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10 Best STEM Movies

Show kids how media uses the concepts you teach every day if you want to get them excited about Science-Fiction Movies and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Use these ten best STEM movies to help students learn problem-solving skills and enhance their curiosity. 

Best STEM Movies

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Lego Movie, The (Blu-ray)
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks (Actors)

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie follows Emmet, who is on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
 
This incredibly funny save-the-world story endears to the builder in all of us; as the heroes embark on their block-building journey, inventive engineering solutions abound.
Big Hero 6 (Theatrical)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph (Actors)

Big Hero 6

A genius teen inventor loses his invention and brother – together with his brother’s nerd-hero friends and the balloon-like robot Baymax, he’s out to solve the mystery! Winner of Best Animated Feature Film Oscar.
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IMAX: Dream Big: Engineering Our World
  • Jeff Bridges (Actor)
  • Greg MacGillivray (Director)

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World transforms how we think about engineering.

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From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. | Stream on Apple TV+

Hidden Figures
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner (Actors)

Hidden Figures

An incredible & inspiring untold true story about three women at NASA who were instrumental in one of history’s greatest operations – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
Underwater Dreams
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Peña (Actor)

Underwater Dreams

Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.
Apollo 13
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Aaron, Fred Haise (Actors)

Apollo 13

They were 200,000 miles from Earth when an explosion crippled their spacecraft, stranding them, perhaps forever. Relive the thrilling true story of the catastrophic flight of Apollo 13 and the crew’s heroic battle against the odds in this documentary, through first-hand accounts from the pilots, their families, and Mission Control.
Interstellar
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain (Actors)

Interstellar

From director Christopher Nolan (Inception) comes the story of ex-pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), who must leave his family and Earth behind to lead an expedition beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
The Martian
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig (Actors)

The Martian

This science-fiction space thriller follows an astronaut who is stranded on Mars and must use real scientific principles to solve his way to safety. From legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus) comes a gripping tale of human strength and the will to survive, starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars.
If You Build It
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Pilloton Emily, Miller Matthew (Actors)

If You Build It

Want to illustrate to students that they have the potential to make a difference? Then watch this movie about ten high school students who design and construct a new farmer’s market for their country town. If You Build It spends a year in the life of one of America’s most innovative classrooms. 

The Imitation Game
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode (Actors)

The Imitation Game

In this historical drama about the British government’s attempt to crack the German Enigma code during WWII, cryptologists and mathematicians take center stage. Benedict Cumberbatch shines as a real-life war hero and pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing, who saved millions of lives by cracking Germany’s so-called unbreakable code during WWII.

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