Scientist Movies

List of the best films about brilliant scientists, selected by visitors to our site: The Discovery, Correspondence, The Theory of Everything, I Origins, Hawking, A Beautiful Mind
The Discovery (2017)

A love story set one year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified.

Correspondence (2016)

It tells the story of a young female university student who spends her free time performing as a stuntwoman in TV programmes and movies, immersed in dangerous situations that wind up with the death of her body double. At first glance it could appear to be an obsession fuelled by her appetite for risk-taking, but in reality it is the way in which the athletic young woman tricks herself into sublimating a horrible sense of guilt: that of holding herself responsible for the tragic demise of her one true love. Her astrophysics lecturer will be the one who helps her to regain the balance she has lost from her life.

The Theory of Everything (2014)

Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Jane (Felicity Jones) struggle with Stephen’s debilitating illness as he embarks on his groundbreaking study of the nature of time, in this moving adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir from Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire).

I Origins (2014)

Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye, finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner Karen (Brit Marling), they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

Hawking (2004)

It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong attraction between the two. Jane is intrigued by Stephen's talk of stars and the Universe. But she realises that there is something very wrong when Stephen suddenly finds that he is unable to stand up. Hawking stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the young Stephen Hawking who, as a bright and ambitious 21-year-old PhD student at Cambridge University, is diagnosed with the debilitating motor neurone disease and given two years to live. Against the odds, he goes on to achieve scientific success and worldwide acclaim, in particular with his best-selling book A Brief History Of Time.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A human drama inspired by events in the life of John Forbes Nash Jr., and in part based on the biography "A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar. From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery.

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