Inventor movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant inventor movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out light, humorous, feel good, suspense, clever and entertaining films and TV shows about / with inventor, storytelling, mentor, inventions and discoveries, chase, dialogue, destiny, disorder, catastrophe and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as inventor: The Imitation Game (2014), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), The Current War (2017), Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Primer (2004), Joy (2015), Longitude (2000), Carl & Bertha (2011), Ex Machina (2014).

List of inventor movies

The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, genius, prodigy, inventor, ambition, inventions and discoveries, code breaking, code, mathematician, social misfits, gay lead character, invention ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, year 1951 ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, germany ...
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Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: intellectual, exciting, captivating, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, leonardo da vinci, adventure, inventor, escapades, talented, a vision, historical character, visionary, unconventional method, magical, outsmarting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
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The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: inventor, electricity, science and technology, genius, technology, science, invention, discovery, machine, historical character, competition, professor ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: chicago illinois, pittsburgh, new orleans, north dakota, manhattan new york city ...
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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, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, destiny, inventor, chases and races, scientist, sent to the past, disorder, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, inventor, alternate reality, sent to the past, scientist, mad scientist, teenager, adventure, inventions and discoveries, chases and races ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
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Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: twists and turns, surreal, philosophical, tricky, thought provoking ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, inventor, experiment gone awry, parallel universe, inventions and discoveries, friends, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, experiment, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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Joy (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: inspirational, witty, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: businesswoman, inventor, family relations, ambition, parents and children, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, business, divorce, career woman, single parent, bankruptcy ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey, pennsylvania ...
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: inventor, sea, sailboat, adventure, military life, against the odds, ocean, ocean or sea, sea disaster, escapades, danger, british navy ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
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Carl & Bertha (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carl & Bertha tells the story of Carl and Bertha Benz. Carl Benz invented the first patented motor car but he did not get much recognition until his wife undertook the historic first road trip by car from Mannheim to Pforzheim with the Benz ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, psychological, factual, based on true events
Plot: inventor, car, invention, husband wife relationship, love, son, investor, wedding, lawsuit, society, rivalry, employer ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best ...
Style: feel good, exciting, colourful, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: scientist, adventure, inventor, friendship, food, technology gone awry, danger, chaos and mayhem, island, save the day, family, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
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Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: mind bending, twist ending, philosophical, tense, futuristic ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, cyborgs, technology, existentialism, robot, manipulation, a.i., androids, man versus machine, human android relationship, androids and robots ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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AK-47 (2020)
Genre: Biography, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front. While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inventor, world war two, human spirit, weapons, soldier, life & death, automatic weapon, lifestyle, engineer, transformation, danger, courage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: russia, moscow russia, kazakhstan
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Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, underdog, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, comedy of errors, inventor, escapades, changing the past or future, race against time, goofy hero, disorder, misfit ...
Time: 16th century, year 1973
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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Ballerina (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
Style: touching, inspirational, light, sweet, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: dancing, ballet, ballerina, rivalry, orphan, follow your dream, inventor, best friends in love, children, escape, flying, training ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, brittany
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Flubber (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, inventor, family, university, goofy hero, inventions and discoveries, disorder, fall in love, nothing goes right, father son relationship, bankruptcy ...
Time: 90s
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, 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, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, food, inventor, parents and children, technology gone awry, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, fall in love, inventions and discoveries, unsupportive parent, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: new york
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Congorama (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Belgium, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michel is a Belgian inventor. He cares for his father, a paralysed writer, is married to a Congolese woman and is the father of an interracial child whom he reassures as to his parentage. He discovers at the age of 41 that he was adopted, actually ...
Style: twists and turns, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, inventor, adoption, destiny, uncover truth, couple relations, dishonesty, self discovery, hopes, human nature, changing lives, coincidence ...
Place: belgium, europe, canada, quebec
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Envy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.
Style: humorous, not serious, cynical, dark humor, funny ...
Plot: envy, friendship, inventor, neighbor, jealousy, rise to the top, rich and poor, disorder, resentment, rivalry, lifestyle, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, europe, rome italy, italy
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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, changing the past or future, time machine, adventure, mad scientist, old west, sent to the past, inventor, small town, alternate reality, fish out of water, race against time ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
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Steamboy (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After receiving a package from his Grandfather, Rei, a young inventor living in England during the mid-19th century, has his life thrown into disarray. The package contains a "Steam Ball", a device of incredible power, and a letter asking ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: steampunk, adventure, inventor, deadly weapon, technology gone awry, heroic mission, save the world, rescue, inventions and discoveries, master villain, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1860s
Place: england, london, manchester, manchester england, japan ...
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, experiment gone awry, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, shrinking, family relations, laser, fish out of water, miniaturization, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Spies in Disguise (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lance and Walter. One is a super cool and charming spy, and the other invents the super cool gadgets Lance uses. When an event happens, they must learn to rely on each other like never before in order to save the world.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, dark humor, light, buddy movie ...
Plot: spy, inventor, save the planet, stupidity, spy spoof, disguise, top secret, undercover, security, disney, time jump, talking animals ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico, washington d.c., tokyo, venice
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, fall in love, romance, surrealism, freak, love, suburbs, human nature, snow ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, florida
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Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, baby, inventor, giant, family, experiment gone awry, parents and children, inventions and discoveries, escapades, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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The Squeeze (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Harry Berg is both a con artist and an actual artist -- he constructs large sculptures out of television sets -- but he is not particularly successful in either role. He owes some money, which gets him involved with Rachel Dobs, a police detective ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: lottery, murder, inventor, partners, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, crime, disorder, cons and scams, gambling, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Chairman of the Board (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A surfer becomes the head of a major company.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, inventor, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, goofy hero, mad scientist, misfit, disorder, tv show, workplace romance, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: venice beach california, las vegas, california
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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, shrinking, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, family, inventor, disorder, odd couple, misfit, parents and children, rescue, nothing goes right ...
Time: year 1997, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, entrepreneur, inventions and discoveries, creativity, business, computers and web, workplace situations, perfectionist, lifestyle, inventor, programmer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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Gaston Lagaffe (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gaston is a new guy at the Peticoin start-up. With his delusional inventions, he will change the lives of his colleagues. Cat, seagull, cow, and gaffophone will be at the center of the mishaps of this genius laidback handyman who wants only to do ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: inventor, slacker, workplace situations, adventure, disorder, buddies, everyday life, friendship, office, gadget, employer employee relationship, cow
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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