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 humorous, suspenseful, scary, suspense, stylized and serious films and TV shows about / with mad scientist, disorder, escapades, danger, scientist, experiment gone awry, laboratory, mentor, rivalry and dialogue plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mad scientist: Rick and Morty (2013), Back to the Future (1985), Fringe (2008), The Fly (1986), The Skin I Live In (2011), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Re-Animator (1985), The Horror of Frankenstein (1970), Futurama (1999).

List of mad scientist movies

 9.3
 256K
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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scientist, mad scientist, inventions and discoveries, adventure, imaginary, time travel, grandfather grandson relationship, disorder, prodigy, odd, family relations, monster ...
Place: 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, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, small town, chases and races, time machine, teenage life, sent to the past, destiny, misfit partners, disorder ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa
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 8.4
 205K
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, investigation, mad scientist, special agents, scientist, paranormal activity, danger, creature, research, experiment, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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 7.5
 143K
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, transformation, science, experiment gone awry, nightmare, deadly creature, teleportation, death wish ...
Time: 80s
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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, disturbing, macabre, melancholic ...
Plot: mad scientist, rape, physical appearance, isolation, surgery, sexual perversion, twists & turns, vengeance, gender bending, obsession, disfigurement, plastic surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2006
Place: spain, europe
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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: gothic horror, mad scientist, experiment, experiment gone awry, laboratory, monster, friendship, redemption, frankenstein, reanimated corpse, vengeance, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, scotland, big ben london, scotland yard, london ...
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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: exciting, humorous, not serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, mad scientist, old west, time machine, inventor, small town, adventure, race against time, getting home, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1950s, year 1955, 20th century ...
Place: california
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 7.2
 49K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: humorous, scary, disturbing, not serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, overdose, zombie, decapitation, bodies, splatter, death, hospital, insanity, strangulation, danger, dead cat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: medical school, campus, europe, austria, zurich switzerland ...
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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, bleak, suspense, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, experiment gone awry, danger, gory, vengeance, supernatural, deadly creature, escapades, dangerous attraction, unlikely criminals, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 60s
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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, scary, gothic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: mad scientist, mental institution, psychopath, experiment gone awry, supernatural, zombie, danger, deadly creature, crimes, violence, murder, frankenstein ...
Time: 19th century, 30s, 1800s
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 8.5
 192K
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: humorous, cynical, futuristic, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, alien, robot, scientist, adult humor, social satire, androids and robots, space and aliens, benign alien, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york
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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, absurd ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, parody, scientist, monster, inheritance, castle, haunted by the past, disorder, surgery, experiment gone awry, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: dungeon, europe, transylvania, medical school, usa
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Dexter's Laboratory (1996)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated children's television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius with a secret laboratory filled with his collection ...
Style: not serious, humorous, exciting, witty, dark humor
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: laboratory, villain, mad scientist, intelligence, mischievous children, goofy hero, inventions and discoveries, family relations, siblings relations, experimenting, young heroes, everyday life ...
Time: 20th century
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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, entertaining, touching, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: inventions and discoveries, split personality, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, physical appearance, goofy hero, nothing goes right, fall in love, alter ego, makeover, sarcasm, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, campus
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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, offbeat, exciting, not serious, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, chase, farce, parody, robot, car chase, espionage, electric chair, laser, world domination, bikini, secret agent ...
Time: 60s
Place: dungeon, tokyo, san francisco
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Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Style: scary, humorous, rough, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, police detective, zombie, danger, perversion, good versus evil, science, reanimation, corpse, bat, doctor ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
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Phineas and Ferb (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 15 min.
Story: Each day, two kindhearted suburban stepbrothers on summer vacation embark on some grand new project, which annoys their controlling sister, Candace, who tries to bust them. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: secret identity, mad scientist, mischievous children, experimenting, gadget, rivals, intelligence, chaos and mayhem, good versus evil, siblings relations, secret agents, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, prison, gore, violence, insanity, danger, experiment, convict, doctor, nurse, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
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Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, sexy, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, world domination, tomato, parody, chase, save the world, danger, space and aliens, rescue, alien encounter, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: san diego 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, twists and turns, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, mad scientist, genetics, rebellion, mutant, experiment, dangerous animal, survival, chaos and mayhem, transformation, technology gone awry, stranded ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 6.0
 21K
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, fairy tale, dark ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: mad scientist, rivalry, village, experiment, evil scientist, hunchback, laboratory, family, plan gone awry, experiment gone awry, hopes, fall in love ...
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 5.7
 114K
Hollow Man (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invisibility, mad scientist, invisible man, experiment, danger, scientist, psychopath, crimes, slasher, violence, disorder, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
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 4.9
 143K
Wild Wild West (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, steampunk, partners against crime, reluctant partners, escapades, weapon system, law enforcement, heroic mission, vengeance, heroes, master villain, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, future
Place: usa, utah, washington d.c.
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 7.3
 16K
Help! (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This Beatles film has an obscure Asian cult, that believes in human sacrifice, chasing Ringo after he accidentally put on the their victim's ceremonial ring. He is pursued by the cult, a pair of mad scientists, a member of a side cult that no ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, absurd, light ...
Plot: mad scientist, chase, the beatles, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, cult, music, curses spells and rituals, adventurer, rescue, world domination ...
Time: 1960s
Place: bahamas, england, europe, scotland yard, buckingham palace ...
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The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, slasher, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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 3.1
 12K
Far Cry (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jack Carver, a former member of the Special Forces takes the journalist Valerie Cardinal to an Island to visit her uncle Max who is working in a Military complex on the Island. As they arrive Valerie gets captured by the minions of Doctor Krüger. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, mad scientist, island, chases and races, adventure, investigation, master villain, chase, laboratory, escapades, isolation, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, immortality, rescue, vengeance, deadly creature, supernatural, mutant, reincarnation, experiment gone awry, danger, science ...
Time: 19th century, 1700s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: swiss alps, medical school, geneva switzerland, germany
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King of Kong Island (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eve is a jungle girl brought up by apes. She is captured with a number of apes by a mad scientist, conducting mind control experiments on them. Eventually she is liberated by a young explorer.
Style: serious, sexy, offbeat
Plot: island, mad scientist, jungle, kidnapping, ape, explorer, gorilla, safari, imaginary, chaos, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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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, serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, rescue, escapades, legends and myths, supernatural, vengeance, palaces castles and temples, disorder, deadly, track down, lone wolves, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona
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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: semi serious, scary, offbeat
Plot: mad scientist, supernatural, rivalry, mental illness, psychopath, danger, crimes, experiment gone awry, countryside, clergy, mutant, zombie ...
Time: 70s
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