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Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
PlotLife, Relationship, Adventures, Cancer, Happiness
PlaceRussia
StyleWomen in the lead roles

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotTreason, Supernatural, Life, Mystery, Relationship
StyleAction, Twisted plot, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Rich
PlotLove, Relationship, Money, Intrigue, Balls
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleEasy, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersComedian, Single mothers
PlotLife, Relationship
PlaceRussia
StyleWomen in the lead roles

The story of a modern woman who lives in a metropolis with two children, two ex-husbands and mother-in-law. Common life, except that she is a professional stand-up comedian.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada
Duration01:58
CharactersTeenagers, Childrens, Friends, Orphans, Good people
PlotRelationship, Adventures, First love
PlaceSchool, Small towns
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, For children, By books, Women in the lead roles, Touching

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove, Relationship, Dates
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles

Longing for love, obsessed with sex, Linda is on the hunt for the perfect lover. But finding Mr Right is much harder than she thought.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWriters
PlotLife, Everyday life
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centers on Arabella, a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, FBI, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

In 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, United Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Fairies, Friends, Heroes
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Adventures
PlaceSchool
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

The coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:46
CharactersFamily, Housewives
PlotTreason, Love, betrayal, Relationship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Atmospheric, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians, Difficult teenagers, Pupils, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Supernatural, Relationship, Telekinesis
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
CharactersBrother and sister, DJs
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceBeach
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Zoe Walker leaves her quiet life behind to investigate her brother's disappearance in Ibiza, where she quickly heads down a decadent and dangerous path.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
CharactersWarriors
StyleWomen in the lead roles

In this fresh take on the Arthurian legend, teenager Nimue joins forces with mercenary Arthur on a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.

Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersScientists
PlotRelationship, Social networks
PlaceEngland
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Love — and lies — spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Killers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryChile, USA
CharactersWidows
PlotMystery, Supernatural
TimeDark ones
StyleDark, Women in the lead roles

This terrifying thriller follows widow Lisey Landon as a series of disturbing events revives memories of her marriage to author Scott Landon and the darkness that plagued him.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountrySpain
PlotHarassment
PlaceSpain
StyleWomen in the lead roles

On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWizards
PlotSupernatural, Magic
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

In the last years of Victoria's reign, London is beset by the "Touched": people — mostly women — who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities, some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True, a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair, a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces — to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Vampire, Lesbians, Demons
PlotLove, Supernatural, Magic, Time travel, Mystery
StyleRomantic, For girls, Twisted plot, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersChief
PlotRelationship
PlaceCollege
StyleWomen in the lead roles

At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersWitches
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Curses
StyleShort, Women in the lead roles

A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Gangsters
PlotInvestigation, Drug addiction
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFancy, Women in the lead roles

Amid the drug trade on Cape Cod, a body washes ashore and is discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer, Jackie Quinones, who is determined to help solve the murder even if the state cops want her nowhere near the case.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersKillers, Mothers
PlotRevenge, Investigation
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles

Following the death of her son in a hit and run, all Frances Cairnes wants is to hunt down and kill the man she believes is responsible. When she finally tracks him down, she tricks her way into his house and plots his murder from within.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Friends, Journalists
PlotLife, Growing up
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

For decades, childhood best friends Kate and Tully have weathered life's storms together -- until a betrayal threatens to break them apart for good.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Journalists, Childrens
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Fascinating, Based on real events

A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, France, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Difficult teenagers, Brother and sister
PlotSurvival, Viruses, Release of hostages
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A 13-year-old Sicilian girl must contend with a viral contagion that has killed off all adults on the island as she sets out in search of her kidnapped brother.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
PlotFate, Women's rights
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Makes me think

This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women
PlotFights
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
CharactersStrong women, Emperors
PlotPolitics
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Based on real events

The extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla, who overcame adversity to become the most powerful woman in the world. Follow Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress.





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