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The Best Genius Movies on Cinemax

Finding a good Genius movie 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 of all time streaming on Cinemax.

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1. Inception

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8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo87%
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97/100
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 subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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2. The Tree of Life

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6.8/10
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77/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Phenomenon

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6.4/10
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67/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

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

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4. I.Q.

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6.2/10
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63/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.

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

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5. The Art of Getting By

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6.6/10
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58/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).