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Cuando se trata de la excepcionalidad, el cine y la televisión no se quedan atrás. Existen muchas películas que tratan el tema de la inteligencia, la dotación y el talento desde distintos puntos de vista. Este es un pequeño listado de las muchas películas que tratan estos temas. Si conoces de otras, puedes comunicarte con nosotros y nos ayudarás a ampliar la misma. Envíanos un mensaje a prgifted@yahoo.com.


Amazing Grace and Chuck or VHS (PG)
A 12-year-old Little League whiz decides to stop playing baseball until the world agrees to complete nuclear disarmament... and soon, other athletes around the world follow suit, as the protest escalates

Angus (PG-13)
An under-appreciated gem (coarse adolescent language)


A beautifull mind - Russell Crowe - A nobel prized professor who got schizofrenia.

Beauty and the Beast or VHS (G)
A young woman who loves to read, and doesn't accept the common picture of acceptable society (Disney)

Billy Elliot or VHS (R)
Billy's got problems. His dad has scraped together the fees to send him to boxing lessons, but Billy has discovered a different aptitude: a genius for ballet dancing. Since admitting to such an activity is tantamount, in this fiercely macho culture, is very bad, Billy keeps it quiet. But his teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson , thinks he should audition for ballet school in London...

An Indian movie based on the life and struggles of a little girl extremely bright and intelligent but deaf and blind. Its her journey into the world of knowledge (very intense at times)

The Black Cauldron or VHS (PG)
Hidden by darkness. Guarded by witches. Discovered by a boy. Stolen by a king. Whoever owns it will rule the world. Or destroy it.

A Bug's Life or VHS (G)
On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere" an inventive ant named Flik hires "warrior bugs" to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers, led by Hopper. But when Flik's cavalry turns out to be a ragtag group of flea circus performers, the stage is set for comic confusion ... as well as unlikely heroes! (Disney & Pixar)

Cold Comfort Farm or VHS (PG)
This hilarious spoof on British costume dramas based on great literature stars Kate Beckinsale as a strong-willed, young woman named Miss Flora Poste, who finds herself orphaned and without means in the 1930s. Moving in with some half-savage relatives on a country farm, Flora is hardly daunted by their primitivism, but instead takes charge and imposes hygiene, order, and good manners on the dirty, superstitious lot...

Contact or VHS (PG)
A radio astronomer (Jodie Foster) discovers an alien signal that contains plans for building a transport device to another world

Dead Poets Society or VHS (PG)
English professor John Keating (Robin Williams) inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day. A compelling warning in it to parents who don't respect their children's gifts.

Elizabeth or VHS (R)
The daughter of Henry VIII becomes the Queen of England (Cate Blanchett) and must deal with various forces of betrayal and conspiracy that threaten her and the throne

Empire of the Sun or VHS (PG-13)
12 year old Jim who survives on his own wits and intelligence during the downfall of China during WWII

Ever After or VHS (PG)
Take away the Fairy Godmother, and what have you got left from the Cinderella fable? The story of a girl for whom a bad stroke of luck is no match for her internal strength and purity of heart. A romantic drama that purports to tell the "facts" behind the Grimm brothers' story... (Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston)

Explorers or VHS (PG)
An alien race, determined to make contact with earthlings, feeds some unsuspecting individuals the blueprints for space travel. The three kids in Explorers make their intergalactic trip in crystalline blue Flubber...

Ferris Bueller's Day Off or VHS (PG-13)
Unschooling for gifted teenagers... (Matthew Broderick)

Finding Forrester or VHS (PG-13)
On a dare, Jamal sneaks into Forrester's musty sanctuary, and what might have been a condescending cliché--homeboy rescued by wiser white mentor--turns into an inspiring meeting of minds, with mutual respect and intelligence erasing boundaries of culture and generation

Finding Neverland (FS) or DVD (WS) or VHS (PG)
Playwright J. M. Barrie finds inspiration for his greatest creation from four lively boys, the sons of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Though the friendship threatens his already dwindling marriage, Barrie spends endless hours with the boys, pretending to be pirates or Indians--and gradually the elements of Peter Pan take shape in his mind...

Fly Away Home or VHS (PG)
A teenager becomes "mother" to a flock of geese and then must learn to fly to lead them on their migration to the south

Gattaca or VHS (PG-13)
A genetically inferior man tries to pose as a perfect human being in a future where a person's genetic makeup determines their social class and future

Good Will Hunting or VHS (R)
A therapist (Robin Williams) tries to help a brilliant, but troubled young man (Matt Damon) overcome his personal problems and realize his potential

Harriet the Spy or VHS (PG)
An 11-year-old wannabe journalist (Michelle Trachtenberg) who writes all her observations about friends in a diary. When the book is stolen and read by her peers...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (FS) or DVD (WS) or VHS (PG)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (FS) or DVD (WS) or VHS (PG)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (FS) or DVD (WS) or VHS (PG)
Adapted from the wildly popular books by J.K. Rowling, stunningly brings to life Harry Potter's world of Hogwarts, the school for young witches and wizards...

Holes or VHS (PG)
A great movie about team work and honoring differences, friendship, tolerance and justice...

The Incredibles (FS) or DVD (WS) or VHS (PG)
A family of "supers," a brood of five with special powers are desperately trying to fit in with the 9-to-5 suburban lifestyle. Of course, in a more innocent world, Bob and Helen Parr were superheroes, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl. But blasted lawsuits and public disapproval forced them and other supers to go incognito, making it even tougher for their school-age kids, the shy Violet and the aptly named Dash... (Disney & Pixar)

Infinity or VHS (PG)
Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman (Matthew Broderick)

An Innocent Love
Made for TV-movie about the early entrance program (EEP) at the University of Washington

The Iron Giant or VHS (PG)
Hogarth, a young boy, befriends a giant robot. The iron giant is a misunderstood outsider who becomes a child's best friend, and Hogarth does his best to hide the massive figure from his mom and the local scrap-yard beatnik (animated)

Kiki's Delivery Service or VHS (G)
Japanese anime. A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service
Disney has acquired the rights for 20 of the films by director Hayao Miyazaki and will be releasing them on video through their Buena Vista label. Disney can do whatever they want with the soundtrack. So, they have used "big name" voices, but the gorgeous animation is unaltered. Titles include:
Spirited Away or VHS
Princess Mononoke (DVD only)
Castle in the Sky or VHS
The Castle of Cagliostro or VHS
My Neighbor Totoro or My Neighbor Totoro

The Last Starfighter or VHS (PG)
A video-gaming boy, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force

Little Buddha or VHS (PG)
A perfect introduction to Buddhism for anyone with his child's eye still intact. Where the film really succeeds is showing the nature of impermanence

Little Man Tate (DVD only) (PG)
The difference is the little boy is human, and not just a brain. He worries about people dying, envies the popular athletic boy, all the while plays music in competition form and forms math problems in his head

A Little Romance or VHS (PG)
A young girl is studying in France and meets a street wise kid; a movie about the innocence of childhood loves

Matilda or VHS (PG)
Based on the Roald Dahl classic book; cursed with a cretinous family and a witch of a school principal, a bright young girl (Mara Wilson) learns self-reliance--and develops unusual powers

Ma Vie en Rose or VHS (R)
An innocent little boy, Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne), who wants to be a girl. Convinced that he's the product of misplaced chromosomes, he sets about righting the mistake... Language: French

The Mighty or VHS (PG)
A presumably dimwitted giant of a seventh-grader and an intelligent, but diminutive boy suffering from a degenerative disease combine their best assets to forge a friendship that allows them to cope with the world in which they live

Mr. Holland's Opus or VHS (PG)
Being a true musician is about leaving your legacy for future generations, and by inspiring his students, Mr. Holland is ensuring that his passion will live forever, through them

My Father's Glory (DVD only) (G)
Language: French. "My Father's Glory," and its sequel "My Mother's Castle," tell the story of a young boy’s "wonder years" growing up in a family with an adored father, a lovely but frail mother, and assorted eccentric relatives and friends

My Left Foot or VHS (R)
Don't feel sorry for this character!

My Neighbor Totoro or VHS (G)
Japanese anime. See Kiki's Delivery Service

October Sky or VHS (PG)
A West Virginia teenager hopes to break free from his predetermined coal miner's life by winning a national science fair competition with his rocket building designs

The Power of One or VHS (PG-13)
The theme is Apartheid and personal responsibility

The Princess Bride or VHS (PG)
Gently satirical, hyperbolic spin on swashbuckled adventure...

Powder - Mary Steenbugen, Sean Patrick Flannery - An abused gifted child was forced into school with his peers.

Pump Up the Volume or VHS (R)
Definitely highly gifted, frustrated high school student, embarrassingly accurate portrayals of school officials. (crude language and behavior, brief partial nudity)

Rain Main or VHS (R)
Raymond, an autistic savant whose late father has left him $3 million in a trust. This gets the attention of his materialistic younger brother, a hot-shot LA car dealer named Charlie. Charlie picks up Raymond and takes him on a cross-country journey that becomes a voyage of discovery for Charlie, and, perhaps, for Raymond, too (a different kind of gifted, but gifted none the less...)

Real Genius or VHS (PG)
The freshman year of a nerdy kid who enters college at a young age, with a subplot involving computers and military secrets

Reduced Shakespeare Company DVDs...
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged with the help of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, not only can you catch all of Shakespeare's plays at once, but you can have a riotous good time doing so. Three men performing 37 plays in less than two hours may seem a bit of a stretch...
The Complete Word of God, Abridged the hilarious interpretations, the tongue-in-cheek humor, and the jokes that you have to know about to understand, this is a must-have for anybody with even the slightest sense of humor and self...z
The Reduced Shakespeare Company Christmas Chase those Yuletide blues away with this hilarious spoof of Hanukkah, Kwanza, and an obscure little holiday called Christmas.

Remember the Titans or VHS (PG)
Fact-based story begins with the integration of black and white students at T. C. Williams High School. This effort to improve race relations is most keenly felt on the school's football team, the Titans, and bigoted tempers flare when a black head coach is appointed and his victorious predecessor reluctantly stays on as his assistant...

Rushmore or VHS (R)
The story of Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman ), a 10th grader at Rushmore Academy, editor of the school newspaper and yearbook; president of the French club, German club, chess club, and astronomy club; captain of the fencing and debate teams; founder of the Double-Team Dodgeball Society; and director of the Max Fischer Players, for whom he writes and produces plays about police corruption, inner-city violence, and war. He is applying for early admission to Oxford. (Harvard is his safety.) He is also one of the worst students in the school and has been placed on sudden-death academic probation

Searching for Bobby Fischer or VHS (PG)
The chess prodigy (Max Pomeranc) who refuses to become ruthless despite the prodding of his father (Joe Mantegna) and his surrogate-father / chess champion (Ben Kingsley)

The Secret of Roan Inish or VHS (PG)
Quiet story about a girl, her grandparents, and legend. The story belongs in Ireland and makes you want to go and capture a bit of the magic it spins

The Shaggy Dog or VHS only, for now (PG-13)
Family friendly old film that deals in good part with the travails of an under-achieving over-achiever...

Short Circuit or VHS (PG)
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes

Spellbound or VHS (G)
Follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee...

Stand and Deliver or VHS (PG)
A dedicated teacher inspires his dropout prone students to learn calculus to build up their self-esteem, and they do so well that they are accused of cheating

The Tic Code or VHS (R)
A musically gifted child with Tourette's. Must-see for the family of gifted kids with Tourette's Syndrome

Truman or VHS (PG)
From his roots as a Missouri farmer to his tenure in the White House, and as the man who made the decision to drop the first atomic bomb, this HBO production traces the storied career of U.S. President Harry S. Truman (some war footage)

War Games or VHS (PG)
A young man (Matthew Broderick) finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III

Whalerider or VHS (PG-13)
One of the most charming and critically acclaimed films of 2003, the New Zealand hit Whale Rider effectively combines Maori tribal tradition with the timely "girl power" of a vibrant new millennium. Despite the discouragement of her gruff and disapproving grandfather (Rawiri Paratene), who nearly disowns her because she is female and therefore traditionally disqualified from tribal leadership, 12-year-old Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes) is convinced that she is a tribal leader, and sets about to prove it...

What tΗe βleep Dθ ωΣ (κ)πow!? or VHS (R)
Science and spirituality come together in this mind-bending trip down the rabbit hole. The unlikeliest cult hit of 2004, a lecture on mysticism and science mixed into a sort-of narrative...

Willow or VHS (PG)
Willow attempts to save the world from evil by protecting a baby. Not about a child, per se, but about the development of gifts and self

Young Einstein (VHS only) (PG)
A tender coming of age story... (comedy!)