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12 TV Shows & Movies in 2022 That Gave Us Fascinating Female Characters Over 50

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Each time we head to the movie theater or cue-up a TV show on our favorite streamer, we look for stories and characters that will enlighten, challenge, and thrill us. This year’s movies and TV showcased some of the most dynamic female characters we’ve seen in a long time. It was thrilling to watch these women on the big and small screen. But in 2022, female characters over 50 really shined.

We’ve always known that mature women make for some of the most interesting stories out there. This year, we saw Viola Davis lead an army of women in The Woman King, Cate Blanchett give one of her very best performances in Tár, and Christine Baranski absolutely steal the show in HBO’s The Gilded Age. Everywhere you looked, there was an amazing story centering and featuring women over 50. We’ll just put it simply: we loved to see it.

Look, it’s a busy time of year. So we totally get it that not everyone can head to their local cinema to catch some of the very best films of the year. And we know you can’t devote an entire day to a binge watch of Julia. But don’t worry. You can save these films and TV series for later and watch them at your leisure over the next few weeks. These are some of the most exciting films and TV series featuring female characters over 50 that we saw in 2022, and we hope you’ll love watching them as much as we did.

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