Top 7 Fascinating Films About Geniuses

The theory of relativity, the musical madness of Mozart, and the struggles of a person with autism. The miracle of how amazing their minds work. There are the top 7 Fascinating Films About Geniuses, the possibility of time travel. The stroke of genius in an artist able to capture a never before seen image, or a kid with an amazing imagination.

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting

USA, 1997.

The main character of the film is Will Hunting, an ordinary twenty-year-old kid with very unusual intellectual abilities. Since then, he is able to memorize a huge amount of information, analyze it. And make discoveries in different fields of science. But instead of doing science, he’s out partying with friends and occasionally ends up in the police station because of fights or showdowns. But soon life-changing events happen to him, including an encounter with psychologist Sean Maguire.

Mind Games

Mind Games

USA, 2001

The Academy Award-winning film of 2002 tells the story of genius mathematician John Forbes Nash. So, it’s not just about science and the serious illness Nash suffered from—schizophrenia. It’s also about love and loyalty, about human suffering and overcoming, about the fact that it’s possible to overcome a lot of things… The main thing is to have people around, who believe in you and your capabilities.

The Stephen Hawking Universe

Stephen Hawking Universe

UK, 2014.

The Theory of Everything, or “Stephen Hawking Universe” in Russian distribution, tells us. The basic facts about the biography of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking. The film tells the story of his youth and his studies at university when his ailment-amyotrophic sclerosis-began. Its manifestation, which later led to his paralysis. However, The Theory of Everything shows us his struggle with himself, as well. The most optimistic prognoses predicted Stephen would only live a couple of years.

Mr. Spivet’s Incredible Journey

Mr. Spivet's Incredible Journey

France, Canada, 2013.

And this is a film you must watch with your children. T.V. Spivet is a ten-year-old boy living with his parents, older sister, and twin brother on a huge ranch in the middle of nowhere, Montana. However, a child prodigy with a weakness for all sorts of inventions. Spivet is taken to a museum, where he attends a lecture on the perpetual motion machine. Since then, after inventing something similar to it. Spivet discovers he has won the prestigious Smithsonian prize and runs away from home to receive it.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

USA, UK, Germany, 2009

Guy Ricci’s acclaimed film shows us what a genius who solves riddles by deductive method could be. So, Sherlock Holmes and Dr, Watson are on the trail of the mysterious Lord Blackwood, and Scotland Yard arrests him. He faces the death penalty by hanging, but Blackwood threatens to rise from the dead. Three days later, he does. Because the great detective will have to use his deductions to solve this mystery.

Imitation Game

Imitation Game

UK, USA, 2014.

And here’s another Sherlock for you: Benedict Cumberbatch, the protagonist of The Imitation Game. However, the film is one of the most acclaimed of the past year. So, its script topped the annual Black List of the best Hollywood scripts that went out of production in 2011. Based on Andrew Hodges’ biographical novel “Alan Turing. The Enigma”, the film tells the incredible story of British mathematician Alan Turing and his small team trying to crack the Enigma during World War II.

Twenty-one

Twenty-one

USA, 2008

The hero of this movie has been a nerd all his life and befriends losers just like himself. But unlike them, he was a real genius. So, for a college scholarship, Ben accepts a bet offered to him by his teacher to rob a casino. Easy money, swanky suits, expensive cars, pretty girls. But does he really need it?

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