Most Popular Brilliant Mind Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.
2. House (2004–2012)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery
An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.
4. Psych (2006–2014)
TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.
5. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
6. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Votes: 777,428 | Gross: $138.43M
7. Young Sheldon (2017– )
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
Meet a child genius named Sheldon Cooper; (already seen as an adult in The Big Bang Theory (2007)) and his family. Some unique challenges face Sheldon who seems socially impaired.
8. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 627,589 | Gross: $91.13M
9. White Collar (2009–2014)
TV-PG | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.
11. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Votes: 552,567 | Gross: $209.03M
12. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 779,014 | Gross: $170.74M
13. Scorpion (2014–2018)
TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.
14. Eureka (2006–2012)
TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A U.S. Marshall becomes the sheriff of a remote cozy little Northwestern town of Eureka where the best minds in the US have secretly been tucked away to build futuristic inventions for the government which often go disastrously wrong.
15. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 174,409 | Gross: $169.61M
17. Steve Jobs (2015)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
Votes: 140,197 | Gross: $17.77M
18. The Book of Henry (2017)
PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.
Votes: 20,397 | Gross: $4.22M
20. Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)
Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A teenage genius deals with the usual problems of growing up, on top of being a licensed physician in a difficult residency program.
21. Real Genius (1985)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.
Votes: 28,258 | Gross: $13.00M
23. The Pretender (1996–2000)
60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret testing facility and travels the country taking on different jobs and helping strangers while hiding from his kidnappers.
24. Powder (1995)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
An off the charts genius who is home schooled and shunned after his last relative dies shows the unconscious residents of his town about connection awareness and the generosity of the spirit.
Votes: 27,198 | Gross: $30.86M
25. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Votes: 27,382 | Gross: $7.27M
26. Hawking (2004 TV Movie)
TV-G | 90 min | Biography, Drama
A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the ... See full summary »
27. The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla (1980)
115 min | Biography, Drama
Life and times of Nikola Tesla, famous scientist whose inventions were stolen, but whose greatest contribution to mankind remain a mystery to this day.
28. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »
29. Hawking (2013)
TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's ... See full summary »
30. Raising Genius (2004)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama
The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader ... See full summary »
American Masters (1985– )
A. Einstein: How I See the World
TV-14 | Documentary, Biography
Documentary on physicist Albert Einstein which chronicles the experiences that led him to become a great advocate for world peace.
Nova (1974– )
Newton's Dark Secrets
TV-G | Documentary, Biography
The auction of some of Newton's papers early in the 20th century uncovers the fact that he had a side other than the genius mathematician and visionary the world knew him as.
The Waltons (1971–1981)
TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance
John-Boy's dean asks him to take care of a 16-year-old genius college student for a weekend. The genius is gifted in all academic areas, but woefully lacking in social graces. He ends up helping in a play and is able to join in family fun.