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.
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: inspirational, enigmatic, captivating, psychological, intellectual, melancholic
Plot: genius, physicist, husband wife relationship, life, adolescence vs adulthood, anthology, painter, painting, nazi, nazi germany
Time: 1930s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and dramatic films and TV series with plots about husband wife relationship, mentor, politics, storytelling, catastrophe, period piece and destiny mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Genius: Experimenter (2015), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Hawking (2004), Liar Game (2007), A Beautiful Mind (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: experiment, psychology, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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: dramatic, intellectual, cerebral, reflective, touching ...
Plot: mathematician, doctor, indian lead, mathematics, prejudice, chalkboard, ends with biographical notes, long distance relationship, coughing blood, statue, beaten up, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, india
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100%
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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, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: novelist, book, genius, writers, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.6
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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, reflective ...
Plot: destiny, science, husband wife relationship, physicist, disability, genius, storytelling, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Liar Game (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The Liar Game is a Japanese manga series originally written and illustrated by Shinobu Kaitani. The manga was first serialized in 2005 in the Japanese manga magazine Weekly Young Jump, published by Shueisha. It was adapted into a TV series, which ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, intellectual
Plot: lie, psychology, mind game, betrayal, genius, greed, revenge, ex convict, gambling, naivete
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, genius, obsession, insanity, schizophrenia, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, hallucinations, imagination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ 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, insanity, brother brother relationship, art gallery, obsession, genius, hospital, art dealer, priest, nature, shot in the stomach ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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56%
 6.9
 31K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, courage, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chile, mine, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 8.3
 293
Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
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, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: nuclear threat, secret place, heroes, moral dilemma, super weapon, ego clash, danger, war, anti heroes, scientist, physicist, mastermind ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Style: intellectual, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: inventor, science, discovery, historical character, science and technology, invention, prodigy, nerd, feud, ambition, mentor, argument ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, aging, elderly, society, ambition, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, master and servant, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, victorian era ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
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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 ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, leadership, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, love and romance, charity, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, spain, buenos aires argentina ...
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43%
 6.8
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Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: inspirational, intellectual, based on true events, lyrical, captivating
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, ghost writer, husband wife relationship, nobel prize, exploitation, novelist, bisexuality, money, infidelity, orchestra, marquis ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 461
Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, white house, politics, election, civil rights, assassination, kennedy family, rise to the top, state affairs, fight for supremacy, administration, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
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: captivating, intellectual, exciting, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, adventure, escapades, lust, unconventional method, inventor, magical, visionary, architect, leonardo da vinci, painting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy
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, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, pope, politics, couples, heroes, human spirit, hopes, unfulfillment, battle zone, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: white house, politics, workplace situations, campaign, society, human spirit, head of state, power relations, state affairs, interracial relations, hopes, master and servant ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 50s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, rivalry, political unrest, politics, ambition, political corruption, power struggle, historical character, sex addict, family in crisis ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.1
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: captivating, epic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: jewish, christianity, judaism, resurrection, bible, sin, clergy, temptation, society, heroes, hopes, miraculous event ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: king, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, head of state, political intrigue, dishonesty, ambition, royal family, pharaoh, ancient egypt
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
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Sybil (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: The true story of a young woman named Sybil, whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, psychology, mental illness, child abuse, split personality, child molestation, doctors and patients, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: save the day, royal court, anti semitism, queen, old testament, heroes, state affairs, destiny, orphan, society, hopes, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 139K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, gay, society, gender, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Starring Lee Young Ae, it tells the tale of an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become the king's first female physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: state affairs, cooking and food, intrigue, maid, politics, royal family, rivalry, orphan, political conspiracy, female doctor, love, slave ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Man Named Benito (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Originally airing on Italian television, this riveting biodrama stars Antonio Banderas as Benito Mussolini. After rapidly ascending the ranks of the Socialist Party, he created a Fascist state in 1920s Italy through his use of propaganda and ...
Plot: duel, fistfight, arrest, sword fight, love interest, sword, womanizer, riot, tyrant, anti hero, male female relationship, politics ...
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 7K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, realistic, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, military base, scientist, ambition, laboratory, military, race against time, relationship vs career, workplace, power relations, inventions and discoveries, unhappy wife ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sandburg's Lincoln (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Story: A miniseries about President Abraham Lincoln.
Plot: american history, usa president, husband wife relationship, government, president, u.s. civil war, trial, u.s. president, american civil war, civil war, politician, politics
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Romanoffs (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around people who believe themselves to be the modern-day descendants of the Romanov family.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, factual, semi documentary, educational film
Audience: chick flick
Plot: anthology, luxury, ancestor, russian history, royal family, domestic servant, russian empire, interview, female full frontal nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Edward the King (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Edward the Seventh is a 1975 television drama series, made by ATV in 13 episodes. Based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, it starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Simon Gipps-Kent and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, state affairs, royal court, head of state, royal family, queen victoria, troubled youth, father son relationship, cigar smoking, british royal family, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: politics, family relations, state affairs, rise to the top, parents and children, society, soldier, military, ambition, leadership, family tradition, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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