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, clever, intellectual, captivating and touching films and TV shows about / with genius, mentor, storytelling, prodigy, destiny, childhood, friendship, dialogue, creativity and catastrophe 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: Scorpion (2014), Numb3rs (2005), The Imitation Game (2014), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Good Will Hunting (1997), Eureka (2006), Perception (2012), Genius (2017), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Pi (1998).

List of genius movies

 7.1
 42K
Scorpion (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, light, based on true events ...
Plot: prodigy, genius, computers and web, science, partners against crime, computer genius, friendship, national security, save the world, heroes, society, problem solving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.9
 37K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, fbi, crime, police detective, profiler, mathematics, search, mathematician, murder investigation, female agent, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
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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, genius, social misfits, code breaking, mathematician, ambition, homosexuality, code, sexism, espionage, nerd ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
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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, cerebral, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, obsession, genius, schizophrenia, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination, mathematician, insanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, campus, stockholm sweden ...
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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, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, professor, genius, human spirit, university, ambition, philosophy, teachers and students, life philosophy, doctors and patients, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 7.9
 44K
Eureka (2006)
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: futuristic, clever, humorous, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, save the day, experiment, secret place, small town, sheriff, hi-tech, experiment gone awry, small town life, prodigy, top secret, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 17K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, captivating, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: prodigy, fbi, intelligence, investigation, riddles and clues, talented, crime, professor, investigator, hallucinations, law enforcement, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, perfume, genius, killings, corpse, sense of smell, secret formula ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.4
 14K
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: captivating, inspirational, enigmatic, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: genius, physicist, husband wife relationship, adolescence vs adulthood, anthology, life, painting, painter, nazi, nazi germany
Time: 1930s
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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: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, parents and children, mentor, supportive parent, human spirit, tournament, competition, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 160K
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, genius, obsession, paranoia, prodigy, rabbi, delusion, code, alienation, surveillance, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 80K
Gifted (2017)
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: inspirational, touching, sweet, realistic, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, school, child prodigy, friendship, childhood, uncle niece relationship, genius, cat, family drama, custody battle, redemption, destiny ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
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 8.3
 332K
Amadeus (1984)
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: musician's life, prodigy, music, mozart, envy, emperor, composer, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, blind ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1820s, 1780s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
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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, prodigy, obsession, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition, genius, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: italy
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The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Big Bang Theory is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, clever, intellectual ...
Plot: friends, neighbor, scientist, friendship, sitcom, social awkwardness, buddies, intelligence, geek, science, nerd, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, campus, pasadena california
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 7.4
 952
The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.
Style: captivating, clever, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: police, murder investigation, supernatural ability, genius, sense of smell, murder, heroes, crime, twists & turns, investigator, friendship, mystery ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 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, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: against the odds, autism, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, genius, inventions and discoveries, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, 1950s, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, harvard university, arizona
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 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, prodigy, cold war, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, paranoia, genius, obsession, eccentricity, politics, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
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 6.6
 15K
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, genius, writers, book, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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 7.0
 2K
100% Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Balu (Naga Chaitanya) is a brilliant student and always tops his class. Maha Lakshmi (Tamanna) is maradalu of Balu and she comes from village and stays in Balu’s house to do her graduation in the same college. Balu has the typical ego possessed by ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: genius, love, ego, ego clash, love and romance, prodigy, village, college, urban, romance, obsession, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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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: touching, uplifting, factual, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, adaptation, love, cambridge university, husband wife relationship, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: oxford university, england
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 8.3
 1K
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, mind game, psychology, betrayal, greed, genius, ex convict, revenge, gambling, naivete
Place: japan
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 7.2
 22K
Young Sheldon (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, philosophical
Plot: school, family, child prodigy, mathematician, genius, prodigy, parents and children, society, family conflict, childhood, boy, scientist ...
Time: 1990s
Place: texas, usa
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 7.0
 28K
Real Genius (1985)
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids
Plot: computer cracker, laser, college, genius, science, ego, prank, prodigy, college life, farce, student life, boy genius ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: campus, california
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 7.6
 11K
Second Chance (2016)
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, exciting, futuristic, serious
Plot: superhuman, resurrection, sheriff, reanimation, human experiment, father son relationship, scientist, fbi agent, second chance, genius, investigation, friendship ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 7.6
 5K
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, storytelling, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, genius, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
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The Devil's Violinist (2013)
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, atmospheric, captivating, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, musician's life, violinist, womanizer, rising to stardom, music, deal with the devil, ambition, success, female nudity, glory, composer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
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: preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: rescue, alien, genius, miniaturization, villain, robot, battle, spear, boy genius, inventions and discoveries, family, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.4
 70K
Phenomenon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: supernatural ability, miraculous event, superhuman powers, small town, telekinesis, genius, terminal illness, brain tumor, supernatural, romance, goodhearted, doctor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 49K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, factual ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor's life, actor, exile, silent film, childhood, hollywood, politics, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, dual role ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 1800s, 1930s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
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