Captain Marvel is the hit Marvel superhero film that has earned more than a billion dollars worldwide since its March 2019 release. It is so much more than the story of an extraterrestrial warrior, played by Brie Larson, who is caught up in a battle between her people: the Kree, and the Skrulls. It’s also an inspiring tale of fighting your inner demons to discover your true self, and good triumphing over evil.
Looking for more of that Captain Marvel spirit? Here are five Netflix originals that you can watch right now.
Brie Larson is the star, producer and director of this Netflix original film that also features her Captain Marvel co-star, Samuel L. Jackson. Larson plays Kit, a struggling artist who finds herself moving back in with her parents and working as a temp. It’s there that she receives a mysterious invitation that could make one of her wildest childhood dreams come true.
In another tale from the Marvel universe, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is trying to rebuild her life following a brief foray into the world of superheroes and a highly abusive relationship. She becomes a private investigator working on cases that involve New Yorkers with super powers. Jessica is also fighting inner demons that have her questioning her sense of right and wrong.
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Half-witch, half-human Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), first introduced in Archie comics, is caught between two worlds: her life as a teen at Baxter High in Greendale, and her legacy as the daughter of a very powerful warlock. She not only fights her own inner demons — and sometimes succumbs to temptation — she actually goes up against actual demons. While struggling with her dual nature, Sabrina is also smashing the patriarchy at every opportunity.
This Netflix original is based on the Dark Horse comics series about an inexplicable event where 43 infants are born at the same time to random women who were not pregnant the day before. Seven of the children are adopted by an eccentric billionaire who discovers their special abilities and begins training them to save the world. It shares some of Captain Marvel’s DNA in the way it deals with suppressing powerful women and being manipulated by people who supposedly care about you.
Created and written by Brit Marling, who also is the lead, The OA is about Prairie Johnson, a blind woman who reappears seven years after going missing. Now in her late 20s, she returns with her sight restored. While some see her as a miracle, others view her as a threat … especially since she can open portals to other dimensions.
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