Movies like A Beautiful Mind

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
 8.2
 782K
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 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..
Style: captivating, psychological, cerebral, touching, intellectual, dramatic, realistic, factual, gloomy, interesting ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, schizophrenia, genius, insanity, imagination, obsession, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, hallucinations, mathematician, scientist, nobel prize, psychiatry, research, fictional reality, fighting illness, paranoid schizophrenia, nervous breakdown, imaginary friend, harvard, marriage, code breaking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, new jersey, washington d.c., stockholm sweden

Most similar movies to A Beautiful Mind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and intense films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, destiny, life, life & death and adaptation mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like A Beautiful Mind: The Imitation Game (2014), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Theory of Everything (2014), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Aviator (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: intellectual, inspirational, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, ambition, genius, mathematician, code breaking, homosexuality, espionage, code, sexism, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
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100%
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: psychological, emotional, sentimental, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, philosophy, professor, university, human spirit, psychologist, ambition, dedicated educator, life philosophy, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
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, compassionate, factual, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, genius, disability, supportive spouse, human spirit, life is a bitch, religion versus science, against the odds, life turned upside down, love, adaptation, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: england, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, touching, uplifting, clever, serious ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, life is a bitch, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, corruption, confined, survival, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, mexico, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 314K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, epic, factual, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: pilot, aviation, businessman, mental illness, millionaire, rise and fall, corruption, nervous breakdown, fame, phobia, blackmail, senator ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, connecticut, peru ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 41K
Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, prodigy, student, paranoia, university, manic, parents and children, strong female lead, insanity, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 25K
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, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, inventions and discoveries, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1950s, 1960s, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, harvard university, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 1.0M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, mental illness, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, friendship, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, eating disorder, coming of age, nurse, patient, female protagonist, psychiatric ward ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 168K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: intellectual, philosophical, clever, based on true events, educational film ...
Plot: mathematician, indian lead, husband wife relationship, genius, university, imagination, science, discovery, chosen one, scientist, mathematics, ambition ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 117K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, communism, notoriety, politician, state affairs, homosexual, fighting crime, rise to the top, government official, investigation ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, psychological, depressing, inspirational ...
Plot: french, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, mental institution, teacher, prodigy, book, artists and showbiz, hopes, wrongfully committed, writer's life, coping, misdiagnosed, torment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, obsession, prodigy, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition, genius, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 162K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, paranoia, obsession, delusion, surveillance, alienation, rabbi, neighbor, genius, prodigy, evidence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 49K
Shine (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: pianist, child prodigy, prodigy, jewish, nervous breakdown, mental illness, concert hall, jumping, letter, piano, overbearing parent, music ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, south australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 90K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, creativity, computers and web, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 13K
Creation (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, stylized, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: evolution, faith, loss of daughter, haunted by the past, village, family relations, death in the family, family life, relationship vs career, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 98K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, mysterious character, forgery, collector, obsession, age difference, painting, love and romance, high society, old friend, art theft, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 16K
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, controversy, insanity, elephant, talking to the camera ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 36K
Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, cold war, prodigy, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, paranoia, politics, genius, obsession, eccentricity, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 26K
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: artist, painting, painter, art, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, bohemian life, ambition, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns, biting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, losing-it hero, social decay, insomnia, fist fighting, against the rules, nihilism, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, fighting the system, social misfits, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 62K
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, biting, captivating ...
Plot: irish, disability, poet, human spirit, artist, courage, working class, painting, cerebral palsy, artists and showbiz, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.
Style: psychological, touching, based on true events, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, painter, brother brother relationship, mentally unstable, prodigy, life is a bitch, genius, art, famous painting, drawing, insanity, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: holland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, romance, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, young lovers, introspection, love of one's life, mathematics ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 141K
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: serious, factual, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1984 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, downfall, depression, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sheriff, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, mentally unstable, misfit, family problems, love affair, family relations, parent child relationship, affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%