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, offbeat, scary, suspense, not serious and absurd films and TV shows about / with mad scientist, disorder, danger, experiment gone awry, scientist, imaginary, escapades, storytelling, mentor and laboratory 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: Fringe (2008), Back to the Future (1985), Rick and Morty (2013), The Skin I Live In (2011), Re-Animator (1985), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Dexter's Laboratory (1996), The Horror of Frankenstein (1970), The Nutty Professor (1996), Futurama (1999).

List of mad scientist movies

 8.4
 201K
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, serious, scary, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, fbi, special agents, investigation, paranormal activity, danger, top secret, research, experiment, creature, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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, 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, misfit partners, sent to the past, destiny, disorder ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa
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 9.3
 228K
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, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scientist, inventions and discoveries, mad scientist, adventure, imaginary, time travel, monster, disorder, escapades, relatives, prodigy, youth ...
Place: usa
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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, sexual perversion, vengeance, gender bending, surgery, plastic surgery, insanity, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
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 7.2
 47K
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: disturbing, humorous, scary, not serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, overdose, splatter, hospital, death, insanity, bodies, reanimation, student, laboratory, reanimated corpse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: medical school, austria, europe, campus, zurich switzerland ...
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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, old west, mad scientist, time machine, inventor, adventure, small town, race against time, getting home, duel ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 1950s, 20th century, year 1985 ...
Place: california
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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, mad scientist, villain, family, intelligence, inventions and discoveries, mischievous children, secret identity, goofy hero, young heroes, siblings relations, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century
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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, humorous ...
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, frankenstein, deadly creature, gory, experiment gone awry, dangerous attraction, danger, palaces castles and temples, master villain, supernatural, vengeance ...
Time: 60s
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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: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, mad scientist, split personality, experiment gone awry, physical appearance, goofy hero, nothing goes right, alter ego, fall in love, sarcasm, farce, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, campus
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 8.5
 185K
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: cynical, humorous, futuristic, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, robot, alien, adult humor, social satire, benign alien, androids and robots, scientist, cyclops, goofy hero, escapades ...
Time: future
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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, twists and turns, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, mad scientist, genetics, experiment, rebellion, mutant, dangerous animal, survival, chaos and mayhem, transformation, stranded, technology gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, future
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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: gothic, humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, scientist, parody, frankenstein's monster, palaces castles and temples, castle, assistant, laboratory, monster, strangulation, inheritance ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: dungeon, europe, transylvania, medical school, usa
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Phineas and Ferb (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: secret identity, mad scientist, mischievous children, experimenting, gadget, rivals, chaos and mayhem, good versus evil, intelligence, secret agents, young heroes, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, offbeat, exciting, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, robot, farce, parody, bikini, secret agent, chase, world domination, espionage, car chase, electric chair, laser ...
Time: 60s
Place: dungeon, tokyo, san francisco
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Genre: 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, offbeat, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, villain, superhero, unfulfilled love, parody, imaginary, master villain, anti hero, supervillain, uninhibited rivalry, romance, danger ...
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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, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, prison, gore, violence, insanity, doctor, nurse, convict, experiment, gory, danger ...
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, dangerous animal, deadly creature, goofy hero, chase, master villain, superhuman powers, save the world, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
Place: san diego california
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 7.3
 15K
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, surreal, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, the beatles, music, cult, chase, adventure, good versus evil, fish out of water, adventurer, goofy hero, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 1960s
Place: bahamas, england, europe, scotland yard, buckingham palace ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, police detective, zombie, reanimation, basement, corpse, doctor, science, experiment, bat, desperation ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
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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, offbeat, scary
Plot: mad scientist, gory, countryside, zombie, experiment, experiment gone awry, mutant, deadly, disorder, supernatural, clergy, mentally challenged ...
Time: 70s
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Frankenhooker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident and decides to bring her back to life. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel ...
Style: offbeat, dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, mad scientist, lightning, hotel, gory, brothel, reanimation, frankenstein's monster, experiment gone awry, reincarnation, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 2.5
 4K
Hydra (1971)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mad scientist (and apparent former Nazi) unleashes his master plan: to transform himself into a mutated walking catfish, gain revenge on those who have spurned him, and kidnap nubile young women to similarly transform so that he can breed. Or ...
Style: offbeat, serious, scary, surprise ending
Plot: mad scientist, man beast, laboratory, radioactivity, fish, experiment gone awry, mutation, monster, danger, deadly, disorder, vengeance ...
Place: florida, usa
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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, serious, tense, suspense, scary ...
Plot: mad scientist, serial killer, alter ego, mad doctor, split personality, antidote, psychopathic killer, experiment gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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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: suspenseful, serious, gothic, scary, bleak
Plot: mad scientist, mental institution, gory, experiment gone awry, experiment, frankenstein, reincarnation, psychopath, mutant, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 30s, 1800s
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 2.7
 2K
Monstrosity (1963)
Genre: Horror, 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: semi serious, bleak, surreal, offbeat, scary
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, brain transplant, grave robbing, experiment, cat, murder, zombie, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly ...
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, technology gone awry, food, mad scientist, adventure, family, social misfits, small town, goofy hero, disorder, parents and children, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
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 7.5
 138K
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, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mutant, experiment, teleportation, tragic love, science, scientist, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, transformation, deadly creature, brutality, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
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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: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, kidnapping, mad scientist, crimes, body horror, confined, insanity, excrement, victim, brutality, violence, exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 5.7
 233K
Hulk (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, intense, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, mutant, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, chase, transformation, anger, military, adventure, genetics, technology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: california, san francisco, central america, south america
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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: offbeat, serious, sexy
Plot: island, mad scientist, jungle, explorer, gorilla, safari, ape, kidnapping, adventurer, captivity, adventure, mutant ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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