There are more funny movies and TV shows about the lives of modern women recently. These comedies spotlight the diversity of each character’s experiences, her feelings and even her insecurities. Yes, there are the award-winning programs like THE AMAZING MRS MAISEL and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s FLEABAG, known for their honest storytelling. But, here are our picks of the other best movies and TV shows you need to stream now. We love the fact the female characters are of all ages and do not always conform to the magazine perfect woman. Yes, it is time to stop re-watching Sex in the City and Friends.
Best Friends navigate life together on INSECURE.
Why this is DIVINE: Get your Allyship on now. In the words of Issa Rae, creator & star of the series, “We’re just trying to convey that people of colour are relatable. This (series) is not a hood story. This is about regular people living life.”
Synopsis: Two best friends in their late 20s, navigate career and relationships in Los Angeles.
Star Power: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce
Duration, Carrier: Four seasons & renewed for a fifth season, HBO/Bell CraveTV
Comedian Ali Wong’s Movie about Love in ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE
Why this is DIVINE: This is a funny take on juggling career and love, and it features Asian actors and actresses in the lead roles.
Synopsis-Netflix: Reunited after 15 years, famous chef Sasha and hometown musician Marcus feel the old sparks of attraction but struggle to adapt to each other’s worlds.
Star Power: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito
Duration, Carrier: 142 mins, Netflix
Best Take on Body Positivity in SHRILL
Why this is DIVINE: This is a fiercely body-positive inspiration for women everywhere.
Synopsis-Google: A struggling 20-something journalist is determined to change her life without changing her body. While dealing with an unreliable boyfriend, sick parents and a perfectionist boss, she begins to understand that she’s just as good as everyone else.
Star Power: Aidy Bryant (SNL), Lika Jones, Lolly Adefope
Duration, Carrier: Two seasons, Bell CraveTV & Hulu or rent it on YouTube TV
Funny Career Reboot for the 40-year-old in YOUNGER
Why this is DIVINE: This series is ridiculous, but it resets and celebrates the beauty of getting older in the face of the youth culture. This series is the latest from Darren Star, the creator of Sex in the City.
Synopsis-Amazon: After being mistaken for younger than she really is, a single mother decides to take the chance to reboot her career and her love life as a 26-year old.
Star Power: Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Hilary Duff
Duration, Carrier: 6 seasons, Amazon Prime Video
Best Movie celebrating Fabulous Fifty in WINE COUNTRY
Why this is DIVINE: This Girls’ Weekend movie will make you laugh out loud. Get ready for the funny honesty on the beauty of ageing gracefully.
Synopsis-Netflix: When longtime friends meet up for a wine-soaked birthday getaway in Napa Valley, their perfectly planned weekend turns messier by the minute.
Star Power: SNL alumnae Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch
Duration, Carrier: 103 mins, Netflix
Funny Female Age Rivalry in LATE NIGHT
Why this is DIVINE: What a funny movie take on ageism and staying relevant in the workplace. This funny movie is Mindy Kaling’s first feature movie and also with her iconic co-star, Emma Thompson.
Synopsis-Amazon: After almost 30 years, a groundbreaking talk-show host suspects she may soon be losing her seat in a late-night show. She is forced to hire a female writer because of her decline in popularity. Soon, things go haywire when her personal emails are leaked.
Star Power: Emma Thomspon, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow
Duration, Carrier: 102 mins, Prime Video Amazon
Two frenemies band together in THE MORNING SHOW.
Why this is DIVINE: Amidst a #MeToo Scandal, two competing women reporters band together to thrive in the male-dominated world of news broadcasting.
Synopsis-Appletv+: An inside look at the men and women who help Americans wake up each day, exploring the challenges faced by the people who work in morning television.
Star Power: Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carrell
Duration, Carrier: 1 season, AppleTV+
Funny Adventure to Find Yourself in Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Why this is DIVINE: This funny movie on re-claiming oneself will take you on one fantastical adventure.
Synopsis-Google: Former architect Bernadette Fox seems to have it all — a beautiful home in Seattle, a successful and loving husband, and a brilliant teenage daughter who’s about to attend boarding school. When Bernadette suddenly disappears without a trace, her concerned family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.
Star Power: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Troian Bellisario
Duration, Carrier: 130 mins, Prime Video Amazon or rent it on YouTube
Never Too Old to Bring It On like the POMs Movie
Why this is DIVINE: This Inspiring comedy is about getting older and a reminder that it is never too late to have fun.
Synopsis-Google: Martha is an introverted woman who moves to a retirement community that has shuffleboard, golf, bowling and other activities. Hoping to be left alone, she meets Sheryl, a fun-loving neighbour who insists that they become best pals. After coming out of her shell, Martha and her new friend decide to form a cheer-leading squad with their fellow residents. As the two women hold auditions, they soon learn that it’s never too late to follow your dreams, even when the odds are stacked against you.
Star Power: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Rhea Pearlman
Duration, Carrier: 91 mins, Prime Video Amazon
Time for Best Funny Movies & TV Shows
We hope the trailers of the best movies have inspired you to take some me-time. Grab some popcorn, relax and enjoy some funny movies and TV shows about modern women. Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud with the best funny women movies and TV to stream now.