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The Best Genius Movies and TV Shows on Free Services

Finding a good Genius movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Genius movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Free Services.

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1. Family Guy

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8.1/10
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86/100
Year: 1999-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 18
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim & FOX). 338 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 43 episodes (12%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX, TBS, FOX & 1 other). 345 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Cowboy Bebop

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8.9/10
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79/100
Year: 1998-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim, Crunchyroll & Tubi). 26 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 26 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Anomalisa

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7.3/10
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79/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: An inspirational speaker becomes reinvigorated after meeting a lively woman who shakes up his mundane existence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Finding Forrester

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7.3/10
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77/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The Man from Earth

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74/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Genius

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8.4/10
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73/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (NatGeo). 20 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 20 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

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7.5/10
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73/100
Released: 1991Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & AcornTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Antonia's Line

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71/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around her include quirky friend Crooked Finger, would-be suitor Bas and, eventually for Antonia, a granddaughter and great-granddaughter who help create a strong family of empowered women.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. Full Moon in Paris

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69/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: "He who has two women loses his soul, he who has two houses loses his mind." So it goes with Louise played by Pascale Ogier who is dissatisfied with her mundane life in a bleak Parisian new-town. She rents a pied-à-terre in the city so she can experience independence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

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69/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. Ergo Proxy

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67/100
Year: 2007-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy has been described as a dark sciencefiction mystery with philosophical underpinnings. It features a combination of 2D digital cel animation, 3D computer modeling, and digital special effects.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll & Tubi). 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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12. American Hardcore

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65/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Documentary, History

What it's about: Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A tribal history" Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. After the Dark

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65/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Breaking In

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63/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Contra Security is a high tech security firm that specializes in breaking in as a way to test security measures. The team members comprise various skills, and even more various personalities.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (65%) are available to watch free online (Sony Crackle). 7 episodes (35%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 13 episodes (65%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Examined Life

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62/100
Released: 2008
Documentary

What it's about: Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor).

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16. Liar Game

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59/100
Year: 2014-2020Seasons: 2
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: This drama is about various contestants take part in a game show with a prize of 10 billion won wherein contestants are encouraged to cheat and lie. The contestants who able to cheat the others will wins the prize but debt if he/she loses the game. Contestants include genius swindler Cha Woo Jin and naive college student Nam Da Jung. Meanwhile, Kang Do Young will play the MC and planner of this game show.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll).

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17. Big Hero 6 The Series

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7.2/10
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58/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Picking up immediately following the events in the feature film, these are the continuing adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (6%) are available to watch free online (DisneyNOW). 18 episodes (37%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+). 2 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyNOW). 42 episodes (86%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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18. Young Einstein

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57/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, History

What it's about: Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beatuiful French scientist Marie Curie, as well as several unscrupulous types who try to take advantage of the naive genius and his invention.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Britain's Greatest Codebreaker

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53/100
Released: 2012
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Alan Turing is the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing's achievements went unrecognised during his lifetime. Instead he ended up being treated as a common criminal, for being homosexual at a time when homosexual acts were a crime. In 1952, he was convicted of 'gross indecency' with another man and was forced to undergo so-called 'organo-therapy' - chemical castration. Two years later, he killed himself with cyanide, aged just 41. Alan Turing was driven to a terrible despair and early death by the nation he'd done so much to save.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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20. The Oxford Murders

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Released: 2008Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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21. Night on the Galactic Railroad

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Released: 1985
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Giovanni currently lives a dreary life of near non-stop work. At school, his peers ridicule him incessantly, and his employer at work is distant and cold. As his isolation from society becomes unbearable, he suddenly finds himself on a train heading far away from his miserable home. Accompanied by Campanella, an acquaintance from school, Giovanni embarks on a journey that will define the rest of his life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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22. New Rose Hotel

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48/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A corporate raider and his henchman use a chanteuse to lure a scientific genius away from his employer and family.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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23. Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even

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Released: 1992Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A girl fed up with her quirky, dysfunctional family runs away from home, causing all of them to spend time with each other.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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24. Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby

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39/100
Released: 2015
Family

What it's about: When a Space Baby crash lands on Earth, the Baby Squad must race against time to stop an evil villain from taking over the universe!

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Up Faith Family) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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25. Ayurveda: Art of Being

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37/100
Released: 2001
Documentary

What it's about: Ayurveda is a science of life and a healing art, where body, mind and spirit are given equal importance. This voyage of thousands of miles across India and abroad takes you on a unique poetic journey, where we encounter remarkable men of medicine or simply a villager who lives in harmony with nature. "Hope is nature's way of enabling us to survive so that we can discover nature itself."

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 1 service (Vudu).

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26. Baby Geniuses

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36/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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27. Einstein's Universe

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Released: 1979
Documentary

What it's about: A documentary produced in 1979 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein. Narrated and hosted by Peter Ustinov and written by Nigel Calder.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. Baby Geniuses 3: Baby Squad Investigators

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Released: 2013Rated: G
Family, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Hidden beneath Bobbins Daycare in Washington DC is the top-secret headquarters of The Baby Squad, where super genius babies use their secret baby language to solve mysteries all over the world.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Up Faith Family) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).