A list of Best Movies About Geniuses, The movies on this list all detail the life of a genius in one way or another. What makes a genius? The theory of relativity, the musical madness of Mozart, the struggles of a person with autism and the miracle of how amazing their minds work, the possibility of time travel, the stroke of genius in an artist able to capture a never before seen image.

Best Movies About GeniusesA Beautiful Mind (2001)

Good Will Hunting, 1997
1. Good Will Hunting, 1997
Will Hunting, a genius in mathematics, solves all the difficult mathematical problems. When he faces an emotional crisis, he takes help from psychiatrist Dr. Sean Maguireto, who helps him recover.
A Beautiful Mind, 2001 2. A Beautiful Mind, 2001
John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematical genius, finds himself in pain when he encounters a cruel disorder. He ultimately overcomes his struggles and emerges free of any trauma.
Sherlock Holmes, 2009 3. Sherlock Holmes, 2009
Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr Watson have managed to incarcerate Lord Blackwood, a dreaded serial killer who is later executed. However, Blackwood seems to have come back from the dead.
Pi, 1998 4. Pi, 1998
Numbers whiz Max Cohen (Sean Gullette) is stunted by psychological delusions of paranoia and debilitating headaches. He lives in a messy Chinatown apartment, where he tinkers with equations and his homemade, super-advanced computer. One day, however, Cohen encounters a mysterious number. Soon after reporting his discovery to his mentor (Mark Margolis) and to a religious friend (Ben Shenkman), he finds himself the target of ill-intentioned Wall Street agents bent on using the number for profit.
The Man Who Knew Infinity, 2016
5. The Man Who Knew Infinity, 2016
In 1913, brilliant South Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) travels to Trinity College in England to work with professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons).
The Imitation Game, 2014 6. The Imitation Game, 2014
British mathematician Alan Turing joins the cryptography team to help decrypt the Enigma code but builds his own machine that is a prototype of the modern computer to decipher German codes.
Rain Man, 1988 7. Rain Man, 1988
LA-based automobile dealer Charlie is a selfish man. When his estranged father leaves the bulk of his fortunes to someone else, Charlie learns that the person is none other than his reclusive brother.
The Theory of Everything, 2006 8. The Theory of Everything, 2006
A family man, who is on the verge of financial and marital ruin, embarks on a journey to find his biological father.
The Martian, 2015 9. The Martian, 2015
Mark Watney is stranded on the planet of Mars after his crew leaves him behind, presuming him to be dead due to a storm. With minimum supply, Mark struggles to keep himself alive.
Limitless, 2011 10. Limitless, 2011
Eddie, dismayed by his bleak future, is urged to try a drug that gives him a razor-sharp mind. As he rises in the corporate world, he also attracts the attention of a few negative elements.
Amadeus, 1984 11. Amadeus, 1984
Antonio Salieri envies Mozart whom he believes to be a great musician. Having come to the conclusion that Mozart receives divine assistance in his compositions, Salieri turns against God.
The Social Network, 2010 12. The Social Network, 2010
Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site, Facebook, with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. But soon, a string of lies tears their relationship apart even as Facebook connects people.
21, 2008 13. 21, 2008
Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess), a brilliant student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, needs some quick cash to pay his tuition bills. He joins a group of students who, under the leadership of unorthodox professor Mickey Rosa (Kevin Spacey), use their math skills to win big in Las Vegas. Seduced by a beautiful teammate (Kate Bosworth) and loads of money, Ben learns that the stakes are higher than he ever imagined when he crosses paths with casino enforcer Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne).
August Rush, 2007 14. August Rush, 2007
Lyla and Louis, a singer and a musician, fall in love but are soon forced to separate. Lyla gives up her newborn to an orphanage. Unknown to her, he grows up to become a musical genius.
Phenomenon, 1996 15. Phenomenon, 1996
When a simple mechanic turns into a genius overnight after a strange incident, he decides to put his brains to good use. But everyone around him suddenly starts growing weary of him.
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