Genius movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant genius movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, interesting, inspirational and clever films and TV shows about / with genius, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, destiny, catastrophe, creativity, redemption, childhood and prodigy plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as genius: Good Will Hunting (1997), Amadeus (1984), The Imitation Game (2014), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Temple Grandin (2010), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Genius (2016), The Luzhin Defence (2000), The Theory of Everything (2014).
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A Beautiful Mind
Biography, Drama
USA
135 min.
 8.2
The Imitation Game
Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
USA
114 min.
 8.0
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Easter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.
A Wrinkle in Time
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
USA
109 min.
 4.2

List of genius movies

Good Will Hunting
Genre: Drama
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, intellectual, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: genius, mathematics, prodigy, character study, life philosophy, existentialism, teachers and students, harvard, rags to riches, complex characters, university, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 8.3
 322K
Amadeus
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: stylized, captivating, inspirational, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, music, genius, musician's life, prodigy, envy, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, obsession, classical music, opera, composer ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1780s, 1820s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
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The Imitation Game
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: 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, factual, suspense, intellectual, entertaining ...
Plot: genius, homosexuality, mathematician, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, espionage, ambition, code breaking, prodigy, code, homosexual, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1920s ...
Place: england, germany, europe, poland
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A Beautiful Mind
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: factual, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mathematics, paranoia, genius, paranoid schizophrenia, mathematician, mental illness, prodigy, insanity, obsession, fighting illness, fictional reality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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Searching for Bobby Fischer
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: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, genius, prodigy, contests and competitions, child prodigy, mentor, parents and children, obsession, children, supportive parent, tournament, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.3
 23K
Temple Grandin
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: inspirational, sincere, touching, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, genius, disability, panic attack, female protagonist, human spirit, ambition, scientist, mother daughter relationship, teacher, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1981, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire, boston, arizona, harvard university
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 7.0
 33K
Pawn Sacrifice
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, prodigy, genius, obsession, cold war, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, eccentricity, paranoia, mental illness, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
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 6.5
 14K
Genius
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: genius, writers, novelist, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, writer's life, life philosophy, mentor, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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The Luzhin Defence
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, melancholic, sincere, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, mentally unstable, obsession, prodigy, genius, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy
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The Theory of Everything
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: touching, uplifting, factual, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: disability, prodigy, genius, supportive spouse, love, life turned upside down, against the odds, adaptation, human spirit, life is a bitch, cambridge university, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oxford university, england
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 7.1
 41K
Scorpion
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new ...
Style: intellectual, captivating, light, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: prodigy, computers and web, genius, computer hacker, science, computer genius, partners against crime, national security, problem solving, crimes, state affairs, boy genius ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 17K
Young Sheldon
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.
Style: clever, philosophical, witty, humorous
Plot: child prodigy, school, mathematician, genius, kids and family, prodigy, family, family conflict, society, boy, scientist, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: texas
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, dark ...
Plot: obsession, perfume, serial killer, psychopath, secret formula, sense of smell, dark fantasy, mentor, sexualized violence, psychology, visceral, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.9
 43K
Eureka
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The sleep Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand. U.S. Marshal ...
Style: clever, light, futuristic, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: sheriff, small town, save the day, secret place, experiment, scientist, experiment gone awry, genius, friendship, prodigy, hi-tech, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Devil's Violinist
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, violinist, womanizer, rising to stardom, music, success, rise to the top, deal with the devil, composer, classical music, genius, glory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
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 7.6
 11K
Second Chance
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.
Style: tense, captivating, futuristic, serious, exciting
Plot: sheriff, resurrection, investigation, reanimation, father son relationship, human experiment, superhuman, friendship, vengeance, secret, brother sister relationship, fbi agent ...
Time: future
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 5K
Hawking
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: disability, destiny, storytelling, science, husband wife relationship, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, physicist, family relations, life is a bitch, genius ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
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 7.4
 157K
Pi
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: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, cerebral ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, obsession, genius, paranoia, mentor, dreams, science, surrealism, religion, conspiracy, judaism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 27K
Real Genius
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: college, genius, science, mentor, high school, revenge, military, college life, farce, laser, teenager, nerds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, campus
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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by aliens, it's up to him to lead all the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: alien, family, rescue, genius, children, young heroes, school, kids and family, chase, childhood, animals, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 31K
Love & Mercy
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: gloomy, serious, offbeat, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, music, genius, schizophrenia, drug abuse, psychology, friendship, loneliness, drinking, death, mentor, rock and roll ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: california, usa, new jersey, malibu california
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 7.7
 123K
Ray
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, epic, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, disability, rags to riches, drug abuse, addiction, childhood, drug addiction, music business, blindness, segregation, genius ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, dallas texas, harlem manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia ...
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 74K
Gifted
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: touching, dramatic, sweet, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, school, teacher, bullying, genius, friendship, suicide, childhood, family drama, mentor, family bonds, unlikely friendships ...
Time: year 1998
Place: california, florida
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Immortal Beloved
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: music, classical music, mentor, genius, childhood, musician's life, mozart, tragedy, storytelling, artists and showbiz, destiny, redemption ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
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The Legend of 1900
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, stylized, epic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, artist, loneliness, genius, musician's life, prodigy, storytelling, solitude, dialogue, life philosophy ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1900s ...
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 40K
Proof
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: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, paranoia, father daughter relationship, obsession, schizophrenia, death, mentally unstable, genius, teacher, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, london, wisconsin, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 133K
Steve Jobs
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: factual, serious, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, dialogue driven, rise to the top, apple computer, ambition, technology, friendship, inventions and discoveries, alter ego, loneliness, adaptation, depression ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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A Brilliant Young Mind
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, dramatic ...
Plot: mathematics, autism, coming of age, teenager, disability, teacher, prodigy, mentor, genius, childhood, social misfits, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996
Place: england, asia, taiwan
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Little Man Tate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, working class, mathematics, single parent, college, mentor, prodigy, hospital, childhood, genius, happy ending, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.9
 1.6M
Pulp Fiction
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, redemption, hitman, cult, gory, gangster, gunfight, organized crime, plot twist, brutality, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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mathematics
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A Beautiful Mind 2001
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Cube 1997
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Touch 2012
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Psych 2006
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classical music
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Da Vinci's Demons 2013
8.0
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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves 1997
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