Those of you who have seen the film “A Beautiful Mind” understand what it’s like to be a true intellectual. The film has such an impact that you find yourself delving deeper into yourself as a result of seeing it. Russell Crowe plays Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematician John Forbes Nash, who despite his genius struggles with psychosis. It was directed by Ron Howard and takes you on a journey through the mind of a genius that is both inspirational and emotional.
A masterpiece of cinema, but the best part of the movie takes you on an emotional journey while telling the story of an intellectual. So, without further ado, here is our selection of motion pictures similar to A Beautiful Mind. Some of these films, such as A Beautiful Mind, are available on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
As in the previous film, the main character, Mary (Mckema Grace), is a gifted mathematician who lives in Florida with her uncle Frank Adler (Chris Evans). When Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) discovers Mary’s mathematical prowess, problems arise in their lives. She only wants the prodigy child to come to limelight and finish what her daughter left unfinished, which threatens to separate Frank and Mary from one another. You’ll enjoy Marc Webb’s film if you like biopics with an emotional undertone.
9. The Man Who Knew Infinity
Basing its story on Ramanujan’s journey through poverty and tuberculosis, the film shows how his passion for mathematics never wavered and he eventually succeeds in being recognized as an internationally renowned mathematician. Jeremy Irons portrays Ramanujan’s professor, G.H. Hardy, while Dev Patel plays the role of Ramanujan. Matthew Brown is the director of this film, which is well worth seeing because it shares the same enthusiasm for mathematics as ‘A Beautiful Mind’ does.
Son Jonathan Cavendish made a film about the life of his father Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), who was paralyzed from the neck down after a car accident in 1958 and went on to build a mobile chair that had a built-in respirator with the help of his friends and wife Diana Cavendish (Claire Foy), who was with him every step of the way and became his backbone This film examines the wife’s never-say-die attitude, which inspires her husband to live and help others live as well, all while remaining free of prison.
7. The Theory of Everything
The film, based on Jane Hawking’s memoir Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen Hawking, examines Stephen Hawking’s (Eddie Redmayne) personal and professional life. With the help of his girlfriend Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), Stephen Hawking continues his black hole research despite his motor neurone disease. When Jonathan Jones (Charlie Cox) and Elaine Mason (Maxine Peake) enter their lives, their marriage faces some difficulties. This film is a triumph because of the way it combines biography with romance and excellent acting.
6. The Imitation Game
In this Morten Tyldum-directed biopic, Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) plays a British cryptanalyst named Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch). He later succeeds in building an enigma machine to decipher Nazi coded messages, but his personal life is full of twists and turns. It’s worth seeing for the biography and the history and mystery it has to offer, as well as the fact that homosexuality is central to the story of a gifted child prodigy.
5. The Social Network
Ben Mezrich’s book, ‘The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook,’ served as the inspiration for David Fincher’s direction of the film. It follows Mark Zuckerberg, the man behind Facebook, as he navigates the legal system. With the help of his friend Eduardo (Andrew Garfield), Mark (Jesse Eisenberg) develops the idea of Facebook and turns it into a billion-dollar company. They have to defend themselves against lawsuits, which puts their friendship in jeopardy. This is a tale of the genius of the current generation.
4. Good Will Hunting
It’s a drama film, but it has the authenticity of a documentary. An unknown and unrecognized mathematician’s journey is explored in this film directed by Gus Van Sant. As a result, a professor of advanced mathematics takes an interest in Will Hunting (Matt Damon), an unemployed South Boston laborer with a keen interest in using his mind to benefit society. Sullivan also sees Dr. Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), a psychotherapist, to help him deal with his friendship with Chuckie Sullivan (Ben Affleck), his romantic relationship, and his past, which he is trying to escape. It’s a heartwarming film about a brilliant mathematician who seeks help from a psychologist when his life spirals out of control.
3. Forrest Gump
It’s a romantic drama based on a fictional character’s (Tom Hanks) life in the latter part of the 20th century, in which he experiences or influences various difficult events. He’s also a gifted athlete who became so after being bullied as a child. In this film, Winston Groom’s book of the same name serves as the inspiration. This Gump from Alabama’s life is quite inspirational, much like the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” and is worth watching.
2. Schindler’s List
The film, considered one of Hollywood’s crown jewels, deals with the Holocaust. Liam Neeson plays a German businessman named Oskar Schindler, who tries to save the lives of over a thousand Polish Jews by giving them jobs in his factory and helping them in any way he can during the Holocaust in World War II. The film portrays the Holocaust as something positive. Every member of the cast contributed to the film’s success, as did director Steven Spielberg. Ben Kingsley plays Schindler’s Jewish accountant, and Ralph Fiennes plays an SS officer.
1. The Shawshank Redemption
In 1982, Stephen King’s novella became the basis for a fictional drama film that would go on to become a Hollywood classic. The film examines what it’s like to be incarcerated through the eyes of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover despite his claims to be innocent. It will be two decades before Andy discovers the truth about the corrupt system at Shawshank State Penitentiary when he gets there. He becomes involved in the money laundering scheme run by prison warden Samuel Norton after becoming friends with contraband smuggler Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman) (Bob Gunton). The conclusion comes as a bit of a shock or surprise. It’s a mirror image of a prison, both inside and out.