Christmas is only a few days away. Finally some time off, bad weather outside and nothing to do. The hardest task is to figure out what to watch on TV – but we’re here to help with our second part of the best movies for engineers (for everyone who wants to spend even more time on the couch checkout the first part here).
10. Flight of the Phoenix 1965
After a plane crash in the Sahara desert the survivors only chance to survive is to build a new plane out of parts of the wrecked plane.
9. A Beautiful Mind 2001
After a brilliant but asocial mathematician, John Nash, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
8. Pi 1998
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
7. The Illusionist 2006
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
6. The World’s Fastest Indian 2005
The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
4. The Imitation Game 2014
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
3. Flash of Genius 2008
Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.
2. Deepsea Challenge 3D 2014
A 3D documentary chronicling filmmaker James Cameron’s diving expeditions in his Deepsea Challenger submersible.
1. Iron Man 2008
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, an industrialist creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
X-Mas Special: Home Alone 1990
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
cover image: IMP Awards