Movies about geniuses

Movies about geniuses
List of the best movies about geniuses selected by visitors to our site: Project Almanac, Archive, Kalashnikov AK-47, Animal World, Sakharov. Two Lives, Artemis Fowl, Steve Jobs, The Humbling, Mars and April, A Wrinkle in Time.

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

Project Almanac (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Geniuses, Popadants in the past
PlotLove, Time travel, Time machine, Teleportation, Changing the Past

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

Archive (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA
CharactersGeniuses, Robots, Heroes, Scientists, Androids
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Relationship, Obsession, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Serious, Expanding consciousness, Disturbing

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.

Kalashnikov AK-47 (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrebiography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersGeniuses, Inventors, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Weapon
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

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.

Animal World (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama
CountryChina
Duration01:26
CharactersSuperhero, Geniuses, Monsters, Losers, Mathematicians
PlotPuzzles, Abduction, Survival, Money, Betrayal
PlaceShips
StyleUnexpected ending, Beautiful, Heavy, Fancy, Makes me think

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…

Sakharov. Two Lives (2021)
CharactersScientists, Geniuses
PlaceRussia, USSR

Avenue, university and even an asteroid bear his name. Academician Sakharov is known all over the world: someone as the creator of the hydrogen bomb, someone as an outstanding public figure and human rights activist. All his life Andrei Sakharov lived between two fires - science and humanism - and this dualism formed the basis of the film. The picture will show the scientist as he saw himself, through his dialogues with the Conscience.

Artemis Fowl (2020)
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.

Steve Jobs (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersGeniuses, Family, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart, Vital signs, Makes me think

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 Humbling (2014)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Teachers, Geniuses, Cats
PlotMoney, Friendship
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, USA
StyleBy books, Smart, Black humor

Following a breakdown and suicide attempt, an aging actor becomes involved with a much younger woman but soon finds that it's difficult to keep pace with her.

Mars and April (2012)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama
CountryCanada
CharactersGeniuses, Models, Photographers, Friends
PlotLove, Travel, Virtual Reality, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars, Moon, Canada
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Light, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating

In the near future, as humanity prepares to set foot on Mars, Jacob Obus, an elderly musician, takes pride in slowing down time by playing instruments inspired by women's bodies, designed by his friend Arthur. A love triangle develops when Jacob and Arthur both fall in love with Avril, a young photographer. Enter Eugène Spaak, Arthur's father, an inventor and cosmologist who unveils a new theory about man's desire to reach Mars and helps Jacob find the true meaning of life and love.

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersDogs, Teens, Childrens, Geniuses, Scientists
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Telekinesis
PlaceSpace
StyleDisney, For children, Light, Epic

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration01:57
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Womanizers
PlotPassion, Music, Success
PlaceItaly
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.

Genius (2016)
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.

Uncanny (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Androids, Hermits, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Chess, Artificial Intelligence, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture, Dark ones
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

For ten years, inventor David Kressen has lived in seclusion with his inventions, including Adam, a robot with incredible lifelike human qualities. When reporter Joy Andrews is given access to their unconventional facility, she is alternately repelled and attracted to the scientist and his creation. But as Adam exhibits emergent behavior of anger and jealousy towards her, she finds herself increasingly entangled in a web of deception where no one’s motives are easily decipherable.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:03
CharactersDogs, Geniuses, Sherlock Holmes, Lovers
PlotInvestigation, Drug addict, Swimming, Seduction, Conspiracies
PlaceIndia, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

In war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, Byomkesh Bakshy, fresh out of college, pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.

The Professor and the Madman (2019)
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.

Pete's Christmas (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Geniuses, Family, Twins
PlotSoccer, Holidays
PlaceCanada
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleFancy, Touching

An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the holidays a makeover and his family a Christmas they will never forget.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersDogs, Teens, Geniuses, Family, Psychologists
PlotTravel, The escape, Money, Mental disorders, Missing people
PlaceAircraft, Ships, Mansions
StyleExciting, Light

When architect-turned-recluse Bernadette Fox goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica, her 15-year-old daughter Bee goes on a quest with Bernadette's husband to find her.

Dark Web: Cicada 3301 (2021)
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.

The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersTeachers, Geniuses, Family, Scientists, Students
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.

Temple Grandin (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeachers, Geniuses, Autistic, Scientists, Disabled people
PlotOn real events
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.




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