Smart Movies About Smart People
Good Will Hunting (1997)
The main character of the film is Will Hunting an ordinary twenty-year-old kid with very unusual intellectual abilities. He can memorize a huge amount of information, analyze it and make discoveries in different fields of science. But instead of doing science, he’s out partying with friends and occasionally ends up in the police station because of fights or showdowns. But soon life-changing events happen to him, including an encounter with psychologist Dr. Sean Maguire.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
The Academy Award-winning film tells the story of genius mathematician John Forbes Nash. It’s not just about science and the serious illness Nash suffered from – schizophrenia. It’s also about love and loyalty, about human suffering and overcoming, about the fact that it’s possible to overcome a lot of things. The main thing is to have people around, who believe in you and your capabilities.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
“The Theory of Everything,” tells the basic facts about the biography of the famous Stephen William Hawking. The film tells the story of his youth, his studies at university when his ailment – amyotrophic sclerosis – began its manifestation, which later led to his paralysis. The theory of everything shows us his struggle with himself, as even the most optimistic prognoses predicted Stephen would only live a couple of years.
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
And this is a film you must watch with your children. Spivet is a ten-year-old boy living with his parents, older sister and twin brother on a huge ranch in the middle of nowhere Montana. A child prodigy with a weakness for all sorts of inventions, Spivet is taken to a museum where he attends a lecture on the perpetual motion machine. After inventing something similar to it, Spivet discovers he has won the prestigious Smithsonian prize and runs away from home to receive it.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
This film shows us a genius who solves riddles by deductive methods. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the trail of the mysterious Lord Blackwood and Scotland Yard arrests him. He faces the death penalty by hanging, but Blackwood threatens to rise from the dead. Three days later he does. The great detective will have to use his brain to solve this mystery.
The Imitation Game (2014)
And here’s another Sherlock for you – Benedict Cumberbatch, the protagonist of The Imitation Game. The film is one of the best film you can watch in march 2022. Its script topped the annual Black List of the best Hollywood scripts that went out for production in 2011. the film tells the incredible story of British mathematician Alan Turing and his small team trying to crack the Enigma during World War II.
The hero of this movie has been a nerd all his life and befriends losers just like himself. But unlike them, he was a real genius. For a college scholarship, Ben accepts a gamble offered to him by his teacher – to rob a casino. Easy money, swanky suits, expensive cars, pretty girls. But does he need it?
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
A biographical film about Frank Abagnale who at the age of 16 after divorce of his parents set off to move around the world. Learning how to forge bank cheques and disguise himself he stole $2.5 million worth of money from banks and managed to evade the law in about 26 countries. And, of course, the film is worth Watching. the characters of the wonderful film are Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio confront each other.
Einstein and Eddington (2008)
Two scientists, Albert Einstein and Arthur Eddington are on the verge of an important discovery that will revolutionize the way the universe is organized. One lives in England, the other in Berlin, and when World War I breaks out, politics and ethnic animosity intervene, doing everything in their power to prevent this collaboration.
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
The film is based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov about a chess player with a tragic destiny, a man with talent gone mad. The chessboard is the border between two realities his love for a woman is the only thing that connects him to the outside world. But here he is a stranger, and there he has no place without her.
Measuring the World (2012)
Based on a Novel by Daniel Kelman about Alexander von Humboldt, a scientist, renowned physicist, geographer, botanist, and zoologist, and Friedrich Gauss, the “king of mathematicians”. The former traveled all his life, gaining insight into the world through his own experiences and observations – and the world gained an encyclopedic scientist who found many fields of science. a good movie to watch.
The film has been the talk of the town and in cinemas, in fact, a biography of technology genius Steve Jobs. The film will tell the story of the legendary Apple creator, starting from his college days and ending with his second coming as head of the corporation. Incidentally, another film is about the man who created the iPhone.
Flash of Genius (2008)
The life story of Mr. Kearns (Greg Kinnear), PhD, inventor, loving husband and father of several children. One day, while driving in the rain, he invents an electronically controlled windshield wiper – so that the wipers move in different modes depending on how hard it is raining. Knowing that such an invention would be popular, he obtains a patent, opens a workshop, puts production on the line and starts negotiating a supply contract. And all goes well until Kearns discovers that his idea has been stolen.
Iron Man (2008)
It’s Robert Downey Jr. again, only this time in a sci-fi action movie. It’s said that the prototype of the main character Tony Stark was Elon Musk, the billionaire and inventor. The protagonist of the film became a worthy successor to his talented father, having done everything in his power to make his company flourish. Create more and more sophisticated weapons of mass destruction became for Tony Stark a kind of entertainment, a hobby, the consequences of which he preferred not to think. But when he is captured by terrorists obsessed with war and weapons, he has to reconsider his priorities.
The Big Bang Theory (TV Series 2007–2019)
You’d have to do without this hit series about fellow physics geniuses. An excellent sitcom with memorable jokes and tricks, hypotheses, and crazy theories. And what about Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons?
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