Engineer Moviesby rtondell | created - 04 Dec 2013 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
Movies with Engineering in the Plot, Important scenes or an Engineer as a main Character. Who is the Engineer we are looking for? The Engineer combines Science and Technology to improve the Society and the World. (Of course he/she can do the opposite, but that is not the one we are after.) Simplified, the Engineer do Analyzis, Design or Construction on Practical Issues or Tools. His/Her work is is a mix of Science, Mathematics, Experience and Creativity. Note: Engineering is often classified into main branches as Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, all with a lot of subdisciplines. Other important branches are Aerospace, Computer, Petroleum, Software and Biomedical Engineering. New specialities develop constantly. A Great basis for fascinating Movies! Feel free to comment on other convenient candidates for the list.
- And Enjoy!
- Instant Watch Options
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
1. The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Votes: 149,450 | Gross: $54.46M
Main Character, Dr. Lindsey Brigman (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), is the designer of the Oil Rig. A superior Machine / Marine Engineer.
2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 271,521 | Gross: $78.62M
Theme of the movie is Cybernetic Engineering
3. Alien (1979)
R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 699,628 | Gross: $78.90M
Several Engineers in the crew of the space ship. Can't help them against the Alien, though.
4. The Great Race (1965)
Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.
Votes: 14,560 | Gross: $25.33M
Theme of the Movie is Engineering expertise building the supreme motor car. The main characters is the rennaissanse man, the Great Leslie (Tony Curtis), and his arc-rival Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon). Both with Engineering skills.
5. Another Year (2010)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.
Votes: 26,060 | Gross: $3.21M
Main character, Tom (Jim Broadbent), is a Engineer Geologist. He is a cliff, solid and stable - like the rock he works with, while most of his and his wife's friends stumble.
6. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 241,677 | Gross: $173.84M
Spacecraft System Engineers on Ground saves the Day with creativity and new procedures when the words "Huston, we have a problem" is uttered.
7. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Votes: 1,026,944 | Gross: $760.51M
Theme of the Movie is Genetic Engineering. The Avatars are hybrid bodies from genetically distinct modified-human DNA and alien genetic material - Big and Blue!
8. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 303,757 | Gross: $102.61M
The Movie portraits Howard Robard Huges, Jr., an American business magnate, investor, aviator, film maker, philanthropist AND Aerospace Engineer!
9. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
Votes: 1,172,475 | Gross: $206.85M
Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) is Batmans Inventor and Engineer for special equipment, which is an important aspect of Batman.
10. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 617,117 | Gross: $27.00M
Theme of this superb Movie is Genetic Engineering!
11. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 183,648 | Gross: $44.91M
A must for Civil Engineers! Bridge building and motivating workers.
12. Chinatown (1974)
R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
Votes: 261,847 | Gross: $29.20M
Water Engineering is a premise for the Plot in this fantastic Neo Noir Movie. Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired to spy on the Chief Engineer of LA Water and Energy Department.
13. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke) is an Inventor and Engineer, making fantastic inventions, like a flying car!
14. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 182,882 | Gross: $124.87M
Flint Lockwood is a Scientist and Engineer working on a self made project with Genetic Engineering for Food Supply - with Big Dimensions!
15. The Dam Busters (1955)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, History, War
The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.
Main Character Barnes Wallis (Michael Redgrave) was a Marine Engineer and inventor of the Bouncing Bomb.
16. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,022,532 | Gross: $534.86M
An important aspect of Batman is his technical gadgets. Lucius Fox is his inventor and engineer of the fun stuff.
17. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
G | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
When alien Klaatu arrives Earth with an important message to Mankind, Professor Jacob Barnhardt and the World's Greatest Scientists are the right recipients.
18. Enemy of the State (1998)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.
Votes: 211,425 | Gross: $111.55M
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that.
Votes: 15,230 | Gross: $10.90M
The Great Surveyor Movie. Main characters Anson (Hugh Grant) and Garrad are surveyors. Based on a true story.
20. A Man Called Ove (2015)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
Votes: 37,611 | Gross: $3.36M
the Neigborhoods order man and Grouch - About unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. Ove is an Engineer and know hov to fix things properly!
21. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Andy Tennant directed this Cinderella variant. The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame (Jeanne Moreau) who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 64,153 | Gross: $65.71M
22. eXistenZ (1999)
R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Votes: 86,684 | Gross: $2.84M
The setting is a virtual reality game, with game designers and game engineers.
23. Flash of Genius (2008)
PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama
Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.
Votes: 15,676 | Gross: $4.23M
The true story of Bob Kearns, an Electrical Engineering professor who has re-invented the windshield wiper, but has to struggle against the U.S. automobile Industry for the rights of his Idea.
24. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama
After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.
25. The Fly (1986)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Votes: 142,170 | Gross: $40.46M
Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) is a Scientist and Engineer. The theme is teleportation. Good SciFi Horror Movie by david Cronenberg.
26. Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975)
G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.
Reodor Felgen work as a bicycle repair man, but he is also an Inventor and an Engineer, that make all kind of funny useful issues - and Il Tempo Gigante, the amazing racing car!
27. Forbidden Planet (1956)
G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
Votes: 40,564 | Gross: $3.00M
28. Gattaca (1997)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
Votes: 256,823 | Gross: $12.34M
The theme of the movie is Genetic Engineering.
29. GoldenEye (1995)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow Agent formerly believed to be dead.
Votes: 220,638 | Gross: $106.60M
30. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 174,799 | Gross: $148.17M
Billy's father, who buys Gizmo (the first Gremlin), Randall Peltzer, is an inventor and engineer who creates "Fantastic ideas for a fantastic world. I make the illogical logical." Among his inventions are "the Bathroom Buddy" (All you need in the bathroom built in a Swiss Army knife Concept), the Electric Hammer (instead of a Nailer...), the Ultimate Fly Swatter (poor flies - and people), the Cofee Sludge Maker, the artichoke audio system (really!), the smokeless ashtray (which actually generates MORE smoke than the sigarette...), not to mention the Mega Juicer (splash!) His engineering skills in realizing the ideas come trough are not perfect...
31. Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.
Votes: 696,920 | Gross: $274.09M
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a Biomedical Engineer going on her first space mission when things turn for the worst when space debris collides with the space shuttle...
32. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 834,404 | Gross: $318.41M
"Iron Man" Tony Stark is a billionaire playboy, industrialist and an ingenious engineer. As a bright boy, he enters MIT at the age of 15 to study electrical engineering and later receives Master's degrees in electrical engineering and physics. That gives him the capability to build his powered suit of armour to fight corporate crime and terrorism.
33. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Votes: 768,206 | Gross: $402.45M
Theme of the Movie is Genetic Engineering. Great work with the Dinosaurs - or "God help us, we're in the hands of engineers." (Dr. Ian Malcolm)
34. Jurassic World (2015)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.
Votes: 529,695 | Gross: $652.27M
Theme of the Movie is Genetic Engineering. Jurassic World gives us "Indominus Rex" as it's latest attraction. A hybrid created by combining the genetic traits of multiple species, like Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Carnotaurus, Giganotosaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops, and Therizinosaurus as well as modern animals like cuttlefish, tree frogs, and a pit viper snake. Nice One!
35. The China Syndrome (1979)
PG | 122 min | Drama, Thriller
A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.
Votes: 23,882 | Gross: $51.72M
Theme of the Movie is Nuclear Engineering, with solid man and Nuclear Engineer Jack Godell (Jack Lemmon) as a Main Character.
36. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
Votes: 624,748 | Gross: $256.39M
The theme of the movie is Genetic Engineering
37. Interstellar (2014)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Votes: 1,262,160 | Gross: $188.02M
Epic SciFi where The Earth Suffers and Mankind needs Resque. Austronaut and Engineer Cooper travels into Space for a solution.
38. Kon-Tiki (1950)
Approved | 77 min | Documentary
A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.
Second man on the fleet, Herman Watzinger, was an Engineer and responsible for building and making the trip possible.
40. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.
Votes: 183,120 | Gross: $118.63M
41. The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.
Votes: 7,787 | Gross: $0.01M
42. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,476,454 | Gross: $171.48M
Main Character, Neo, is a Software Engineer. (And a Hacker! And may be the One!)
43. Metropolis (1927)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 140,352 | Gross: $1.24M
44. The Mosquito Coast (1986)
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
An inventor spurns his city life to move his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.
Votes: 24,472 | Gross: $14.30M
Both an Engineer and an Inventor, both more concerned of his own ideas than the people around him. "Traitors!"
45. No Highway in the Sky (1951)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller
An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.
46. October Sky (1999)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Votes: 74,185 | Gross: $32.48M
47. Paycheck (2003)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.
Votes: 97,387 | Gross: $53.79M
48. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi