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Netflix graced us with the gift of Orange Is the New Black‘s third season early! It is a beautiful magical time, for which we cannot thank the streaming gods enough.

But those episodes are watched in a flash, and since you might want to wait a week or two before rewatching the girls of Litchfield, you are now left with the dreaded OITNB void.

While this selection of you-go-girl movies that you may have missed or forgotten about can never fill the gaping hole of missing your favorite inmates, they’re a start. Here are our picks!


Man-stalker Lisa would do Morello proud with her non-dying devotion to getting Derek, aka her version of Christopher. Only one problem: Derek is married to Sharon, who is played by Beyoncé. Need I say more? We all know you don’t mess with a mighty woman like Beyoncé, or what is hers.

While the movie can be predictable, seeing Beyoncé at her Beyoncé-est is priceless. She is the definition of strength that the OITNB ladies kill for. And I mean that quite literally.

Girl, InterruptedGirl, Interrupted

This film has the claustrophobic sense of community we crave from OITNB, with the same drama, darkness, despair, and lady power we love in OITNB. The ever-baby-faced Jared Leto plays Winona Ryder’s love interest in this should-be ’90s classic. Plus, there is some feuding of Red vs. Vee proportions when Winona’s character challenges the psyche-ward ringleader played by Angelina Jolie.

Just like OITNB, you’ll laugh, you’ll cheer, you’ll definitely cry, and you’ll want to rip out your esophagus at the gross misconduct of the institution that holds these women. But mainly, you’ll just want to start a rebellion when you remember those angsty days of post-adolescent years past.

Sugar and SpiceSugar and Spice

Cheerleaders rob a bank. It’s a ridiculous premise and a ridiculous movie, and that’s why it’s so much fun. This is like the story of “what lands a girl like Piper in jail in the first place”—if she were a depthless 2000s teen chick flick. Just be patient with this one, and you’ll chuckle more than once.

Plus, extra bonus points: Gia from Full House is in it, all grown up!


If you thought Pensatucky could be twisted, wait until you see May. Without giving too much of this sick gem away, May is a girl who makes her own friends … literally. Think American Horror Story: Coven when they made the perfect boyfriend. But this is even more morbid. As an added bonus, Anna Faris is in it, pre–Chris Pratt years, and edgier than ever.

Josie and the PussycatsJosie & the Pussycats

There has never been a more underrated movie than this. It is almost too smart for its own good.

Josie and the Pussycats takes jab after jab at the music business and consumerism, all with the rockin’ girl-power soundtrack one would expect from the likes of the greats, like the Spice Girls. And the friendship that Melody, Valerie, and Josie share is almost as sweet as Taystee and Poussey’s. We just know they’ll take over the world at their first opportunity.

And if you’re really feeling adventurous, check out:

Jennifer’s Body
We had such high hopes after Juno, but this film fell under the radar. Still, you should give it another shot. It’s dark and twisted and funny, and are we seeing a pattern here?

It’s silly in a Slither meets Mean Girls kind of way. Just like …

This movie is better than Heathers. There, I said it! It’s quirky, and contains the best Marilyn Manson cameo the ’90s has ever seen.

This is so good—and so underrated. Even the sequel was bearable thanks to one character and one character only: Hit Girl. That girl stole the show. She’s the kind of strong that the Litchfield inmates dream of being when they grow up.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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