• The very funny and relatable 'Young and Promising', streaming now on SBS On Demand (SBS On Demand)Source: SBS On Demand
A curated collection of TV, movies, and documentaries that highlight the girls standing up and making their presence known.
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SBS Guide

21 Sep 2017 - 3:25 PM  UPDATED 21 Sep 2017 - 4:05 PM

Girls rule. It's a fact.

In celebration of girls everywhere and leading up to the UN's annual International Day of the Girl on 11 October, the team at SBS On Demand have curated a collection of content with strong, young, female leads.

You can check out the full Girls Run The World collection of TV shows, movies, and documentaries now at SBS On Demand.

The collection includes:

The Good Fight

From the creators of the multi award-winning ‘The Good Wife’, Robert and Michelle King, comes this new 10-part series. An enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out her godmother Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) savings. The two are joined by Lockhart's former colleague Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) working in a predominantly African-American law firm.

Young and Promising

Three ambitious young women are trying to find themselves in Oslo among a myriad of social expectations, ambitions and shattered dreams. The European answer to 'Girls', Young And Promising's true-to-life approach and endearing characters will take over your heart.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Comedian, writer, actress and political commentator Samantha Bee brings her sassy, smart and satirical point of view to a range of current and relevant issues in her very own late night comedy show. With her signature wit, Samantha tackles the taboo topics in a way that no one else can.

The Mindy Project

Mindy Kaling stars as a skilled doctor navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as she pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding the perfect man and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending.

Search Party

Search Party is a dark comedy about five self-absorbed 20-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

This Swedish Emmy Award-winning television drama is based on the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium series. Investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist has been convicted of libelling billionaire industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström and wants to escape the media attention. He is hired by industrial tycoon Henrik Vanger under the guise of writing a biography of Henrik and the Vanger family, while really investigating the 36-year-old disappearance of Henrik's niece Harriet. He teams up with the introverted and skilled computer hacker Lisbeth Salander.

States of Undress

Former model Hailey Gates explores global fashion and issues the industry often ignores, showing us what the world wears and why. 

Anne of Green Gables

Anne (Ella Ballentine) is an 11 year-old girl in need of attention and affection – having lived much of her young life in orphanages and strangers’ homes. But when she is offered the chance to join a family on Prince Edward Island, she takes up the opportunity with a big heart and all the optimism she can muster. Received into the home of brother and sister Marilla (Sara Botsford) and Matthew Cuthbert (Martin Sheen), Anne begins life anew - tackling her responsibilities with enthusiasm and vigour. 

Eat Sleep Die

When the forceful young Muslim Swedish/Balkan "take-no-shit" factory worker Raa loses her job, she faces the system of unemployment. With no high school diploma, no job - but her boots deeply stained with the mud of the small town she grew up in - Raa finds herself on collision course with society.

Woman with Gloria Steinem

At the intersection of violence and stability, of oppression and progress, are women. Gloria Steinem travels the world meeting those whose lives are in the crosshairs.

Orlando

Tilda Swinton stars as Virginia Woolfe's gender-bending hero, noble Orlando who is commanded by Queen Elizabeth to stay forever young. Orlando experiences four centuries of sexual politics, initially through the eyes of a man, until one day Orlando wakes as a woman, struggling to retain her property and status.  

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