Great women in real life have already gained their place in the world of entertainment, with biographical or long films that tell important moments of their lives. These women had to fight twice to achieve what they wanted and make their mark in history.
Among artists, scientists and activists, they never let themselves be shaken when it comes to helping others, fighting for their rights or simply being recognized the way they deserved for their talent. And to celebrate these women, FreeGameGuide selected 10 films that tell inspiring stories from women who are part of the real world.
Check out who they are:
1. Stars Beyond Time
In Stars Beyond Time, we know the story of three great women: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer). In the midst of the Cold War, these NASA professionals had to face racism and misogyny to show their competence, which ends up resulting in great positive results for the American space agency in the space race.
You can watch Stars Beyond Time on Looke, iTunes or Google Play.
2. Nise: The Heart of Madness
In the Brazilian film Nise: O Coração da Loucura, Glória Pires plays the doctor Nise de Silveira who, after leaving prison, returns to work in a psychiatric hospital in the suburb of Rio de Janeiro. There, she presents a proposal for the treatment of schizophrenia that rules out lobotomy and electric shock. The plot shows all the sensitivity she had with patients, which made her become an inspiring professional.
You can watch the movie Nise: The Heart of Madness on Google Play, Looke, Microsoft Store or iTunes.
3. The Post: The Secret War
The Post: The Secret War, a film directed by Steven Spielberg, shows the life story of The Washington Post owner Kat Graham (Meryl Streep). In the plot, the newspaper is about to debut on the Stock Exchange and, at the same time, the editor-in-chief of the publication, Bem Bradlee (Tom Hanks), receives news that can make the newspaper even more recognized in the market and needs to take an important decision as soon as possible.
The Post: The Secret War is available on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play and Looke.
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4. A Possible Dream
In A Possible Dream, Sandra Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, a woman who welcomed Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a young man who had nowhere to live and who suffered from having a drug-addicted mother. From that moment on, she did everything to help the boy achieve his dream of being a great athlete in football.
A Possible Dream can be watched on HBO GO, Google Play, iTunes, Looke and Microsoft Store.
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5. Joy: The Name of Success
The film Joy: The Name of Success tells the life story of businesswoman Joy Mangano, who in the feature film is played by Jennifer Lawrence. Before becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States, Joy had to struggle to reconcile the challenge of being a single mother and venting all her creativity.
Joy is available for rent or purchase on the Microsoft Store, Looke, iTunes and Google Play.
The 2015 film Malala tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, played by herself, a young Pakistani woman persecuted and attacked by the Taliban for being a great voice in the battle for women in the right to education, mainly for her speech at the UN. Malala is the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, when he was just 16 years old.
You can buy or rent the Malala movie on the Microsoft Store, Looke, iTunes and Google Play.
7. Big Eyes
In Great Eyes, film by Tim Burton, we know the story of the painter Margaret Keane, played by Amy Adams, who became one of the most profitable artists commercially in the 1950s.
The main feature of his works are children with large and frightening eyes, drawing the attention of several people around the world. In his personal life, he had to go to court against Walter Keane, the role of Christoph Waltz, who claimed to be the true author of the paintings.
Big Eyes can be watched on Netflix or Globoplay.
8. Queen of Katwe
The film Queen of Katwe tells the inspiring story of Phiona Mutesi, played by Madina Nalwanga, a young woman from Uganda who is extremely skilled in chess and who aims to be one of the best in the world. The girl's trajectory was not easy. Orphaned by a father and having a poor life, she even needed to drop out of school for lack of money. Now, your only object is to conquer the world with your talent.
The long Queen of Katwe is available on iTunes and Google Play.
The film Frida, which hit theaters in 2002, tells part of the trajectory of Mexican Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek), one of the most famous painters in the country and in the world. The plot shows a little of his life as an artist and his open relationship with Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), also a great Mexican painter, who along with Frida made history not only in the arts, but also in his involvement in controversies.
Frida can be watched on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Looke and Google Play.
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To close the list, another Brazilian film: Olga. The plot, which takes place at the beginning of the 20th century, tells the story of Olga Benário, played by Camila Morgado, a German Jew and communist activist who is pursued by the police.
When fleeing to Moscow, Russia, the young woman is trained by the military and has the mission to accompany Luís Carlos Prestes, role of Caco Ciocler, back to Brazil. During the trip, the two end up falling in love and being united in political and personal life, facing challenges that put their survival at stake.
The film Olga can be watched at Looke and Microsoft Store.
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