This week’s theme is definitely a gem among the rest because I knew at least one movie I definitely wanted to recommend, and the others didn’t take long to follow. I wanted the list to be a mix of both, I wanted to have a genius and a prodigy, but then I figured I’d mention one of my favourites from last year as well that sort of falls into the genius theme. So here’s my very versatile list of really intelligent people.
It’s no secret that Good Will Hunting is a really smart movie. If you think about it, there’s not much going on, and yet, you can’t help to enjoy every minute of it. Written by a then unknown duo, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting serves as a cinderella story inside and outside of the movie. I love the fact that our protagonist Will, is a genius and also very social, those two usually contradict each other but Will’s nothing like that, he can hold his own during a bar argument!
Finding Forrester is one of those underrated movies that deserves more attention because it’s really good and some of the topics are just as relevant now as they were in the beginning of the century. An intelligent black high school student changes schools and soon becomes a prodigy to a recluse writer, who not only becomes a mentor to his writing but also to his life in general. They cast an unknown actor alongside Sean Connery, which worked out so well and I’m not gonna lie, I’ve watched this movie more than three times and I’d watch it again.
Who would have guessed Ben Affleck will be featured twice in this list!? But mentioning The Accountant became an obsession this week because it was one of those movies that caught me off guard. I didn’t expect anything from it, but then suddenly, I was thrown into a great action movie that showcased a savant kicking ass! The Accountant breaks stereo types, and it even surprises with a different kind of ending that I for one did not see coming.
THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES