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The Imitation Game - based on the life of Alan Turing, the author of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence'

The movies is inspired* by the life of Alan Turing, a mathematical genius, cryptanalyst, logician and pioneering computer scientist. Apart from this he could also be credited with being an unsung war hero for the role he played in the victory of Allied forces in the second world war. He could also be credited with the designing the world's first computer and for theorizing the similarities between computing machinery and human intelligence.

A well-made movie.

Here's the trailer for you:

* the movie has number of historical inaccuracies

The Equalizer (Movie trailer)

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. - IMDB

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Gone Girl - The story of a hyper-intelligent psychopath (Movie)

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A Beautiful Mind - Inspired by the life of John Forbes Nash Jr. - a noble prize winning mathematician once diagnosed with schizophrenia (Movie)

The movies is inspired* by the life of John Nash, a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash, a stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began showing signs of mental illness which goes on to tear his personal and professional life apart. He then fights the illness to get his life back together.

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* the movie is historically inaccurate. For a more accurate version search for 'A Brilliant Mind' a documentary on the same case.

Girl, Interrupted - Memoir of a best-selling author once diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (Movie)

The movie is based on Girl, Interrupted - a best-selling 1993 memoir by American author Susanna Kaysen, relating her experiences as a young woman in a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. The memoir's title is a reference to the Vermeer painting Girl Interrupted at her Music.

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The Three Faces of Eve - The most famous multiple personality disorder case ever (Movie)

The movie is based on one of the most famous cases of Multiple Personality Disorder ever recorded. It tells you the story of Eve White, a quiet house-wife, who unconsciously transformed into the impish Eve Black. A development that almost destroyed her personal life with an attempt to kill her own child.

Here's the trailer for you.

And, supposedly, this is an original video of one of the sessions:

Kinsey - Story of the man who pioneered scientific study of sexual behavior (Movie)

The movie is a biography of Alfred Charles Kinsey's life. For those who may not know him, he is a pioneer in sexology (scientific study of sexual behavior) and the founder of the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University.

It tells you the story of how Kinsey left home to become a professor in biology, when his father wanted him to be an engineer. How he happened to then shift his focus to sexology driven by the lack of knowledge in the area. How he undertook a big scientific study which first made him famous and then led to his downfall.

Here's the trailer for you.