Movies like A Beautiful Mind

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
 8.2
 760K
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: psychological, captivating, touching, cerebral, realistic, dramatic, intellectual, factual, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, genius, obsession, insanity, schizophrenia, inventions and discoveries, hallucinations, mentally unstable, imagination, mathematician, nobel prize, fictional reality, fighting illness, paranoid schizophrenia, imaginary friend, harvard, scientist, marriage, code breaking, husband wife relationship, psychiatry, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, new jersey, washington d.c., stockholm sweden

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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, adaptation, life philosophy and redemption mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Beautiful Mind: The Imitation Game (2014), The Theory of Everything (2014), Good Will Hunting (1997), Proof (2005), The Aviator (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
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, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, code breaking, genius, ambition, mathematician, homosexuality, espionage, sexism, code, computers and web ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1939, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
⇓ 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, disability, supportive spouse, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, love, adaptation, husband wife relationship, cambridge university, genius ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, genius, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 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, teacher student relationship, strong female lead, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 297K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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: mental illness, pilot, businessman, millionaire, aviation, paranoia, rise and fall, corruption, fame, nervous breakdown, phobia, actress ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.1
 989K
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: french, paralysis, human spirit, mute or deaf, disability, nurse, coma, patient, writing, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, communication problem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, africa, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 165K
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.3
 24K
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, inventions and discoveries, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1950s, 1960s, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, coming of age, nurse, patient, teenage life, diary, insanity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: biting, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, insomnia, split personality, violence, social misfits, life philosophy, fighting the system, loneliness, nihilism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 111K
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, touching, motivational, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, mental institution, coma, hospital, hopes, illness, doctor, patient, treatment, fighting illness, cure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, clever, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, freedom, prison, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 94K
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: psychological, serious, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, obsession, collector, painting, love and romance, high society, old friend, cons and scams, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 15K
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, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 34K
Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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 ⇓
26%
 7.9
 149K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, corruption, paranoia, fear, lawsuit, media, journalist, ethics, public health, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iran, washington d.c., south carolina, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 60K
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, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: irish, disability, poet, human spirit, artist, courage, working class, painting, cerebral palsy, writer's life, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 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, sincere, serious, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, young lovers, 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 ⇓
25%
 7.0
 25K
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: gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: artist, painting, infidelity, addiction, unfulfillment, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, family problems, weakness, bohemian life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 135K
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, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, uplifting, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: insanity, teacher, mental institution, prodigy, book, treatment, social awkwardness, misfit, lifestyle, coping, human spirit, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ 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, downfall, drugs/alcohol, insanity, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, drug addiction, depression, hallucinations, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 115K
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, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, communism, notoriety, politician, homosexual, state affairs, rise to the top, fighting crime, government official, investigation ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 88K
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, computers and web, workplace situations, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, business, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 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, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, mentally unstable, misfit, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, family problems, love affair, parent child relationship, mormon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, mentor, competition, tournament, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 648K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, insanity, mental illness, dancer's life, mentally unstable, hallucinations, showbiz, rivalry, parents and children, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy
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: realistic, gloomy, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: obsession, painter, society, mentally unstable, dealer, couples, family relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century
Place: holland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 48K
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, musician, homeless, music, life is a bitch, musician's life, misfit, down on your luck, rich and poor, unlikely partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%