Mad scientist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mad scientist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out cult film, suspense, scary, psychotronic, weird and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with mad scientist, disorder, danger, scientist, monster, experiment gone awry, escapades, supernatural, deadly and dialogue plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mad scientist: Rick and Morty (2013), Fringe (2008), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part III (1990), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Futurama (1999), The Fly (1986), Curse of the Fly (1965), Re-Animator (1985).

List of mad scientist movies

 9.2
 485K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, adult animation, absurd ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: mad scientist, scientist, graphic violence, dark humor, time travel, prodigy, adventure, satire, grandfather grandson relationship, relatives, family relations, youth ...
Place: usa
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 8.4
 238K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, investigation, special agents, fbi, time travel, alternate dimension, alternate reality, experiment, top secret, research, paranormal activity ...
Time: 2000s, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: harvard university, usa, massachusetts
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Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Style: gothic horror, gothic, stylized, light, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, frankenstein, experiment gone awry, monster, experiment, friendship, hunchback, steampunk, frankenstein's monster, scientist, escapades, obsession ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1930s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, scotland, scotland yard, usa ...
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, changing the past or future, adventure, teenager, time machine, destiny, scientist, time paradox, inventor, alternate reality, sent to the past ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, year 1955, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, california
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Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: humorous, light, not serious, sentimental, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, mad scientist, changing the past or future, adventure, sent to the past, old west, time loop, alternate reality, parallel universe, science, small town ...
Time: year 1955, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA with horrific results.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, genetics, experiment, mutant, survival, island, rebellion, brutality, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, mutation, jungle ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century, future
Place: pacific ocean
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 8.5
 234K
Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the ...
Style: adult animation, cynical, futuristic, surreal, parody ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: space travel, scientist, robot, mad scientist, alien, social satire, goofy hero, space and aliens, adult humor, cyclops, androids and robots, benign alien ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, year 1999, distant future
Place: new york
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 7.6
 179K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: scary, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: mutant, experiment, science, mad scientist, scientist, teleportation, mutation, transformation, tragic love, monster, body horror, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
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Curse of the Fly (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this story is about three of his descendents (a son, Henri Delambre, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, disfigurement, laboratory, teleportation, mutant, mental institution, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, curse, scientist, human monster ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, canada, montreal
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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: brutal, suspense, macabre, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, insanity, crimes, victim, experiment gone awry, body horror, psychopath, violence, surgeon, brutality, sadistic horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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 7.2
 64K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Style: splatter, scary, disturbing, slasher, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, violence, hospital, reanimation, reanimated corpse, black cat, insanity, dark humor, female nudity, laboratory, overdose ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: zurich switzerland, massachusetts, austria, europe
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Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Once again tampering with mother nature to disastrous results, Dr. Herbert West continues his research while serving time in a maximum security prison for his previous exploits. West's limited prison-cell experiments are suddenly interrupted by ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, intense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, insanity, mad scientist, prison, afterlife, dark humor, survival, laboratory, monster, violence, experiment, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
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 2.9
 3K
Monstrosity (1963)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A rich but unscrupulous old woman plots with a scientist to have her brain implanted in the skull of a sexy young woman.
Style: suspense, surreal, scary, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, brain transplant, grave robbing, eternal youth, mad doctor, experiment, cat, murder, transplant, laboratory, disability, disorder ...
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Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Frankenstein's Granddaughter Maria, and her brother assistant Rudolph, moved to the old west because the lightning storms there are more frequent and intense, which allows them to work on the experiments of their grandfather. But the ...
Style: suspense, scary, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, frankenstein, rescue, experiment gone awry, supernatural, mutant, rivalry, criminal, family tradition, duplicity, sheriff, laboratory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, mexico
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 6.6
 26K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, sexy, intense ...
Plot: body horror, monster, mad scientist, transformation, supernatural, mutant, experiment, zombie, murder, laboratory, another dimension, parallel world ...
Time: 80s
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Genre: Short, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical ...
Style: humorous, witty, light, entertaining, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: villain, mad scientist, unrequited love, superhero, unfulfilled love, life philosophy, creativity, music, love triangle, rivalry, super villain, evil ...
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Young Frankenstein (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his ...
Style: parody, funny, gothic, humorous, absurd ...
Plot: monster, experiment, farce, mad scientist, castle, frankenstein, laboratory, satire, scientist, hunchback, supernatural, reanimation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 70s
Place: transylvania, europe, usa
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Frankenstein's Army (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Netherlands, USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, deadly creature, mad scientist, human experiment, found footage, military, monster, nazi zombie, frankenstein, secret mission, nazi occultism, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
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The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Bill Cortner and his fiancée, Jan Compton, are driving to his lab when they get into a horrible car accident. Compton is decapitated. But Cortner is not fazed by this seemingly insurmountable hurdle. His expertise is in transplants, and he is ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, mad doctor, car accident, monster, experiment, surgery, decapitation, woman in danger, experiment gone awry, stripper, transplant ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, virginia, usa
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Night of the Comet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, end of the world, survival, mad scientist, disaster, teenager, sister sister relationship, zombie attack, comet, vestiges of humanity, save the world ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
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 5.4
 4K
Sssssss (1973)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner's young daughter, Kristina. However, the good doctor has secretly ...
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: snake, body horror, transformation, mad scientist, college student, laboratory, mutation, cobra, experiment, father daughter relationship, insanity, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california
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 5.9
 23K
Igor (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.
Style: witty, humorous, gothic, semi serious, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mad scientist, monster, brainwashing, experiment, evil scientist, rivalry, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, hunchback, experiment gone awry, plan gone awry ...
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 4.8
 60K
The Animal (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When loser Marvin Mange is involved in a horrible car accident, he's brought back to life by a deranged scientist as half man and half animal. His newfound powers are awesome -- but their adverse side effects could take over his life. Now, ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, organ donation, police investigation, experiment gone awry, animals, man beast, animal life, partners, goofy hero, flirting, lone hero, chase ...
Time: contemporary
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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dr Simon Helder, sentenced to an insane asylum for crimes against humanity, recognises its director as the brilliant Baron Frankenstein, the man whose work he had been trying to emulate before his imprisonment. Frankenstein utilises Helder's ...
Style: gothic, bleak, scary, suspenseful, gothic horror ...
Plot: frankenstein, mad scientist, mental institution, supernatural, psychopath, experiment gone awry, crimes, zombie, deadly creature, monster, violence, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Victor Frankenstein, descendant of the infamous scientist, Baron Von Frankenstein, follows in his experimental footsteps. Initially his success involves the resuscitation of a tortoise and progressing onto more ambitious projects, including creating ...
Style: gothic horror, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, touching ...
Plot: frankenstein, mad scientist, supernatural, laboratory, frankenstein's monster, doctor frankenstein, grave robbing, monster, experiment gone awry, escapades, deadly creature, vengeance ...
Time: 60s
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 8.2
 19K
Dr. Stone (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he's not alone! His science-loving friend Senku's been ...
Style: captivating, educational, intellectual, futuristic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: science, friendship, teamwork, survival, mad scientist, disaster, apocalypse, post apocalypse, environmentalism, heroic mission, scientist, love ...
Time: future
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dr. Henry Jekyll is a well-regarded physician whose evenings are spent researching a rare and sacred Amazonian flower so potent it's said to literally separate the soul, giving life to man's Dark Self. The obsessive experiments to isolate ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: split personality, mad scientist, jekyll and hyde, alter ego, serial killer, mad doctor, investigation, obsession, legal, criminal heroes, doctor patient relationship, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 3.6
 2K
DNA (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: DNA is a 1997 American science fiction action film starring Mark Dacascos and Jürgen Prochnow, and directed by William Mesa. Filming took place in the Philippines. The film was retitled ADN - La menace for its French DVD release, and Scarabée for ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, jungle, gene manipulation, mutant, deadly creature, dangerous animal, supernatural, experiment gone awry, alien, self sacrifice, genetic experiment, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: borneo
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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sonic and the gang must team up to fight Dr. Eggman.
Style: exciting, feel good, light, captivating, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night
Plot: hedgehog, superhero, friend, friendship, chase, super speed, on the run, mad scientist, road trip, speed, portal, military ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: california, san francisco, france, america, usa ...
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The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: surreal, gothic, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: steampunk, distopia, friendship, good versus evil, mad scientist, adventure, french, children, cloning, cyberpunk, island, clones ...
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