Welding, which is the joining of metal parts, is a consistent part of your life. Starting from the products and equipment you use to the places where you live, welding plays a part. So, you might be looking for some movies for welders, to view something so frequent in your lives from a different angle.
Such movies might bring a different sort of enjoyment if you’re a welder yourself. Hence, in this article, I am highlighting the top 7 movies for welders. I have included all sorts of details so you do not miss out on anything. I would recommend going through the article to know each movie better.
What Are The Top 7 Movies For Welders?
The act of welding often goes unappreciated in most movies. Yet, sparks going off the electric arcs are probably something you are familiar with. There is also the low hissing sound followed by it. Hence, below I have listed the top 7 movies for welders in the movie industry. They have not been depicted in the form of ranks.
1) No Country For Old Men (2007)
Overview: Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men falls under the category of a neo-Western crime thriller. This means the movie follows the general storytelling of the Western world but includes contemporary settings as well.
The movie is based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, which was published in 2005. Its lead actors are Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, and Woody Harrelson.
Plot: While on his way to hunt, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) stumbles into the horrifying aftermath of a drug deal. This includes a large amount of cash behind. Despite his conscience and knowing better, Llewelyn cannot resist the allure of money and takes it.
Soon, he is being chased by two men, one of them being Chigurh (Javier Bardem). Initially, Llewelyn escapes the hunters and sends his family away from their homes to hide. Soon the hunters follow his home and break-in, trying to find the money.
As a result of the break-in, the town sheriff, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), arrives for investigation. He is a man with secrets of his own. In the end, the fate of the investigation and Llewelyn’s protection fall onto his shoulders.
Critical Reception: No Country for Old Men is a widely popular movie with an IMDB rating of 8.1/10. The movie also won 4 Academy Awards. It also has a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Most of the critics have praised the acting and the pacing of the movie.
Box Office: Amidst immense competition, at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, the movie premiered. With its commercial and limited release across the United States, earning approximately $1,226,333 on its opening weekend. The grossing was more than $171 million, worldwide.
2) Iron Man (2008)
Overview: The first of its trilogy and the first movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movie was directed by Jon Favreau. Iron Man was based on the Marvel Comics character. Marvel Studios was behind the production of the movie.
Plot: Starring the iconic Robert Downey Jr. as the main lead, Iron Man/ Tony Stark more or less had the personality as the actor himself. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is a brilliant inventor. He is also a billionaire industrialist. The man is a genius and he is well aware of it.
Tony Stark is overseas in Afghanistan, for weapons testing. However, he is captured by a terrorist group called the Ten Rings. Afterward, the terrorists force him to create a deadly weapon. Instead of that, Stark builds a powerful metallic suit and eventually escapes.
Upon returning home, he builds an even better suit. The rest of the movie follows Tony, now Iron Man, trying to adjust to his new life and new powers, while combating enemies.
Critical Reception: Iron Man is a movie well-loved. It has received 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and an IMDB rating of 7.9/10. The movie has also assisted Robert Downey Jr. Create an army of new fans, mostly due to the natural charm he brought to his character.
Box Office: Worldwide, Iron Man has grossed around $585.5 million. On its very first day, the movie earned $35.2 million. Iron Man was the first movie in the year 2008 to pass the $300 million mark in the domestic box office.
3) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Overview: The sequel to Star Wars (1977), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was directed by Irvin Kershner. It is also the fifth chapter in the “Skywalker Saga”. The lead actors starring are David Prowse, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Peter Mayhew.
Plot: Following the Death Star’s destruction, the movie continues to highlight the struggles of the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire. Darth Vader (David Prowse) is hellbent on bringing Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to the dark side.
As a result, Luke and his accomplices are being chased across space by Darth Vader.
In addition, Luke has begun his Jedi training. Ultimately, Darth Vader catches up with Luke, resulting in a decisive and emotional confrontation. Luke learns new things about his destiny.
Critical Reception: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is an all-time favorite sequel among fans and critics, despite its controversial release. Yet, some still argue that it did not live up to the standards of the first movie.
Box Office: The film earned an astounding amount of $1.3 million upon its first day of release. Despite earning less than the initial movie, the sequel still did well, grossing $401.5 million across the world. It was the highest-grossing film of the year.
Overview: Robots is an animated movie. The movie is filled with themes of science fiction, comedy, and adventure. More importantly, the voiceovers of the characters are done by brilliant actors such as Robin Williams, Ewan McGregor, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, and a lot more.
Plot: The world is made up of conscious robots. An ambitious and young inventor, known as Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan McGregor) wants to work for the consultative Bigweld(Mel Brooks). Bigweld’s company is responsible for making spare robot parts.
Yet, Bigweld has just been dethroned by the evil Phineas T. Ratchet (Greg Kinnear) as company head. His plans for the robots are not good in any way. So, now it is up to Rodney and his friend Fender (Robin Williams) to combat the wicked plans of the new boss.
Critical Reception: As Robots is a kids’ movie, the movie was warmly welcomed by that part of the population. The adults were pleased but not blown away. The movie has a rating of 6.4 on IMDB and 64% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Box Office: On its opening weekend, Robots has the no.1 position in the box office, grossing $36 million. Across the globe, the movie had a gross of $260.7 million.
5)Cast Away (2000)
Overview: With the brilliant Tom Hanks as the main character, Castaway is a movie brimming with adventure. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the movie mostly revolves around survival.
Plot: Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a FedEx executive is on his way to Malaysia because of an assignment. Due to an unfortunate storm, his plane ends up crashing over the Pacific Ocean. Ashore, Chuck finds himself on a deserted island.
As he fails to find help or companions, Chuck finds himself still surviving on the island even when years go back. Yet, he does not know if he should accept his fate or hope to be reunited with his loved ones.
Critical Reception: With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 89% and an IMDB rating of 7.9/10, Cast Away was received well. Critics have deemed the movie as intriguing and admired the director’s sense of style and the performance of Tom Hanks.
Box Office: Released a few weeks before Christman, Cast Away earned a worldwide gross of $429.6 million, surpassing its budget of $90 million by a large margin.
6) K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Overview: Directed and produced by Kathryn Bigelow, K-19: The Widowmaker is a movie based on true events. Starring Liam Neeson and Harrison Ford, the film highlights the events of the Soviet Hotel-class submarine K-19
Plot: With the Cold War at its peak, Captain Alexi Vostrikov (Harrison Ford), has been given the command to take control over the nuclear missile submarine, K-19. His instructions were to prepare the submarine for sea and take her out on patrol, no matter what happened.
Yet, problems arise within the submarine, a core meltdown, and an explosion that will result in the death of everyone on board. The potential of a nuclear war is there too. The captain has to make a decision: do his duty or save the lives of his men.
Critical reception: Despite the historical and fictional tweaks made, the film received its praise, Harrison Ford’s acting almost always being at the receiving end of it. K-19: The Widowmaker has an IMDb rating of 6.7/10.
Box Office: K-19: The Widowmaker earned $65 million worldwide. Upon its domestic opening, it had a gross of approximately $12 million.
Overview: Flashdance is a film of romance, dance, and drama. Do not get thrown off by the themes. It does have elements of welding. Directed by Adrian Lyne, the movie stars actors such as Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri
Plot: The protagonist, Alex (Jennifer Beals) works at a steel mill during the day and dances at a bar during the night. She aspires to be a professional dancer someday.
Soon, she finds her boss, Nick (Michael Nuri), beginning to show interest in her. She is delighted to see him be supportive of her. As a result, Alex increases her efforts towards her dancing career and applies to a prestigious dance conservatory, even though she dreads failing.
Critical Reception: Flashdance did justice to its name with a lot of impressive dance sequences. Yet, narratively, the movie was deemed a bit flat. The film is rated 6.2/10 on IMDB and received a 38% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Box Office: On its opening weekend, Flashdance received approximately $4 million. Worldwide, the movie grossed around $201.5 million.
Although not exactly prominent in the details provided, these movies are for welders. Significant proportions are dedicated to it which might be evident if you take a look at the synopsis of each of them.
More importantly, I hope this article has helped you discover some movies which you find enjoyable. Good luck!