuses to succumb to their expectations. Binge watch all five seasons on STARZPLAY.
The Rhythm Section
The action thriller film follows the story of a woman whose life was destroyed by a devastating plane crash that killed her family. When Stephanie is tracked down by an investigative journalist, she decides to retaliate against a world that is particularly harsh towards defenseless women, and she is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed in her mission. Starring Blake Lively as Stephanie Patrick.
Like a Boss
The American comedy movie highlights the importance of female friendships, both in and out of the workplace through telling the story of two female friends with very different ideals who start a beauty company together. One is more practical while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle. Starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek and Jennifer Coolidge.
Filmmaker Helena Coan examines the remarkable life and career of actress, fashion icon and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn, charting her start in life growing up under the Nazi regime in Holland, to her role as a UNICEF ambassador. Featuring Audrey Hepburn.
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