'Mary Kom' to 'RBG': 8 movies based on real-life superwomen

Over the years, movies have depicted the life of many real life superwomen, who will always be remembered and cherished for their work. From 'Ruth Bader Ginsburg's inspiring story to Diana's struggle and fight, here's a list of movies based on the women icons:

Shakuntala Devi

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Vidya Balan, Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra, and Amit Sadh.

The movie is based on the life of Shakuntala Devi aka the human-computer. Shakuntala was known for her incredible talent for quickly solving complex mathematical problems. Anu Menon's biopic captures Shakuntala's professional and personal life as well.

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RBG

Streaming on: Netflix
Cast:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel

Ruth Bader Ginsburg who is famously known as RBG passed away on September 18, 2020. The icon who was the second woman justice to serve on the highest court of the USA and a pioneer in her field. A documentary based on Ginsburg follows her exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

'On the basis of sex', the movie based on the life and early cases of RBG's life. 

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Mary Kom

Streaming on: Netflix 
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Darshan Kumar and Sunil Thapa 

Omung Kumar's biographical drama 'Mary Kom' follows a journey of Indian boxing champion Mary Kom’s extraordinary life. The movie depicts Kom's journey of becoming a boxer to her victory at the 2008 World Boxing Championships in Ningbo. 

 

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Jackie

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Natalie Portman,  Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

Pablo Larraín biographical drama is based on the life of fashion icon Jackie Kennedy and follows Jackie life when she was First Lady in the White House and her life immediately following the assassination of her husband, United States President John F. Kennedy, in 1963.

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Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil girl

Streaming on: Netflix
Stars: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi 

Gunjan Saxena, the hero of the Kargil war, Saxena was the first woman IAF officer to go to war and to fly in a combat zone. Sharan Sharma's biographical drama follows the story of Saxena and her early life and struggles. 

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Diana

Streaming on: Netflix
Cast:  Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar

Oliver Hirschbiegel directorial 'Diana', the movie is a biographical drama based on Kate Snell's 2001 book, 'Diana: Her Last Love'. The movie follows the last two years of Princess Diana's life when she got a divorce from Prince Charles, and a subsequent affair with a heart surgeon of Pakistani descent. 

 

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Frida

Streaming on:  Amazon Prime Video
Cast:  Salma Hayek,  Alfred Molina

 Academy Awards nominated movie, 'Frida' follows the life of surrealist Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and covers her professional and private life. Kahlo was known for her many portraits, self-portraits, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society.

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Coco Before Chanel

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde

'Coco Before Chanel' is the biographical drama and shows the inspirational journey of Gabrielle Chanel’s and her initial days as an orphanage child. Gabrielle Bonheur, a french designer and a founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. 

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