Hidden Figures (2016)
Hidden Figures has a surprisingly light touch, given that it tells a true story we should all be furious we’d never heard until the film. It vividly and entertainingly details how black female mathematicians overcame discrimination to help NASA win the space race. Did you think we’d include four separate movies about sports (chess counts!) and not one about scientists? Haha, no: We’re very, very big on scientists right about now.
Hidden Figures is very much based on real events, which makes it all the more inspiring. It’s one of the most uplifting movies we’ve seen in years.