Movies about scientists

List of the best movies about brilliant scientists selected by visitors to our site: Enemy Lines, Proximity, Project Power, Ammonite, Intersect, Time Loop, The Midnight Sky, Monsters of Man, The Professor and the Madman, Missing Link
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Enemy Lines (2020)
Markimdb: 5
CharactersScientists, Soldier
TimeWorld War II

In the frozen, war torn landscape of occupied Poland during World War II, a crack team of allied commandos are sent on a deadly mission behind enemy lines to extract a rocket scientist from the hands of the Nazis.

Proximity (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists
PlotAbduction
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing

A young NASA JPL scientist is abducted by extraterrestrials but when no one believes his story he becomes obsessed with finding proof which leads him on a journey of discovery.

Project Power (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Superhero, Dogs, Teachers, Gangsters, Bodyguards, Giants, Mutant, Teens
PlotMartial Arts, Motorcycles, Money, Power, Bank robbery, Fight
PlaceSchool, Ships, Aircraft, Ghetto
StyleUnexpected ending

An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.

Ammonite (2020)
CharactersScientists, Lesbians
PlotOn real events
Time19th century
StyleRomantic

In 1840s England, palaeontologist Mary Anning and a young woman sent by her husband to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship. Despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

Intersect (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Monsters, Spiders
PlotTime travel, Experiments, Time machine
PlaceSpace

A group of young Miskatonic University scientists invent a time machine, only to learn that they are being manipulated by mysterious, unseen forces from another dimension.

Time Loop (2020)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryItaly
CharactersScientists, Heroes
PlotAdventure
StyleExciting, Disturbing

In a pastoral Italian village, a young Londoner scientist helping his father with physics experiments, has to face the consequences of choices he hasn't made yet.

The Midnight Sky (2020)
CharactersScientists, Astronauts, Terminally ill, Old man
PlotApocalypse, Cancer, Survival, End of the world, Dreams
PlaceSpaceships, Arctic
TimePost apocalypse

A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Monsters of Man (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, action
CountryAustralia
CharactersScientists, Heroes, Robots, Monsters, Hackers
PlotDeath, Survival, Artificial Intelligence, Fight
PlaceJungle, Laboratory, Aircraft, Village, Caves
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

A robotics company vying to win a lucrative military contract team up with a corrupt CIA agent to conduct an illegal live field test. They deploy four weaponized prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden Triangle, assuming they'd be killing drug runners that no one would miss. Six doctors on a humanitarian mission witness the brutal slaughter and become prime targets.

The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration02:04
CharactersGeniuses, Criminals, Scientists
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think, For men

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Missing Link (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersScientists, Family, Friends, Yeti
PlotInvestigation, Adventure, Travel
PlaceNature
StyleFor children, Light, Makes me think

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Trouble is, none of his small-minded, high-society peers seems to recognize this. Hoping to finally gain acceptance from these fellow adventurers, Sir Lionel travels to the Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature known as the missing link.

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The Great Northern Way (2019)
Mark10
Genredocumentary
CountryRussia
Duration01:18
CharactersScientists
PlaceArctic

Journey into the history and along the arctic latitudes of our country. Leonid Kruglov, documentary filmmaker, photographer, ethnographer, member of the Russian Geographical Society, took the legendary route of Semen Dezhnev through the most difficult regions of the Russian Arctic and made a documentary about it.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Argentina
Duration02:28
CharactersRobots, Teens, Scientists, Military, Hunters, Warriors, Dogs
PlotMartial Arts, Fights without rules, Technology, Adventure, Motorcycles, Lost memory
PlaceLake, Spaceships, Mars
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Bright, Vivid, Cyberpunk, Fascinating, Tense

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

The Great Hack (2019)
Markimdb: 7
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersScientists, Journalists
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA, Laboratory

Data—arguably the world’s most valuable asset—is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable, personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersScientists
PlotCheating
PlaceUSA, Laboratory

With a magical new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, overnight, her 10-billion-dollar company dissolved. The rise and fall of Theranos is a window into the psychology of fraud.

Holy War: A History of Runet (2019)
Markimdb: 8.5
CountryRussia
CharactersScientists, Friends
PlotInternet
PlaceRussia, Moscow, USA

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Robo (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
CharactersScientists, Family, Friends, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Chase, The escape, Pursuit
PlaceLaboratory

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Doom: Annihilation (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 3.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersMonsters, Scientists, Military, Demons, Zombie
PlotSurvival, Confrontation, Weapon
PlaceMars
StyleDisturbing

Doom: Annihilation follows a group of space marines as they respond to a distress call from a base on a Martian moon, only to discover it’s been overrun by demonic creatures who threaten to create Hell on Earth.

Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountrySouth Korea, USA
Duration01:34
CharactersAliens, Dogs, Scientists, Clowns, Brothers
PlotAdventure, Cheating, Depression, Computers, Technology, Black holes, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Prison
StyleBy comics

ZIM discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.

The Aeronauts (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Scientists, Sisters, Old man
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Snow

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

Little Joe (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryAustria, United Kingdom, Germany, France
CharactersSingle mothers, Dogs, Scientists
PlotHappiness
PlaceLaboratory

A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes on living creatures. The afflicted appear strange, as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination? Thus starts a play between various truths,on which end stands the loss of the own identity.

IO (2019)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersScientists
PlotSurvival, Experiments
TimePost apocalypse
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Depressive, Tense, Makes me think

As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.

Captain Marvel (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
CharactersSuperhero, Cats, Scientists, Warriors, Aliens, Pilots
PlotMartial Arts, Superpowers
PlaceAircraft, Space, Laboratory
StyleMarvel, Womens in main roles, By comics, Exciting, Tense

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:37
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, Criminals, Tough guys, Partners, CIA, Spy, Scientists, Warriors, Thieves, Terrorists
PlotMartial Arts, Motorcycles, Chase, Cars
PlaceUkraine, Islands, Helicopters, Aircraft, Night Clubs
StyleUnexpected ending

A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson's US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham's Deckard Shaw.

Gemini Man (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:07
CharactersHired assassins, Snipers, Scientists, Military, Spy, Special Forces
PlotUndercover, Skirmishes, Death, Martial Arts, Survival, Motorcycles
PlaceChina, USA, Hotels, Aircraft
StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Ageing assassin, Henry Brogen tries to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle—fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him, and at the peak of his abilities.

The Death of Superman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSuperhero, Dogs, Aliens, Scientists, Tough guys, Warriors, Journalists, Photographers, Bears, Giants, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Investigation, Death
PlaceUSA, Space, Submarines, Spaceships, India
StyleUnexpected ending

When a hulking monster arrives on Earth and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop it. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity.

Radioactive (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Hungary
CharactersScientists
PlotOn real events

The story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries—through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre—and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.

Genesis 2.0 (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary
CountryLuxembourg, China, Russia, South Korea, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersScientists, Archaeologists

A well-preserved mammoth carcass is found in the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, opening up the possibility of a world-changing “Jurassic Park” moment in genetics.

The Predator (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersAutistic, Aliens, Killers, Scientists, Warriors, Military, Soldier, Snipers, Hunters, Horses, Spiders, Writers
PlotGenetic experiments, UFO, Weapon, Technology, Death, Chase, Fear, Missing people
PlaceSpaceships, Laboratory, Lake, Forest, Caves
TimeNight
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Disturbing

When a kid accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled female scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
CharactersMonsters, Scientists
PlotTechnology, Experiments
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleNetflix, Worth watching

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 Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScouts, Scientists, CIA, Spy, Gay, Jews, Singers
PlotWar
PlaceItaly
TimeWorld War II

Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersChildrens, Friends, Scientists, Warriors, Dogs
PlotAdventure, Time travel, Love, Fear, Travel
PlaceSpace
StyleDisney, For children, Light

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Replicas (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersFamily, Scientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Death, Technology, Experiments

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

Elizabeth Harvest (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersScientists, Newlyweds
PlotMystery
StyleDisturbing

The newly married Elizabeth arrives with her new husband, the scientist Henry, at a magnificent house. He tells her that she can do there anything she pleases, except to enter a certain closed room.

The Gateway (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic
CountryAustralia
Duration01:28
CharactersScientists, Family
PlotDeath, Teleportation, Time travel
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Fascinating

A particle physicist grieving over the loss of her husband in a car crash uses a revolutionary machine to bring him back, with dire consequences for her family.

Patient Zero (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:25
CharactersScientists
PlotViruses

After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent infected beings, Morgan, a man gifted with the ability to speak the infected's new language, leads the last survivors on a hunt for patient zero and a cure.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 3.4)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersZombie, Scientists, Military
PlotViruses, Apocalypse, Death, Survival, End of the world
TimePost apocalypse
StyleTense, Exciting, Depressive

In a world overrun by zombies, military personnel and survivalists live in an underground bunker while they seek a cure.

Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 3.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersSharks, Scientists
PlotGenetic experiments

When shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun is invited to consult on a top-secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant, she is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable and highly aggressive bull sharks as its test subjects, which soon break loose and cause havoc.

Clara (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersAstronomers, Scientists, Heroes
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing

An astronomer becomes obsessed with searching the cosmos for signs of life beyond Earth which leads to a shocking discovery.

Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersScientists, Fathers, Astronauts
PlotSuccess, Dreams
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

Discover the meteoric rise of Elon Musk, the man who is transforming the way we think about travel technology through electric cars, the Hyperloop, and revolutionary ideas on how we live through artificial intelligence and colonizing Mars.

The Fall of the American Empire (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryCanada
CharactersPolice, Scientists
PlotLove, Money, Relationship, Power

A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hides them in his truck. Though an interrogation of two tough police detectives isn't enough, the guy, who has a doctor's degree in philosophy which makes his mind mingle with remorse, must find a way to get rid of this dirty money. Only the help of a prostitute and a former biker who came out of jail might get him out of trouble, especially that a gang leader is very weary to get his cash back or kill whoever is responsible for this mess. However, even the two bumbling detectives are monitoring the case as well.

Take Your Pills (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
CharactersParents, Doctors, Scientists, Journalists, Pupils
PlaceOffice, USA

In a hypercompetitive world, drugs like Adderall offer students, athletes, coders and others a way to do more -- faster and better. But at what cost?

Penguin Highway (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:39
CharactersAnimals, Penguin, Teens, Cats, Scientists
PlotMystery, Experiments
PlaceSchool, Trains, Beach
TimeSummer

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.

2.0 (2018)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryIndia
CharactersScientists, Superhero, Soldier, Monsters
PlotDeath, Funeral, Chase

An ornithologist who commits suicide returns as fifth force to wreack vengeance on mankind for harming birds with mobile phone radiation. The only thing that is standing in his way is 2.0, the upgraded version of Chitti, the robot.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersFriends, Teens, Scientists, Zombie, Terminally ill
PlotMulti-part, Survival, Viruses
PlaceGhost towns, Labyrinths, Deserts, Court, Laboratory
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleFor a group of friends, Action, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Cyberpunk

Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Zoe (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersRobots, Scientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Love, Relationship, Technology, Cheating, Loneliness
PlaceLake
TimeFuture
StyleDeep Meaning, Makes me think, Touching, Fascinating, For men

Two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound.

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China, Japan
Duration02:33
CharactersMonsters, Robots, Aliens, Scientists, Thieves, Hackers
PlotMulti-part, Artificial Intelligence, Apocalypse, Investigation, Motorcycles, End of the world
PlaceMountains, Ships, Aircraft, Siberia
StyleUnexpected ending

It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns.

Higher Power (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersScientists, Heroes
PlotHostage, Superpowers, Chase
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, For men

When the Universe decides what it wants, it's pointless to resist. With his family's life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world – or destroy it.

Annihilation (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersScientists, Psychologists, Bears, Mutant
PlotDeath, Expeditions, Depression, Missing people
PlaceSpace, Lighthouse, Jungle
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Tense

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersSuperhero, Ants, Partners, Friends, Fathers, Scientists, Thieves, Teachers, Giants
PlotRevenge, People reduction, Love, Technology, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceSchool, College
StyleMarvel, Light, Exciting, Unexpected ending

Just when his time under house arrest is about to end, Scott Lang once again puts his freedom at risk to help Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym dive into the quantum realm and try to accomplish, against time and any chance of success, a very dangerous rescue mission.

Fast Color (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Sheriffs
PlotEarthquake

A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

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