9 best movies like The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

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Movies similar to The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016): Lion, Hidden Figures, Genius, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, Temple Grandin, Creation, Hawking, A Beautiful Mind.

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Lion (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Adoption
PlaceAustralia, India
StyleTouching, To cry

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Hidden Figures (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
PlaceSpace

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)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersWriters, Friends, Geniuses
PlotFate, Obsession
PlaceUSA
StyleInspirational

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.

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

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.

The Imitation Game (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersMathematicians, Inventors, Geniuses
PlotWar
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II

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.

Temple Grandin (2010)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 8.3)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersScientists, Autistic, Inventors
StyleTouching

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

Creation (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
PlaceEngland, Village

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

Hawking (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersScientists, Disabled people, Geniuses
PlotFate
StyleInspirational, To cry

The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong attraction between the two. Jane is intrigued by Stephen's talk of stars and the Universe. But she realises that there is something very wrong when Stephen suddenly finds that he is unable to stand up.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersScientists, Spy
PlotMental disorders, Love
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, Smart

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..

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