Movies about geniuses

Movies about geniuses
List of the best movies about geniuses selected by visitors to our site: Limitless, A Beautiful Mind, The Man Who Knew Infinity, The Theory of Everything, Gifted, The Social Network, Catch Me If You Can, Fahim, Hero Mode, The Imitation Game.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
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: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Puzzles, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Inspirational

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..

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceEngland, India
StyleBy books, Philosophical, Smart, Intellectual

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Disabled people, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceEngland
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious

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.

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: 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: 8.1
Genrecomedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:21
CharactersGeniuses, Special agents, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Adventure, Money, Chase
StylePopular, Exciting, To cry, Fascinating, Smart

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.

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: 5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens
PlotComputer games

A teenage coding genius has just 30 days to create the world's greatest video game or his family loses everything. No pressure.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Programmers, Geniuses, Mathematicians
PlotWar, On real events, Computers
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Intellectual

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersGeniuses, Psychics, Losers, Terminally ill, Good people
PlotLove, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural, Teleportation
PlaceSmall cities
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses
PlotComputer games, Computers, Mystery, Mystery, Sects
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Makes me think, Intellectual

Genius hacker Connor discovers Cicada 3301, an online treasure hunt that could be a recruiting tool for a secret society. Soon Conner, art-expert friend Avi, and secretive librarian Gwen are dashing from graffiti sites to ancient libraries to uncover real-world clues. But they must outrun aggressive NSA agents, also hot on the trail of Cicada, who want the glory for themselves.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersGeniuses, Writers, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Weapon, Art, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA, New York
StyleInspirational, By books, Touching, Intellectual, Beautiful landscapes

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.

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Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
CharactersGeniuses

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersStrong women, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Judge
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Geniuses, Musicians
PlotFriendship
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Light, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:42
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists
PlotInvestigation
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Geniuses, Elves, Special agents, Fairies
PlotAbduction, Magic Items

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.

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: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersProgrammers, Geniuses, Immortals, Inventors
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Death, Hostage, Life after death
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Makes me think, Womens in main roles, Serious, For men

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.

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: 6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:02
CharactersProgrammers, Geniuses, Inventors, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Travel, Success, Computers, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Serious

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

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
PlotLove, Virtual Reality, Fight, Artificial Intelligence, Computer games
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleCyberpunk, Good music

Plagued by strange memories, Neo's life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself back inside the Matrix.

Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersInventors
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Curses
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

The story of the Promethean struggles of Nikola Tesla, as he attempts to transcend entrenched technology—including his own previous work—by pioneering a system of wireless energy that would change the world.

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: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians
StyleAtmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersGeniuses
PlotOn real events, Chess, Obsession, Mental disorders, Political
PlaceIslands, Russia
TimeCold War
StylePsychological problems, Inspirational, Fascinating, Serious

American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

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: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland, France, Iceland, Mexico, Belgium, United Kingdom, Hong Kong
Duration02:04
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, crime
CountryGermany, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Geniuses, Gifted children
PlotObsession, Fear
PlaceFrance
Time18th century
StylePsychological problems, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart

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.





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