“Think like a proton and stay positive.” Talking about 90’s kids’ physics looked way too complicated during our school times, as most of the time the heavy formulas flowed over our heads. But nowadays, kids are smarter. They always come up with a reason to make things interesting, even physics. How? By watching some spectacular movies that can bring out the Einstien in them.
Can a movie really help you provide a better understanding of a difficult subject like physics? If movies can help you get out of your difficult times, if they can motivate you to accept who you are, then can’t they make a subject look more interesting and understandable? If you are a student, then I recommend watching the best movies for Physics students that I have disclosed here in this post.
Some of the best movies for Physics Students are Primer, The Theory of Everything, Hawking, Infinity, Einstein and Eddington, and Interstellar. All these movies portray some real-life equations that apply in physics.
Do you know every Sci-fi movie that you have watched is based on physics? Though I’m not going to mention sci-fi movies in particular but the ones that hold a theory behind them.
6 Best Movies For Physics Students
Anyone keeping a keen interest in science and technology and the relatability between the real world and science can watch these movies. Here are the 6 best movies for Physics Students.
What if I tell you you can travel to the past in real-time? Would you believe me? Well, if no, then watch this movie and watch two young minds Aaron and Abe who accidentally discover a time travel box. They spent days making this time travel tool, came across so many failed attempts, but kept trying till they finally succeeded. Traveling back in time made them reshape a lot of incidents from the past. This sci-fi movie will lead your curiosity to new levels for sure.
IMDb Ratings: 6.9/10
The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything is a biographical romantic drama movie. You must be thinking that we were talking about physics and not chemistry(just in case you thought of couple chemistry).
To break your suspense about this movie, it’s a love story of a physicist. Interesting, right? The fact that it’s based on a true story makes it even more interesting. This is the story of a Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking. This movie is highly praised for its story presentation and the hue of information it provides to the viewers.
IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10
Another movie that gives a complete picture of Stephen Hawking’s life is Hawking. This is a documentary based on Hawking’s life. You’ll have a closer sense of his love life, his disabilities(he was struggling with a neuromuscular disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), and his journey of becoming a world-famous scientist. You’ll get to experience a lot watching this movie. This is probably one of the best movies for physics students.
IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10
If you are a science student, you must have heard the name of Richard Feynman. Yes, the same person who gave the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the principle of superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, etc. This movie is based on his life story. Infinity shows you the love life of this famous physicist, the story from his school life to college and then adulthood.
IMDb Ratings: 6.2/10
Einstein and Eddington
Talking about physics, how can we not talk about Einstein? Here he is with his theory of relativity. Theory of relativity or the Gravitation Theory tells that gravity is not an invisible force but is instead a curving and warping of space. Einstein and Eddington is a British drama that presents the story when Einstein and his friend Eddington introduced this theory to the world inspite of World War-I on the verge.
IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10
Interstellar is an Epic Sci-fi movie from American studios. Time travel movies have always been so fascinating. Like this one. This is the movie set up in a fictional world where mankind is in danger and fighting for its survival. That is when a group of astronauts travels the time through a warmhole to protect humankind by searching for a safe shelter for them. This movie gives you the best experience and no doubt why it’s rated one of the best movies for physics students.
IMDb Ratings: 8.6/10
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Best Physics Movies:
Which are the best Physics Movies on Netflix?
The best physics movies to watch on Netflix are:
The Theory of Everything
The Laws of Thermodynamics
The Most Unknown
Which are the movies with accurate physics?
Martian and Apollo 13 are two physics , masterpieces.
So, these were the Best Movies For Physics Students that you can watch on various platforms like Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video. Learning can be fun, you just need the right source. And these movies are definitely the good ones.
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