Movies about mathematicians

Movies about mathematicians
List of the best movies about mathematicians selected by visitors to our site: A Beautiful Mind, X+Y, The Imitation Game, UFO, Fermat's Room, Shakuntala Devi, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Pi, The Accountant, Hidden Figures.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15

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 turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

X+Y (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51

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.

The Imitation Game (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54

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 Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

UFO (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.

Fermat's Room (2007)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:29

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 what connects them all and why someone might wish to murder them.

Shakuntala Devi (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryIndia

Based on the life of Shakuntala Devi who is a well-known mathematical genius and calculating progidy from India. She has been nicknamed 'Human Computer' because of her extraordinary talent and skill in solving complex mathematical problems without any mechanical aid.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India

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.

Pi (1998)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

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.

The Accountant (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

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.

Hidden Figures (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

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 orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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Gifted (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Good Will Hunting (1997)
Duration02:06

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. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

No Highway (1951)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:29

James Stewart plays aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey, the quintessential absent-minded professor: eccentric, forgetful, but brilliant. His studies show that the aircraft being manufactured by his employer has a subtle but deadly design flaw that manifests itself only after the aircraft has flown a certain number of hours. En route to a crash site to prove his theory, Honey discovers that he is aboard a plane rapidly approaching his predicted deadline.

An Invisible Sign (2010)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

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.

Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:25

Kit, a troubled girl, is sent to the exclusive Blackwood boarding school, where she discovers that only four other female students have been admitted to learn the four pillars of knowledge under the ominous wing of the mysterious headmistress Madame Duret.

Ted K (2021)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA

Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber, wants to destroy modern technology to create a world for himself in the Montana wilderness.

Animal World (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama
CountryChina
Duration01:26

Drifting aimlessly through life, Kaisi (Li Yi Feng) has racked up debts of several million having borrowed money from his friends. Lured with the promise of writing it all off, Kaisi leaves his ailing mother and childhood sweetheart Qing (Zhou Dongyu) to board the ship Destiny and attend a gambling party controlled by the mysterious Anderson (Michael Douglas). All players join the game with stars. For each game they lose, their opponent captures a star. Everyone is holding daggers behind their backs plotting dirty means by which to overcome their opponents. The game quickly deteriorates into a slaughter and Kaisi must battle save his own skin…

Teen Patti (2010)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:20

A professor uses the three-card game to prove his probability thesis. He involves some of his students on his research and later realizes it was a big mistake

Sneakers (1992)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save themselves and the world economy by retrieving the box from their blackmailers.

The Warning (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration00:46

Ten-year-old Nico receives a threatening letter and now his life is in danger. No one seems to believe him except one person that he doesn't know.

The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryItaly, Germany, France
Duration01:58

Prime numbers are divisible only by one and themselves. These numbers are solitary and incomprehensible to others. Alice and Mattia are both "prime", both haunted by the tragedies that have marked them in childhood: a skiing accident for Alice which has caused a defect in her leg, and the loss of his twin sister for Matthew.

Super 30 (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryIndia

Based on life of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the famed Super 30 program for IIT aspirants in Patna.

Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia

What would you do if you could see the future of your relationship? This film follows a roller coaster ride with Jai and Diya as they ride the ups and down of their relationship through the test of time.

Measuring the World (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, adventure
CountryGermany, Austria
Duration01:59

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.

The Canal (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:34

Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.

The Wife He Met Online (2012)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada

Bryant spends most of his time taking care of his daughter, and working as an exec at an ad agency. But when he comes across the online profile for a woman in Los Angeles, he becomes intrigued. She’s beautiful, fun, quirky, and successful. They strike up a long-distance relationship traveling back and forth for several months before Bryant decides that she is the perfect woman for him. He proposes, she moves across the country, and within two more months, the couple is married. But this union is a far cry from newlywed bliss.

Glass (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:09

In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Bastille Day (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration02:25

Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy.

Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:02

After a month-long tour of Europe, Sejal is just about to board her flight to India, when she realises that her engagement ring is lost. In quest of the object, she hires the same tour-guide Harry and together they set off visiting the exact same spots that she and her family visited—in the hope of finding the heirloom. Of course the journey proves to be much more…

The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration01:49

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his "sickness": He is a brilliant, but disturbed sociopathic sadist.




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