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Five Movies to Watch After Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer has created a legacy in cinema with its outstanding display of emotions and virtues of being a human and the intricate bane it comes with. The movie starred Cillian Murphy in the lead role of Robert Oppenheimer and followed his journey as a scientist. Robert Oppenheimer is known as the father of the atomic bomb in the world of science and is famous for his inventions and the Manhattan Project. Nolan made the story a memorable and remarkable experience for his audience. If you liked Oppenheimer, you might also enjoy the following movies.

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything
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The Theory of Everything is a movie based on the most famous physicist of the 21st century, Dr. Stephen Hawking. Hawking is famous for his works with black holes and has written best-selling books titled "Brief History of Time" and "The Theory of Everything". The movie charts the journey of Hawking and his love for science to his diagnosis with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and his personal life. The lead actor, Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Stephen and the movie was widely appreciated around the world.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The movie titled “The Man Who Knew Infinity” covers the journey of an Indian mathematician named Srinivasa Ramanujan. Hailing from Madras in India, Ramanujan paves his way to the University of Cambridge. The movie covers the master-apprentice relationship between G.H Hardy and Srinivas along with displaying the racial prejudices he had to face and overcome. Besides his academic career, the movie shows his personal life and his untimely death at the age of thirty-two. The movie starred Dev Patel as lead actor.

The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
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The periodic thriller cinema starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the lead tells the story of an English mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing. Alan is commonly known as the pioneer of Artificial Intelligence. The movie focused on code deciphering he did during World War II for the British government. The film also highlights the struggles he went through for being a homosexual and the ill-treatment he suffered at the hands of people. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Hidden Figures

A still from Hidden figures
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Hidden Figures is the story of three African-American mathematicians working at a research center in the 1950s- 1960s. The movie focuses on the racism and sexist views of people regarding women of colour in workspaces. The three mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson worked as human computers important for space research and spaceflight. The movie was critically appreciated and received three nominations at the Academy Awards.

A Beautiful Mind

A still from A Beautiful Mind
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Directed by Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind depicts the life of an American mathematician, John Nash. Nash was a Nobel laureate in the field of Economics and introduced various concepts including Nash equilibrium. The movie shows his struggles with his mental illness and the toll it took on his life. John was diagnosed with schizophrenia, a condition that affects a person's perception of reality. The movie trails around his personal life and won three Academy Awards including Best Picture.

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