Today is International Women’s Day 2018, the annual celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. One of the greatest film’s in recent memory that illustrates how vital the role of women is in our society is 2016’s Hidden Figures. Based on the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly, this engaging drama relays the true–if seldom told–story of a group of African American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA in the early 1960s. The film follows three of the ladies (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe) as they fight against the racial prejudice of the day and prove themselves to be instrumental and invaluable at a crucial point in the U.S. space program’s infancy. With Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, and Kevin Costner. This highly acclaimed drama is perfect viewing for a day where we celebrate the immeasurable achievements of women across the globe.