Movies about scientists

List of the best movies about brilliant scientists selected by visitors to our site: Hawking, The Theory of Everything, A Beautiful Mind, The Correspondence, The Discovery, I Origins, Genesis 2.0, The Predator, The Cloverfield Paradox, The Catcher Was a Spy.

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

Hawking (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersScientists, Disabled people, Geniuses
PlotFate, Death, Dancing, Hip Hop
PlaceEngland, Party
StyleInspirational, To cry

The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong attraction between the two. Jane is intrigued by Stephen's talk of stars and the Universe. But she realises that there is something very wrong when Stephen suddenly finds that he is unable to stand up.

The Theory of Everything (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:03
CharactersScientists, Geniuses, Disabled people
PlotLove, On real events
PlaceEngland
StyleTouching, Soulful

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersScientists, Spy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Inventors
PlotMental disorders, Love, Obsession, On real events
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, Smart, Fascinating, Interesting, Mind-altering

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

The Correspondence (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly
Duration02:12
CharactersScientists
PlotLove
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Makes me think, To cry

The relationship between Ed, a married astronomer and Amy, his lover, who spend their years apart, is based only on phone calls and texts. One day Amy begins noticing something strange in Ed's messages.

The Discovery (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotLife after death, Depression, Dreams, Religious, Uprising, Mental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceMansions
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Depressive, Tense, Smart

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

I Origins (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists, Inventors
PlotLife after death, Love, Death, Meaning of life, Religious, Pursuit, Loneliness
PlaceIndia, USA
StyleMakes me think, Atmospheric

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.

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.

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.

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.

Life (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Astronauts, Monsters
PlotDeath, Survival, Technology, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars, Laboratory
StyleDisturbing, Action, Tense

The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.

Geostorm (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersScientists, Dogs, Hackers
PlotConspiracies, Disasters, Apocalypse, Tsunami, End of the world, Survival
PlaceNature, Space, Sea
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Spectacular

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.




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