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We have compiled a list of the most inspiring movies about gifted people.

What made all these geniuses special, what amazing things they created, what challenges they faced, what teachers and friends did they met on the way of life – you will find all the in each film.

Perhaps after watching it and evaluating your children with a more careful eye, you will also discover hidden little geniuses, or maybe you will create ideas on how to make education more interesting, more inclusive, more responsive to the needs of special children in your classes.

We have no doubt that any film from the list will give you a cheerful evening and make you think about what wonderful, special people live among us!

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Gifted

Release Year: 2017

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Description: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

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Hidden Figures

Release Year: 2016

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Description: 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.

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Akeelah and the Bee

Release Year: 2006

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Description: Akeelah, a young gifted girl, comes from a dysfunctional family and is on the verge of quitting school.

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Finding Forrester

Release Year: 2000

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Description: A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Release Year: 2016

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Description: The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

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Searching for Bobby Fischer

Release Year: 1993

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Description: 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.

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Queen of Katwe

Release Year: 2016

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Description: A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

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Good Will Hunting

Release Year: 1997

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Description: 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.

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Mona Lisa Smile

Release Year: 2003

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Description: A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Release Year: 2019

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Description: Against all the odds, a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

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