Tags: movies like Measuring the World (2012) - full list
|Mark||8.2 (imdb: 8.2)|
|Characters||Scientists, Spy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Inventors|
|Plot||Mental disorders, Love, Obsession, On real events|
|Style||Touching, 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..
|Mark||9.8 (imdb: 7.8)|
|Genre||drama, biography, history|
|Characters||Scientists, Astronauts, Single mothers, Strong women, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Judge|
|Plot||On real events|
|Style||Touching, Exciting, Soulful, Light, Inspirational|
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.
|Mark||7.4 (imdb: 6.6)|
|Genre||drama, biography, history|
|Characters||Inventors, Scientists, Psychologists, Elephants|
|Plot||Relationship, Power, Test, Experiments, On real events|
|Style||Fascinating, Tense, Inspirational|
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.
|Mark||8.2 (imdb: 6.8)|
|Genre||fantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime|
|Country||USA, South Africa, Mexico|
|Characters||Robots, Criminals, Scientists, Gangsters, Inventors|
|Plot||Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Adventure, Technology, Robbery|
|Style||Touching, Exciting, Disturbing, For men, Fancy, Cyberpunk|
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.
|Country||United Kingdom, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates|
|Characters||Mathematicians, Geniuses, Scientists|
|Plot||On real events|
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.
|Mark||7.8 (imdb: 6.1)|
|Genre||fantastic, action, crime|
|Characters||Robots, Parents, Police, Family, Scientists, Tough guys, Superhero, Inventors|
|Plot||Love, Fight, Relationship, Parenting, Death|
|Style||Exciting, Disturbing, For men, Smart, Cyberpunk|
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.
|Characters||Scientists, Military, Spy, Inventors|
|Plot||Rivalry, War, On real events|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||Smart, Fascinating, For men|
Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.
|Mark||9 (imdb: 8)|
|Genre||thriller, drama, military, biography|
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Characters||Mathematicians, Inventors, Geniuses, Spy|
|Plot||War, On real events|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||Tense, Fascinating, Inspirational|
Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
|Mark||9 (imdb: 8.6)|
|Genre||fantastic, drama, adventure|
|Country||USA, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Farmers, Astronauts, Scientists, Friends, Astronauts, Inventors|
|Plot||Adventure, Black holes, Time travel, Love, Cheating, Survival, Artificial Intelligence, End of the world, Expeditions|
|Place||Space, Spaceships, Parallel worlds|
|Style||Worth watching, Best soundtracks, Good music, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think|
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.
|Mark||8.4 (imdb: 7.4)|
|Genre||fantastic, melodrama, drama|
|Plot||Life after death, Love, Death, Meaning of life, Religious, Pursuit, Loneliness|
|Style||Makes 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.
|Mark||8 (imdb: 6.4)|
|Genre||fantasy, comedy, family, cartoon|
|Characters||Scientists, Family, Animals, Inventors|
After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 5.4)|
|Characters||Scientists, Dogs, Foxes, Insects, Monsters, Mutant|
At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice — with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.
|Genre||fantastic, drama, detective|
|Characters||Inventors, Scientists, Students|
|Plot||Time travel, Missing people, Obsession|
After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home.
|Mark||9.2 (imdb: 7.1)|
|Genre||fantastic, action, adventure|
|Characters||Superhero, Mafia, Terrorists, Gangsters, Police, Friends, Robots, Billionaires, Scientists, Heroes, Girlfriends, Presidential, Inventors|
|Plot||Adventure, Love, Chase, Skirmishes, Revenge, Experiments, Cheating|
|Place||New York, USA, Mansions|
|Style||Marvel, Exciting, For men|
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
|Mark||7.4 (imdb: 8)|
|Genre||fantastic, action, fantasy, adventure|
|Characters||Superhero, Partners, Aliens, Scientists, Heroes, Giants, Monsters|
|Plot||Alien invasion, Superpowers, Love, Intrigue, Rivalry|
|Place||Ships, Germany, India, USA|
|Style||Marvel, Exciting, Disturbing|
When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!
|Mark||10 (imdb: 5.3)|
|Genre||fantastic, thriller, drama|
|Plot||Viruses, Obsession, Conspiracies|
|Style||Action, Depressive, Disturbing|
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.
|Mark||8 (imdb: 5.2)|
|Characters||Heroes, Inventors, Cannibals|
Anxious to explore the mysterious hidden world under metropolitan Berlin, an international group of four urban explorers hires a local guide, Kris, who leads them into the maze of escape tunnels and subterranean fortifications under the city. When their guide has a bad fall, two of the girls in the group frantically set off to seek help while Denis, the young American, stays behind. Armin, a former East German border guard suddenly appears from nowhere. Out of sheer desperation, Denis allows Armin to lead them and their unconscious guide to safety and it is at this moment that Denis realizes he has just made the biggest mistake of his life!
|Mark||9 (imdb: 7.6)|
|Genre||fantastic, action, thriller, drama|
|Characters||Monkeys, Scientists, Inventors|
|Plot||Freedom, Uprising, Viruses|
|Style||Makes me think, Touching, Exciting, Fascinating|
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.
|Style||Makes me think|
Once upon a time... consumer goods were built to last. Then, in the 1920’s, a group of businessmen realized that the longer their product lasted, the less money they made, thus Planned Obsolescence was born, and manufacturers have been engineering products to fail ever since. Combining investigative research and rare archive footage with analysis by those working on ways to save both the economy and the environment, this documentary charts the creation of ‘engineering to fail’, its rise to prominence and its recent fall from grace.
|Mark||7.6 (imdb: 8.3)|
|Characters||Scientists, Autistic, Inventors, Losers, Disabled people, Teachers, Geniuses|
|Plot||On real events|
|Style||Touching, Soulful, Fascinating, Inspirational|
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.