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NISTified Movie Posters

Browse through our NIST Movie Hall of Fame and see how our staff have NISTified some popular movies and their accompanying posters.

Big number seven. Letters representing abbreviations for the base units within the 7. Words: The Magnificent Seven Base Units. Tagline: They were seven... THEIR PRECISION AFFECTS MORE THAN 7 MILLION
Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST

Kilogram... The heavyweight. Candela... The shining hero. Kelvin... The hothead. Meter... The long face. Second... The speedy one. Ampere... The spark plug. Mole... The substantive voice. With a cast like this, what would our version of The Magnificent Seven be like? 


Cat eyes. Words: Schrodinger's Cats. Cat body. Reflection of cat body with a mathematical equation in it
Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST

Let the memory live again. Catch this new, NISTy spin on a Broadway classic, coming to you live (or not?) from inside a box.

blue background with atoms. Woman with atom as face, white hair, sunglasses. Words Atomic Bond
Credit: B. Hayes/NIST

Spy games take a dangerous turn during the ultracold war. What would the synopsis be for our NISTified version of Atomic Blonde?

blue top half. faint buildings. yellow bottom right corner. faint outline of past ways we measured light. Candela superhero in green in middle. Words: Green Candela
Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST

Vision is perhaps the most powerful of human senses, and the Green Candela (measured at 540 × 1012 hertz) harnesses that power for photometry. How would our NISTy character swap change the plotline for the Green Lantern?


Pink sky. Top: 50 First Data Points. Island. Faint background of people walking. Palm tree. Setting sun. Penguin. Plants. Measurements around all objects
Credit: B. Hayes/NIST

Here's a romantic comedy we could curl up on the couch and eat half a liter of ice cream to this Valentine's Day. But how would the plotline for 50 First Dates change with our NISTified title?

Dark sky and background. Snow. Big microscope in middle with scientist looking on. Words: Polar Molecule Express
Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST

All you need to do is believe. How would the plotline for The Polar Express change with our NIST-ified version of its title?

Have your own idea for a NISTified movie title? Let our riley.wilson [at] (social media manager) know.

Created May 19, 2021, Updated August 23, 2021