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The Best Genius Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. Inception

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8.8/10
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99/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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2. The Matrix

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8.7/10
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97/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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3. Groundhog Day

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8.0/10
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93/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG
Romance, Cult

What it's about: A narcissistic T.V. weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Ex Machina

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7.7/10
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91/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Drive

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7.8/10
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90/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. BoJack Horseman

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8.7/10
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87/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Where to Watch: 76 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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7. 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: 9 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim & FOX). 349 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & fuboTV). 61 episodes (17%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX, TBS, FOX & 1 other). 357 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Little Prince

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84/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her neighbor that will tell her about the story of the Little Prince that he once met.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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9. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 1997
Animation, Anime

What it's about: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding the series, while also opening up some new possibilities.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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10. The Midnight Gospel

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8.3/10
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82/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Traversing trippy worlds inside his universe simulator, Clancy the space caster explores existential questions about life, death and everything in between.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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11. The Matrix Revolutions

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78/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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12. Merlí

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8.6/10
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72/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems between the students of the class.

Where to Watch: 40 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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13. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

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71/100
Released: 2001Rated: G
Children, Comedy

What it's about: Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by aliens, it's up to him to lead all the children of the world to rescue their parents.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Carrie Pilby

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68/100
Released: 2017
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Awkward, isolated and disapproving of most of the people around her, a precocious 19-year-old genius is challenged to put her convictions to the test by venturing out on to the NYC dating scene, in this adaptation of Caren Lissner’s best-selling 2003 novel.

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

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15. The Warning

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56/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Ten-year-old Nico receives a threatening letter and now his life is in danger. No one seems to believe him except one person that he doesn't know.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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16. Genius of the Modern World

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53/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 1
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world - Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).