Movies like A Beautiful Mind

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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, cerebral, dramatic, touching, intellectual, motivational, emotional, factual, atmospheric ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, genius, prodigy, schizophrenia, insanity, existentialism, imagination, obsession, talented, hallucination, mathematician, mentally unstable, scientist, psychiatry, paranoid schizophrenia, nervous breakdown, nobel prize, code breaking, fictional reality, research, imaginary friend, fighting illness, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 90s, 80s, 1940s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, washington d.c., stockholm sweden, new jersey

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Most similar movies to A Beautiful Mind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out interesting, intense, realistic and thought provoking films with plots about storytelling, mentor, destiny, redemption, runaway, greed and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Beautiful Mind: Good Will Hunting (1997), The Imitation Game (2014), The Theory of Everything (2014), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), The Shawshank Redemption (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, psychological, philosophical, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, professor, philosophy, university, ambition, human spirit, existentialism, life, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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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, code breaking, male homosexuality, invention, mathematician, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, united kingdom ...
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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, love, fall in love, cambridge university, handicapped, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, couples, physical disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
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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 ...
Plot: mathematics, genius, mathematician, university student, scientist, imagination, discovery, husband wife relationship, cultural difference, teacher student relationship, rejection, pain ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914, pre world war one, year 1976, post world war one ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
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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, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, existentialism, life is a bitch, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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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, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, stereotypes, sexism, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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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, prodigy, paranoia, illness, university, manic, parents and children, campus, science, student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london
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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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, mental illness, psychology, island, uncover truth, hallucination, psychiatrist, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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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, human spirit, against the odds, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, mentally challenged, panic attack, slaughterhouse, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, year 1970, year 1981, year 1975, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, harvard university, arizona
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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: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, life, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, success, life is a bitch, salesman, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, legal action, powerful corporation, rivalry, hopes, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: success, pilot, businessman, aviator, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, test pilot, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, houston texas, manhattan new york city ...
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, borderline personality disorder, psychiatric ward, coming of age, friendship, mental institution, mentally unstable, self harm, patient ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: psychological, sexy, intellectual, philosophical, talky ...
Plot: historical character, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, introspection, s&m, psychologist, sexual perversion, mental illness, sexuality, patient, mentally unstable, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1912, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, vienna, austria, zurich switzerland ...
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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, social experiment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, split personality, self destructing, fighting the system, insomnia, social decay, life philosophy, dark humor, losing-it hero, paranoia, against the rules, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, paranoia, politics, genius, obsession, eccentricity, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1962 ...
Place: reykjavik iceland, canada, former yugoslavia, israel, tunisia ...
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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: programmer, computers and web, rise to the top, computer genius, hacker, ambition, success, social relations, inventions and discoveries, facebook, geek, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york ...
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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, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, deception, art theft, art collector, painting, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, cons and scams, adult virgin, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, vienna, prague
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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, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: insanity, paranoia, mathematics, rabbi, mathematician, obsession, alienation, neighbor, delusion, surveillance, code, loner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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: emotional, realistic, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, child prodigy, overbearing parent, music, piano, fame, musician's life, human spirit, father son relationship, jewish, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: australia, london, south australia
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, tragicomedy, dramatic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, unlikely friendships, nurse, mental illness, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, self control ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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Fear of Rain (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage girl living with schizophrenia begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. Her parents try desperately to help her live a normal life, without exposing their own tragic secrets, and the only person who believes her is Caleb – a ...
Style: suspense, realistic, touching, intense, thought provoking ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, fear, missing child, hearing voices, teen angst, imaginary friend, mental patient, hallucination, neighbor, schizophrenic, teenager ...
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The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: motivational, inspirational, realistic, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: business, businessman, salesman, fast food, rags to riches, ambition, mcdonald's restaurant, capitalism, family business, greed, betrayal, destiny ...
Time: 50s, year 1940, year 1984, 20th century, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, america, california, beverly hills, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: prodigy, business, rise to the top, creativity, programmer, entrepreneur, inventions and discoveries, inventor, computers and web, workplace situations, perfectionist, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, motivational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, life, strong female character, parents and children, interracial relations, fish out of water, rising to stardom, misfit, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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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, book editor, genius, eccentricity, creativity, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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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, disability, cerebral palsy, paralysis, irish, poet, working class, artist, human spirit, painting, family relations, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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Angels of the Universe (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of an Icelandic man and his slow descent into madness. Along his journey he meets Dagný, the initial cause of his breakdown. Other people he meets in the asylum have been committed for various reasons, such as signing cheques for Adolf ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, suicide, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, youth, wrongfully committed, dark humor, mental institution, artists and showbiz, misfit, dumped ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, iceland
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Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, UK, 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, loneliness, missing child, foster home, destiny, courage, adopted son, identity, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986, year 2012, year 2008 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia
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