The Theory of Everything is an inspirational film about the life of Stephen Hawking.
Just like this movie, there are many films about people with great intellect and people who solve the difficulty of problems and situations.
So, here’s a list of five movies like The Theory of Everything!
1. The Imitation Game
The biographical film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as British mathematician, Alan Turing. Turing joins the cryptography team to decipher the German, Enigma code. Turing designs a machine that reprogrammed itself as an instrument to break the Enigma.
The Imitation Game is one of the best biographical films to watch. It is realistic and intelligent. Benedict Cumberbatch delivered a fantastic performance which earned him an Oscar nomination and the film itself won an Oscar for The Best Adapted Screenplay category.
2. A Beautiful Mind
Another inspiring biographical film. A Beautiful Mind is based on the life of American mathematician and Nobel laureate, John Nash. The film begins with Nash’s initial days at Princeton University.
Nash then begins to develop paranoid schizophrenia and endures delusional episodes. His condition becomes a burden for his wife and friends.
The film is a moving story and gives an insight into how mental illness can be harmful, even for the smartest of people.
Russell Crowe delivered a fantastic performance as Nash and received an Oscar nomination for his performance. The film itself won four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director.
3. Good Will Hunting
Will Hunting, a mathematics prodigy, faces an emotional crisis and goes to a psychiatrist Dr Sean Maguireto for recovery. Starring Matt Damon and the late Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting is a film that must be watched by all.
Good Will Hunting is inspirational, memorable, and thought-provoking. It is also considered as one of the best films ever made.
Good Will Hunting is watched by many even today for its inspiring message and also for Robin Williams’ Oscar-winning performance.
Like The Imitation Game, Enigma is another film about the Enigma codebreakers during World War 2. The film has an intriguing and intricate plot and also offers solid performances from the cast as well.
Despite being dialogue-driven, the film moves swiftly. Enigma is a film not just for the smart masses, but war film lovers as well.
5. I.Q. (1994 film)
I.Q. is an unconventional film. Yet it is a fresh spin on the romantic comedy genre as it also involves an immense genius of all time. A young mechanic falls in love with a Princeton doctoral candidate. The candidate, however, is the niece of a scientist, Albert Einstein.
Walter Matthau portrays Albert Einstein and plays Einstein in a way that sure is to make many laugh. What also makes I.Q. a fun watch is that the film has a simple love story with absolutely no complicated science situations in it.
Moreover, the film’s leads Tim Robbins and Meg Ryan have great chemistry between them which makes this film an even better watch.
Despite receiving mixed reviews and performing below average at the box office at the time of release, the film was appreciated more in the following years of its release.
This list of film recommendations will get many brains wheezing. Despite some films being very emotional, the viewers will still have a great time watching them. Happy Watching!