Stimulate your mind with a good science-based movie.

Maybe, meatballs falling from the sky, getting lost in space, or shouting as loud as you can, ”I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues!“

There are often hidden messages or ‘calls to action’ within the films that we watch. Science-related movies give children the ability to see and imagine the impact of the discipline on a large scale. Some movies can help to spark inspiration, encourage creative thinking, and depict courage through determination… Against all odds, we will succeed!

Join Bansho for an epic ride of adventure and conquest with these top 10 science-related movies. Come on, it’s Science Movie Night!

Science Movies

1. The Mitchells vs. The Machines  

With the advancement of technology, have you ever stopped to think if the human population is too dependent on modern technological machines? This movie is taken from the perspective of a family trying to survive a robot apocalypse.

Big Hero

2. Big Hero 6  

A young Hiro inherits a high-tech invention for his brother, a robotics prodigy. Baymax, a robot created for the purpose of caring for people.

Magic School Bus Rides Again

3. The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space  

Have you ever been to an international space station? Join Ms. Frizzle and her class as they learn what it takes to work in space and solve giant problems. The adventure awaits!

Magic School Bus Zone

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: In the Zone  

The sounds of pop, rock, and roll. Ms. Frizzle and her class joins a pop star’s New Year’s Eve tour and learns about international time zones.

Magic School Bus Frizz

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: The Frizz Connection

Lightning can be a blast! Ms. Frizzle is separated into three versions of herself and scatter across borders. Will her students reconnect her before it's too late?

Meet the Robinsons

4. Meet the Robinsons  

When the invention of a young boy genius is stolen, he is whisked off to spend the day in the future with the unconventional Robinsons Family.

Wall-E

5. Wall-E

When the earth became overran with trash, humankind abandoned the planet but left behind a waste collection robot to clean up their mess. Wall-E, the last robot on earth, with a unique and quirky personality finds true meaning in his purpose.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

6. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Do you like sardines? What if you had to eat them all day, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Welcome to Swallow Fall with there all you can eat sardine menu. But one scientist (Flint Lockwood) wishes to change this by inventing a machine that causes food to fall from the sky.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Now working at a technology company creating machines to help mankind, Flint Lockwood is living his dream. Until he realizes that his food weather machine has a malfunction. Can he save the town from utter destruction?

Enola Holmes

7. Enola Holmes

A brilliant teenage girl, Enola Holmes is the sister of Sherlock Holmes. Witty, smart, and a quick thinker. Can she solve the case of her missing mother before her famous brother? (PG-13)

The Lorax

8. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

When greed destroys nature! A young boy named Ted is searching for a Truffula tree to impress a girl that he likes. Instead of this being a simple mission, Ted is swept up in the story of the Lorax and how he let his greed extinguish the beautiful environment around him.

Dolphin Tale

9. Dolphin Tale

When a dolphin is rescued due to the loss of her tail, a young boy (Sawyer) helps to rehabilitate her and gains a lifelong friend.

Osmosis Jones

10. Osmosis Jones

This mixed live-action animation is about a White Blood Cell, named Osmosis Jones and his adventure as part of the human body defense unit. He needs to fight off a horrible virus that wishes to infiltrate his environment (the body of a man named Frank).