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Other movies about clever people being clever?

Movies about intelligent people doing really smart things are so rare, aren't they? That's one of the reasons I love this movie, everyone (but the McQueen character) is doing something ingenious in every scene.

So, can anyone name some other movies about people who are doing genuinely clever and ingenious things, rather than the usual nonsensical stuff being called brilliant by other characters?


Actually, McQueen's character does contribute something clever when he suggests and then does his first, fake escape just so he can have a look around the area, then lets himself get caught so he can give the information to the escape committee.



You're right, those are all excellent movies about clever people doing brilliant things!

And two out of three are extremely historically accurate.