10 Women Who Deserve Their Own Biopics

The release of Hidden Figures, which tells the untold story of the African-American women who literally helped NASA put men on the moon, gets me thinking. Namely, about the countless number of women who also achieved great things, but nevertheless haven’t been deemed important enough to warrant a movie based on their extraordinary lives, one in the vein of say, Schindler’s List, Malcolm X, Raging Bull, The King’s Speech, Walk The Line, Goodfellas, or Lincoln. (Starting to notice a pattern?) But that doesn’t change the fact that their accomplishments deserve to be acknowledged…at least in a top 10 list. Whether they were scientists, artists, tech geeks, activists, writers, or warriors, here are ten amazing women who deserve the biopic treatment.

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Andrea Thompson is a contributor for The Young Folks.