The four March sisters Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) grew up in the rigid gender-dominated society of the United States in the mid-19th century. Her father serves in the civil war, her mother (Laura Dern) looks after the family, works and helps in the village wherever she can. The older the four sisters get, the more clearly they recognize the obstacles they face in asserting themselves as women. At the same time, it also makes clear to them how much they ultimately differ. While the proud Jo wants to become a writer and rejects the social role dictation as wife and mother, Meg follows her heart into marriage. Amy, on the other hand, wants to express her uniqueness through painting and studies in France. Men are less interested in the four women. Only the neighbor boy Laurie (Timothée Chalamet), who falls in love with Jo and the March family, quickly finds a place with the Marchs.