8 movies and series by Shonda Rhimes to watch in streaming – Culture

Since 2017, Shonda Rhimes, one of the most important names on American TV, signed a million-dollar contract with Netflix to produce original streaming titles. In addition to this partnership, however, she has a vast curriculum as a creator, screenwriter and producer of other works, and here we list 8 movies and series that have the finger of Shonda Rhimes in their plots and can be seen on Star+, Globoplay, Prime Video, Netflix and Disney+ streamings.


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1. Grey’s Anatomy [Star+, Globoplay, Prime Video e Netflix]

Created by Shonda Rhimes, Grey’s Anatomy is the longest-running medical series in TV history. Still in progress, she follows the story of surgeon Meredith Gray from the moment she becomes an intern at the renowned Seattle Grace Hospital. Following in the footsteps of her mother, a brilliant doctor, she lives for the job, making friends at the hospital and sparking the love interest of surgeon Derek Shepherd.

  • Creation: Shonda Rhimes
  • Year: 2005 – current
  • Episodes: 378 (17 seasons)
  • Cast: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson and Patrick Dempsey
  • Links on Star+, Globoplay, Prime Video and Netflix

2. Private Practice [Star+]

Spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice is also a medical drama created by Rhimes. The plot follows in the footsteps of Dr. Addison Montgomery, after the doctor separates from surgeon Derek Shepherd and decides to leave Seattle Grace Hospital to work in a private practice in Los Angeles. Supported by one of her oldest friends, she begins a new professional and personal journey.

  • Creation: Shonda Rhimes
  • Year: 2007 – 2013
  • Episodes: 111 (6 seasons)
  • Cast: Kate Walsh, Tim Daly and Audra McDonald
  • Link on Star+

3. Scandal [Star+]

There is also political suspense among the series created by Shonda Rhimes. Scandal is set in Washington and stars former White House communications consultant Olivia Pope. After leaving her days in the presidential environment behind, she decides to take advantage of her accumulated experience and open a crisis management company that has the best professionals in the market and serves elite personalities.

  • Creation: Shonda Rhimes
  • Year: 2-12 – 2018
  • Episodes: 124 (7 seasons)
  • Cast: Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick and Columbus Short
  • Link on Star+

4. Station 19 [Star+]

Another spin-off from Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 has Shonda Rhimes as one of its executive producers. The series follows the professionals who work at the Seattle Fire Station 19, showing both their daily lives and the difficult cases they have to deal with, as well as their personal lives and the joys and problems they face.

  • Creation: Stacy McKee
  • Year: 2018 – current
  • Episodes: 59 (4 seasons)
  • Cast: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George and Gray Damon
  • Link on Star+

5. How to Get Away with Murder [Netflix]

Also having Shonda as its executive producer, How to Get Away with Murder is one of ABC’s most prestigious thrillers. Her story centers on law professor Annalise Keating, who teaches at one of the most prestigious universities in the US and is a true legend on campus. Disputed by the students, she assembles a team of a chosen few to investigate an actual murder plot.

  • Creation: Peter Nowalk
  • Year: 2014 – 2020
  • Episodes: 90 (6 seasons)
  • Cast: Viola Davis, Billy Brown and Alfred Enoch
  • Link on Netflix

6. Bridgerton [Netflix]

Based on Julia Quinn’s book series, Bridgerton takes place among the high society of the British Regency. Executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, the show follows the story of the Bridgerton family involved between the power struggles and social taboos of the time. In each of its seasons, a new family member gains prominence in the story, having more of their life and relationships shown.

  • Creation: Chris Van Dusen
  • Year: 2020 – current
  • Episodes: 8 (1 season)
  • Cast: Adjoa Andoh, Lorraine Ashbourne and Jonathan Bailey
  • Link on Netflix

Shonda Rhimes movies on streaming

7. Dreaming and Dancing: The Chocolate Nutcracker [Netflix]

Although Shonda is not directly credited with producing it, Dreaming and Dancing: The Chocolate Nutcracker is a documentary produced by Shondaland, the TV production company founded by the writer. The title is set at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy school and shows the dancer face of actress Debbie Allen (Catherine Avery of Grey’s Anatomy), who, as the owner and teacher of the place, prepares her students for a presentation of O Quebra-Nozes.

8. Princess Diary 2: Royal Wedding [Disney+]

Romantic comedy that’s a 2000s classic Princess Diary 2: Royal Wedding has a script by Shonda Rhimes. The movie, a sequel to Princess’ diary, from 2001, shows Mia now five years later living as a princess of Genovia. On the verge of becoming queen, she finds only one snag in her path: according to local laws, she can only assume the throne married, and now she has 30 days to find the suitor of her dreams.

  • Direction: Garry Marshall
  • Year: 2004
  • Cast: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo
  • Link on Disney+

Do you know all these Shonda Rhimes movies and series? What are your favourites?

The streaming catalogs were consulted on 09/06/2021.

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