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Poll: Mother's Day 2021 — Mother of ... Biopics

In celebration of all mothers everywhere, a motherly biopic-themed poll. This poll is dedicated to one particularly special mom for Mother's Day 2021.

Which select biopic about a game-changing person who is commonly regarded as the "mother of ...." for a notable discovery, a pioneering effort or inspiring a nation is your favorite biopic?

Discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

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    Radioactive (2019)

    Marie Sklodowska-Curie

    Mother of Modern Physics, Mother of Nuclear Science, Mother of the Atomic Age Alternate Biopic: Madame Curie (1943)

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    Mary Shelley (2017)

    Mary Shelley

    Mother of Science Fiction, Mother of Frankenstein

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    Queen of the Desert (2015)

    Gertrude Bell

    Mother of Modern Mesopotamia, Queen of the Desert

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    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

    Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey

    Mother of the Blues

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    Agora (2009)


    Mother of Ancient Feminism

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    Florence Nightingale (1985)

    Florence Nightingale

    Mother of Modern Nursing

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    A Woman Called Golda (1982)

    Golda Meir

    Mother of Nation, Israel

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    Grace Hopper

    Mother of Computer Science, Grandma COBOL, Queen of Code

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    Suffragette (2015)

    Emmeline Pankhurst

    Mother of the British Suffrage Movement

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    Pocahontas (1995)


    Mother of American History

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    Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1995)

    Margaret Sanger

    Mother of Reproductive Rights, Mother of the Birth Control Movement, co-founder, Planned Parenthood

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    Rosalind Franklin: DNA's Dark Lady (2003)

    Rosalind Franklin

    Unsung Mother of the Double Helix aka Dark Lady of DNA

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    Winnie Mandela (2011)

    Winnie Mandela

    Mother of Nation, South Africa

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    The Glorias (2020)

    Gloria Steinem

    Mother of Modern Feminism

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    Mary Magdalene (2018)

    Mary Magdalene

    Mother of Female Mystics

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    Walk the Line (2005)

    Maybelle 'Mother' Carter

    Mother of Modern Country Music

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    Sonja: The White Swan (2018)

    Sonja Henie

    Mother of Modern Figure Skating, Queen of the Ice

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    Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

    Lillian Moller Gilbreth

    Mother of Industrial Psychology, Mother of Modern Management

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    John Adams (2008)

    Abigail Adams

    Founding Mother, Mother of the Nation, United States America

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

    Henrietta Lacks

    Mother of Modern Medicine

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    Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)

    Georgia O'Keeffe

    Mother of American Modernism

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    Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer (2016)

    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron)

    Mother of Computer Programming

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    Rachel Carson (2017)

    Rachel Carson

    Mother of the Modern Environmental Movement

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    Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

    Shirley Muldowney

    Mother of Drag Racing

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    Jinnah (1998)

    Fatima Jinnah aka Māder-e Millat

    Mother of Nation, Pakistan

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    Isadora (1968)

    Isadora Duncan

    Mother of Modern American Ballet

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    The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2011)

    Rosetta Tharpe

    Godmother of Rock & Roll

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    Mapplethorpe (2018)

    Patti Smith

    Godmother of Punk

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    Cocaine Godmother (2017)

    Griselda Blanco

    Godmother of Cocaine, Queen of Narco-Trafficking, Colombian drug lord of the Medellín Cartel

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