Child prodigy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant child prodigy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, feel good, visually appealing, emotional and humorous films and TV shows about / with child prodigy, friendship, family relations, prodigy, childhood, genius, school, storytelling, runaway and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as child prodigy: Gifted (2017), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Ender's Game (2013), Young Sheldon (2017), The Kindergarten Teacher (2018), A Brilliant Young Mind (2014), The Book of Henry (2017), Big Hero 6 (2014), Matilda (1996), A.N.T. Farm (2011).

List of child prodigy movies

 7.6
 100K
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, sweet, touching, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: child prodigy, genius, school, childhood, mathematics, uncle niece relationship, teacher, girl, child custody, friendship, family, happiness ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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, child prodigy, prodigy, contests and competitions, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, tournament, competition, genius, mentor, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 6.6
 224K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, young heroes, space wars, child prodigy, intelligence, save the world, prodigy, basic training, space and aliens, space battle, evil alien, adventure ...
Time: future
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 7.4
 35K
Young Sheldon (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, philosophical
Plot: genius, child prodigy, school, boy, prodigy, mathematician, kids and family, childhood, family, scientist, adolescence, parents and children ...
Time: year 1990, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Israel, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.
Style: suspense, touching, sentimental, rough, emotional
Plot: child prodigy, poetry, kindergarten, child abduction, little boy, teacher, genius, talent, husband wife relationship, school, student, poem ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: autism, child prodigy, prodigy, death of father, coming of age, mathematics, teenager, family relations, social misfits, contests and competitions, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 70s
Place: taiwan, england, asia, taipei
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The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: touching, emotional, sad, captivating, serious
Plot: boy genius, single mother, child prodigy, suicide, mother son relationship, brain tumor, small town, precocious child, genius, book, dancing, death of brother ...
Place: new york state
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 7.8
 412K
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, disney, robot, heroes, young heroes, superhero, androids and robots, adventure, boy genius, imaginary, child prodigy, friends ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, tokyo
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 6.9
 130K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: humorous, feel good, fairy tale, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, telekinesis, eccentric family, young heroes, little girl, adventure, teachers and students, parents and children, supernatural ability, child prodigy, child abuse, mischievous children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 5.0
 6K
A.N.T. Farm (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A.N.T. Farm is a Disney Channel sitcom which premiered on May 6, 2011 as a special preview and continued as a regular series on June 17, 2011. The pilot episode, "transplANTed" aired after the series finale of The Suite Life on Deck. The ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: kids
Plot: child prodigy, teenage life, prodigy, cheerleader, school, cheerleading, social relations, high school life, popular girl, friendship, siblings relations, misfit ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.6
 5K
Vitus (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Vitus tells the story of a highly-gifted boy (played by real-life piano prodigy Teo Gheorghiu) whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him.
Style: sincere, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: child prodigy, prodigy, pianist, performance, family relations, rebelliousness, music, youth, parents and children, friendship, overbearing parent, proposal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland
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 7.5
 104K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, child prodigy, musician's life, orphanage, hopes, musician, lie, dancing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco
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Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A struggling musician becomes a 12-year-old musical prodigy's guardian for a summer.
Style: psychological, contemplative, feel good, light, captivating
Plot: child prodigy, friendship, au pair, prodigy, fall in love, boy, nanny, family relations, wealthy family, father son relationship, musician, cellist ...
Place: usa, united states, new york state, new york
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 7.7
 51K
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, musician's life, fame, human spirit, father son relationship, nervous breakdown, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: australia, south australia, london
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 4.5
 13K
North (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: wish come true, child as adult, parent child relationship, child prodigy, family, young heroes, travel, mischievous children, rebelliousness, parents and children, self discovery, satire ...
Place: usa, hawaii, texas, new york, alaska ...
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No Game, No Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Genius gamer siblings (plus being NEET & hikikomori) Sora and Shiro are known as the undefeatable “__” (blank). Their talents and skills are so good they are considered as urban legend. One day, a young boy named Tet appears before them, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, rivalry, adventure, youth, computers and web, cyberspace, danger, heroes, save the world, prodigy, talented, strategy ...
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 8.0
 291K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles
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My Hero Academia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku ...
Style: exciting, comic, entertaining, sincere, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: super strength, friendship, superhero, training, heroism, school, teamwork, fight, supernatural power, super villain, high school, rivalry ...
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 6.6
 127K
Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: funny, romantic, mysterious, feminist film, exciting
Plot: female detective, sherlock holmes, amateur detective, private detective, feminism, brother sister relationship, breaking the fourth wall, teenage love, female protagonist, child prodigy, runaway teen, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, victorian england
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 6.1
 1K
Mr. Young (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Young is a Canadian comedy series that premiered on March 1, 2011 on YTV. The series is shot in front of a live audience in Burnaby, British Columbia. The series was created by Dan Signer, and stars Brendan Meyer, Matreya Fedor and Gig Morton as ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: prodigy, high school, teenage life, lifestyle, young heroes, teenage love, child prodigy, social relations, friends, youth, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Style: colourful, entertaining, light, fairy tale, epic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenager, science, time travel, courage, warrior, rage, journey, evil, fear, parents and children, good versus evil, siblings relations ...
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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, actor's life, parents and children, family life, youth, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, family, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
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With the Nose in the Stream (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A televsion reporter tasked with making a feature about Jean Jacques Rousseau's upcoming 300th birthday uses a local Swiss boy with a remarkable knowledge about the philosopher as her angle for the feature. She then brings in a local professor ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, sincere
Plot: professor, tv reporter, nature, child prodigy, philosophy, prodigy, only child, tv show, 12 year old, boy, married couple, little boy ...
Place: geneva switzerland, switzerland
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Think Like a Dog (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 12-year-old tech prodigy whose science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his best friend, his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school.
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, light, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, family, telepathy, child prodigy, satellite, experiment gone awry, inside the mind, invention, marital argument, scientific experiment, school, gang of outlaws ...
Time: year 2019
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Madame Sousatzka (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The relationship between a demanding piano teacher and her student, an Indian prodigy.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: child prodigy, culture clash, coming of age, dedicated educator, hopes, immigrants, ambition, youth, single parent, lifestyle, prodigy, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: eccentric family, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentricity, depression, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, ex couple relations, parents and children, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Piano Forest (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Musical
Country: Japan, Italy
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have ...
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, school, child prodigy, prodigy, friends, teenage boy, trial, grand piano, playing piano, stubbornness, contest, in the woods ...
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Belgium
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, atmospheric, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, obsession, dark fantasy, perfume, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, insanity, genius, corpse, killings, deadly ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 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, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, orphan, genius, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, child prodigy ...
Time: 30s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: new orleans, new york
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Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren't They? (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Three problem children - Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and You Kasukabe - suddenly receive an invitation to another world known as "Little Garden" from a girl called Black Rabbit. Battles, laughter, sex appeal... anything goes in this new ...
Style: ecchi, seinen, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: game, strategy, child prodigy, supernatural, alternate reality, magical, fantasy world, fictional reality, talented, humour, fictional war, cyberspace ...
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