To celebrate the Oscars weekend, Physics World asked me to come up with the top 5 films about science or scientists. They span 51 years and include two Stanley Kubricks, one Ridley Scott, one Steven Spielberg, and one film by the not-so-famous Shane Carruth.
My top 5, in order of the year of release, is as follows. My reasons for choosing them are here.
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1964 | Director: Stanley Kubrick
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
1968 | Director: Stanley Kubrick
- Jurassic Park
1993 | Director: Steven Spielberg
2004 | Director: Shane Carruth
- The Martian
2015 | Director: Ridley Scott
The Martian is also one of the great disco movies…