Films about gifted children

List of the best films about gifted children, selected by visitors to our site: Think Like a Dog, Enola Holmes, X+Y, Fahim, Annette, Limitless, Firestarter, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, August Rush, The Kindergarten Teacher.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
CharactersDogs, Family, Child Prodigies
PlotFriendship, Telepathy

A 12-year-old tech prodigy whose science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his best friend, his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersHired assassins, Sherlock Holmes, Child Prodigies
PlotFight, Investigation, Mystery
StyleExciting

While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Autistic, Losers, Child Prodigies
PlotMental disorders
PlaceEngland, Asia
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
PlotOn real events, Chess
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Smart

Fahim Mohammad, a Bangladeshi immigrant, becomes a world junior chess champion in France.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA, Japan, Mexico, Luxembourg
PlotLove, Motorcycles, Death, Ghosts
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Forest

The story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Geniuses, Writers, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotSuperpowers, Money, Experiments, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Smart

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersScientists, Clairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Conspiracies, Telepathy
PlaceCollege
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

As youths, Andy McGee and his future wife, Vicky, participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie, begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop."

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Students, Poor
PlotOn real events, Survival, Fate, Hunger, Radio
PlaceSchool, Africa, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Depressive

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:49
CharactersMusicians, Child Prodigies, Orphans, Singers
PlotDancing, Travel, Music, Chase, Adoption
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Sad ones

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Geniuses, Family, Scientists
PlotCars, Obsession, Art, Parenting
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Tense, Touching

Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Geniuses, Family, Lawyers
PlotObsession, Friendship, Happiness, Fate, Fear
PlaceSchool, Court
StyleKind, Light, Cute, Inspirational, Deep Meaning

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersGeniuses, Family, Scientists, Child Prodigies, Surgeons
PlotDancing, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Fear
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious, Sad ones

Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry discovers that the girl next door has a terrible secret, he implores Susan to take matters into her own hands in this imaginative and emotional drama.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersChildrens, Cowboys, Geniuses, Family, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Loneliness
PlaceTrains
StyleExciting, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Touching

A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
PlotSuperpowers

When Sara hears a preacher say faith can move mountains, she starts praying. Suddenly people in her town are mysteriously healed! But fame soon takes its toll – can Sara’s family save her before it’s too late?

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersAliens, Childrens, Superman, Family, Babies
PlotUFO, Superpowers, Investigation, Pursuit, Billiards
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Fancy, Creepy, For men

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Janitors
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Sad ones, To cry, Philosophical

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Child Prodigies
PlotFriendship

A struggling musician becomes a 12-year-old musical prodigy's guardian for a summer.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersPianists
PlotBreakup

An incredibly gifted pianist makes a Faustian bargain to overtake her older sister at a prestigious institution for classical musicians.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, CIA, Spy, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London, Summer camp, Boarding school

With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersCooks, Teens, Maids
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and addiction to all things canned does not help.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Single mothers
PlaceZoos
StyleBy books

An 11-year old boy believes that he is the best detective in town and runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,200 pound polar bear.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Scientists, Students
PlotLove, On real events, Money, Social Media, Success
PlaceCourt, College, Party, USA, California
StyleSmart, Makes me think, Intellectual

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersGeniuses, Trainers, Gifted children, Child Prodigies
PlotOn real events, Chess, Obsession, Love with age difference, Competitions
StyleInspirational, Smart, Touching, Intellectual, Serious

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersChild Prodigies
PlotRivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of -- but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. She also must get past Dr. Larabee's demons, and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersChildrens, Family, Child Prodigies
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Telekinesis, Adoption
PlaceSchool
StyleTouching

An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryItaly
Duration02:00
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Friends, Child Prodigies, Pianists
PlotMusic, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceShips, Ocean
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:50
CharactersGay, Childrens, Family, Gifted children, Poor
PlotBoxing, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes!

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersChildrens, Geniuses, Heroes, Soldier, Gifted children
PlotWar, Adventure, UFO, Virtual Reality, Alien invasion
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, music
CountryLuxembourg
CharactersGeniuses, Friends, Child Prodigies, Pianists, Pilots
PlotMusic, Friendship, Uprising
StyleSoulful, Touching

Vitus tells the story of a highly-gifted boy (played by real-life piano prodigy Teo Gheorghiu) whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him.





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