Movies with Math

by rantzak | created - 30 Jun 2011 | updated - 01 May 2016 | Public

I'm not saying these movies are any good, but there's a good amount of math, mathematicians, or math teachers.

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1. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 691,248 | Gross: $170.74M

2. I.Q. (1994)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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66 Metascore

A mechanic romances the mathematician niece of physicist Albert Einstein, with help from Einstein and his friends.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau, Lou Jacobi

Votes: 21,060 | Gross: $26.37M

3. The Number 23 (2007)

R | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston

Votes: 175,551 | Gross: $35.19M

4. It's My Turn (1980)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Weill | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

Votes: 676 | Gross: $11.00M

5. Proof (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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64 Metascore

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 38,748 | Gross: $7.52M

6. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 685,743 | Gross: $138.43M

7. Pi (1998)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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72 Metascore

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

Votes: 152,850 | Gross: $3.22M

8. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 220,019 | Gross: $100.92M

9. Infinity (1996)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

Director: Matthew Broderick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Force, Peter Riegert

Votes: 1,524 | Gross: $0.20M

10. Straw Dogs (1971)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 48,831

11. Sphere (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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35 Metascore

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Votes: 88,232 | Gross: $37.02M

12. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Votes: 13,383 | Gross: $13.99M

13. 21 (2008)

PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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48 Metascore

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo

Votes: 203,142 | Gross: $81.16M

14. The 4th Dimension (2006)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.7
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Jack is a loner confined to a workbench in the back of an antique shop. When a mysterious woman presents him with a broken antique clock that is not to be fixed, unexplainable events begin ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Mattera, David Mazzoni | Stars: Louis Morabito, Miles Williams, Karen Peakes, Kate LaRoss

Votes: 172

15. Dopo mezzanotte (2004)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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56 Metascore

The magical Mole Antonelliana (the cavernous Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy) is the setting for a very unlikely love story. One fateful evening the museum's timid night watchman, comes to... See full summary »

Director: Davide Ferrario | Stars: Giorgio Pasotti, Francesca Inaudi, Fabio Troiano, Francesca Picozza

Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $0.02M

16. Are You with It? (1948)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

7.2
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Milton Haskins, a math genius known for his infallibility with numbers, quits his job with an insurance company when he discovers he made a mistake, and hooks up with a traveling carnival. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan, Martha Stewart, Lew Parker

Votes: 56

17. The Bank (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy.

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, Sibylla Budd, Steve Rodgers

Votes: 2,532

18. Beautiful Ohio (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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An entire family comes of age during the early 1970s.

Director: Chad Lowe | Stars: William Hurt, Rita Wilson, Brett Davern, David Call

Votes: 437

19. Bianca (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Roberto Vezzosi, Remo Remotti

Votes: 2,197

20. Breaking the Code (1996 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alun Armstrong, Blake Ritson, William Mannering

Votes: 586

21. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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61 Metascore

Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 177,167 | Gross: $0.50M

22. The Favor (1994)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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51 Metascore

Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend, Tom. Being married prevents from doing that so she asks her ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt

Votes: 2,226 | Gross: $3.13M

23. Fermat's Last Tango (2001 Video)

100 min

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Fermat's Last Tango was inspired by the achievements of Princeton University Mathematics Professor Andrew Wiles, who in June 1993 presented a proof to the theorem first set forth by French ... See full summary »

Director: David Stern | Stars: Christianne Tisdale, Gilles Chiasson, Edwardyne Cowan, Mitchell Kantor

Votes: 29

24. La habitación de Fermat (2007)

89 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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 ... See full summary »

Directors: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña | Stars: Alejo Sauras, Elena Ballesteros, Lluís Homar, Santi Millán

Votes: 15,729

25. Hotel Hilbert (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Caroline Ross-Pirie | Stars: Patrick Barlow, Susannah Doyle, Nicholas Gecks, Pat Keen

Votes: 19

26. Imperative (1982)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Robert Powell, Brigitte Fossey, Sigfrit Steiner, Matthias Habich

Votes: 68

27. The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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43 Metascore

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... See full summary »

Director: Kayvan Mashayekh | Stars: Adam Echahly, Bruno Lastra, Moritz Bleibtreu, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 595 | Gross: $0.22M

28. Lambada (I) (1990)

PG | 104 min | Drama

3.2
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Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: J. Eddie Peck, Melora Hardin, Adolfo Quinones, Leticia Vasquez

Votes: 863 | Gross: $4.26M

29. Little Man Tate (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.7
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71 Metascore

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that ... See full summary »

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Alex Lee

Votes: 12,279 | Gross: $25.01M

30. Merry Andrew (1958)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Downtrodden but creative English school-teacher (Danny Kaye) on archeological trip discovers joys of love and circus life with acrobat (Pier Angeli).

Director: Michael Kidd | Stars: Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli, Salvatore Baccaloni, Noel Purcell

Votes: 621

31. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal

Votes: 12,272 | Gross: $41.25M

32. Mozart and the Whale (2005)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell, Gary Cole, Sheila Kelley

Votes: 7,942 | Gross: $0.04M

33. Solid Geometry (2002 TV Short)

24 min | Drama, Mystery, Short

6.9
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Solid Geometry is about Phil whose life is changed when he receives 41 volumes of his great grandfather's diaries. The diaries becomes an obsession and alienates himself away from his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Denis Lawson | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ruth Millar, Peter Capaldi, Jonathan Watson

Votes: 230

34. X+Y=0 (1985 TV Movie)

53 min | Drama

8.2
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Director: Zdravko Sotra | Stars: Svetlana Bojkovic, Petar Kralj

Votes: 6

35. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 556,276 | Gross: $91.13M