Scientist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant scientist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with scientist, danger, death, dialogue, escapades, survival, technology, storytelling, catastrophe and transformation plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
scientist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as scientist: Eureka (2006), Rick and Morty (2013), Fringe (2008), Stargate: Atlantis (2004), The Big Bang Theory (2007), The Fly (1986), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Bones (2005), The Strain (2014), Avatar (2009).

List of scientist movies

Eureka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The sleep Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand. U.S. Marshal ...
Style: clever, futuristic, humorous, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, sheriff, secret place, experiment, save the day, small town, hi-tech, experiment gone awry, small town life, prodigy, intelligence, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, cynical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scientist, mad scientist, inventions and discoveries, time travel, adventure, imaginary, grandfather grandson relationship, disorder, odd, prodigy, youth, monster ...
Place: usa
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Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, fbi, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, investigation, paranormal activity, danger, research, top secret, experiment, creature ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, scientist, ancient mystery, evil alien, save the world, parallel world, fate of humanity, adventure, legends and myths, benign alien ...
Time: 2000s, future
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The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Big Bang Theory is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, intellectual, feel good ...
Plot: neighbor, friends, friendship, scientist, social awkwardness, intelligence, buddies, geek, sitcom, science, prodigy, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, campus, pasadena california
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The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: suspense, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mutant, experiment, scientist, mad scientist, tragic love, experiment gone awry, science, transformation, nightmare, deadly creature, teleportation, death wish ...
Time: 80s
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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, tsunami, global warming, scientist, catastrophe, natural disaster, evacuation, chaos, climate change, survival, forces of nature, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new delhi, antarctica ...
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Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: forensics, fbi, riddles and clues, partners against crime, police investigation, search, teamwork, special agents, expert, killings, victim, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: captivating, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, vampire, save the world, scientist, supernatural, good versus evil, deadly virus, fate of humanity, plague, immortality, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, colourful, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: scientist, friendship, island, adventure, food, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, danger, inventor, save the day, family, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, space travel, alien, warrior, scientist, fantasy world, mysterious planet, adventure, alien encounter, space and aliens, virtual reality, interracial relations ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, alien, outer space, spacecraft, evil alien, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, monster, survival, heroine ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: disturbing, suspense, ambiguous ending, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, scientist, transformation, female protagonist, mutation, quarantine, psychologist, research, dna, missing person, mutant, isolation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, epic, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, deadly virus, save the world, infected, scientist, un, chaos, plague, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, jerusalem, south korea, philadelphia, israel ...
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28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, rage, scientist, infected, epidemic, virus, army, fear, survivor, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, manchester england
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Helix (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, immortality, quarantine, deadly virus, uncover truth, secret place, virus, zombie, danger, deadly, dna, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, alien encounter, paranoia, monster, isolation, space and aliens, fear, danger, supernatural, transformation, evil, alien ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, south pole
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, post apocalypse, heroes, danger, chaos, isolation, experiment ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, conspiracy, danger, investigation, religions or cults, scientist, ancient, search, christianity, professor, secret society, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, geneva switzerland, harvard university
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Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: captivating, talky, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: scientist, alien encounter, space and aliens, wormhole, benign alien, inventions and discoveries, nasa, contact, space travel, alien contact, mathematics, radio ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, art house, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, wish come true, russian, cause and meaning, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, post apocalypse, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
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Contagion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, infected, scientist, fate of humanity, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, virus, death, paranoia, hysteria ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, usa, hong kong, geneva switzerland, atlanta georgia ...
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Replicas (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.
Style: intellectual, futuristic, clever, exciting, philosophical
Plot: scientist, resurrection, family in danger, genetics, cloning, family, car accident, laboratory, science, biologist, evil corporation, aquarium ...
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Lab Rats (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Leo is an ordinary teenager who has moved into a high-tech "smart'' house with his mother, inventor stepfather and Eddy, the computer that runs the house. Leo's life becomes less ordinary when, one day, he discovers a secret ...
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhuman powers, teenage life, best friends, friends, youth, scientist, superhero, secret laboratory, artificial intelligence, social relations, underground, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: scientist, space station, alternate dimension, alien, danger, trapped in space, characters killed one by one, self sacrifice, betrayal, newscast, convulsion, giant monster ...
Time: near future, 2020s, 2000s
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Transcendence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, computers and web, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, scientist, technology, chaos and mayhem, resurrection, hi-tech, mind control, chaos, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california
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Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, thought provoking, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, scientist, love affair, human existence, human nature, epidemic, suffering, chaos, memory, insomnia, anarchy, romance ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, comic, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, giant, superhero, scientist, transformation, on the run, adventure, destruction, military, mutant, escapades, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, brazil, usa, virginia, rio de janeiro ...
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Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dr. Jacob Hood is a brilliant biophysicist and special science advisor to the government who investigates scientific crises and oddities. His crusade is to protect the substance of science against those who would abuse and misuse scientific ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, scary ...
Plot: scientist, fbi, mad scientist, misfit partners, save the day, law enforcement, supernatural, government agency, investigation, danger, reluctant partners, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, murder, danger, teamwork, expert, scientist, investigator, mystery, police detective, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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