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1. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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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.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 651,103

2. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.1
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 710,983

3. House (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 377,126

4. Psych (2006–2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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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.

Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 77,522

5. Young Sheldon (2017– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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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.

Stars: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan

Votes: 23,892

6. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 768,944 | Gross: $138.43M

7. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 152,401

8. The Prodigy (2019)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

Director: Nicholas McCarthy | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney, Colm Feore

Votes: 11,952 | Gross: $14.86M

9. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 621,785 | Gross: $91.13M

10. White Collar (2009–2014)

TV-PG | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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.

Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen

Votes: 110,377

11. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 549,354 | Gross: $209.03M

12. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 171,449 | Gross: $169.61M

13. Eureka (2006–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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.

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston

Votes: 44,739

14. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 772,089 | Gross: $170.74M

15. Scorpion (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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.

Stars: Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong

Votes: 43,084

16. Steve Jobs (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 138,874 | Gross: $17.77M

17. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 362,110 | Gross: $35.89M

18. Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)

59 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos, Laura Haddock

Votes: 69,999

19. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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31 Metascore

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.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 19,733 | Gross: $4.22M

20. The Pretender (1996–2000)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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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.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 13,939

21. Real Genius (1985)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Votes: 28,006 | Gross: $13.00M

22. Pi (1998)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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72 Metascore

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

Votes: 160,690 | Gross: $3.22M

23. Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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A teenage genius deals with the usual problems of growing up, on top of being a licensed physician in a difficult residency program.

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 7,236

24. Powder (1995)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.6
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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.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Flanery, Lance Henriksen, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 27,067 | Gross: $30.86M

25. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

Votes: 27,199 | Gross: $7.27M

26. Hawking (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Philip Martin | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Tom Hodgkins, Christian Rubeck

Votes: 5,298

27. The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla (1980)

115 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Life and times of Nikola Tesla, famous scientist whose inventions were stolen, but whose greatest contribution to mankind remain a mystery to this day.

Director: Krsto Papic | Stars: Petar Bozovic, Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Strother Martin

Votes: 1,114

28. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'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 »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,391

29. Hawking (2013)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Director: Stephen Finnigan | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Arthur Pelling, Finlay Macrae, Nathan Chapple

Votes: 1,538

30. Raising Genius (2004)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

4.0
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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 »

Directors: Linda Voorhees, Bess Wiley | Stars: Justin Long, Wendie Malick, Ed Begley Jr., Stephen Root

Votes: 379

31. The Genius Club (2006)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night.

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Stephen Baldwin, Carol Abney, Jacob Bonnema

Votes: 1,576

32. Benjamin Franklin (2002– )

210 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The story of the renowned American polymath.

Stars: Richard Easton, Dylan Baker, Colm Feore, Keith Arbour

Votes: 143

33. The Strange Life and Death of Dr Turing (1992)

50 min | Documentary

8.4
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A biographical account of the life and work of mathematician, codebreaker and computer visionary, Alan Turing.

Director: Christopher Sykes

Votes: 11

34. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: A. Einstein: How I See the World (1991)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Documentary on physicist Albert Einstein which chronicles the experiences that led him to become a great advocate for world peace.

Director: Richard Kroehling | Stars: William Hurt, Albert Einstein

Votes: 79

35. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Newton's Dark Secrets (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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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.

Director: Chris Oxley | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Roger Braban, Jed Buchwald, Gale Christianson

Votes: 50

36. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Genius (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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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.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer

Votes: 49



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