Top 10 Rube Goldberg Machines in Movies

World’s Slowest Rube Goldberg

Crumbs!- Jiwi’s Machines Ep. 1

The Dresser (chain reaction machine) by Joseph Herscher

Jimmy Kimmel Live

The 2014 National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest College-level WINNERS (Purdue) and their machine that ZIPS A ZIPPER appear live on Jimmy Kimmel.

OK Go – This Too Shall Pass

This Rube Goldberg music video for OK GO’s song This Too Shall Pass, created by Syyn Labs, has over 40M views and counting!

Portlandia

IFC’s Portlandia features this precocious kid showing off his home-made RGM.

Joseph Herscher: The Page Turner

Kinetic artist Joseph Herscher builds RGM’s for a living. His “Page Turner” Rube Goldberg Machine was featured in The New York Times and his website has many more: www.josephherscher.com.

Human-Powered Machine with Jason Paul

The ultimate hardcore, athletic freerunning/parcour-style Rube Goldberg machine — built in France, sponsored by Red Bull. Jason Paul is another potential person to help w/the film. Especially when it comes to BIG, special effect set-pcs and stunt work.

Audri’s Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

Inspired by OK Go’s RGM music video, 7-year-old Audri our youngest RGM Hall of Famer.

Rube Squirrel

Dog Goldberg

A Beneful dog-food commercial.

Japanese RGM Contest

In Japan, a Rube Goldberg Machine that makes Ramen and serves it.

Tinkering with monks: chain reaction contraption

Even monks in Tibet build their own Rube Goldberg machine, in total silence.

Honda: The Cog

One of the first TV advertising uses of Rube Goldberg Machines, from Honda.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin — a good friend of Rube’s — included this RGM in his 1936 film, Modern Times.

Pee Wee Herman

Pee Wee’s Rube Goldberg breakfast Machine opens Pee Wee’s Great Adventure. Rube Goldberg was cited as one of Tim Burton’s biggest influences in his MOMA retrospective, 2009-2010.

Family Guy

Family Guy’s homage to Pee Wee’s homage to Rube.

The Goonies

“The Truffle Shuffle” — a much loved Rube Goldberg Machine from Spielberg’s classic movie.

Flux Factory’s Office

A Brooklyn-based artist’s facility builds an in-house RGM to break the monotony of the work day.