Movies about inventors

List of the best movies about inventors selected by visitors to our site: I Origins, Kalashnikov AK-47, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Transcendence, Experimenter, Ant-Man, Errors of the Human Body, RoboCop, The Mercy, Jobs.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
I Origins (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

Kalashnikov AK-47 (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrebiography, history
CountryRussia

Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front line. While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the world’s most legendary weapons. A self-taught inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, is only 29 when he develops the now iconic assault riffle — the AK-47.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, musical, family
CountryUSA

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.

Transcendence (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration01:59

Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

Experimenter (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:10

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects don’t stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they’ve been told to do so. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people’s tendency to comply with authority. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha stands by him through it all.

Ant-Man (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Errors of the Human Body (2012)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:41

Canadian scientist, Dr Geoff Burton takes up a position at a new institute in wintry Dresden in order to contribute to their most important project—a human regeneration gene—that also has the potential to make something miraculous out of a personal tragedy that has haunted him for years.

RoboCop (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine.

The Mercy (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:28

Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.

Jobs (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:02

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

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Interstellar (2014)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The Current War (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Russia, United Kingdom
Duration02:30

Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

Extracted (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

Thomas Jacobs invents a way to watch people's memories from the inside. Going against his morals, he accepts an offer to enter a heroin addict's memories to literally see if he committed a crime. However,a malfunction causes his consciousness to become trapped inside the criminal's mind. He remains a prisoner in the addict's memories for more than four years until he discovers the possibility of escape.

Temple Grandin (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.

Our House (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA, Germany

Ethan is suffering enormous guilt after his parents are killed in a car accident. He quits a promising future at MIT and work on a revolutionary experiment in order to care for his younger siblings.

iSteve (2013)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

A comedic look at the life of Steve Jobs.

Adult Beginners (2014)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

A young, hipster entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and three year-old nephew in the suburbs — only to become their manny. Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up — but not without some bad behavior first.

The Lazarus Effect (2015)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

Medical researcher Frank, his fiancee Zoe and their team have achieved the impossible: they have found a way to revive the dead. After a successful, but unsanctioned, experiment on a lifeless animal, they are ready to make their work public. However, when their dean learns what they've done, he shuts them down. Zoe is killed during an attempt to recreate the experiment, leading Frank to test the process on her. Zoe is revived -- but something evil is within her.

Chappie (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration02:17

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot.

Father of Invention (2010)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Nearly a decade after a faulty product landed him in prison, an arrogant inventor is determined to restore his reputation and rebuild his fortune. But first, he has to convince his estranged daughter that he's worthy of a second chance.

The Guilt Trip (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.

Decoding Annie Parker (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer intersect in a groundbreaking study.

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:12

The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein to do anything they want, unaware that their parents are watching every move.

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.

Tesla (2020)
Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA

The story of the Promethean struggles of Nikola Tesla, as he attempts to transcend entrenched technology—including his own previous work—by pioneering a system of wireless energy that would change the world.

Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take? (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

An unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream - uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.

Side by Side (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.

Innerspace (1987)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract Tuck and his ship and re-enlarge them before his oxygen runs out.

The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA

A true story about Louis Pasteur, who revolutionized medicine by proving that much disease is caused by microbes, that sanitation is paramount and that at least some diseases can be cured by vaccinations.

Iron Man 3 (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:11

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.




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