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1. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
John Nash. Math prodigy.
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People who added this item 423  Average listal rating (211 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
2. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Audrey (played by Jodie Foster) was way too precocious to be of average intelligence.




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People who added this item 33  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 4.1  IMDB Rating 4.4 
3. Allen Gregory (2011)
He's a total douche, but also a genius. I have to give credit where it's due. Allen Gregory...
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People who added this item 19  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
4. Autism: The Musical (2007)
Henry, the little boy with Asperger's Syndrome in Autism: the Musical is VERY bright. His main problem is social interactions, but intellectually the kid is amazing.



He is also freaking adorable!



(Yes, the entire thing is on youtube...)
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People who added this item 181  Average listal rating (112 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.3 
5. Bogus (1996)
Little Albert.


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People who added this item 425  Average listal rating (298 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
6. Boston Legal (2004)
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People who added this item 1182  Average listal rating (764 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
7. Chuck (2007)
Chuck.

People who added this item 1037  Average listal rating (696 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
8. Criminal Minds (2005)
Spencer Reid is a veritable genius.


His mother, Diana Reid, is not far behind.

Hell, Hotch is bright, so is Gideon... the whole team, really...

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People who added this item 5249  Average listal rating (3422 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
9. Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie Darko definitely had an above average IQ.


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People who added this item 264  Average listal rating (190 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
10. Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989)
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People who added this item 3895  Average listal rating (2638 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.3 
11. Family Guy (1999)
Stewie Griffon.
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People who added this item 1309  Average listal rating (769 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
12. Fringe (2008)
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People who added this item 3521  Average listal rating (2273 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.3 
13. Good Will Hunting (1997)
Will Hunting, math prodigy.
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People who added this item 4164  Average listal rating (2736 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.9 
14. House M.D. (2004)
Gregory House. Any question he is gifted?


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People who added this item 60  Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.4 
15. I Am David (2003)
David is bright. No doubt about it. This is a list of brighter than average characters, not "just geniuses"....
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People who added this item 284  Average listal rating (192 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
16. Instinct (1999)
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People who added this item 128  Average listal rating (81 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.9 
17. Joshua (2007)
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People who added this item 7245  Average listal rating (4754 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
18. Jurassic Park (1993)
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People who added this item 1330  Average listal rating (857 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
19. K-PAX (2001)
"Prot". Obviously a superior life-form.
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People who added this item 2055  Average listal rating (1286 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
20. Let the Right One In (2008)
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21. Lie to Me (2009)
Dr. Cal Lightman.
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People who added this item 233  Average listal rating (153 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
22. Little Man Tate (1991)
Fred Tate, child prodigy.
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People who added this item 1007  Average listal rating (753 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. MacGyver (1985)
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People who added this item 566  Average listal rating (356 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
24. Manhunter (1986)
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People who added this item 263  Average listal rating (167 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
25. Martian Child (2007)
Dennis, from Martian Child, is obviously a "gifted" child.




One of my fave movies ever...
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People who added this item 244  Average listal rating (160 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
26. Millennium (1996)
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People who added this item 81  Average listal rating (54 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.7 
27. Mr. Jones (1993)
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People who added this item 1022  Average listal rating (538 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
28. Naked Lunch (1991)
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People who added this item 3609  Average listal rating (2349 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
29. No Country for Old Men (2007)

People who added this item 145  Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
30. Parenthood (2010)
Max Braverman from Parenthood is a gifted kid with Asperger's. Many Aspies have extremely high IQs.




Max asks questions, gets bored...
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People who added this item 1939  Average listal rating (1224 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.6 
31. Patch Adams (1998)

People who added this item 272  Average listal rating (108 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
32. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Phoebe Lichten is a gifted child.


So, obviously, is her younger sister Olivia (here, dressed as "Karl Marx" for Halloween).





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People who added this item 1821  Average listal rating (1008 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
33. Pi (1998)
Max is a math prodigy.

People who added this item 220  Average listal rating (142 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating 4.5 
34. Poltergeist III (1988)
Carol-Anne Freeling is supposed to have an IQ in the 150s (in this movie she attends a school for "gifted children with emotional problems").



Which is why I think it was so funny that she was playing with a "Speak n' Spell" at the age of 12 (those are for kids just learning to read).
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People who added this item 371  Average listal rating (242 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
35. Powder (1995)
Powder.



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People who added this item 909  Average listal rating (575 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
36. Primal Fear (1996)
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People who added this item 620  Average listal rating (335 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
37. Proof (2005)
Catherine (gifted at math, possibly a prodigy).

Robert (a math prodigy)


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People who added this item 1362  Average listal rating (866 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
38. Rushmore (1998)
Max Fischer is gifted.


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People who added this item 234  Average listal rating (130 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.5 
39. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Josh Waitzkin, chess prodigy.




This movie sparked my interest in chess. I have learning disabilities and am very bad at chess, but I do respect the game and people who can play well!

One of my favourite movies. I wish I could play a half decent game, let alone be this great!
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People who added this item 703  Average listal rating (374 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
40. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
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People who added this item 452  Average listal rating (253 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
41. Shine (1996)
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People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4  IMDB Rating 5.2 
42. Slaughter of the Innocents (1993)
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People who added this item 1134  Average listal rating (849 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 8.7 
43. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Wesley Crusher is gifted. Apparently... I still wanted him to be assimilated by The Borg...

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People who added this item 950  Average listal rating (674 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
44. Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Dr. Daniel Jackson.


Dr. Samantha Carter.


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People who added this item 684  Average listal rating (450 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
45. Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
Dr. Rodney McKay.

People who added this item 3149  Average listal rating (1907 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
46. The Aviator (2004)
It's freaking HOWARD HUGHES! :D

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People who added this item 173  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
47. The Bad Seed (1956)
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People who added this item 1051  Average listal rating (585 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
48. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
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People who added this item 2843  Average listal rating (1914 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.5 
49. The Big Bang Theory (2007)
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People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
50. The Flight of the Innocent (1992)
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