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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
 7.2
 55K
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 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.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, clever, thought provoking, touching, inspirational, unusual plot structure, dramatic, visually appealing, cerebral ...
Plot: mathematics, genius, mathematician, scientist, imagination, discovery, husband wife relationship, university, pain, teacher student relationship, cultural difference, university student, rejection, doctor, culture clash, science, philosophy, transformation, life, self discovery, chosen one, ambition, cambridge university, atheist, hinduism ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, year 1976, year 1914, post world war one, pre world war one
Place: england, india, bombay india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out dramatic, touching, inspirational and realistic films with plots about storytelling, destiny, mentor, redemption, runaway, catastrophe and life & death mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Imitation Game (2014), Lion (2016), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Theory of Everything (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, genius, prodigy, insanity, schizophrenia, existentialism, imagination, obsession, talented, mathematician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, genius, ambition, inventor, code breaking, code, male homosexuality, mathematician, social misfits, invention ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, united kingdom, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.0
 228K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA, India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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.
Style: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, survival, missing child, loneliness, foster home, courage, destiny, adopted son, identity, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986, year 2012, year 2008 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: philosophical, sentimental, emotional, psychological, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mathematics, prodigy, genius, life philosophy, philosophy, university, professor, existentialism, ambition, life, human spirit, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 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.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, disability, against the odds, fall in love, cambridge university, love, supportive spouse, handicapped, life is a bitch, couples, physical disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 217K
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, factual, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, genius, strong female character, discrimination, african american woman, racial segregation, space program, stereotypes, sexism, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.3
 18K
Genius (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Story: Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.
Style: melancholic, intellectual, inspirational, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: genius, physicist, adolescence vs adulthood, husband wife relationship, life, scientific discovery, intelligence, life & death, discovery, mind, painting, painter ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.3
 29K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, mentally challenged, panic attack, teacher, genius ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 50s, year 1951, 70s ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 6K
Hawking (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: physicist, destiny, science, disability, genius, life philosophy, self discovery, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, family relations, mathematics, courage ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, young lovers, introspection, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, underdog, nervous breakdown, justice, business, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, rivalry, hopes, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 19K
Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: writers, novelist, book editor, genius, eccentricity, creativity, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 165K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, factual ...
Plot: prodigy, computers and web, technology, genius, rise to the top, ambition, computer, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, friendship, father daughter relationship, entrepreneur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 259K
Sully (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspense, intense, inspirational ...
Plot: airplane, airplane accident, aviation, pilot, courage, plane crash, crash landing, investigation, lone hero, rescue, justice, co pilot ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 190K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: factual, inspirational, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: contamination, justice, against the odds, lawyer, single mother, court, relationship vs career, family relations, righting the wronged, ambition, society, young woman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, human spirit, surgery, medical, racism, university, patient, african american, talented, blacks and whites, partners ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 8K
Tesla (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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.
Style: clever, serious, factual, stylized, intellectual
Plot: inventor, genius, progress, electricity, scientific experiment, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, discovery, science, invention, business partner, curse ...
Time: 19th century, year 1943, future
Place: pittsburgh, colorado, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 22K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: washington d.c., england, london, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.0
 28K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: painter, artist, alcohol abuse, painting, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1950, year 1949 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, disability, human spirit, paralysis, coma, nurse, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, patient, tragic event, courage, therapy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 136K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, sincere, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, hopes, coma, hospital, fighting illness, illness, patient, cure, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1969
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 28K
The Good Lie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned ...
Style: captivating, rough, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: refugee, culture clash, friendship, life is a bitch, fish out of water, society, immigrants, refugee camp, self sacrifice, survival, courage, civil war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: sudan, usa, kenya, kansas, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, reconciliation, terminal illness, family relations, memory, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, family, illness, teenager, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1962, year 1989 ...
Place: brighton, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.6
 110K
Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: inspirational, sweet, touching, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: child prodigy, childhood, genius, school, mathematics, uncle niece relationship, child custody, teacher, friendship, girl, family, happiness ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, programmer, rise to the top, computer genius, hacker, ambition, success, social relations, inventions and discoveries, facebook, talented, corporate world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life, ambition, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, life is a bitch, success, salesman, single parent, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 21K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: factual, compassionate, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, supportive spouse, illness, polio, husband wife relationship, adaptation, human spirit, twins, countryside, baby boy, love ...
Time: year 1973, year 1971, year 1970, year 1965, year 1960 ...
Place: germany, spain, england, africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 72K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, paralysis, disability, irish, poet, human spirit, working class, artist, painting, family relations, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.0
 80K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, dignity, freedom, lawyer, mercy killing, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, court, understanding ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, catalonia, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 53K
The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, homeless, music, street musician, mental illness, violin, genius, musician's life, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%