Movies about geniuses

Movies about geniuses
List of the best movies about geniuses selected by visitors to our site: Hidden Figures, Genius, Carrie Pilby, Artemis Fowl, A Beautiful Mind, Transcendence, Limitless, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Genius, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

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Genre
Country
Hidden Figures (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Genius (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30

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

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.

Artemis Fowl (2020)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA

Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He soon finds himself in an epic battle against a race of powerful underground fairies who may be behind his father's disappearance.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genredrama, biography
Duration02:15

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

Transcendence (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration01:59

Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

Limitless (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45

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.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:27

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Genius (1991)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:42

He is overly intelligent... He is genius... And he's just trying to make his life a little bit better in an new era post-communist Russia.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:08

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.

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Pi (1998)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.

Good Will Hunting (1997)
Duration02:06

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.

The Pianist (2002)
Duration02:29

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Duration02:21

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Phenomenon (1996)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, USA
Duration02:19

Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

Proof (2005)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:03

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

Einstein and Eddington (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:34

A look at the evolution of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to understand his ideas.

Jobs (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:02

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.

21 (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.

Confucius (2010)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryChina
Duration02:05

In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new heights but becomes a target of conquest for the warlike nation of Qi. Threatened with annihilation by their powerful neighbour, a desperate people turn to their greatest teacher to lead their most powerful army. When Confucius delivers a stunning victory against all odds, a jealous aristocracy sets out to destroy him, but they should never under-estimate a remarkable man whose wisdom is more powerful than the sword.

Wonder Boys (2000)
Duration01:43

Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years—not since he wrote his award winning 'Great American Novel' 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

Amadeus (1984)
Duration02:33

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.

My husband is a genius (2008)
Mark
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:51

The life of a brilliant scientist who managed to live in the era of “developed” socialism in accordance with his own ideas about freedom and morality did not leave indifferent either his colleagues or the authorities.

Archive (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI, and his latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs—being reunited with his dead wife.

Project Almanac (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

Kalashnikov AK-47 (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrebiography, history
CountryRussia

Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front line. While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the world’s most legendary weapons. A self-taught inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, is only 29 when he develops the now iconic assault riffle — the AK-47.




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