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Wed, Mar 1, 2017 9:37 PM

Live Poll: Inspirational Women's History Sports Biopics

Each March in the USA, we recognize female achievements during Women's History Month. Movie biopics are a great way to honor, educate and celebrate the contributions of great women with the star power they deserve. Bios Source: Wikipedia.com

Which groundbreaking competitive sportswoman, female athlete or coach* inspires you the most, or alternatively their biopic? * Competitive Sportswomen, Athletes, Coaches, Etc.

Woman Leader Biopics Vote in the Companion Polls Woman Humanitarian Biopics

See the partial list of inspirational female sportswoman and their MOVIE BIOPIC list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064677643/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/HgIjWERZirY/

This original poll suggestion thread has morphed into several split poll suggestions and a lot of the comments made here are continued on their respective individual threads listed below: This original thread will be re-purposed for PS: Inspirational Women's History Sports Biopics conversations. If you wish to make a comment, please do so on the appropriate topical threads listed below, going forward.

Live Poll: Inspirational Women's History Leader Biopics

Live Poll: Inspirational Women's History Humanitarian Biopics

PS: Inspirational Women's History Trailblazer Biopics

PS: Inspirational Women's History Artist Biopics
(likely will split into more specific artist categories)

PS: Inspirational Women's History Sports Biopics
(continued as discussion on this poll suggestion thread)

Responses

Champion

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4 y ago

FYC:
The Josephine Baker Story
What's Love Got to Do with It
Julie and Julia (the Julia half)
Frida
Warrior Queen Boudica
Lady Sings the Blues
Coco Before Chanel
La Vie en Rose
Salome (2014)
Gorillas in the Mist

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162 Points

4 y ago

Question: does the film, The Help, count? Because a former maid named Ablene Cooper, who shares striking similarities with the character, Aibileen, has come forward saying that the character is based on her.

Champion

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4.3K Messages

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88.6K Points

It's not a biopic if it's based on someone but not their story. It's a re-imagining with many things changed and added.

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110.5K Points

I guess their two parts to discuss here. Aside, from the part about it being her story, I am not seeing the connection of how her actions in the Help, big or small changed the world on the level of the some of the other listed women. The second is where is line drawn between true story and fiction to qualify as a biopic. Some latitude is extended to simplify and have a cohesive narrative story . A biopic is defined as a film or television biography, often with fictionalized scenes.. I think it needs to be mostly true and with an occasional fictional element. I would agree with Jen a re-imagining would cross that line.

Champion

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182.2K Points

4 y ago

'Great poll. I would imagine there would be enough to do a "Part Two" poll. (If you do want to do a second part, I can mine my lists for more suggestions.) I really like some of Jen's suggestions and to those I'll add, for your consideration:

Erin Brockovich
Silkwood
The Rosa Parks Story
Temple Grandin
Iron Jawed Angels (this is about a few Suffragists, not just one, but I'd think it still qualifies as a biopic?

Oh, this is a very timely poll because it's Women's History Month. I'd suggest adding some reference to March being Women's History Month in the title. :-)

Champion

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Agreed on adding a reference to Women's History Month.

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Thanks, I will go through both lists. If I were to make the women's version into two parts, I would like to split it between one focused on people who inspired from a position of power. The second suggestion focused on woman who inspired through  small but just as powerful actions. Mostly inspiring as an example, a rallying cry, instigating moment, a discovery, a groundbreaking achievement, or the like..

EDIT (two polls split)

TRAILBLAZERS
Explorers, Scientists, Rebels, Activists, Etc.
See the COMPANION partial lists of inspirational female trailblazers and their MOVIE BIOPIC list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls032073479/

LEADERS
Queens, Heads of State, First Ladies, Corporate Heads, Generals, Etc.
See the COMPANION partial lists of inspirational female leaders and their MOVIE BIOPIC list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064108862/

EDIT (added two more polls)

ARTISTS
Writers, Actresses, Singers, Musicians, Painters, Dancers, Entertainers, Etc.
See the COMPANION partial lists of inspirational female artists and their MOVIE BIOPIC list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064675403/

ATHLETES
Sportswomen, Athletes, Coaches, Etc.
See the COMPANION partial lists of inspirational female sportswoman and their MOVIE BIOPIC list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064677643/

5.2K Messages

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110.5K Points

EDIT (Women's History Leaders P.S. becomes purely political, moved Generals and Corporate Heads back to Women's History Trailblazers P.S. and split Activists and Social Champions into a separate Women's History HUMANITARIANS P.S. from Women's History Trailblazers P.S.)

HUMANITARIANS
Political Activist, Social Change/Human Rights Activists, Humanitarians, Rebels, Etc.
See the COMPANION partial list of inspirational female champions of social change and justice and their MOVIE BIOPICS list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064108876/

5.2K Messages

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110.5K Points

4 y ago

Please, Update POLL SUGGESTION (DIVIDED INTO FOUR POLL SUGGESTIONS) This poll suggestion becomes the poll suggestion trailblazer segment. Please, cut and paste the new title and text from below to update.

NEW TITLE,INTRODUCTION, QUESTION, and LIST HYPERLINK

PS: Inspirational Women's History Trailblazer Biopics

Each March in the USA, we recognize female achievements during Women's History Month. Movie biopics are a great way to honor, educate and celebrate the contributions of great women with the star power they deserve. Bios Source: Wikipedia.com
 
Which trailblazing* female inspires you the most, or alternatively their biopic? * Explorers, Scientists, Rebels, Activists, Etc.

See the partial lists of inspirational female trailblazers and their  MOVIE BIOPIC list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls032073479/

5.2K Messages

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110.5K Points

Re-revised Updated POLL SUGGESTION This poll suggestion becomes the poll suggestion trailblazer segment, after being split into five parts. Ignore above revision as it has since been refined.

Please, cut and paste the new title and text from below to update.
NEW TITLE,INTRODUCTION, QUESTION, and LIST HYPERLINK

PS: Inspirational Women's History Trailblazer Biopics

Each March in the USA, we recognize female achievements during Women's History Month. Movie biopics are a great way to honor, educate and celebrate the contributions of great women with the star power they deserve. Bios Source: Wikipedia.com

Which trailblazing or pioneering female* in their field inspires you the most, or alternatively their biopic? * Explorers, Scientists, Pioneers, Discovers, Rebels, Etc.

See the partial lists of inspirational female trailblazers and their  MOVIE BIOPIC list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls032073479/

5.2K Messages

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110.5K Points

The Top Post revision to this poll suggestion is still outstanding. Peter, could you please edit when you get the chance. Thanks.

Champion

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6.6K Messages

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182.2K Points

4 y ago

Bump for Women's History Month (March)

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52.5K Points

4 y ago

Karen Silkwood - Silkwood (1983)

5.2K Messages

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110.5K Points

3 y ago

Latest Updated POLL SUGGESTION Header
This poll suggestion title and top header requires an edit. The original suggestion thread PS: World Changing Women and Their Biopics after being split into five parts continues as the poll suggestion athletic segment. Ignore unfufilled revision requests as they no longer apply and this particular thread has since been refined to ATHLETES ONLY i.e. Sportswomen, Athletes, Coaches, Etc.

Please, cut and paste the new title and text from below to update.
TITLE,INTRODUCTION, QUESTION, and LIST HYPERLINK

New Title:
PS: Inspirational Women's History Sports Biopics


New P.S. Top Header:
Each March in the USA, we recognize female achievements during Women's History Month. Movie biopics are a great way to honor, educate and celebrate the contributions of great women with the star power they deserve. Bios Source: Wikipedia.com

Which groundbreaking competitive sportswoman, female athlete or coach* inspires you the most, or alternatively their biopic? * Competitive Sportswomen, Athletes, Coaches, Etc.

Woman Leader Biopics Vote in the Companion Polls Woman Humanitarian Biopics

See the partial list of inspirational female sportswoman and their MOVIE BIOPIC list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064677643/

This original poll suggestion thread has morphed into several split poll suggestions and a lot of the comments made here are continued on their respective individual threads listed below: This original thread will be re-purposed for PS: Inspirational Women's History Sports Biopics conversations. If you wish to make a comment, please do so on the appropriate topical threads listed below, going forward.

Live Poll: Inspirational Women's History Leader Biopics

Live Poll: Inspirational Women's History Humanitarian Biopics

PS: Inspirational Women's History Trailblazer Biopics

PS: Inspirational Women's History Artist Biopics
(likely will split into more specific artist categories)

PS: Inspirational Women's History Sports Biopics
(continued as discussion on this poll suggestion thread)

659 Messages

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20K Points

3 y ago

My vote: Hidden Figures

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21.7K Points

3 y ago

 Soul Surfer (2011)

5.2K Messages

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110.5K Points

Thanks, that movie definitely has inspirational box checked in that biopic.