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List Rules Vote up the best biographical movies about all kinds of scientists and researchers

This list of the best scientist biopics contains numerous highly-lauded films. Winner of four academy awards, A Beautiful Mind stars Russell Crowe as brilliant but troubled economist John Nash. A Nobel laureate, Nash suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and his condition impacts his work, as well as his personal relationships.


So what are the top scientist biopics? Hollywood seems to have a love affair with Stephen Hawking, the subject of several biopics on this list. Most recently, Hawking was portrayed by Eddie Redmayne in
The Theory of Everything, a role that garnered him his first Academy Award.


Other notable scientists found on this list of the greatest scientist biopics include Marie Curie, Galileo, and Louis Pasteur. Vote up the best scientist biopics below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
A Beautiful Mind Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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The Theory of Everything is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Harry Lloyd

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The Imitation Game is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
The Imitation Game Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong

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Awakenings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Awakenings Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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Hawking is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Hawking Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, John Sessions - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Creation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Creation Jennifer Connelly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany

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Temple Grandin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Temple Grandin Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, Catherine O'Hara - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics

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Gorillas in the Mist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Gorillas in the Mist Sigourney Weaver, Iain Glen, Bryan Brown

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Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Kinsey Liam Neeson, Tim Curry, John Lithgow

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Infinity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Infinity Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette, Ċ½eljko Ivanek

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Galileo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Galileo Cyril Cusack, Piero Vida, Georgi Kaloyanchev

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The Story of Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
The Story of Louis Pasteur Paul Muni, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

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Madame Curie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Madame Curie Greer Garson, Margaret O'Brien, Walter Pidgeon

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Agora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Agora Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella

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The Road to Wellville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
The Road to Wellville Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack

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Copenhagen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Copenhagen Daniel Craig, Stephen Rea, Francesca Annis - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Conceiving Ada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Conceiving Ada Tilda Swinton, Karen Black, Timothy Leary

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Fat Man and Little Boy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scientist Biopics
Fat Man and Little Boy Paul Newman, John Cusack, Laura Dern