Hidden Figures

Women in science have many contributions to make. However, often their contribution goes overlooked due to the patriarchal outlook of our society. As rightly said, the truth is often carried out by the entertainment media. Here are such movies that tell us the stories of the outstanding women who made an amazing contribution to the world of science. Let’s celebrate those incredible yet underrated women by celebrating their contribution through these movies.

1. Hidden Figures
Release: 2016
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
Ruling the Golden Globe awards this year, it is a movie that stands apart on two aspects. First, it shows the contribution of women in making the journey to the moon a reality. The second is that it shows the achievement of the African-American women going beyond the borders of racism. The group of ladies who made the US space program a reality are celebrated I this movie.
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2. Erin Brockovich
Release: 2000
Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin
This is a story of a woman who is not a scientist but someone who is concerned and crazy about saving the environment. With her persistent effort, she managed to complete a job that is meaningful for her and helpful to the environment.
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3. Joy
Release: 2015
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence. Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
The ability to invent is a habit claimed not only by women and this movie showcases that in a perfect way. Inspired by true story, it shows the journey of a girl who changed the lives of millions of homemakers by inventing and marketing self-wringing mops, despite distinctive hurdles.
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4. Grandin
Release: 2010
Cast: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn
It showcases the true journey of an autistic woman who ends up being one of the top most scientists dealing with the technologies in the livestock industry. It also gives the inspiring reminder that even a single person with determination can bring a big change.

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5. Gorillas in the Mist
Release: 1988
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris
This tells the tale of a scientist who travels to the faraway land of Africa to study the reason behind the vanishing gorillas staying on the mountain. She alone starts a new stream of interest for hundreds around her.

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