Physics Films & Movies
Physicists watch television, just like everyone else. Some shows over the years have particularly catered to this demographic, highlighting characters or elements that speak particularly to the scientific mind of the scientist.
Joe Genius is an internet video show where host Jonah Ray explores the science behind some of the most curious videos posted by the world's backyard scientists and inventors.
Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives
The documentary Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives covers the history and formulation of the many world interpretation of quantum physics, as the creator's son searches to learn more about his father's life and work.
The California Institute of Technology is known for turning out scientists and engineers, not for sports. This documentary, however, shows the dedication of the students who choose to pursue college basketball in addition to one of the most rigorous science curricula in the world.
Movies for Physics Fans
A list of films which prominently feature physics or physicists, generally in an inspiring (and entertaining) way.
A review of the romantic comedy I.Q. starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau as Albert Einstein.
October Sky: Special Edition DVD
A review of the film October Sky, based on the book Rocket Boys, the true story of a young boy who would later become a NASA scientist.
NOVA: Fabric of the Cosmos
Brian Greene, in collaboration with PBS's science series NOVA, created a 4-part show based on his book that delves into the stuff that makes up the universe.