Movies about inventors

List of the best movies about inventors selected by visitors to our site: Kalashnikov AK-47, Transcendence, Ant-Man, Extracted, Gaston Lagaffe, TRON: Legacy, Temple Grandin, Father of Invention, Side by Side, The Saboteurs.

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

Kalashnikov AK-47 (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrebiography, history
CharactersGeniuses, Inventors, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Weapon
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

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.

Transcendence (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
CharactersImmortals, Inventors
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Death, Hostage, Life after death
StyleAction, Makes me think, Womens in main roles, Serious, For men

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.

Ant-Man (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Strong women, Thieves, Heroes, Family
PlotLove, Robbery, Adventure, Prison Break, Experiments
PlacePrison, USA
StyleMarvel, Popular, Exciting, Light, Serious

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.

Extracted (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, drama

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.

Gaston Lagaffe (2018)
Markimdb: 4.4
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersFriends, Inventors, Cows
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceFrance, Office
StyleLight, Fascinating

Gaston is a new guy at the Peticoin start-up. With his delusional inventions, he will change the lives of his colleagues. Cat, seagull, cow, and gaffophone will be at the center of the mishaps of this genius laidback handyman who wants only to do good, but has the gift of annoying Prunelle, his boss. Can those Gaston's gaffes galore prevent the buy-out of the Peticoin by Mr. de Mesmaeker?

TRON: Legacy (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersProgrammers, Family, Inventors, Fathers
PlotAdventure, Artificial Intelligence, Motorcycles, Virtual Reality, Computer games
PlaceFantastic worlds
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk, Serious

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real world.

Temple Grandin (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CharactersTeachers, Geniuses, Autistic, Scientists, Disabled people
PlotOn real events
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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

Father of Invention (2010)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersLosers, Inventors
StyleTo cry

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.

Side by Side (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersInventors, Actors, Artists
PlotObsession, Art, Technology
StyleTwisted plot, Light, Smart, Serious

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.

The Saboteurs (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryNorway, Denmark, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Sweden
CharactersHitler, Military, Inventors, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

When the Nazis secure a heavy water plant to realize their plan to create an atomic bomb, the Norwegian Allies struggle to sabotage the operation.

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Paradise or Oblivion (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
StyleFascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Serious

Paradise or Oblivion is a free online documentary produced by the Venus Project. This documentary details the root causes of the systemic value disorders and detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system. The film advocates a new socio-economic system, which is updated to present-day knowledge, featuring the life-long work of Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and Industrial Designer Jacques Fresco, which he calls a Resource-Based Economy. Paradise or Oblivion by the Venus Project introduces the viewer to a more appropriate value system that would be required to enable this caring and holistic approach to hhuman civilisation. This alternative surpasses the need for a monetary-based, controlled scarcity environment we find ourselves in today.

The Little Vampire 3D (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Netherlands, USA
CharactersVampire, Inventors, Tourists
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

Tony, a thirteen-year-old boy on vacation in rural Germany, is fascinated by the idea of vampires. Meanwhile Rudolph, a vampire of "similar" age (313!), encounters trouble when his clan is threatened by a dangerously obsessed hunter. Fate brings these two boys together, as Tony & Rudolph set off an action-packed battle to stop the villain, save Rudolph's family and learn the power of friendship.

Google and the World Brain (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, documentary
CountrySpain, United Kingdom, Germany, Greece
CharactersWriters, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Internet, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google says they are building a library for mankind, but some say they also have other intentions.

The Lazarus Effect (2015)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersDogs, Demons, Inventors
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Experiments, Telekinesis
PlaceCollege, USA, Laboratory
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense, Creepy, Serious

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.

Measuring the World (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, adventure
CountryGermany, Austria
CharactersMathematicians, Scientists, Inventors
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, By books, Fascinating, Fancy

Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths.

Creative Control (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CharactersFriends, Inventors
PlotVirtual Reality, Obsession
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Smart, Fancy

Smooth advertising executive David is in a relationship with yoga teacher Juliette. Then his eye is caught by Sophie, the girlfriend of his best friend Wim, a fashion photographer. Things get completely out of hand during a campaign for augmented reality-glasses, for which David designs an avatar of the coveted Sophie.

Our House (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA, Germany
PlotSupernatural, Swimming, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Disturbing

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.

This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTwins, Inventors, Sisters, Old man, Neighbors
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Happiness, Flowers, Funeral
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Family, Twins, Friends, Inventors
PlotLove, War, Artificial Intelligence, Investigation, Revolution
StylePhilosophical, Tense, Makes me think, Cyberpunk, Depressive

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Tanks For Stalin (2018)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreadventure, military, history
CharactersTankman, Stalin, Inventors, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Tanks, Skirmishes, Friendship
PlaceUSSR, Lake
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Patriotic, Tense

A prototype of a new cutting edge tank is being taken on a secret mission to Moscow, to Comrade Stalin. Soon the cross-country run turns into a ruthless race. Followed by Nazis, the tanks' team defeats their pursuers and proves the great ability and vast superiority of the machine that is about to become a legendary T-34.