Science or humanities? Business or politics? We have movie suggestions for students of all interests. These should help you decide what you want to pursue.

For Science and Math Lovers

#1 – The Theory of Everything

Adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, the movie directed by James Marsh deals with the relationship between Jane and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neurone disease, and his success in the world of physics.
Watch the trailer here.

#2 – The Man Who Knew Infinity
The movie is based on a true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, renowned self-taught Indian mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan travelled to Trinity College in Cambridge and made friends with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor G.H. Hardy. He overcame the prejudice he faced to reveal his mathematical genius to the world and this movie shows Ramanujan’s story through Hardy’s eyes.
Watch the trailer here.

For the Tech Ninjas

#3 – The Imitation Game
This movie is based on the life of Alan Turing, father of computer science. During the second world war, he was known to have cracked codes produced by the German miltary’s Enigma machine, which seemed unbreakable, using maths, engineering and yet-to-be-evolved computer science. But almost all documents tracing his work for the British government have been destroyed and nothing is known about his personal life.
Watch the trailer here.

#4 – Steve Jobs
22684666199_e42442eafd_bThis fast-paced movie offers a complete view of Steve Jobs’s life from 1984-1998, including three distinct product launches and plenty of flashbacks. Both his work and his personal relationships are examined through the course of the movie. The audience is left to judge the impact of these on his life as well as those of others who were close to him.
Watch the trailer here.

#5 – The Social Network
hqdefault_liveIn 2003, Harvard undergrad and programming whiz Mark Zuckerberg is struck by an idea and begins to work hard on it. Soon, Facebook is born and Zuckerberg becomes the youngest billionaire in history. But this accomplishment leads to both personal and legal problems for this entrepreneur.
Watch the trailer here.

For the Business Tycoons of Tomorrow

#6 – The Pursuit of Happyness
the-pursuit-of-happyness-2006-download-movie-free-full-hdThis story is based on the true story of a man named Christopher Gardner, who invests heavily in”Bone Density scanners” and feels like he has made these devices. But he is unable to sell them and as he tries to figure out how he can change that, he loses his money, house, credit cards and even his wife, who leaves him. He is then pushed into living on the streets with his son and takes on a job as a stockbroker. But before he can receive his pay, he must go through 6 months of training, and also sell his devices.
Watch the trailer here.

For the Historians and the Politicians

#7 – Schindler’s List
Schindler's ListGreedy and vain German businessman Oskar Schindler transforms into a humanitarian during the barbaric German Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Having managed to save 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, this true story is a testament to the good in all of us.
Watch the trailer here.

#8 – Gandhi
Based on Mahatma Gandhi’s story, this movie showcases how British officials, including the influential Lord Irwin, ignored his non violent movements at the beginning. But then, that is just what earned their country the freedom.
Watch the trailer here.

For Aspirants in Humanities and Social Sciences

#9 – A Beautiful Mind
Based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics, the story of this American biographical drama film begins in Nash’s days as a graduate student at Princeton University. Nash develops paranoid schizophrenia and has delusional episodes, which brings much pain to his wife Alicia and their friends.
Watch the trailer here.

For the Lawyers of Tomorrow

#10 – Erin Brockovich
f100ernbrockErin Brockovich-Ellis is a woman in a fix. After a car accident in which she is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry to hire her at his law firm. Once she accidentally comes across a few medical records placed in real estate files, she convinces Ed to allow her to investigate and discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community that’s causing devastating illnesses among its residents.
Watch the trailer here.

If You Want to Build a Career in Sports

#11 – Million Dollar Arm
million-dollar-arm-welivefilm-movie-reviewIn 2008, sports agent J. B. Bernstein finds that he is unable to run his business well because of his competitors. On watching reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, he decides to find cricket players in India and train them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing young men, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Bernstein, Rinku and Dinesh strive to make their dreams come true despite the challenges they face. In the process, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity and forms friendships he never expected he’d have.
Watch the trailer here.

And finally…

To inspire you to believe in yourself

#12 – Taare Zameen Par
13oct_fm25-taarezameenpar01Art teacher Ram Shankar Nikumbh believes every child has a unique and has great potential. He teaches at a local boarding school and breaks all rules governing ‘how things are done’ or taught at school and every child responds to him with joy, except an eight-year-old boy named Ishaan Awasthi, who seems to be in a world of his own all the time. Nikumbh soon finds out that Ishaan is unhappy and with time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaan find joy in both life and learning.
Watch the trailer here.

#13 – Dead Poets Society
lead_largeA painfully shy young boy named Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his older brother was a popular student and valedictorian. His room-mate Neil Perry is bright and popular, yet under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, learn of “Dead Poets Society” from their new English lecturer, Professor Keating, who encourages them to go against the status quo. The movie shows how each of them does this and is changed for life.
Watch the trailer here.

Have fun as you enjoy these movies and learn from them. Let us know if you have more suggestions on what movies should be watched!

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