History of Science, Med & Techby holyspacemonkey | created - 27 Dec 2013 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Not definitive—all of my lists are works in progress!
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1. Madame Curie (1943)
Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.
5. Edison, the Man (1940)
Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama
82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.
6. Einstein and Eddington (2008 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History
Drama about the development of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to experimentally prove his ideas.
7. Extraordinary Measures (2010)
PG | 106 min | Drama
A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder.
Votes: 15,774 | Gross: $11.85M
8. Inherit the Wind (1960)
Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
9. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
PG-13 | 129 min | Drama
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.
Votes: 19,173 | Gross: $7.29M
11. Sister Kenny (1946)
Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama
An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims.
12. Gallant Journey (1946)
Approved | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History
This historical drama is a biopic of the U.S. aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery who was the first American to fly a glider in 1883.
13. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 782,930 | Gross: $170.74M
14. 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: 249,862 | Gross: $173.84M
15. Awakenings (1990)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Votes: 113,679 | Gross: $52.10M
16. Breaking the Mould (2009 TV Movie)
80 min | Drama, History
A historical drama that tells the story of the development of penicillin in the 1930's/40's, by a group of scientists in Oxford at The Dunn School of Pathology
17. Codebreaker (2011 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life... See full summary »
18. Creation (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife.
Votes: 13,165 | Gross: $0.34M
20. A Dangerous Method (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.
Votes: 94,062 | Gross: $5.70M
21. Prophet Without Honor (1939)
Approved | 11 min | Short, Biography, Drama
This is the story of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), an American Naval officer, who developed the first maps that charted the oceans' winds and currents.
22. Stairway to Light (1945)
Approved | 10 min | Short, Drama, History
The story of 18th Century French physician Dr. Phillipe Pinel, whose initiated enlightened, humane treatment of the mentally ill.
23. The Nun's Story (1959)
Not Rated | 149 min | Drama
After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.
Votes: 8,631 | Gross: $12.80M
24. Galileo (1975)
PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama
This biopic is about Galileo Galilei, the seventeenth century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the... See full summary »
26. Rendezvous (1935)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, War
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »
29. This Man's Navy (1945)
100 min | Drama, Adventure
Ned Trumpet, the chief pilot of a Navy blimp, is given to weaving accounts of the fighting prowess of his non-existent son. His friendship with widow Maude Weaver and her son Jess in effect sets him up with a real family.
32. Hell's Angels (1930)
Passed | 127 min | Drama, War
Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms.
35. Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012– )
55 min | Drama, History
The construction of the R.M.S. Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.
36. Breaking the Code (1996 TV Movie)
75 min | Biography, Drama
A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans... See full summary »
38. The Telegraph Trail (1933)
Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A greedy businessman-turned-renegade foments an Indian uprising against the coming telegraph to perpetuate his economic stranglehold on the territory.
39. Women in the Wind (1939)
Approved | 63 min | Drama
A pilot enters an aviation race in order to win enough money to pay for her brother's medical treatment, and encounters difficulty with a rival pilot.
40. Lonesome (1928)
Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?
42. Tycoon (1947)
Approved | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In South America, an American engineer is asked by his boss to build a mountain railroad tunnel following a shorter but more dangerous route.
43. Beyond the Line of Duty (1942)
Approved | 22 min | Short, Biography, War
This short film in support of the war effort dramatizes the training and missions of Army Air Forces Captain Hewett T. Wheless, a former Texas ranch hand who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in the early days of WWII.
47. Hell Below (1933)
Passed | 101 min | Romance, Drama, War
In 1918, U.S. Navy Lt. Tommy Knowlton participates in dangerous submarine missions, disobeys orders, gets court-martialed and romances a married woman who happens to be his C.O.'s daughter.
49. Boom Town (1940)
Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance