Top Movies for Engineers, Scientists, and Science Enthusiasts

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Movies with science and technology is another very intriguing genre of movies which is entertaining, knowledgeable and has storylines to keep us engaged while watching. Engineering has a wide area of creativity and innovation. Anything around us can generate ideas for them. The same goes for scientists, who always look forward to the answers for humankind. So if you are having a day off, how about watching some movies for engineers, scientists and students. These movies can inspire you, make you more passionate in your studies or work, and even may give you your role model.

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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Gravity

At this time, we have prepared a list of top movies for engineers, scientists, and enthusiastic students along with a short description, IMDb Ratings, and their trailer.

Apollo 13 (1995)

IMDb Rating- 8.0/10

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It is a space docudrama directed by Ron Howard starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The storyline is the adaptation of the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 America’s third Moon landing mission.

The Matrix (1999)

IMDb Rating- 8.7/10

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It is a science fiction action movie by Lana Wichowski and Lily Wichowski. It is the first installment of the Matrix franchise. And stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

Interstellar (2014)

IMDb Rating- 8.6/10

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It is an epic science fiction film by Christopher Nolan. The story is about a team of researchers who try to find out a potential planet for mankind’s new home. It stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as the leads. 

The Theory of Everything (2014)

IMDb Rating- 7.7/10

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It is a biographical romantic drama film about the life of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawkins, directed by James Marsh. The movie stars Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawkins.

Hidden Figures (2016)

IMDb Rating- 7.8/10

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It is a biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and is loosely based on a non-fiction book of the same name. The story is about three African-American female mathematicians who play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit.

The Martian (2015)

IMDb Rating- 8/10

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It is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. The story is about an astronaut (Damon)’s survival on Mars after he gets stranded alone there. Meanwhile, back on Earth the other astronauts and scientists make rescue plans to bring him home.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

IMDb Rating- 7.2/10

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It is a British biographical drama film about the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan who found infinity. The movie stars Dev Patel as Ramanujan.

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

IMDb Rating- 8/10

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It is an American science fiction movie by Terry Gilliam starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt as the leads. The story is about a convict who decides to volunteer for a mission, where he travels back in time to find the main reason behind the outbreak of a severe holocaust.

3 Idiots (HINDI) (2009)

IMDb Rating- 8.4/10

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It is an Indian comedy-drama movie about three friends and their ups and downs in their college life and career. It is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and stars Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya and Kareena Kapoor as the leads.

Wall-E (2008)

IMDb Rating- 8.4/10

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It is a computer-animated science fiction film by Pixar Animation Studio for Walt Disney. The story is about a machine responsible for cleaning a waste-covered Earth, who meets another robot and falls in love with her. It is directed by Andrew Stanton.

District 9 (2009)

IMDb Rating- 7.9/10

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Directed by Neil Blomkamp, it is a science fiction with plot-line where a few aliens are forced to live in pathetic conditions on Earth. It stars Sharlto Copley, Vanessa Haywood, Jason Cope as the leads.

Avatar (2009)

IMDb Rating- 7.8/10

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It is a an American epic science fiction film by James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. The story is about Jake and his missionary journey to Pandora where the natives accept him as one of their own and he must decide where his loyalties lie.

Inception (2010)

IMDb Rating-  8.8/10

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It is a science fiction by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets.

Gravity (2013)

IMDb Rating- 7.7/10

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It is a science fiction thriller film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as American astronauts who are stranded in space after the mid-orbit destruction of their Space Shuttle, and attempt to return to Earth.

Ex Machina (2014)

IMDb Rating- 7.7/10

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It is a science fiction psychological thriller film by Alex Garland. It stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno, and Oscar Isaac. The story is about a programmer who is invited by his CEO to administer a test of an intelligent humanoid robot.

We hope this list would help our readers to explore more about this massive area of science and technology by watching these movies. Moreover, these are the best-picked movies for engineers, scientists, and science aspirants. Nevertheless, you can find a variety of such movies to interest you.

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