Movies focused on science

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What are some movies with a storyline based on scientists? I know some related to computer science, though I am seeking more of a physics based movie. Also, I am not seeking sci-fi. The closest movie to what I am seeking is October Sky.
 

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A physics based movie ??? Pfff, i do not think that exists. If it did, it must be very boring. I do know some great biochemistry based movies like "Hooters from Schmooters" and "Geile SS Weiben"...GREAT STUFF

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A physics based movie ??? Pfff, i do not think that exists. If it did, it must be very boring. I do know some great biochemistry based movies like "Hooters from Schmooters" and "Geile SS Weiben"...GREAT STUFF

marlon


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 
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or this (someone here argued that this one is about mad man, not a scientist)?
 
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or this (someone here argued that this one is about mad man, not a scientist)?

Err did you actually see that movie ? I did and i can assure you that it is not a physics based movie. Nor is a beautiful mind but both of them are great movies indeed.

marlon
 
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original post said "scientists". aren't mathematicians scientists?
 
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Jeremy Piven did a movie a while back. I vaguely remember seeing this. He plays a research physicist. It's a lot of drama (I think he gets caught up in an affair or something like that), but I do remember him getting lambasted by a prof for giving a presentation on the duality of light that any 9th grader could give. It didn't get rated very well.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116160/
 
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original post said "scientists". aren't mathematicians scientists?

Read the original post man. The OP is looking for physics based movies, not mathematician's based movies.

Hiw own words in post 1 : "though I am seeking more of a physics based movie"


marlon
 
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oh, marlon, marlon... here.
 
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I own the movies Pi and A Beautiful Mind.

Read the original post man. The OP is looking for physics based movies, not mathematician's based movies.

Hiw own words in post 1 : "though I am seeking more of a physics based movie"


marlon

True. I am seeking physics based movies. Though, if someone recommends a good movie about a mathematician, I shall watch it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116635/
Infinity (1996)
Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

I heard of this movie. The video rental stores seem to not carry it. (Though they suck at spelling. They could not find "Rabbit Proof Fence" in their DB, even though I found it on the shelve. It takes about four visits to find someone that can spell.) Also, I heard it was poorly done. Is this true?
 
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Hey, thanks for that pointer on Infinity! I'll definitely rent it.

What about the movie "The Race for the Double Helix" ? That was pretty good. Not totally physics-centric, but definitely a good view into high-level science work on an incredibly important subject.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Story
 
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132477/" [Broken] is a good movie based on life movie about a boys facination with rockets.
 
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I really like October Sky. It's in my top 10 for sure. I'm not so sure it focuses heavily on the science. It focuses more on kids getting a chance to study it though. Nothing beats the end of that movie.
 

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