Women’s football has seen a tremendous surge in popularity and recognition in recent years. As the sport reaches new heights, so does its coverage across various storytelling mediums — especially in the form of documentaries and TV series.
Whether you’re a seasoned fan or new to women’s football, we’ve highlighted four programs that will ignite your passion, broaden your knowledge, and leave you in awe of the remarkable achievements happening on and off the pitch.
So grab your favorite snack, fire up your streaming device, and press play on these compelling stories.
Angel City (2023)
Angel City FC burst onto the NWSL scene in 2020 when the league first announced that an expansion side was coming to Los Angeles. Backed by a majority female ownership group, the team eventually began its first season in 2022 with mixed results on the field. This three-part HBO docuseries follows that initial season — covering the trials and tribulations of launching a professional sports team.
Angel City is available to stream on Max in the US.
Matildas: The World At Our Feet (2023)
As the co-hosts of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Australia women’s national football team (a.k.a. the Matildas) faces extra pressure. This six-episode series chronicles the team’s journey to their most anticipated tournament. So, you’ll definitely want to add it to your watchlist ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
Matildas: The World At Our Feet is available to stream on Disney+.
LIONESSES: How Football Came Home (2022)
As every series and film on this list shows, football is full of ups and downs. But if you want a feel-good story with a triumphant ending that looks towards a promising future, look no further than Poppy de Villeneuve’s LIONESSES: How Football Came Home. The documentary is full of goosebumps moments — showcasing England’s success at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.
LIONESSES: How Football Came Home is available to stream on Now in the UK.
The US women’s national soccer team has won several World Cup trophies and Olympic gold medals. But even with so many accolades, the team still faces an uphill battle off the pitch. LFG follows key USWNT players and alumni as they fight against discriminatory work conditions — a fight that continues reverberating across women’s football.