Mathematics movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mathematics movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out intellectual, serious, interesting, realistic, dramatic and inspirational films and TV shows about / with mathematics, mathematician, genius, storytelling, science, mentor, suspense, catastrophe, destiny and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
mathematics movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mathematics: The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Good Will Hunting (1997), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Moneyball (2011), Hidden Figures (2016), Proof (2005), The Imitation Game (2014), Pi (1998), Gifted (2017), Fermat's Room (2007).

List of mathematics movies

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, clever, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, genius, scientist, discovery, mathematician, imagination, life, cambridge university, mentor, transformation, science, culture clash ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, year 1914, year 1976, post world war one ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, dramatic, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: mathematics, professor, genius, life philosophy, psychology, life, prodigy, university, philosophy, existentialism, psychologist, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, harvard university, massachusetts, usa
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, cerebral, motivational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia, genius, insanity, scientist, obsession, mathematician, prodigy, nobel prize, imaginary friend ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: new jersey, boston, massachusetts, usa, stockholm sweden ...
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Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: inspirational, captivating, feel good, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: sport, baseball, mathematics, success, rise to the top, underdog, strategy, statistics, business, entrepreneur, obsession, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, year 2002, year 1984 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, boston ...
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Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, motivational, sincere, touching, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, prejudice, african american, space program, stereotypes, scientist, sexism, discrimination, strong female character, african american woman ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 50s, year 1962, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, virginia, usa
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Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: psychological, emotional, clever, intellectual, enigmatic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, insanity, science, paranoia, prodigy, life, character study, adaptation, university, depression, manic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: world war two, genius, mathematics, inventor, inventions and discoveries, computer, prodigy, ambition, gay interest, invention, mathematician, gay ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: england, germany, poland, los angeles, europe ...
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Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, conspiracy, paranoia, obsession, computer, surrealism, cyberpunk, rabbi, torah, psychology, mental illness ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: touching, emotional, inspirational, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: mathematics, genius, child prodigy, childhood, girl, school, friendship, child custody, children, teacher, name calling, custody battle ...
Time: year 1998
Place: california, boston, florida
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Fermat's Room (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mathematics, riddles and clues, locked in a room, isolation, suspense, mind game, science, trapped, survival, confined, game of death, genius ...
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21 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for ...
Style: intellectual, surprise ending, clever, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: gambling, casino, mathematics, prodigy, college, blackjack, twists and turns, talented, cheating, card playing, youth, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, harvard university, usa, boston, massachusetts
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The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, intense, clever ...
Plot: autism, accountant, assassin, lone hero, twists and turns, organized crime, mathematics, suspense, gunfight, justice, hitman, vigilante ...
Time: year 2010, year 1989, 2000s, year 2006, 80s ...
Place: washington d.c., illinois, chicago illinois, germany, new hampshire ...
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X+Y (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: autism, coming of age, mathematics, child prodigy, teenager, prodigy, death of father, disability, adolescence, mentor, family relations, social misfits ...
Time: year 1996, 70s, 21st century
Place: england, taiwan, asia, taipei
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: epic, emotional, philosophical, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: ancient history, impossible love, roman empire, mathematics, political unrest, atheism, medieval, antiquity, historical character, religions or cults, master and servant, religion ...
Time: 5th century, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, egypt, alexandria egypt, rome italy, iberian peninsula ...
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October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, date night
Plot: small town, friendship, teacher, follow your dream, mathematics, against the odds, generation gap, teenage life, life philosophy, space program, scientist, dedicated educator ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, year 1957
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, psychology, trap, mathematics, escape, maze, claustrophobia, group of strangers, survival horror, death ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: canada
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Touch (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Martin Bohm, a widower and single father, is haunted by an inability to connect to his autistic, mute 11-year-old son, Jake. Their relationship and their lives take an extraordinary turn when he discovers his gifted son has the ability to see ...
Style: uplifting, serious, suspenseful, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: autism, mathematics, foreknowledge, supernatural ability, psychic, supernatural, changing lives, psychic power, professor, single parent, talented, single father ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: prodigy, fbi, genius, murder investigation, police detective, mathematics, law enforcement, partners against crime, workplace, brother brother relationship, police, investigation ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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In Our Prime (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ji-woo, an outcast in a prestigious private high school, does not fit in due to different social backgrounds than his well-to-do classmates. One day, he meets Hak-sung, the school’s security guard who is actually a mathematical genius defected ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: mathematician, mathematics, math teacher, teacher, schoolboy, secret past, teacher student relationship, school, problem, unlikely friendships, inter-korean relations, private school ...
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Travelling Salesman (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four mathematicians are gathered and meet with a top official of the United States Department of Defense. After some discussion, the group agrees that they must be wary with whom to trust and control their solution. The official offers them a reward ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, cyber, contemplative, weird
Plot: mathematics, mathematician, genius, conspiracy, professor, top secret, paranoia, hacking, science, government, mysterious man, fictional war ...
Time: year 1956
Place: china
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Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surreal, intellectual, enigmatic ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, parallel universe, changing the past or future, changing the future, twists and turns, science, inventor, time, mathematics, scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century
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The Oxford Murders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, sexy, philosophical ...
Plot: mathematics, serial killer, amateur detective, teachers and students, university, investigation, murder, suspense, oxford, uncover truth, riddles and clues, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 1993, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, oxford university
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The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: captivating, psychological, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: chess, addiction, genius, female protagonist, child prodigy, obsession, prodigy, orphan, girl, girl power, champion, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, europe, moscow russia, kentucky, paris france ...
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Hawking (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: physicist, science, mathematics, destiny, disability, self discovery, life philosophy, genius, scientist, family relations, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
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Measuring the World (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, factual, semi serious ...
Plot: scientist, mathematics, science, inventions and discoveries, explorer, exploration, society, rivalry, friendship, naturalist, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: germany
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An Invisible Sign (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, romantic
Plot: mathematics, elementary school, emotionless, power relations, teachers and students, prodigy, scientist, family problems, family in crisis, lifestyle, coming of age, mathematician ...
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: enigmatic, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, mathematics, love, scientist, life philosophy, science, couples, love and romance, death, catastrophe, life is a bitch, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new mexico, new york, new orleans, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in his family from one generation to another, and now it is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, epic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: social relations, mathematics, philosopher, power relations, religions or cults, friends, love and romance, friendship, tradition, mathematician, astronomer, writers ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iran, persia
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Peg+Cat (2013)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Meet Peg, a curious and spunky preschooler, and her feline companion, Cat, who will rely on math "to tackle social and relationship issues and everyday problems like cleaning up a messy bedroom," Rotenberg says. Some of their dilemmas may ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, light, educational
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: problem solving, mathematics, female protagonist, friends, friendship, sidekick, youth, cat
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Manhunt (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic, thrilling ...
Plot: serial killer, terrorism, terrorist, federal bureau of investigation, mathematics, psychoanalysis, crime investigation, fighting crime, crime solving, murder mystery, homicide detective, suspense ...
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