The movie is nothing but a picture of social change; the evolution of civilization and culture. Women, as well as men, have been playing a significant role in these revolutionary changes. The films featuring female scientists highlight the contributions of women to turn the wheel of development over time. This article will cover those movies featuring some of the most talked-about female scientists in the world.
The Greatest Female Scientist Centered Films
Hidden Figures / 2016
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson/ English / IMDb: 7.8
Katherine, Dorothy, and Mary were all skilled mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the aftermath of World War II.
Directed by Theodore Melfi, the film focuses on the outstanding contribution of these African-American women to the American space project. The movie is scripted by Alison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi based on Margot Lee Shutterley's book Hidden Figures. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Mona star the lead roles of this cinema. The movie won Oscars in three categories, including Best Picture.
Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge / 2016
Marie Curie / French/ IMDb: 5.6
This Polish movie is based on Mary Curie, the pioneer of radioactivity research. She was the first woman Nobel laureate. Here, the film director Marie Noel and screenwriter Andrea Stall highlight Mary Curie's struggle in a male-dominated society. Mary Curie is the only woman who won the Nobel twice.
Carolina Gruszka played the title role and her husband, Pierre Curie, is played by Charles Burling. Although a bit slow, the sensitivity of the biopic touched the minds of the viewers. The movie was a huge commercial success worldwide.
Sputnik / 2020
Tatyana Yuryevna Klimova/ Russian / IMDb: 6.4
Neurophysiologist Tatiana was tasked with examining an astronaut who had survived a space accident. But he does not know that there is a dangerous alien inside him.
Eger Abramanco made his directorial debut with this horror movie. This science-fiction movie is co-written by Oleg Malovichko and Andrei Zlotarev. The film stars Oksana Akinshina, Fyodor Bonderchuk, and Pieter Fyodorov.
The performances of other actors in the film, including Oksana, were widely acclaimed by movie critics.
Shakuntala Devi / 2020
Shakuntala Devi/ Hindi / IMDb: 6.1
Mathematical prodigy Shakuntala Devi's mathematical skills found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Nayanika Mahtani and director Anu Menon have written the screenplay of this movie about this woman known as ‘human computer’. In Ishita Maitra's dialogue format, Shakuntala's motherhood, as well as her talent, has come to life.