Movies about mathematicians

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

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Autistic, Losers, Child Prodigies
PlotMental disorders
PlaceEngland, Asia
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Puzzles, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Inspirational

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..

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Programmers, Geniuses, Mathematicians
PlotWar, On real events, Computers
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:29
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists
PlotChess, Survival, Mystery, Rivalry, Quests
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Students, FBI
PlotUFO, Investigation, Mystery
StyleExciting, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryIndia
CharactersMathematicians
PlotOn real events, Friendship
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceEngland, India
StyleBy books, Philosophical, Smart, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins, Geniuses, Police, Family
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Fight, Investigation, Chase
PlaceUSA, Office
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Geniuses, Family, Lawyers
PlotObsession, Friendship, Happiness, Fate, Fear
PlaceSchool, Court
StyleKind, Light, Cute, Inspirational, Deep Meaning

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

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Inventors, Farmers, Astronauts
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Dystopian, To cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Janitors
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Sad ones, To cry, Philosophical

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersTrainers, Managers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Money, Friendship, Baseball
PlaceUSA
StyleInspirational, By books, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountrySpain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration02:06
PlotOn real events, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Roman Empire
StyleSoulful, Philosophical, Epic, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians
StyleAtmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersGeniuses, Scammers, Friends
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Card games
PlaceCasino

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 the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersStrong women, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Judge
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersSurgeons, Widows
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Numbers in the title

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 ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Disabled people, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceEngland
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, family
CountryIndia
Duration02:45
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Students, Losers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, India, Boarding school
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Money, Success, Stock Exchange
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StyleInteresting, Action, Smart, Tense, Intellectual

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration03:34
CharactersAstronauts, Investigators, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Smart, Disturbing

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Duration02:03
CharactersTeachers, Family
PlotDeath
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Deep Meaning, Touching

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

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.

Mark
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, spiderman, Popadants, Tough guys
PlotMagic, Double life, Difficult choice
PlaceParallel worlds, Portals to other worlds
StyleMarvel, Exciting

Peter Parker is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersMathematicians, Scientists
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration02:11
CharactersScammers, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Relationship, Loneliness, Love with age difference
PlaceItaly
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Intellectual

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Inventors, Presidential, Astronomers
PlotRadio
PlaceSpace
StyleFascinating, Disturbing

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration01:59
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotWar, On real events, Love triangle, Missing people
PlaceSubmarines, Scotland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Smart, Serious

A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersTerrorists, Mathematicians

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

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersTeens, Mathematicians, Difficult teens
PlotAdventure, Intrigue, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceMansions, Boarding school
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Disturbing

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.





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