Movies with strong female leads on Netflix

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#11 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Netflix films with strong female leads: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Set in the aftermath of World War II, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society follows Juliet Ashton (Lily James), a London-based writer who forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Despite her editor’s reservations, Juliet visits the island herself to get a better picture of what it was like during the occupation.

A co-production between the U.S., U.K., and France, the period drama is based on the 2008 novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows