From 'Oppenheimer' To 'Hawking': 5 Must-Watch Biopics On Scientists

Farzana Patowari

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Science has inspired some fantastic fictional movies and TV shows, but there are also several noteworthy biopics about real-life scientists. Here is a list of five must-see films:

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OppenheimerScheduled for release in 2023, this upcoming film portrays the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist widely known as the father of the atomic bomb. Actor Cillian Murphy stars as Oppenheimer, and the film provides deeper insights into his life.

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The Theory of EverythingBased on Jane Hawking's memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, this biopic is a poignant love story of the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne brilliantly portray the lead characters, offering a glimpse into Hawking's life journey.

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The Man Who Knew InfinityStarring Dev Patel, this biopic tells the story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician who overcomes obstacles created by his humble beginnings to produce groundbreaking work. It is an inspiring film that showcases Ramanujan's life and legacy.

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AgoraSet in 4th-century Roman Egypt, Agora is a biographical film about Hypatia, a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. Actress Rachel Weisz plays the role of Hypatia in the film, which tells the story of her remarkable life and achievements.

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A Beautiful MindThis biopic depicts the life of John Nash, a mathematician who won the Nobel Prize in Economics. The movie follows Nash's life from his time as a solitary student at Princeton University to his breakthrough work in cryptography.