Invention movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant invention movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, light, captivating, feel good, entertaining and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with invention, inventor, friendship, mentor, storytelling, rivalry, technology, catastrophe, family and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
invention movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as invention: The Imitation Game (2014), Carl & Bertha (2011), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), Chronos (1993), Listening (2014), The Current War (2017), A Bug's Life (1998), Phineas and Ferb (2007), Primer (2004), The Invention of Lying (2009).

List of invention 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, prodigy, genius, inventions and discoveries, ambition, inventor, code breaking, code, mathematician, social misfits, invention, male homosexuality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, germany ...
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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, wedding, investor, lawsuit, society, rivalry, employer ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series is a prequel, featuring the high school years of Flint Lockwood, the eccentric young scientist in the films. In his adventures, he will be joined by Sam Sparks, a new girl in town and the school's "wannabe" reporter, along ...
Style: light, feel good, captivating, unusual plot structure, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: invention, inventor, surrealism, weather report, father son relationship, food, high school, monkey, island, city, school, report ...
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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, neo noir, betrayal, invention, investigation, workplace intrigue, stranger, crimes, intrigue, mastermind, theft, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city, boston ...
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Chronos (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Faced with his own mortality, an ingenious alchemist tried to perfect an invention that would provide him with the key to eternal life. It was called the Cronos device. When he died more than 400 years later, he took the secrets of this remarkable ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, artifact, vampire, back from the dead, invention, aging, supernatural, addiction, haunted by the past, danger, race against time, secret ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 16th century
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, mexico city
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Listening (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Cambodia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For years, we have tried to harness the power of the human mind… and failed. Now, one breakthrough will change everything. Beyond technology. Beyond humanity. Beyond control. David, Ryan, and Jordan hope the telepathy invention will solve all ...
Style: captivating, intense, exciting, disturbing
Plot: telepathy, mind control, technology, scientist, invention, mind reading, evil corporation, friendship, experiment, surveillance, brainwashing, government ...
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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, massachusetts ...
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A Bug's Life (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, talking animals, teamwork, deception, villain, exploitation, danger, misfit, adventure, fight, threat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas
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Phineas and Ferb (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Comedy, Family, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea, China, Taiwan
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
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, secret agents, mischievous children, siblings relations, scientist, experimenting, escapades, mad scientist, rivals, intelligence, chaos and mayhem, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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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: complex, thought provoking, psychological, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, inventor, parallel universe, time loop, experiment gone awry, paradox, identity crisis, mistrust, inventions and discoveries, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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The Invention of Lying (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
Style: philosophical, humorous, cynical, clever, funny ...
Plot: alternate reality, misfit, love and romance, society, rags to riches, dishonesty, love triangle, pretense, disorder, farce, atheism, fictional reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 13th century
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Rememory (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that's able to record and play a person's memory.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, melancholic, captivating
Plot: widow, professor, investigation, invention, murder, memories, flashback sequence, empathy, death of brother, murder investigation, guilty conscience, private investigation ...
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Captain Underpants (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada, France, UK, India
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two mischievous kids hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, hypnosis, invention, professor, teacher, boy, friend, battles, miniaturization, battle, alter ego, secret identity ...
Place: ohio
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Louis & Luca and the Snow Machine (2013)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The small town of Pinchcliffe is experiencing a great lack of snow, which is why the inventor Reodor Felgen is asked to create a snow machine. However, things does not go as planned.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, captivating
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friends, friendship, save the day, disorder, inventions and discoveries, imaginary, social relations, escapades, experiment gone awry, family, danger, small town ...
Place: europe
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Thunderpants (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: astronaut, prodigy, goofy hero, follow your dream, obsessive quest, ambition, misfit, youth, social misfits, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, rescue mission ...
Time: contemporary
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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, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, 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, society ...
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Cyberchase (2002)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Cyberchase is an American/Canadian television series for children ages 7-13. The series takes place in Cyberspace, a virtual world, and chronicles the adventures of three children, Jackie, Inez, and Matt, as they use math and problem solving skills ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, educational, multicultural, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: cyberspace, world domination, heroes, megalomaniac, mathematics, computer virus, mind game, adventure, young heroes, hacker, a.i., youth ...
Place: egypt
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Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur just like his beloved Richard Branson, Lemon bids farewell to his hometown of Leeds and heads for the capital. When he becomes an overnight billionaire, it seems everything is going his way, but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: ambition, overnight success, silly humor, celebrity culture, hopes, rise and fall, blind ambition, lifestyle, invention, delusion, follow your dream, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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ROUND (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in The City where Jonathan Kersky as a Stuntman at Theme park, had a motorcycle accident. After several times changed jobs, finally he got a job which makes saving someone's life and at the same time bring him into trouble with The Secret ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: friendship, motorcycle, trick, police, love, inventor, teenager, race, invention, rivalry, chase, time travel ...
Time: future
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The Tale of Iya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 169 min.
Story: It was summer when a stranger from Tokyo arrived at “Iya”, where the riches of nature still abound. This young man, named Kudo, was willing to live his new, self-sufficient life. He was exhausted by city life, and believed this beautiful land ...
Style: silent film, touching, exciting, contemplative, captivating
Plot: teenage girl, teenager, japanese girl, school, accident, schoolgirl, scientist, laboratory, grandfather granddaughter relationship, library, dog, baby ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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Gaspard at the Wedding (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After keeping a careful distance for many years, 25-year-old Gaspard must renew contact with his family when his father remarries. Accompanied by Laura, an eccentric young woman who agrees to pretend she's his girlfriend at the wedding, he ...
Style: romanticism, entertaining, light, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: zoo, wedding, brother sister relationship, chance meeting, family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, penguins, marriage, train, promiscuity, tiger ...
Place: france
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Everywhere But Here (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jeff is an entrepreneur with an unrelenting drive to succeed. His dream is to revolutionize the cell phone industry with his new invention called 'Everywhere', a mobile phone that presumably works everywhere in the world. His ambitions ...
Style: feel good, romanticism, visually appealing, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: shipwreck, survival, invention, desert island, marooned, 13 year old, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, spoiled brat, child, island, birthday party ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, manners, love and romance, dating, couples, disorder, supernatural romance, fall in love, supernatural, destiny, portal ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, future, contemporary, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
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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, cynical, dark humor, not serious, funny ...
Plot: envy, friendship, inventor, neighbor, jealousy, rise to the top, resentment, disorder, rich and poor, rivalry, lifestyle, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, italy, europe, rome italy
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Pure Genius (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A young Silicon Valley tech-titan enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, new school approach to medicine.
Style: medical drama, captivating, thought provoking, exciting, touching ...
Plot: billionaire, doctor, hospital, genius, technology, medicine, computer genius, fate of humanity, invention, chance, treatment
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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, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, misfit, mad scientist, goofy hero, disorder, tv show, workplace romance, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: venice beach california, las vegas, california
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Tesla (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of the Promethean struggles of Nikola Tesla, as he attempts to transcend entrenched technology—including his own previous work—by pioneering a system of wireless energy that would change the world.
Style: clever, stylized, serious, intellectual, factual
Plot: inventor, electricity, genius, storytelling, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, progress, discovery, invention, science, scientific experiment, paradox ...
Time: 19th century, year 1943, future
Place: colorado, pittsburgh, new york, chicago illinois
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Think Like a Dog (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 12-year-old tech prodigy whose science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his best friend, his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school.
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, light, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, family, telepathy, child prodigy, satellite, experiment gone awry, inside the mind, invention, marital argument, scientific experiment, school, gang of outlaws ...
Time: year 2019
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Horror in the Wind (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two biogeneticists invent an airborne formula that changes the sexual orientation of anyone it reaches.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Plot: gender bending, gender, transvestism, laboratory, scientist, invention, parody, sexual orientation, society, friendship, coming out, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Making History (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A professor creates a device that allows him and his colleague to change the course of events from the past in order to improve their current life.
Style: humorous, absurd, light, epic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, american revolution, escapades, changing the past or future, adaptation, friendship, invention, hopes, mentor, danger, politics, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 1700s
Place: usa
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