Top 5 Biopics About Scientists To Watch Before ‘Rocket Boys’


Biopics are one of the most fascinating genres, and those centered on scientists demonstrate that there is always an untold narrative behind every groundbreaking invention. Every week, a multitude of films are released, but only biopics capture the essence of a person’s life journey. As Bollywood prepares to release films about Indian scientists with ‘Rocket Boys’ and ‘Rocketry’, here are five movies that tell the untold stories of famous scientists.

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” (Srinivasa Ramanujan)

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” is a true story about math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, written and directed by Matthew Brown. The film is moving and vividly depicts Ramanujan’s personal story. The film tells the story of a math whiz from a poor family who, with the right mentorship, breaks into the math field. The role of Ramanujan is played by Indian actor Dev Patel.

“The Theory of Everything” (Stephen Hawking)

This biographical romance drama based on the life of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was adapted from Jane Hawking’s biography “Journey to Infinity: My Life with Stephen”. Hawking’s life journey is eloquently portrayed in this film, with Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones portraying Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde, respectively.

“The Imitation Game” (Alan Turing)

“The Imitation Game” is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum and based on the real life story of British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch and considered the father of theory. computer science and artificial intelligence.

“A Beautiful Mind” (John Nash)

“A Beautiful Mind” received four Oscars after its release in 2001, including Best Picture. The film is based on the biography of Nobel laureate John Nash, portrayed by Oscar winner Russell Crowe in a stunning performance. It was based on Sylvia Nasar’s best-selling 1997 Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel of the same name.

“The Present War” (Thomas Edison)

“The Current War” is a 2017 American historical drama film based on a 19th century dispute between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over electrical power distribution technology to be adopted in the United States. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Edison, Michael Shannon as Westinghouse, Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla and Tom Holland as Samuel Insull, and is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.


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