Remarkable "Modern" Women

Biopics or life recreations about remarkable women in history, who shone because of their artistic, intellectual and scientific achievements, but also because of the way they lived their lives. Great thinkers, great scientists, great writers, great dancers, great actresses, great painters, great singers, great philosophers, great pioneer politicians and human rights fighters.

Bear in mind that this list does not include any biopic re queens or noble women famous just because of their social position. If they did not show any artistic capability or activism of any sort they are not fit for this list.

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1.
Frida (2002)
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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. (123 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
2.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
3.
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
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Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century. (122 mins.)
 
4.
Camille Claudel (1988)
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin... (175 mins.)
Director: Bruno Nuytten
 
5.
Carrington (1995)
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century. (121 mins.)
 
6.
Séraphine (2008)
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Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis. (125 mins.)
Director: Martin Provost
 
7.
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010 TV Movie)
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In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully... (92 mins.)
Director: James Kent
 
8.
The Karen Carpenter Story (1989 TV Movie)
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Story of the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Karen Carpenter, who became a famous singer before battling anorexia and bulimia. (120 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
9.
The Brontës of Haworth (1973 Mini-Series)
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Dramatized biography of the Brontë sisters Charlotte, Anne and Emily. (60 mins.)
Director: Marc Miller
 
10.
Rowing with the Wind (1988)
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The film is situated in the time when Mary Shelley wrote her novel "Frankenstein". It describes the relationship between Lord Byron... (126 mins.)
Director: Gonzalo Suárez
 
11.
Isadora (1968)
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet... (131 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
12.
Henry & June (1990)
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... (136 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
13.
The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
14.
Sylvia (2003)
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Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. (110 mins.)
Director: Christine Jeffs
 
15.
Becoming Jane (2007)
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A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman. (120 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
16.
Miss Potter (2006)
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The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success. (88 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
 
17.
Little Women (1949)
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The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household... (122 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
18.
Little Women (1994)
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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
 
19.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s. (127 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
20.
The Bostonians (1984)
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A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future. (122 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
21.
Iris (2001)
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True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
22.
Amelia (2009)
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A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. (111 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
23.
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
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Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit... (125 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
24.
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001 TV Movie)
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They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength... (163 mins.)
Director: Larry Shaw
 
25.
Agora (2009)
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A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria. (127 mins.)
 
26.
The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances... (130 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
27.
Artemisia (1997)
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Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth... (98 mins.)
Director: Agnès Merlet
 
28.
The Children of the Century (1999)
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The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent... (135 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
 
29.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
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Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
30.
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996 TV Movie)
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This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love. (139 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
 
31.
Vision (2009)
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The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman... (110 mins.)
 
32.
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
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The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. (105 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
33.
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
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Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work... (119 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
 
34.
Coco Chanel (2008 TV Movie)
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The life story of legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel. (139 mins.)
 
35.
Frances (1982)
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The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted. (140 mins.)
Director: Graeme Clifford
 
36.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (180 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
37.
Heartburn (1986)
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An autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel... (108 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
38.
Out of Africa (1985)
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
39.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday. (144 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
40.
Marie Curie, une femme honorable (1991 Mini-Series)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Michel Boisrond
 
41.
Marie Curie: The Woman Behind the Mind (2002)
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An inspiring portrait of Marie Curie, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize, and one of very few people to win two Nobel Prizes... (56 mins.)
Director: Alana Cash
 
42.
Madame Curie (1943)
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Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium. (124 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
43.
A League of Their Own (1992)
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Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. (128 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
44.
An Angel at My Table (1990)
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters... (158 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
45.
Bread & Roses (1994)
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Summarises the early life of politician Sonja Davies. Sonja is a young independent socialist embarking on a career in nursing during World War 2. (92 mins.)
Director: Gaylene Preston
 
46.
I, the Worst of All (1990)
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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695)... (105 mins.)
 
47.
Teresa de Jesús (1984 TV Series)
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St. Teresa de Jesús struggles against all odds to reform the Order of Carmelites in the sixteenth century Spain. (270 mins.)
 
48.
Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
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After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists. (123 mins.)
 
49.
Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures (2004 TV Movie)
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Late in 1926 acclaimed mystery writer Agatha Christie disappears after marital problems and creates a media frenzy. (90 mins.)
 
50.
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
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The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi. (121 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
 
51.
Mommie Dearest (1981)
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The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
52.
The Seventh Room (1996)
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This movie is based on the life of Saint Edith Stein. She was a German nun of Jewish descent who had converted to Catholicism... (108 mins.)
 
53.
Les amants du Flore (2006 TV Movie)
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Biographical film about French writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre and their relationship. (104 mins.)
“ On Simone de Beauvoir ” - Imdbidia
 
54.
The Lover (1992)
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
“ On Marguerite Duras young ” - Imdbidia
 
55.
Cet amour-là (2001)
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Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside... (100 mins.)
Director: Josée Dayan
“ on Marguerite Duras old ” - Imdbidia
 
56.
The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999 TV Movie)
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The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her. (104 mins.)
 
57.
Julia (1977)
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At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany. (117 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
58.
Selena (1997)
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The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts. (127 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
59.
Impromptu (1991)
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In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand. (107 mins.)
Director: James Lapine
 
60.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
61.
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
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Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever. (124 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
62.
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009 TV Movie)
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Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. (89 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
 
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64.
Factory Girl (2006)
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Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer. (90 mins.)
 
65.
Pericles and Aspasia (????)
Pericles, the ruler of Athens, falls for a girl half his age.
Director: Julio Medem
 
66.
Funny Girl (1968)
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The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfield girl, subsequent career and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein. (151 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
67.
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them. (129 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
68.
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
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This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies... (120 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
 
69.
The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)
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A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. (97 mins.)
Director: Julie Dash
 
70.
Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. (107 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
71.
Made in Dagenham (2010)
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A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. (113 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
72.
The Iron Lady (2011)
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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
 
73.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
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Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. (113 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
 
74.
Maria Montessori: una vita per i bambini (2007 TV Movie)
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The story of Maria Montessori the most famous pedagogue of the world. She spent all her life to make... (200 mins.)
 
75.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
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An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. (131 mins.)
 
76.
The Miracle Worker (1962)
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate. (106 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
77.
Suffragette (2015)
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The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. (106 mins.)
Director: Sarah Gavron
 
78.
Queen of the Desert (2015)
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A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. (128 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
79.
Rosalind Franklin: DNA's Dark Lady (2003 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Gary Glassman
 
80.
Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Life Story (1987)
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Watson and Crick race to find the structure of DNA before Linus Pauling, Maurice Wilkins, or Rosalind... (50 mins.)
 
81.
Great Minds Think for Themselves (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Barbara McClintock (????)
Aladdin's Genie tells the stories of great historical figures who were prone to defy common thinking to make a difference in their times. (2 mins.)
 
82.
Death by Design: Where Parallel Worlds Meet (1997 Documentary)
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A guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors. Discusses and portrays the invisible world of cells... (70 mins.)
 
83.
Me & Isaac Newton (1999 Documentary)
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Seven of today's top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humourous exploration of real people...
Director: Michael Apted
 
84.
Mein Leben (2001 TV Series)
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(43 mins.)
 
85.
The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson (????)
The life of poet Emily Dickenson is explored in a unique, creative fashion as she faces love, failure and fantasy.
 
86.
He Named Me Malala (2015 Documentary)
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A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations. (88 mins.)
 
87.
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997 Documentary)
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A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy. (145 mins.)
Director: Michael Paxton
 
88.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (1965 Documentary)
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Richard Kaplan documents the life of one of America's most influential first ladies. Orphaned at age 10... (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Kaplan
 
89.
Life and Times (1996 TV Series)
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Biographies of famous Canadians. (60 mins.)
 
90.
Life and Times (1996 TV Series)
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Biographies of famous Canadians. (60 mins.)
 
91.
Confirmation (2016 TV Movie)
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Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her. (110 mins.)
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
 
92.
Queen of Katwe (2016)
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A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. (124 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair