There are some movies which leave us speechless seeing the brilliance of human brain and how it surprises us from time to time. Here we have compiled exactly that kind of list for you. Enjoy!
IMDb rating: 7.4
This movie revolves around the conflict between the educators who want to put a brilliant child in advanced mathematics training, and the girl’s legal guardian, who wants her to experience a normal childhood. The movie proudly proclaims the self-sacrificial, life-changing joys of family.
IMDb rating: 6.2
I.Q. is a romantic comedy about a young man(Tim Robbins, yes the same guy who played the lead role in The Shawshank Redemption ) who falls in love with mathematical genius Albert Einstein’s niece and tries to win her over with Einstein’s help. You definitely can’t call it a marvelous movie but a cute one with an interesting angle to have a feel-good kind of experience.
3. A Beautiful Mind
IMDb rating: 8.2
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People call it a movie with a difference – More than anything, it’s realistic. ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The story revolves around Nash developing a new concept of governing dynamics, the psychology of a man, mathematical philosophies for real-life experiences supported by one single pillar all along the way, the love of his life, his wife Alicia Nash. Watch the movie for the uniqueness it has to offer and many secrets that lie ahead of you and I promise you will not regret it but will be more than astonished for the strength it has in its storyline and background music.
4. Good Will Hunting
IMDb rating: 8.3
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In this fictional story Will Hunting(Matt Damon), plays a genius janitor, and solves all the difficult mathematical problems but when he faces an emotional crisis, he takes help from psychiatrist Dr. Sean Maguireto(Robin Williams), who helps him recover. There is not much to say as the rating say it all that how brilliant the movie is. In short, it is the story of a brilliant young man with a troubled past and must watch on the list.
IMDb rating: 7.4
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Pi follows a paranoid mathematician searching tirelessly for a number that can unlock the secrets of the universe. He is often stunted by psychological delusions of paranoia and debilitating headaches where he lives in a messy Chinatown apartment, where he tinkers with equations and his homemade, super-advanced computer. Yes, that’s the portrayal. If you like watching a messed up genius then this is it.
6. The Man Who Knew Infinity
IMDb rating: 7.2
‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is one of the latest entrants in the list. It is a British biographical drama film(2015) based on the life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
If you are looking for some real-life inspiration then this is your best bet. The movie stars Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, a real-life mathematician who grows up poor in Madras, India, and earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I. This is where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor G. H. Hardy.
IMDb rating: 6.8
It is the story of Micky, a math professor, who recruits five brilliant students and uses their skills to make millions at blackjack in Las Vegas. The movie uses math as a narrative device and is about a group of MIT students that make money at the Las Vegas blackjack tables using a card-counting method. Also, it’s based on a true story.
8. The Theory of Everything
IMDb rating: 7.7
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Who does not know the famous Stephen Hawking, but did you also know the story behind the struggles he encountered in his early days. ‘The Theory of Everything’ is a 2014 British biographical romantic drama film which you definitely can not afford to miss. This movie is a masterpiece and takes musical score, cinematography, and the performance to another level.
9. Hidden Figures
IMDb rating: 7.8
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Well, Hidden Figures is more about overcoming racial tension than it is about math. In short, it is the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. One must say it is a wonderful watch and one of the latest to make on this list.
10. The Oxford Murders
IMDb rating: 6.1
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This movie is about a math student who uses mathematical patterns to catch a killer. As the name itself suggests, the story revolves around Oxford University murders, where a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.