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, scary, cult film, psychotronic, suspenseful and serious films and TV shows about / with mad scientist, disorder, danger, experiment gone awry, scientist, imaginary, laboratory, deadly, escapades and dialogue plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada 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 Part III (1990), Back to the Future (1985), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Re-Animator (1985), Futurama (1999), The Fly (1986), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008).

List of mad scientist movies

 9.2
 414K
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: offbeat, humorous, entertaining, absurd, odd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, dark humor, scientist, time travel, adventure, prodigy, graphic violence, family relations, relatives, escapades, satire, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Place: usa
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 8.4
 226K
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, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, scientist, fbi, experiment, investigation, alternate dimension, creature, top secret, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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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, gothic horror, suspenseful, serious, touching ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, monster, friendship, experiment, steampunk, frankenstein, escapades, laboratory, reanimated corpse, redemption, giant ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, london, scotland, england, big ben 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, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, changing the past or future, time machine, adventure, old west, sent to the past, time loop, alternate reality, inventor, small town, fish out of water ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
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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, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, scientist, destiny, time paradox, chases and races, inventor, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, 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, survival, experiment, mutant, chaos and mayhem, island, rebellion, transformation, experiment gone awry, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: pacific ocean
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 7.2
 59K
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, splatter, humorous, sinister, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, overdose, bodies, dark humor, obsession, death, hospital, insanity, murder, experiment gone awry, strangulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, massachusetts, zurich switzerland
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 8.4
 218K
Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, 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: futuristic, cynical, parody, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, goofy hero, scientist, social satire, robot, alien, escapades, benign alien, space and aliens, adult humor, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: new york
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 7.6
 167K
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: psychological, scary, atmospheric, suspense, rough ...
Plot: mad scientist, science, scientist, experiment, mutant, tragic love, mutation, nightmare, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, research, teleportation ...
Time: 80s
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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, jekyll and hyde, serial killer, alter ego, mad doctor, obsession, investigation, deadly, legal, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, prison, insanity, dark humor, convict, experiment, danger, doctor, laboratory, survival, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
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 6.0
 23K
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, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, rivalry, evil scientist, hunchback, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, experiment gone awry, plan gone awry, social misfits, misfit ...
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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, gothic horror, bleak, suspense, touching ...
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, frankenstein, experiment gone awry, gory, danger, escapades, deadly creature, supernatural, vengeance, dangerous attraction, unlikely criminals ...
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, scientist ...
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: 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: bleak, gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, mental institution, psychopath, experiment gone awry, danger, supernatural, zombie, crimes, deadly creature, 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: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, gothic ...
Plot: mad scientist, monster, farce, experiment, scientist, castle, frankenstein, disorder, haunted by the past, inheritance, experiment gone awry, surgery ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s
Place: europe, transylvania, usa
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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, suspenseful, macabre, offbeat, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, confined, insanity, crimes, surgeon, experiment gone awry, victim, psychopath, violence, sadistic horror, body horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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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, mad scientist, deadly creature, military, deadly, human experiment, mission gone awry, communication problem, secret mission, supernatural, soldier, strong violent content ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, rescue, experiment gone awry, danger, supernatural, mutant, chases and races, rivalry, frankenstein, outlaw, criminal, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, mexico
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 4.8
 59K
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, feel good, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, organ donation, experiment gone awry, man beast, police investigation, animal life, goofy hero, partners, flirting, police officer, car accident, animals ...
Time: contemporary
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 3.6
 2K
DNA (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 105 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, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, jungle, mutant, gene manipulation, supernatural, dangerous animal, deadly creature, deadly, danger, experiment gone awry, hospital, genetic experiment ...
Time: 90s
Place: borneo
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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, semi serious, parody, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: villain, mad scientist, unrequited love, superhero, imaginary, unfulfilled love, love triangle, rivalry, danger, evil, life philosophy, super villain ...
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 5.8
 127K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invisibility, mad scientist, invisible man, experiment, swearing, danger, scientist, psychopath, murder, crimes, violence, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., usa
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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, tense, disturbing, semi serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, mutant, psychopath, disorder, deadly, danger, mentally challenged, misfit, mental illness, countryside, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
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Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
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, slasher ...
Plot: mad scientist, monster, murder, investigation, deadly, danger, isolation, missing person, mad doctor, island, laboratory, plague ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, the philippines
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 8.2
 13K
Dr. Stone (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 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, futuristic, intellectual, funny, educational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: science, teamwork, apocalypse, friendship, survival, mad scientist, heroic mission, environmentalism, romance, post apocalypse, society, scientist ...
Time: future
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 5.4
 3K
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: suspenseful, scary, stylized, absurd, semi serious ...
Plot: snake, mad scientist, cobra, experiment, transformation, body horror, fall in love, serum, laboratory, college student, experiment gone awry, danger ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california
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 6.7
 24K
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, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
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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: parody, humorous, not serious, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, secret agents, chase, farce, espionage, robot, car chase, laser, electric chair, bikini, world domination, secret agent ...
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: surreal, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, distopia, rescue, mad scientist, island, clones, escape, french, steampunk, good versus evil, street kid, adventure ...
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