Movies thrillers about mathematicians

List of the best math thriller movies selected by visitors to our site: UFO, Animal World, The Warning, The Imitation Game, Fermat's Room, Pi, Sneakers
In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
UFO (2018)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Students, Friends, FBI
PlotUFO, Investigation
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.

Animal World (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryChina
Duration01:26
CharactersMathematicians, Geniuses, Friends, Superhero, Girlfriends
PlotSurvival, Cheating, Money, Betrayal, Supernatural, Abduction
PlaceShips
StyleFancy, Makes me think, Disturbing, Heavy, Depressive

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…

The Warning (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration00:46
CharactersPolice, Mathematicians
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Curses

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 Imitation Game (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersMathematicians, Inventors, Geniuses, Spy
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense, Fascinating, Inspirational

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.

Fermat's Room (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:29
CharactersScientists, Geniuses, Mathematicians
PlotRivalry, Mystery, Chess
StyleDisturbing, Action, Tense, Unexpected ending

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.

Pi (1998)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersMathematicians

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.

Sneakers (1992)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersHackers, Partners, Heroes, Friends, Mathematicians, Spy
PlotTechnology, Conspiracies
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Light, For men, Smart

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.

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