Research movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant research movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense, thought provoking and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with research, scientist, dialogue, death, transformation, catastrophe, storytelling, danger, science and doctor plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as research: Lie to Me (2009), Outbreak (1995), Fringe (2008), 28 Days Later... (2002), Prometheus (2012), The River (2012), Terra Nova (2011), Steins;Gate (2011), Contact (1997), Kinsey (2004).

List of research movies

 8.0
 110K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, deception, investigation, uncover truth, crime investigation, human nature, crimes, outsmarting, talented, expert, interrogation, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.6
 119K
Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, research, biological warfare, bio weapon, monkey, danger, deadly virus, antidote, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: usa, africa, california, san francisco, boston ...
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 8.4
 219K
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, scientist, special agents, experiment, fbi, investigation, creature, top secret, alternate dimension, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, post apocalypse, epidemic, survival, plague, infected, fear, rage, zombie apocalypse, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, manchester ...
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 7.0
 567K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, androids, alien encounter, fantasy world, spacecraft, space travel, mysterious planet, distant planet, expedition, danger, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 6.8
 16K
The River (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: jungle, missing person, adventure, research, expedition, amazon river, adventurer, search, magical, supernatural, mysterious place, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
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 6.8
 80K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, post apocalypse, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, expedition, survival, danger, dangerous animal, extinction, sent to the past, experiment ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
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 8.8
 43K
Steins;Gate (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective "future gadgets" with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his ...
Style: exciting, serious, touching, mind bending, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, changing the past or future, research, sent to the past, hopes, experiment, parallel world, youth, student, scientist, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.4
 253K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, intense, sincere ...
Plot: alien encounter, benign alien, scientist, alien contact, wormhole, space travel, space and aliens, science, first contact, research, nasa, outer space ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, hokkaido, florida, puerto rico ...
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 7.0
 47K
Kinsey (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into ...
Style: intellectual, thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sexuality, research, professor, student, marriage, college, scientist, free love, interview, teaching, human nature, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
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 5.9
 125K
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a remote former submarine refueling facility called Aquatica, a team of scientists are searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Susan McAlester genetically engineers three Mako sharks, intending to increase their brain capacity so ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, dangerous animal, survival, shark attack, laboratory, killer shark, research, genetic engineering, experiment gone awry, scientist, danger, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 8.1
 370K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, alien encounter, lovecraftian, space and aliens, paranoia, survival, fear, trapped, mutation, scientist, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 7.4
 175K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending, touching, serious ...
Plot: mysterious character, benign alien, patient, psychiatrist, alien, mental institution, research, odd, insanity, hypnosis, crazy, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, newfoundland, grand central station manhattan new york city, iceland ...
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 6.8
 279K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: suspense, disturbing, ambiguous ending, intellectual, gothic ...
Plot: lovecraftian, mutation, female protagonist, scientist, expedition, dna, transformation, psychologist, genetics, research, missing person, quarantine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 7.3
 6K
The Hot Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
Story: Heroic U.S. Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax, working with a secret military specialized team, puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it spread to the human population.
Style: macabre, suspenseful, based on true events, stylized, rough ...
Plot: virus, research, military, infection, disease, scientist, fear, female protagonist, death, victim, doctor, quarantine ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: washington d.c., africa, texas, cleveland ohio, dallas texas ...
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 7.0
 14K
Bull (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Jason Bull is the brilliant, brash, and charming founder of a hugely successful trial consulting firm.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, humorous
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, investigation, workplace situations, outsmarting, psychologist, jury, manipulation, research, human nature, leader, analysis ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.2
 18K
Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, bleak, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, corporate crimes, uncover truth, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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 7.6
 159K
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, rough, psychological ...
Plot: science, mutant, experiment, scientist, mad scientist, tragic love, mutation, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, nightmare, research, transformation ...
Time: 80s
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 6.6
 206K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: apocalyptic, scary, suspense, tragic ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: space station, alien life-form, survival horror, mars, space travel, astronaut, monster, lovecraftian, trapped in space, twists & turns, tentacle, research ...
Time: near future, future
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 7.7
 22K
Guru (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Gurukant Desai hails from Idhar, a small village in Gujarat, but dreams of setting up his own business in Mumbai. After he returns from Turkey, he marries Sujatha for getting the dowry and arrives in Mumbai to start his business. This film ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: mogul, ambition, society, couples, research, family relations, idealism, industrialist, rise to power, newspaper, visionary, success ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: asia, india, istanbul turkey, turkey, mumbai india
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fantasy world, expedition, adventurer, dinosaur, adventure, volcano, obsessive quest, cave, danger, natural disaster, rescue, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, italy
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Kitchen Stories (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Swedish efficiency researchers come to Norway for a study of Norwegian men, to optimize their use of their kitchen. Folke Nilsson (Tomas Norström) is assigned to study the habits of Isak Bjørvik (Joachim Calmeyer). By the rules of the research ...
Style: humorous, witty, twists and turns, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, research, surveillance, cooking, regret, friends, dishonesty, human nature, satire, husband wife relationship, scientist, medical examination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, sweden, finland ...
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10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, job interview, movie star, on the road, friends, actor's life, celebrity culture, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
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 7.3
 20K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, child illness, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, boston, london, italy ...
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Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, research, suspicion, workaholic, career, workplace, cheating, desire for fame, dishonesty, rise and fall, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: haiti, washington d.c.
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 8.2
 25K
Better Off Ted (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Better Off Ted is an American satirical situation comedy series, created by Victor Fresco, who also served as the show's Executive Producer. The series ran on the ABC network from March 18, 2009 to January 26, 2010. Better Off Ted focuses on ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, research, boss, office, workplace situations, corporate world, coworker, experiment, success, team, satire, ethics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.0
 17K
Body Snatchers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, soldier, alien invasion, military base, zombie, sleeping, emotionless, teenage life, danger, research, toxic, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 50s, 1950s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
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Eye of the Dolphin (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alyssa is a troubled 14-year old, suspended from school a year after her mother has drowned. Her grandmother Lucy, at wit's end, decides to take Alyssa to her father, James, whom Alyssa thought was dead for years. He studies dolphin ...
Style: realistic, captivating, light, humorous, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, coming of age, research, dolphins, tourist, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friendship, family relations, estrangement, youth, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas
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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The blood orchid - A rare flower that holds the secret of eternal life and a fortune to the pharmaceutical company that finds it. Led by a two-fisted soldier of fortune, a scientific expedition is sent deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, snake, adventure, animal horror, dangerous animal, expedition, rescue, danger, survival, treasure hunt, research, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia
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 6.7
 280K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, tense, emotional ...
Plot: virus, epidemic, plague, pandemic, infected, quarantine, scientist, fate of humanity, infection, deadly virus, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: asia, usa, san francisco, london, minneapolis minnesota ...
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