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 suspense, psychotronic, scary, humorous, suspenseful and cult film films and TV shows about / with mad scientist, disorder, danger, experiment gone awry, imaginary, escapades, scientist, storytelling, dialogue and supernatural 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), Back to the Future (1985), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Back to the Future Part III (1990), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Futurama (1999), Igor (2008), The Fly (1986), Re-Animator (1985).

List of mad scientist movies

 9.2
 354K
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: dark humor, offbeat, humorous, entertaining, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, scientist, adventure, time travel, family relations, graphic violence, prodigy, grandfather grandson relationship, satire, relatives, imaginary, adolescence ...
Place: usa
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 8.4
 216K
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, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, fbi, investigation, creature, paranormal activity, experiment, alternate dimension, danger, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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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, humorous, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, destiny, time machine, chases and races, inventor, scientist, sent to the past, disorder, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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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, suspenseful, touching, stylized, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, gothic horror, experiment gone awry, monster, frankenstein, experiment, laboratory, friendship, redemption, reanimated corpse, vengeance, escapades ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, london, scotland, england, scotland yard ...
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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, exciting, sentimental, not serious, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids
Plot: time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, time machine, mad scientist, old west, sent to the past, inventor, small town, fish out of water, race against time, getting home ...
Time: 1880s, 50s, 1950s, 19th century, 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: suspenseful, rough, scary, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dangerous animal, genetics, mutant, survival, experiment, chaos and mayhem, island, rebellion, transformation, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: pacific ocean
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 8.4
 209K
Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: futuristic, cynical, surreal, humorous, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, goofy hero, scientist, robot, alien, social satire, benign alien, escapades, space and aliens, androids and robots, professor ...
Time: future, 1990s, 20th century, year 1999, 90s
Place: new york
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 6.0
 22K
Igor (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, gothic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, rivalry, hunchback, evil scientist, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, experiment gone awry, plan gone awry, social misfits, misfit ...
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 7.6
 156K
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: scary, suspense, atmospheric, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mutant, science, experiment, scientist, mad scientist, tragic love, mutation, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, research, nightmare, transformation ...
Time: 80s
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 7.2
 55K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: cult film, dark humor, humorous, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, overdose, decapitation, bodies, obsession, death, hospital, insanity, murder, experiment gone awry, strangulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, massachusetts, zurich switzerland
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: twists & turns, mad scientist, gender bending, isolation, rape, sexual perversion, physical appearance, obsession, insanity, vengeance, plastic surgery, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
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Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 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: dark humor, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, prison, violence, experiment, convict, insanity, danger, doctor, laboratory, survival, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
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The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped psycho-killer invades Girard's home, killing Danny's ...
Style: scary, absurd, disturbing, tense, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, mentally challenged, mental illness, misfit, danger, deadly, psychopath, disorder, countryside, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
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Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man who loves to travel, travels to an island where a mad doctor is creating zombies.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, monster, murder, investigation, deadly, danger, isolation, missing person, mad doctor, island, laboratory, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: the philippines, asia
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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Genre: Drama, 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: suspenseful, suspense, bleak, touching, scary ...
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, escapades, supernatural, danger, gory, vengeance, dangerous attraction, couples, master villain ...
Time: 60s
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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: suspenseful, scary, exciting, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, experiment, mental institution, laboratory, teleportation, disfigurement, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, human monster, giant insect ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, canada, montreal, montreal quebec
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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 99 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: bleak, gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, mental institution, psychopath, experiment gone awry, zombie, danger, deadly creature, crimes, supernatural, violence, murder, frankenstein ...
Time: 19th century, 30s, 1930s, 1800s
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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: humorous, not serious, gothic, emotional, horror spoof ...
Plot: parody, mad scientist, monster, experiment, farce, scientist, castle, frankenstein, disorder, haunted by the past, inheritance, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s
Place: europe, transylvania, usa
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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: scary, tense, suspense, disturbing, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, rescue, experiment gone awry, mutant, supernatural, danger, chases and races, rivalry, criminal, frankenstein, outlaw, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona
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The Human Centipede (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, offbeat, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, insanity, crimes, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, victim, surgeon, body horror, confined, violence, strong violent content, excrement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Genre: Short, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: villain, mad scientist, superhero, imaginary, unfulfilled love, unrequited love, love triangle, rivalry, evil, danger, parody, life philosophy ...
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 3.9
 889
Black Swarm (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The widow, Deputy Sheriff Jane Kozik, moves from Manhattan to Black Stone, New York, with her daughter Kelsey Kozik. There she expects to find a safe place to live. The day after moving, a homeless man is found dead in the tool shed of Jane's ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, survival, experiment gone awry, danger, bio weapon, deadly, deadly creature, investigation, escapades, graphic violence, zombie, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york state
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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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: mad scientist, split personality, serial killer, alter ego, mad doctor, obsession, investigation, criminal heroes, legal, deadly, danger, antidote ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Frankenstein's Army (2013)
Genre: Horror
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, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, deadly creature, mad scientist, military, deadly, human experiment, mission gone awry, communication problem, secret mission, supernatural, world war two, found footage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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The Nutty Professor (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and ...
Style: humorous, funny, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: split personality, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fall in love, alter ego, parody, physical appearance, inventions and discoveries, farce, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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 4.8
 56K
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, not serious, feel good, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, organ donation, experiment gone awry, police investigation, animal life, goofy hero, partners, man beast, flirting, car accident, police officer, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary
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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Taiwan, China
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Perry's worst fear comes true when Phineas and Ferb finds out that he is in fact Secret Agent P, but that soon pales in comparison during a trip to the 2nd dimension where Perry finds out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is truly evil and successful.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, exciting, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: parallel world, adventure, mad scientist, invasion, save the day, world domination, hidden identity, daring rescue, heroes, secret identity, danger, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this campy spy movie spoof Dr. Goldfoot (Vincent Price) has invented an army of bikini-clad robots who are programmed to seek out wealthy men and charm them into signing over their assets. Secret agent Craig Gamble (Frankie Avalon) and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, offbeat, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, secret agents, parody, chase, farce, espionage, robot, car chase, electric chair, laser, secret agent, world domination ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, tokyo
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The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, gothic, surreal, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, distopia, rescue, mad scientist, island, clones, escape, french, girl, good versus evil, street kid, adventure ...
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 4.2
 2K
The Rage (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crazed scientist experimenting with a rage virus on innocent victims in a laboratory in the woods. When his monstrous subjects escape and vultures devour their remains, they became mutations seeking to feed on humans.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, bio weapon, zombie, laboratory, experiment, monster, disorder, supernatural, experiment gone awry, vengeance, deadly, dangerous animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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