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 realistic, interesting, serious, clever, thought provoking and touching films and TV shows about / with mathematics, storytelling, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, dialogue, redemption, mathematician, life philosophy and genius plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
mathematics movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mathematics: A Beautiful Mind (2001), Good Will Hunting (1997), Hidden Figures (2016), The Oxford Murders (2008), Gifted (2017), An Invisible Sign (2010), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Proof (2005), The Accountant (2016), Pi (1998).

List of mathematics movies

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, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
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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: philosophical, uplifting, psychological, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, university, existentialism, professor, philosophy, dedicated educator, ambition, human spirit, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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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, factual, exciting, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, space program, racial segregation, african american woman, strong female character, genius, scientist, prejudice, sexism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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The Oxford Murders (2008)
Genre: Crime, 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: mathematics, teachers and students, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, uncover truth, amateur detective, life is a bitch, university, serial killer, oxford, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: england, europe, oxford university
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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: inspirational, sweet, touching, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: child prodigy, genius, school, childhood, mathematics, uncle niece relationship, teacher, girl, child custody, friendship, family, happiness ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
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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
Plot: mathematics, elementary school, prodigy, teachers and students, emotionless, power relations, family in crisis, family problems, lifestyle, coming of age, scientist, father daughter relationship ...
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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: philosophical, intellectual, clever, based on true events, educational film ...
Plot: genius, mathematics, mathematician, imagination, husband wife relationship, scientist, indian lead, university, doctor, science, self discovery, chosen one ...
Time: 1910s, post world war one, year 1976, 1920s, year 1914
Place: england, india, bombay india
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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: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, science, prodigy, student, paranoia, illness, university, manic, parents and children, family relations, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london
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The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, sniper, accountant, gunfight, organized crime, mathematics, justice, hitman, criminal, informant, federal agent ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, year 1989, 2010s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, germany, washington d.c., illinois, new hampshire ...
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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: mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: paranoia, insanity, mathematics, code, rabbi, obsession, alienation, surveillance, neighbor, delusion, loner, mathematician ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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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: captivating, inspirational, feel good, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sport, success, rise to the top, mathematics, strategy, baseball, underdog, team, manager, statistics, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
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Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, twist ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, trap, isolation, maze, captivity, trapped, death, danger, escape, mathematics, claustrophobia, survival horror ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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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, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: genius, crime, murder investigation, prodigy, fbi, police detective, mathematics, crimes, mathematician, workplace, profiler, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, emotional, touching ...
Plot: autism, foreknowledge, psychic power, supernatural ability, mathematics, psychic, changing lives, single father, professor, hopes, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, mathematics, deadly, science, mind game, mysterious character, danger, rivalry, isolation, genius, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
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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: emotional, stylized, touching, sincere, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, religions or cults, impossible love, christianity, historical character, destiny, love and romance, mathematics, unfulfillment, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 5th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, alexandria egypt, rome italy ...
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Team Umizoomi (2010)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Team Umizoomi is a animated fantasy musical series with an emphasis on preschool mathematical concepts, such as counting, sequences, shapes, patterns, measurements, and comparisons. The team consists of mini superheroes Milli and Geo, a friendly ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, colourful, captivating ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, preschoolers
Plot: mathematics, friendship, family, magic, robot, riddles and clues, friends, adventure, escapades, quest, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: educational, feel good, semi serious, light
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: mathematics, friends, friendship, youth, sidekick, female protagonist, problem solving, cat
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Mozart and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.
Style: touching, emotional, sweet, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: taxi driver, mathematics, asperger's syndrome, bird, romance, autism, hopes, mental illness, couple relations, support group, birds, shyness ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
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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: realistic, touching, exciting, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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Cube?: Hypercube (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The sequel to the low budget first film ‘Cube.’ This time the prisoners find them selves in a more advanced cube environment that they must escape from before they are killed. A science fiction film where space and time have more than one path.
Style: psychological, futuristic, scary, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: maze, mathematics, survival, confined, parallel world, future dystopia, claustrophobia, cannibalism, danger, hacker, riddles and clues, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Beautiful Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An entire family comes of age during the early 1970s.
Style: sentimental, clever, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mathematics, coming of age, family relations, prodigy, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage love, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, budapest hungary, cleveland ohio, hungary ...
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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: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gambling, casino, prodigy, cheating, talented, professor, manipulations, friendship, card game, mathematics, student, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, boston, massachusetts, harvard university
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The Last Enemy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Researcher Dr. Stephen Ezard returns home to the UK after the reported death of his brother, Michael Ezard, only to find that his widow, Yasim Anwar, is harboring a wanted yet deathly ill illegal immigrant. Yasim, on the rebound from her ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, touching
Plot: conspiracy, british intelligence, mathematics, dishonesty, deadly, death in the family, fall in love, terrorism, love affair, computer system, brother brother relationship, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 16 years old Shlomi lives with his restless mother, his soldier brother and their ill grandfather. Although not doing well in school, Shlomi is a gifted cook and takes care of most household chores. One day, the school's principal finds out ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, sincere ...
Plot: mathematics, high school, prodigy, dysfunctional family, teenage life, self discovery, teenage love, human nature, fall in love, parents and children, family life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: scary, clever, futuristic, surreal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, survival, rescue, mathematics, riddles and clues, isolation, mystery, captivity, race against time, danger, deadly, trap ...
Time: future, 2000s
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A Brilliant Young Mind (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, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: autism, child prodigy, prodigy, death of father, coming of age, mathematics, teenager, family relations, social misfits, contests and competitions, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 70s
Place: taiwan, england, asia, taipei
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I.Q. (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cheating, mechanic, mathematics, romance, opposites attract, parents and children, fall in love, couples, family relations, buddies, self discovery, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1950s, future
Place: usa, new jersey
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21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, non-linear, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, tragedy, suicide attempt, guilt, crimes, death in the family, mathematics, grief, loss, desperation, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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Mean Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage life, teenager, high school life, fish out of water, adolescence, popular girl, stereotypes, bad girl, vengeance, gossip and rumors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
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