Friday, May 6, 2011

The best movies about brilliant people! Best movies 2011

In modern cinema, individuals with an extraordinary intellect became the source of inspiration for many filmmakers and writers who have either made movies based on real-life geniuses or have created similar characters endowed with amazing abilities. In this special we chose to present the most representative 10 screenings that have made a foray into the lives of mathematicians, artists, musicians and children geniuses.

Finding Forrester

In Finding Forester us shape a beautiful story of friendship between a young black's extremely talented in writing and a silent and reclusive novelist - masterfully played by Sean Connery - who has given up writing after he won a Pulitzer Prize with many years ago. Age difference pales before the passion that manifests both for writing and Jamal and Will come to rediscover in several ways and finally acccepte their own identities. When a writer's abilities are doubted Jamal a teacher who accused him of plagiarism, his older mentor to help them salt. Many believe that the character played by Sean Connery would be inspired by JD Salinger, author of the novel "The Catcher in the Rye."

A Beautiful Mind

Based on the book of the same name written by Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind tells the story of mathematician and economist John Forbes Nash, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994. Initially, Tom Cruise was cast in the lead role, but Russell Crowe finally got the role after director Ron Howard was deeply impressed by his performance in Gladiator. The film focuses on his years at Princeton University this genius, to outline the relationship with his wife and his struggle with paranoia and schizophrenia.

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting is the film that brought them Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's first Oscar for the screenplay of his career in 1997 at a time when both were aspiring actors. Will Hunting, the main character played by Matt Damon is a genius mathematician from a bad twist of fate, ends up working as a university janitor at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its potential is discovered by a teacher who is surprised that a difficult math problem solving, time to solve utlimul year students. Will not they ever said anything about his friends who possess extraordinary ability and teacher refuses to assert themselves in this area. A tense situation eventually brings him face to face with a psychologist who will help him open to accept your potential.


Directed by Ed Harris, the film Pollock tells the story of the life of abstract painter Jackson Pollock, who, aided by an artist, played by Marcia Gay Harden, was able to discover their true potential, becoming one of the most representative painters of the 20th century. Alcohol dependence has a negative impression on his life and was eventually, and his premature death at only 44 years. For female secondary role in the film, Marcia was awarded an Oscar and Ed Harris received a nomination for directing. In periods of sobriety, Pollock developed a revolutionary style of painting, his works being exhibited and acclaimed throughout America.

Dark Matter

Based to some extent the story of Gang Lu, a Ph.D. graduate in physics from the University of Iowa, who, dissatisfied with the outcome of his sentence received for the four teachers killed, the film Dark Matter shows a similar story focusing May years of study and much less on the crimes of the film sale.Personajul - Liu Xing is an intelligent young man came to America to study physics at a higher level. This potential is observed shortly after Jacob Reiser, a famous cosmologist, who took him under his wing and it includes a study of creating a model for the origin of the universe. A young man's obsession that develops for "dark matter" - an unseen substance that he believes that shapes the universe will mark a radical change in his behavior.

Rain Man

Awarded four Oscars in 1989, Rain Man has in the center of Raymond, an autistic genius whose intellect has amazed many. Inspired by real life of a scholar named Kim Peek, the film captures his extraordinary abilities in terms of a fictional story with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in the lead roles. With the death of their father, Charlie's older brother kidnaps Raymond from the institution where he was hospitalized, blinded by anger because it was not mentioned in the will. Throughout the film, but he discovers his brother's startling intellectual ability and get really attached to him.


Amadeus is one of the best musical dramas ever made. Nominated in 53 of which were awarded prizes to 40, including eight Oscars, the film is inspired by the lives of the composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Directed by Milos Forman, the film tells the story of Mozart's life in Vienna from the perspective of Salieri, who admitted to a mental hospital after a suicide attempt, he tells the priest about life and his envy of Mozart and the to carry him because God endowed with so much talent. Mozart was a child genius who has started just five years writing songs for piano and violin, making the lifelong over 600 compositions.

Searching for Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer is a film inspired by the life of a young chess player, Josh Waitzkin, who discovers at a young age chess player that has great potential. Movie title refers to the struggle of the boy reaches the famous chess player Bobby Fischer, so parents helped, it goes under the guidance of chess instructor Bruce Pandolfini. Bruce will try to teach Joshua to be as aggressive as Fischer, but the young man refused to adopt his methods in an effort to gain their own methods chess championships.

Little Man Tate

Another film about a gifted child whose intellectual capacities are developed much beyond his age is and Little Man Tate. Directed by Jodie Foster, this film tells the story of Fred Tate, a boy, only 7 years is a talented pianist, a genius mathematician and an amazing artist. His case is similar to that of most geniuses, struggling to integrate and be accepted by society. His mother, played by Jodie Foster is determined to do everything possible so that little Fred will not reach the wrong hands.


Although there is a genius in some area, the character played by Sean Patrick Flanery is a teenager suffering from albinism, with an incredible intellect and amazing telepathic powers. All these skills he has acquired after his mother was hit by lightning while she was pregnant with him, but instead can enjoy them, is excluded from society, and it is very hard to integrate the because of prejudice and people suffering from disease. After his grandparents die, the young man, nicknamed Powder is taken to a local public institution, which comes into contact with new people and discover their limits.

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