Movies and TV Shows about inventor

Spies in Disguise
  • Spies in Disguise (2019)
  • Adventure, Animation, Action, Comedy,
  • When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.
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Spies in Disguise
Tomorrowland
  • Tomorrowland (2015)
  • Adventure, Action, Science Fiction, Mystery, Family,
  • Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."
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Tomorrowland
Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family,
  • 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 parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.
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Back to the Future
Edward Scissorhands
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Fantasy, Drama, Romance,
  • Edward Scissorhands is a classic Tim Burton and Johnny Depp film about a small suburban town that receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward. A satire on the normality of Middle-America and their fear of outsiders. A magical fairytale story of loneliness, learning, and love; that will make you laugh, curse, and cry.
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Edward Scissorhands
Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989)
  • Adventure, Action, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family,
  • 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 attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.
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Back to the Future Part II
Robots
  • Robots (2005)
  • Animation, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family,
  • Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place … until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams -- like those of his friends, including motor-mouthed Fender -- are in danger of becoming obsolete.
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Robots
Metropolis
  • Metropolis (1927)
  • Drama, Science Fiction,
  • In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
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Metropolis
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
  • Animation, Comedy, Family,
  • 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 inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Ballerina
  • Ballerina (2016)
  • Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family,
  • 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.
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Ballerina
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  • Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family,
  • 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.
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Back to the Future Part III
  • Back to the Future Part III (1990)
  • Adventure, Action, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family,
  • The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking up Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.
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Back to the Future Part III
The Hudsucker Proxy
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries.
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The Hudsucker Proxy
Flubber
  • Flubber (1997)
  • Comedy, Science Fiction, Family,
  • 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 wedding twice, and on the afternoon of his third wedding, Professor Brainard creates flubber, which allows objects to fly through the air.
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Flubber
Star Trek: First Contact
  • Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.
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Star Trek: First Contact
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
  • Adventure, Action, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family,
  • 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 to do anything they want, unaware that their parents are watching every move.
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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
Fly Away Home
  • Fly Away Home (1996)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, Family,
  • Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn down. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". When Winter comes, Amy, and her dad must find a way to lead the birds South...
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Fly Away Home
Gaston Lagaffe
  • Gaston Lagaffe (2018)
  • Comedy,
  • 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 good, but has the gift of annoying Prunelle, his boss. Can those Gaston's gaffes galore prevent the buy-out of the Peticoin by Mr. de Mesmaeker?
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Gaston Lagaffe
Honey I Blew Up the Kid
  • Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
  • Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family,
  • 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 invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny.
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Honey I Blew Up the Kid
Steamboy
  • Steamboy (2004)
  • Fantasy, Animation, Science Fiction,
  • After receiving a package from his grandfather, Ray, a young inventor who lives in England during the mid-19th century, finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict related to a revolutionary advance in steam power.
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Steamboy
A Close Shave
  • A Close Shave (1995)
  • Animation, Comedy, Family,
  • Wallace falls in love with wool-shop owner Wendolene, not suspecting that she (or rather, her dog) is at the head of a fiendish sheep-rustling plot. Gromit is set up and jailed, but his new-found sheepish friend is determine to give Wallace a helping hand in finding out the real truth.
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A Close Shave
A Grand Day Out
  • A Grand Day Out (1990)
  • Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family,
  • Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese and this provides an excellent excuse for the animated duo to take their holiday on the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese. The moon is inhabited by a mechanical caretaker, who is not too happy about the two visitors from earth that nibble on the moon.
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A Grand Day Out
Wheeler Dealers
  • Wheeler Dealers (2003)
  • Documentary,
  • Experienced car dealer Mike Brewer is joined by multi-talented mechanics in a monumental motoring mission: to find and restore iconic cars to later sell for a profit at their LA-based shop. In the series, Mike has the challenging job of finding vehicles that have money-making potential. He then hands them over to a mechanic, who tackles everything from bare metal re-sprays to gearbox swaps to bring them back to their former glory.
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Wheeler Dealers
The Thin Man
  • The Thin Man (1934)
  • Comedy, Crime, Mystery,
  • After a four year absence, one time detective Nick Charles returns to New York with his new wife Nora and their dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old cronies, several of whom are eccentric characters, to say the least. He's also approached by Dorothy Wynant whose inventor father Clyde Wynant is suspected of murdering her step-mother. Her father had left on a planned trip some months before and she has had no contact with him. Nick isn't all that keen on resuming his former profession but egged-on by wife Nora, who thinks this all very exciting, he agrees to help out. He solves the case, announcing the identity of the killer at a dinner party for all of the suspects.
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The Thin Man
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2018)
  • Documentary,
  • The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
The Time Machine
  • The Time Machine (1960)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller, Science Fiction, Romance,
  • A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.
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The Time Machine
Wedding Daze
  • Wedding Daze (2006)
  • Comedy, Romance,
  • After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of his best friend, he spontaneously proposes to a dissatisfied waitress named Katie and an innocent dare evolves into the kind of love that both have been looking for all along.
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Wedding Daze
The Wrong Trousers
  • The Wrong Trousers (1993)
  • Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family,
  • Gromit finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue.
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The Wrong Trousers
The Guilt Trip
The Guilt Trip
The Games Maker
  • The Games Maker (2014)
  • Adventure, Family,
  • Young Ivan Drago's newfound love of board games catapults him into the fantastical and competitive world of game invention, and pits him against the inventor Morodian, who has long desired to destroy the city of Zyl, founded by Ivan's grandfather. To save his family and defeat Morodian, Ivan must come to know what it is to be a true GAMES MAKER.
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The Games Maker
More
  • More (1998)
  • Animation, Science Fiction,
  • A factory worker in a dark, gray world assembles devices that promise happiness. In his spare time he tinkers to create something better, and finally succeeds in perfecting his invention, which allows people to see life through rose-colored glasses, but he has to pay a price for his success.
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More
Ganz: How I Lost My Beetle
  • Ganz: How I Lost My Beetle (2019)
  • Documentary,
  • Josef Ganz, editor of trade journal Motor-Kritik, amazed Germany by appearing in a revolutionary tiny car in 1932. It was his dream: a people's car anyone can afford. The idea made its way to new Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler. But in Hitler's dream there was no place for Jewish inventor Ganz. This is the story of the man whose designs led to the invention of the Volkswagen Beetle, and who ultimately lost everything. In the film, Ganz's relatives and admirers bring his lost heritage back to life.
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Ganz: How I Lost My Beetle
Doctor Snuggles
  • Doctor Snuggles (1981)
  • Animation, Family, Kids, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • Doctor Snuggles is an animated television series created by Jeffrey O'Kelly based on original artwork by Nick Price, about a friendly and optimistic inventor named Doctor Snuggles who has unusual adventures with his friends. The show featured fantastical scenarios which usually involved Doctor Snuggles inventing something outlandish such as a robot helper or diamond-making machine, and had a variety of supporting characters who were mostly anthropomorphic animals.
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Doctor Snuggles
American Genius
  • American Genius (2015)
  • Documentary,
  • Behind every great genius was a great rival - an unstoppable adversary whose incredible vision, determination, and ambition is their match. Out of their struggles came the world's most brilliant inventions, the spoils of the heated battle between competitors.
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American Genius
Master of the World
  • Master of the World (1961)
  • Fantasy, Science Fiction,
  • A mad genius tries to bomb the world into peace.
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Master of the World
The Squeeze
  • The Squeeze (1987)
  • Action, Comedy, Crime,
  • 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 who works with a collection agency. When Harry comes into possession of a strange parcel, both the con man and the detective find themselves wrapped up in a sinister corporate plot to fix the lottery.
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The Squeeze
Little Old New York
  • Little Old New York (1940)
  • Drama, Comedy, History, Romance,
  • Inventor Robert Fulton (Richard Greene) receives support from a tavern owner (Alice Faye) and a shipyard worker (Fred MacMurray) to help realize his dream of a high-powered steamboat.
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Little Old New York
Morel's Invention
  • Morel's Invention (1974)
  • Science Fiction, Mystery,
  • A dejected, worn-out, ill-kempt man spends an inordinate amount of time observing what appear to be well-dressed 1920s high-society types moving in and around a library set in the middle of an otherwise deserted island. Eventually, an irritating explanation for this situation is paired with an improbable one.
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Morel's Invention
Leonardo
  • Leonardo (2011)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure,
  • Leonardo is a British children's television series broadcast on CBBC. The show is an adventure programme featuring a teenage Leonardo da Vinci starring Jonathan Bailey. The series is set in 15th-century Florence. A second series premiered on CBBC on 20 September 2012, starting with episodes one and two being shown back to back. For Series 2, actor James Clyde replaced Alistair McGowan in the role of Piero de' Medici. It was announced on 21 January 2013 that Leonardo would not be recommissioned for a third series.
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Leonardo
Longitude
  • Longitude (2000)
  • Drama,
  • The fascinating story of John Harrison who, in the 18th century, believed he could make a clock that would work on board a ship—and so solve the problem of finding longitude at sea.
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Longitude
My Life So Far
  • My Life So Far (1999)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors hoping to impress the young woman, including an aviator. When the elder woman's son shows up at the estate with his French fiancé, everything gets thrown into turmoil. The young boy takes a sudden interest in her sexual allure and his father is disturbed by his own non-Victorian feelings.
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My Life So Far