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Great minds think alike. Focus Features’ Oscar-bait drama for 2014 — about a prickly genius Cambridge grad who struggled through a traumatic personal life (“The Theory of Everything”) — was rather similar to The Weinstein Company’s contender, “The Imitation Game.”

The latter looks at mathematician Alan Turing, known both for breaking the Nazis’ Enigma code in World War II (a hugely important feat), and for his pioneering work in creating a theoretical construct for the modern-day computer. The twist, of course, is that Turing was a closeted gay man with top-level security clearance at a time when homosexuality was a criminal offense.

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