Bored? Lacking spirit? Why not watch an inspiring engineering movie or a documentary? Sounds great, doesn’t it? Engineers are innovator, logical thinker and problem solvers, they love to explore everything and get new experiences and adventures, so must be their choice of movie.
If you’re reading this article, then you are probably looking for a great movie that will inspire the engineer in you! Look no more, we’ve researched and made a great list of ‘12 Movies Every Engineering Student Should Watch’. We have included movies of different genres (and our personal favorite one too) ranging from sci-fi to comedy and action. Let’s see what we’ve got for you this time.
1 Ready Player One
In the plot of this movie, there is a character named OASIS who is the founder of a VR game. After his death, he has challenged every game user to find the Easter Egg. The one who will find it first would be owner of the Oasis Virtual world and all its wealth. The plot is really creative and gripping.
2 Apollo 13
Apollo 13 is one of the best science fiction movie ever produced. The movie is about NASA’s Apollo mission which has sent three astronauts to the moon. The mission to moon is named as Apollo 13. The spacecraft of astronauts have been damaged so NASA has to formulate a plan for the safe return of all three astronauts back to earth.
3 The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game is about the well-known engineer and mathematician Alan Turing, who is from England. He makes a machine with a team of cryptography experts to decipher the German Nazis enigma code. They takes only two years to build that machine. The movie is full of spy thriller and vulnerability the main character has shown. So, don’t miss this movie which is based on the real life story of Alan Turing.
4- 3 Idiots
This movie is still one of the highest grossing Bollywood movie ever made. The movie is all about the ups and down of three engineer friends and their engineering journey. One friend is lost after graduation from the two other friends. So, they both set on journey to find him. Along the journey, they reconsider and think about their university days when their friend made them to understand everything differently.
5 The Matrix
The Matrix original movie is also considered as one of the greatest action movies. The movie is plotted on a simulation system termed as ‘The Matrix‘. Some powerful computers have constructed this system. The Matrix is capable to construct and change the complete reality of the humans. So, the main character of the movie starts an underground war against these powerful computers. The main character of the movie named Thomas Anderson is a computer scientist and a programmer.
Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film. In the future, Earth is slowly becoming uninhabitable. Ex-NASA pilot Cooper, along with a team of researchers, is sent on a planet exploration mission to report which planet can sustain life.
Transcendence is all about artificial intelligence where one scientist takes dangerous road by uploading his mind’s imagination to a computer system. He wants to combine all the intelligent minds of the world on a single machine with real human reactions. Definitely a worth watching movie for engineers.