Movies about scientists

Movies about scientists
List of the best movies about brilliant scientists selected by visitors to our site: The Man Who Knew Infinity, Antiviral, Proximity, A Sound of Thunder, Annihilation, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Archive, Fantastic Four, A Dangerous Method, Sakharov. Two Lives.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceEngland, India
StyleBy books, Philosophical, Smart, Intellectual

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:50
CharactersCannibals, Celebrities
PlotSurvival, Obsession, Viruses
PlaceHospitals
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Syd March is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlotUFO, Abduction
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleSerious, Intellectual, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:41
CharactersDinosaurs, Scientists, Tourists
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventure, Time machine, Technology
PlaceJungle, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersMutant, Bears, Scientists, Psychologists
PlotDeath, Depression, Expeditions, Alligators, Missing people
PlaceSpace, Jungle, Lighthouse
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense

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

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, Czech Republic, United Kingdom
Duration01:50
CharactersVampire, Superhero, Heroes, Immortals
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Supernatural, Saving the World, Rivalry
PlaceVenice
StyleExciting, By comics, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Fancy

To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA
CharactersGeniuses, Robots, Heroes, Scientists, Cyborgs
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Relationship, Obsession, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Serious, Expanding consciousness, Disturbing

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI, and his latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs—being reunited with his dead wife.

Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:46
CharactersSuperhero, Scientists, Scammers, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Prison, Italy, Laboratory, New York
StyleMarvel, Unexpected ending, Exciting, By comics

During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, these "Fantastic Four" must now thwart the evil plans of Dr. Doom and save the world from certain destruction.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersJews, Psychologists, Lovers, Psychiatrists
PlotPassion, Mental disorders, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Intellectual, Serious

Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.

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Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
CharactersScientists, Geniuses
PlaceRussia, USSR

Avenue, university and even an asteroid bear his name. Academician Sakharov is known all over the world: someone as the creator of the hydrogen bomb, someone as an outstanding public figure and human rights activist. All his life Andrei Sakharov lived between two fires - science and humanism - and this dualism formed the basis of the film. The picture will show the scientist as he saw himself, through his dialogues with the Conscience.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:17
CharactersScientists, Special agents, Friends, Inventors, Partners
PlotTime travel, Puzzles, Revenge, Time machine, Experiments
PlaceParallel worlds, Party
StyleTwisted plot, Philosophical, Smart, Makes me think, Intellectual

Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Disabled people, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceEngland
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Androids, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Travel, UFO, Supernatural, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Dark ones
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountrySpain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration02:06
PlotOn real events, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Roman Empire
StyleSoulful, Philosophical, Epic, Touching

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersZombie, Family, Scientists, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Tense, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:51

Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends, but rivals in love. Dmitry marries Lyolya and they live happily together. Luck has it that he makes an important discovery. Unfortunately he exposes himself to radioactivity during the experiments. As a result he falls seriously ill. However Dmitry has a strong spirit. His will to live, the deep passion for his work and his strong love for mankind makes it possible for him to recover.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Obsession, Love triangle, Divorce
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Beautiful landscapes, Disturbing

TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersMonkeys, Scientists, Inventors
PlotViruses, Freedom, Uprising
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersRaccoons
PlotOn real events, Life, Family life
PlaceVillage, England
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersStrong women, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Judge
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians
StyleAtmospheric

The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA
CharactersLesbians, Scientists
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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersSuperhero, Monsters, Mutant, Special Forces, Giants
PlotAdventure, Chase
PlaceNew York
StyleMarvel, Exciting, By comics, Gloomy, Serious

Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with a new, deadly foe.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Scientists, Sisters, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Travel, Experiments, Expeditions
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46
CharactersScientists, Terminally ill, Businessmen, Virologists
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Investigation, End of the world, Viruses
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Hungary
CharactersScientists
PlotOn real events
StyleSerious

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersScientists, Losers
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric

A high school student falls asleep while sitting in class. When he wakes up, all time is frozen, except for him.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersRobots, Gangsters, Cyborgs, Bodyguards, Disabled people
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Martial Arts, Revenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Spectacular, Gloomy

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:36
CharactersScientists, Mutant
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival, Apocalypse, Time machine
PlaceFantastic worlds
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Dystopian, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Serious

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.





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