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9 Great Science Movies and TV Shows

Science fiction and scientific shows have become mainstream on channels such as BBC, Netflix, and AMC. We've listed i-studentglobal's favourite science TV shows and films, just to satisfy the science nerd that lives in us all. What will you watch first?


1. Stranger Things (2016 - Present) 

A young child disappears and sends the town into supernatural havoc. The child’s friends and family become involved with a mysterious stranger in order to get the child back.

2. Dr. Who (1963 - Present)

The television show follows the adventures of a time travelling man and his interesting companions. There's the Tardis, Daleks and did somebody find a sonic screwdriver?

3. Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993-2011)

Bill Nye is a classic to those who went to school in the late nineties and early noughties, specialising in the fun aspects of science for the public and students alike. 

4. Dexter (2006-2013)

Dexter is a series based on a man whose serial killer tendencies keep him in his job as a forensic analyst and off the police radar. See how he manages to combine his homicidal desires with maintaining relationships, including his friendship with his sister Deborah, who also works for the police. 

5. Planet Earth (2006)

An Emmy Award-winning documentary series by the BBC showing various parts of the earth in high definition. The series is voiced over by numerous celebrities such as David Attenborough (UK) and Sigourney Weaver (USA).

6. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

A documentary series that describes how many scientific facts came to light and underpins many scientific discoveries. Hosted by Seth MacFarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the show has many comical and cinematographic exploits.

7. The 100 (2014)

 A futuristic society sends 100 teenagers to the Earth on a mission to find a livable space for those still in space. The 100 is kind of like Lord of the Flies meets Battlestar Galactica, with themes of space, a post-apocalyptic world and survival of the fittest. Who will survive?

 8. Grizzly Man (2005)

A documentary by Werner Herzog that tells the story of a conservationist who lives with grizzly bears before his untimely death.

9. Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

Breaking Bad is an Emmy Award-winning show that explores the life of a man desperate for cash after hearing tragic news that will impact his family. Chemistry nerds, give this a go - if you haven't already. Better brush up on your periodic table! 


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