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A Beautiful Mind

The film released in 2001 and is directed by Ron Howard. The movie is based on the life of John Nash, a brilliant mathematician and Nobel laureate in Economics. It stars Russell Crowe as John Nash and Jennifer Connelly as his wife, Alicia Nash.

The Theory of Everything

The film released in 2014, and is directed by James Marsh. The movie is based on the life of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane Wilde Hawking.

The Imitation Game

The historical drama film released in 2014, and is directed by Morten Tyldum. The movie is based on the real-life story of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, logician, and computer scientist, who played a crucial role in breaking the German Enigma code during World War II.


The biographical drama film released in 2019 and is directed by Marjane Satrapi. The movie is based on the graphic novel Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. It depicts the life and groundbreaking scientific discoveries of renowned physicist and chemist, Marie Curie.

Hidden Figures

The film released in 2016 and is directed by Theodore Melfi. The movie is based on the true story of three African-American women who made significant contributions to NASA's space program during the early 1960s, at the height of the Space Race. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Goble Johnson, Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan, and Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson.

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