Movies about geniuses

List of the best movies about geniuses selected by visitors to our site: The Theory of Everything, Steve Jobs, The Professor and the Madman, Gifted, Colette, Time Freak, The Social Network, UFO, Animal World, The Prodigy.

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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:03
CharactersScientists, Geniuses, Disabled people
PlotLove, On real events
PlaceEngland
StyleTouching, Soulful

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Steve Jobs (2015)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:31
CharactersGeniuses, Inventors, Family
PlotSuccess, Computers, Technology, Depression, Obsession, Loneliness, On real events
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration02:04
CharactersGeniuses, Criminals, Scientists
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think, For men

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Gifted (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersGeniuses, Childrens, Parents, Family, Cats, Lawyers, Teachers
PlotFate, Obsession, Fear
PlaceSchool, Court
StyleDeep Meaning, Light, Cute, Inspirational, Touching

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

Colette (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37
CharactersGeniuses, Writers, Strong women, Photographers, Insects
PlotMoney, Divorce, Dancing, On real events
PlaceTrains, Party, France
StyleFor girls, Womens in main roles, Inspirational, Fascinating

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Time Freak (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersGeniuses, Teens
PlotLove, Time machine, Relationship, Time travel, Fate, Cars
StyleLight, Cute

Stillman, a heartbroken physics student, builds a time machine when his girlfriend breaks up with him. Going back in time, he attempts to save their relationship by fixing every mistake he made—while dragging his best friend along in the process.

The Social Network (2010)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Inventors, Geniuses, Scientists, Friends, Businessmen, Students
PlotSuccess, Social Media, Internet, Money, Love, Power, On real events
PlaceCalifornia, New York, USA, Party, College
StyleSmart

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.

UFO (2018)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Students, Friends, FBI
PlotUFO, Investigation
StyleExciting, Makes me think

A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.

Animal World (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryChina
Duration01:26
CharactersMathematicians, Geniuses, Friends, Superhero, Girlfriends
PlotSurvival, Cheating, Money, Betrayal, Supernatural, Abduction
PlaceShips
StyleFancy, Makes me think, Disturbing, Heavy, Depressive

Drifting aimlessly through life, Kaisi (Li Yi Feng) has racked up debts of several million having borrowed money from his friends. Lured with the promise of writing it all off, Kaisi leaves his ailing mother and childhood sweetheart Qing (Zhou Dongyu) to board the ship Destiny and attend a gambling party controlled by the mysterious Anderson (Michael Douglas). All players join the game with stars. For each game they lose, their opponent captures a star. Everyone is holding daggers behind their backs plotting dirty means by which to overcome their opponents. The game quickly deteriorates into a slaughter and Kaisi must battle save his own skin…

The Prodigy (2019)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration01:28
CharactersDemons, Childrens, Serial killers, Geniuses
PlotSupernatural, Death, On real events
TimeHalloween
StyleAction, Tense

A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

Kim Possible (2019)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 3.6)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Special agents, Geniuses, Spy
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Supernatural
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

Everyday teen hero Kim Possible and her best friend Ron Stoppable embark on their freshman year of high school, all while saving the world from evil villains. While Kim and Ron have always been one step ahead of their opponents, navigating the social hierarchy of high school is more challenging than the action-hero ever imagined. With Drakken and Shego lurking in the wings, Kim must rely on her family and Team Possible—Ron, tech-genius Wade, new friend Athena, and Rufus, a Naked mole-rat.

At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersArtists, Geniuses
PlotArt, Obsession, Religious, Mental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceFrance, Nature
StyleTouching, Heavy, Disturbing

Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

Michelangelo Endless (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryItaly
Duration01:36
CharactersCelebrities, Artists, Geniuses, Architects
PlotOn real events
PlaceItaly
StyleInspirational

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Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersWriters, Geniuses, Hermits, Jews
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Death, Survival, Depression, Dancing, Religious, Success, Loneliness
PlaceHotels
StyleTouching, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

The Current War (2019)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersInventors, Geniuses
PlotRivalry, Fate, Technology
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleTense, Disturbing, Inspirational, Smart

Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

Final Portrait (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:20
CharactersArtists, Lovers, Geniuses, Photographers, Writers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Art, Creation, Obsession, Death, Money, Diving
PlaceFrance, Paris
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Second Chance (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersSheriffs, Geniuses, Scientists, FBI
PlotLost memory, Investigation, Revenge, Mystery, Skirmishes, Justice
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating

A disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.

Pure Genius (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration05:17
CharactersBusinessmen, Doctors, Scientists, Billionaires, Geniuses
PlotTechnology

A young Silicon Valley tech-titan enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, new school approach to medicine.

Genius (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersWriters, Friends, Geniuses
PlotFate, Obsession, Weapon, Art, On real events
PlaceUSA, Trains
StyleInspirational, Touching, For men

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named Thomas Wolfe falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. Together the two men set out to work on a version for publication and a seemingly endless struggle over every single phrase ensues. During this process, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric author become close – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ becomes a resounding success, the writer grows increasingly paranoid.

Carrie Pilby (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersGeniuses, Strong women, Musicians
PlaceNew York

Awkward, isolated and disapproving of most of the people around her, a precocious 19-year-old genius is challenged to put her convictions to the test by venturing out on to the NYC dating scene, in this adaptation of Caren Lissner’s best-selling 2003 novel.




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