Movies based on interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Summarize the concept of Quantum Mechanics and provide a list of movies based on interpretation of it. For example, Coherence (2013) is based on quantum mechanics, referring to a quantum state, where different versions of reality can still interchange with each other. Are there any other movies focusing on the same concept? Triangle (2009) and Timecrimes (2007) comes into mind…

  • The movie 'Source Code' starring Jake Gyllenhaal dabbles in quantum mechanics, and even gives a nod to the star of the old TV show Quantum Leap. – Greg Mac 8 years ago
  • I absolutely love this topic! It might be said that Looper is based on quantum mechanics. I know that Looper is technically about time travel, but since one loop can affect another, it's almost like different timelines are coexisting. However, I find this to be one of the film's greatest weaknesses, because it is the very epitome of a plothole. Still, one might question whether alternate realities are present in every single time travel film, because multiple events happen in different scenarios at the same point in time, which may mean that they have to take place in different versions of reality. – CimoneW 8 years ago
  • Forgive this note if it is a little ignorant of the intricacies of quantum mechanics (I don't come from a science background), but some possible examples that come to mind are Primer, maybe Back to the Future, Twelve Monkeys, Looper, Interstellar, etc. I kind of just feel like I'm naming time travel stories, most of which probably don't have a strong basis in actual science, let alone quantum. If we expand it into television, there's s03e04 of Community (aka "Remedial Chaos Theory"), pretty much all of Rick & Morty (really anything that Dan Harmon gets his hands on could be useful), and though I've never watched Doctor Who I have to assume that there might be some relevance there. Interestingly, a colleague of mine wrote his MA thesis on stage-plays based on quantum mechanics, with his three case studies being John Mighton’s Possible Worlds (1990), Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (1993), and Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul (2001). The full text is accessible online for whoever's interested (https://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/31507). Perhaps that can enter the discussion somehow. – ProtoCanon 6 years ago

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