11 Best Movies Based on Real-Life Scientists

By Meena

Journey through the life of Stephen Hawking. Witness his groundbreaking discoveries in physics, even as ALS challenges him.

11. The Theory of Everything (2014) 

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A portrayal of an autistic woman who becomes a pioneering animal scientist, proving that different minds can change the world.

10. Temple Grandin (2010)

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Unveiling the story of Ramanujan, a math genius who bridged two cultures to reveal infinite possibilities.

9. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) 

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Get electrified by Nikola Tesla's life, his rivalry with Edison, and how he changed the way we harness power.

8. Tesla (2020)

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Enter WWII's secret rooms, where Alan Turing breaks the Enigma code, altering war & tech's course forever.

7. The Imitation Game (2014)

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Explore the tormented life of Charles Darwin as he struggles between faith and his theory of evolution.

6. Creation (2009)

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Watch as Homer Hickam defies a mining fate to shoot for the stars, inspired by the early space race.

5. October Sky (1999)

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Discover the African-American women mathematicians who played vital roles in NASA's early space missions.

4. Hidden Figures (2016)

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Journey with Dian Fossey, as she passionately fights to save mountain gorillas from poaching & habitat loss.

3. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

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Plunge into the genius and madness of John Nash, a mathematician who faced his own mind's intricate puzzle.

2. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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Dive deep into the moral dilemmas and political intrigue of the man behind the atomic bomb, revealing a world torn between war and ethics.

1. Oppenheimer (2023)

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