Movies and TV shows like Genius

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Genius (2017)
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Genius (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: anthology, intellectual, inspirational, enigmatic, captivating, psychological, melancholic
Plot: genius, physicist, adolescence vs adulthood, husband wife relationship, life, painter, intelligence, mind, discovery, scientific discovery, painting, life & death, inventions and discoveries, nazi, nazi germany, passage of time
Time: 1930s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and thought provoking films and TV series with plots about genius, ambition, husband wife relationship, mentor, storytelling, destiny and creativity mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Genius: The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Experimenter (2015), The Current War (2017), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), Finding Altamira (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, based on true events, educational film ...
Plot: genius, mathematics, mathematician, imagination, scientist, husband wife relationship, indian lead, university, doctor, science, self discovery, discovery ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, year 1914, post world war one, year 1976 ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
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Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, breaking the fourth wall, controversy, insanity, talking to the camera ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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100%
The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: inventor, electricity, science and technology, genius, technology, science, discovery, invention, rivalry, machine, historical character, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s
Place: north dakota, new orleans, pittsburgh, manhattan new york city, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, captivating, witty, serious ...
Plot: leonardo da vinci, prodigy, inventor, adventure, historical character, talented, escapades, a vision, visionary, unconventional method, magical, shrewd ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Finding Altamira (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of nine-year old Maria and her father Marcelino who, in 1879, found the first pre-historic cave paintings at the now world famous Altamira cave.
Style: touching, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: cave, discovery, love triangle, king, faith, scientist, science, father daughter relationship, bible, influenza, defamation, wife ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, prehistory
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: destiny, science, physicist, disability, genius, storytelling, life philosophy, self discovery, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, family relations, mathematics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, prodigy, genius, insanity, schizophrenia, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, uplifting, serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, artist, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 60s, 1500s
Place: italy, vatican, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sin (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Style: uplifting, intellectual, inspirational, sentimental, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: misery, power struggle, sculptor, fight, painter, wealthy family, genius, art school, architect, sculpture, talent, betrayal ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: florence, italy, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
TV show
Story: This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.
Style: inspirational, feel good, thought provoking, emotional, captivating
Plot: rags to riches, american dream, hair, entrepreneur, social climbing, strong female lead, glory, ambitious man, woman, money raising, destiny, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
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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, genius, eccentricity, creativity, book editor, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 159K
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, captivating, sincere, factual ...
Plot: technology, computers and web, prodigy, computer, apple computer, genius, ambition, rise to the top, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, dialogue driven, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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31%
 7.0
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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: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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31%
 7.2
 5K
Pure Genius (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A young Silicon Valley tech-titan enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, new school approach to medicine.
Style: medical drama, captivating, touching, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: billionaire, genius, doctor, hospital, technology, medicine, computer genius, invention, fate of humanity, chance, treatment
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 25K
Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, elderly, society, love and romance, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.
Style: melancholic, touching, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: loneliness, painter, brother brother relationship, insanity, art gallery, obsession, genius, priest, art dealer, hospital, nature, doctor ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.3
 314
Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, anti heroes, war, secret place, super weapon, nuclear threat, anti hero, creative block, moral dilemma, danger, ego clash, heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 444
Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The young Maria Theresia sees her life clearly in front of her: she will marry Franz Stephan of Lorraine and start a family of many with him. Even if Franz Stephan is not quite sure of his luck and her father, Emperor Charles VI, and his powerful ...
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, based on true events, visually appealing
Plot: strong female lead, female protagonist, female politician, political leader, motherhood, high society, aristocrat, czech history, strong female character, european history, noblewoman, empress ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 395 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: chess, addiction, child prodigy, genius, drugs/alcohol, prodigy, female protagonist, girl, orphanage, orphan, girl power, champion ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, europe, kentucky, russia, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA, France, West Germany
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, ambition, adventurer, ocean or sea, inventions and discoveries, tragic hero, ocean, political intrigue, conquistador, father son relationship, discovery ...
Time: 15th century
Place: portugal, spain, europe, iceland, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Loudest Voice (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events in his life.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: politics, husband wife relationship, impotence, infidelity, political corruption, ambition, corruption, paranoia, fighting illness, state affairs, political intrigue, sexual harassment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 350
King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
TV show
Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, assassination, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, clergy, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 10K
Mrs. America (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 458 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.”
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting
Plot: conservative, feminist, activist, politics, women's rights, corporate world, strong female character, workplace situations, sexism, protest, feminism, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, monarch, state affairs, head of state, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Charité at War (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin, 1888. After penniless Ida’s life is saved at the Charité Hospital she must work off the treatment costs. While she becomes acquainted with the most brilliant physicians of this era at the world-famous hospital, the self-determined young ...
Style: intellectual, realistic, stylized, based on true events, captivating ...
Plot: medicine, nurse, hospital, surgery, discovery, saving a life, doctors, scientist, coworker relationship, historical event, love story, training ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 1880s, 1940s, 60s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 34K
Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, ambition, hopes, cinderella story, human spirit, charity, folk hero, rise to the top, love and romance, state affairs, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 490
Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: civil rights, white house, election, assassination, politics, vietnam war, kennedy family, democrat, administration, americana, state affairs, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gentleman Jack (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, strongman, love and romance, social relations, society, discrimination, private vs public, rivalry, british history, heroes, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 208K
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, factual, sincere, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, strong female character, stereotypes, scientist, genius, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 1K
Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, rebellion, european history, journalism, student, suicide, rebelliousness, self sacrifice, revolution, russian, protest, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, europe, central europe, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%