Shows about & with Inventors

Movies and TV shows about fictional inventors of multiple inventions. The names of the inventors are in the comments.
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1.
The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
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A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself. (92 mins.)
“ Proessor Ned Brainard ” - alden-ash
 
2.
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
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Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate. (95 mins.)
“ Lewis ” - alden-ash
 
3.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. (144 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
“ Caractacus Potts ” - alden-ash
 
4.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
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A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst. (90 mins.)
“ Flint Lockwood ” - alden-ash
 
5.
Back to the Future (1985)
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Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Dr. Emmett Brown ” - alden-ash
 
6.
A Grand Day Out (1989 Short Film)
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Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese. (23 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
“ Wallace, Gromit ” - alden-ash
 
7.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
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A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)
“ Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III ” - alden-ash
 
8.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ The Inventor ” - alden-ash
 
9.
A Bug's Life (1998)
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A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. (95 mins.)
“ Flik ” - alden-ash
 
10.
The Goonies (1985)
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In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Data ” - alden-ash
 
11.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ Randall Peltzer ” - alden-ash
 
12.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Wayne Szalinski ” - alden-ash
 
13.
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
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An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build a utopia in the middle of the jungle... (117 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Allie Fox ” - alden-ash
 
14.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
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An eight year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens. (82 mins.)
Director: John A. Davis
“ Jimmy Neutron ” - alden-ash
 
15.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. (84 mins.)
“ Maurice ” - alden-ash
 
16.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Stuart
“ Willy Wonka ” - alden-ash
 
17.
Spy Kids (2001)
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The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger. (88 mins.)
“ Gregorio Cortez, Machete, Fegan Floop ” - alden-ash
 
18.
Phineas and Ferb (2007 TV Series)
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Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz. (15 mins.)
“ Phineas Flynn, Ferb Fletcher, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz ” - alden-ash
 
19.
Johnny Test (2005 TV Series)
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The adventures of average suburban boy Johnny Test, who wittingly plays test subject for his genius twin sisters' various experiments, reluctantly fighting evil villains in the process. (30 mins.)
“ Susan Test, Mary Test ” - alden-ash
 
20.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
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Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth. (103 mins.)
Director: W.D. Richter
“ Buckaroo Banzai ” - alden-ash
 
21.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
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After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world. (106 mins.)
Director: Kerry Conran
“ Dexter “Dex” Dearborn, Dr. Totenkopf ” - alden-ash
 
22.
The Incredibles (2004)
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A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ Buddy Pine/Incrediboy/Syndrome, Edna Mole ” - alden-ash
 
23.
Gilligan's Island (1964 TV Series)
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm. (30 mins.)
“ The Professor ” - alden-ash
 
24.
Iron Man (2008)
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After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ Tony Stark ” - alden-ash
 
25.
Fantastic Four (2005)
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A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
“ Reed Richards ” - alden-ash
 
26.
Batman Begins (2005)
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After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)
“ Lucius Fox ” - alden-ash
 
27.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008 Mini-Series)
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An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder. (42 mins.)
“ Dr Horrible ” - alden-ash
 
28.
Pinky and the Brain (1995 TV Series)
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A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night. (30 mins.)
“ The Brain ” - alden-ash
 
29.
From Russia with Love (1963)
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James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE. (115 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ Q ” - alden-ash
 
30.
The Wizard (1986 TV Series)
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An eccentric little person inventor has adventures battling evil around the world. (42 mins.)
“ Simon McKay ” - alden-ash
 
31.
The Wild Wild West (1965 TV Series)
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West. (50 mins.)
“ Artemus Gordon ” - alden-ash
 
32.
Robots (2005)
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In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management. (91 mins.)
“ Bigweld, Rodney Copperbottom ” - alden-ash
 
33.
Flubber (1997)
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An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance. (93 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
“ Professor Philip Brainard ” - alden-ash
 
34.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
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Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
“ Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth ” - alden-ash
 
35.
The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour (1983 TV Movie)
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Linda Craig's grandfather is kidnapped with the intention of ransoming him for Tom Swift's latest invention... (60 mins.)
Director: Harry Harris
“ Tom Swift ” - alden-ash
 
36.
Legend (1995 TV Series)
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Ernest Pratt, a dime-store novelist in the old west, lives with his scientist friend Professor Janos Bartok in the small town of Sheridan... (60 mins.)
“ Professor Janos Bartok ” - alden-ash
 
37.
Murdoch Mysteries (2008 TV Series)
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In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. (48 mins.)
“ William Murdoch ” - alden-ash