Movies about experiments

List of the best movies about human experiments selected by visitors to our site: The Box, The Belko Experiment, Exam, The Circle, Glass, Quiet Comes the Dawn, The Cloverfield Paradox, The Commuter, Headgame, Replicas.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Box (2009)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlotSupernatural, Money, Experiments, Gifts
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Psychological problems, Philosophical

Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.

The Belko Experiment (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Colombia
CharactersKillers, Businessmen, Spy
PlotDeath, Survival, Experiments, Weapon, Conspiracies
StyleBlack humor, Action, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Exam (2009)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDetectives, Psychologists
PlotExperiments, Investigation, Survival, Rivalry, Intrigue
PlaceOffice, Closed Space
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Action, Disturbing

The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.

The Circle (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Arab Emirates, USA
PlotSocial Media, Technology, Experiments, Internet, Computers

A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.

Glass (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Clairvoyants, Psychiatrists
PlotSupernatural, Mental disorders, Experiments, Investigation, Superpowers
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Psychological problems

In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Quiet Comes the Dawn (2019)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersZombie, Widows
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Travel, Death, Experiments
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Psychedelic, Serious

Female protagonist’s brother dies under mysterious circumstances. Extremely vivid nightmares begin to haunt her and she decides to turn to the Institute of somnology for help. Along with other patients, they are induced into a «collective lucid dream». But at the dawn, they will awake to a completely different reality that is more horrifying than any nightmare.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CharactersMonsters, Scientists
PlotTechnology, Experiments
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
StyleWorth watching, Netflix

Orbiting above a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

The Commuter (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersSnipers, FBI, Musicians, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Money, Experiments, Mystery, Investigation
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Heavy, Tense

A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

Headgame (2018)
Markimdb: 4
PlotGambling, Abduction, Supernatural, Survival, Experiments
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Serious, Depressive

A group of young people awake, locked inside a warehouse with cameras screwed into their heads. It becomes apparent that they are unwilling competitors in a deadly game, and they will need to murder each other if they hope to survive.

Replicas (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersFamily, Scientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Death, Technology, Experiments

A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

The Skin I Live In (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersDoctors, Scientists, Surgeons
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Seduction, Obsession
StyleAction, Smart, Creepy, Disturbing, Psychological problems

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

The First Purge (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CharactersCriminals, Serial killers
PlotPolitical, Survival, Money, Experiments
PlaceParty, New York
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Tense

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

High Life (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland
CharactersDogs, Criminals, Astronauts
PlotDeath, Survival, Expeditions, Experiments, Black holes
PlacePrison, Space, Trains, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Tense, Psychological problems

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

The Island (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CharactersWarriors, Doubles
PlotApocalypse, Genetic experiments, Survival, Conspiracies, Experiments
StyleExciting, For men

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Scientists, Soldier, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Genetic experiments, Experiments, Friendship
PlaceNew York, USA
TimeFuture, World War II
StyleMarvel, Disney, Patriotic, Exciting, For men

Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination.

The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CharactersPsychologists, Students
PlotOn real events, Experiments
PlacePrison, USA
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Action, Disturbing, Serious

This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.

Penguin Highway (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon, anime
CharactersTeens, Animals, Scientists, Penguin, Cats
PlotExperiments, Mystery, Water, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Trains, Beach, Forest
StyleExciting, Soulful, Light, Fascinating

A fourth-grader investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic.

Flatliners (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotMotorcycles, Supernatural, Life after death, Death, Snow
StyleUnexpected ending, Light, Serious

Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Shock Waves (1977)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, detective
CharactersZombie, Friends, Soldier, Heroes
PlotExperiments, Swimming, Water
PlaceShips, Islands
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of zombie soldiers.

The Dark Tapes (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Demons, Serial killers
PlotGhosts, Death, Experiments, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceUSA, Kitchen
TimeNight, Dark ones
StyleTense, Disturbing

A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent anthology. Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity.