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A list of the best mathematics movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This mathematics movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about mathematics are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about mathematics you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous mathematics movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these mathematics movie titles for more information about the films.

This list has everything from The Oxford Murders to A Beautiful Mind.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best mathematics movies?" and "What is the greatest mathematics movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular mathematics movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these mathematics movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good mathematics movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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The Man Who Knew Infinit... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mathematics Movies
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Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Stephen Fry
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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mathematics Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard
A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva ...more

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mathematics Movies
Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and ...more

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Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong
The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a screenplay by Graham Moore loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. It ...more

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Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips
Stand and Deliver is a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante. Edward James Olmos portrayed Escalante in the film and received a nomination ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne
21 is a 2008 American drama film directed by Robert Luketic and stars Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, and Aaron Yoo. The film is inspired ...more

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A Brilliant Young Mind ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mathematics Movies
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Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins
X+Y, released in the US as A Brilliant Young Mind, is a 2014 British drama film directed by Morgan Matthews, The film, inspired by the documentary Beautiful Young Minds, focuses on a teenage ...more
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Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu, Clint Mansell
Pi, also titled π, is a 1998 American surrealist psychological thriller film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky in his directorial debut. The film earned Aronofsky the Directing Award at ...more

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Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright
Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on Michael Lewis's 2003 ...more

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Alejo Sauras, Federico Luppi, Lluís Homar
Fermat's Room is a 2007 Spanish thriller film directed by Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopeña. Three mathematicians and one inventor are invited to a house under the premise of solving a ...more
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Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette, Željko Ivanek
Infinity is a 1996 American biographical drama film about the early life of physicist Richard Feynman. Feynman was played by Matthew Broderick, who also directed and produced the film. ...more
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Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry
I.Q. is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau. The original music score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The film ...more
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Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley
Sneakers is a 1992 caper film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, written by Robinson, Walter Parkes, and Lawrence Lasker and starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson
The Mirror Has Two Faces is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film produced and directed by Barbra Streisand, who also stars. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese is loosely based on the ...more

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Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw
Primer is a 2004 American science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of a means of time travel. The film was written, directed, produced, edited and scored by Shane Carruth, who ...more

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mathematics Movies
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Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan
Straw Dogs is a 1971 psychological thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George. The screenplay by Peckinpah and David Zelag Goodman is based upon Gordon M. ...more

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#91 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #91 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #119 of 146 The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett
Cube is a 1997 Canadian science fiction psychological horror film, directed and co-written by Vincenzo Natali. The film was a successful product of the Canadian Film Centre's First Feature

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Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro
21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu from a screenplay written by Guillermo Arriaga. It stars Sean Penn, Naomi ...more
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John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Anna Massey
The Oxford Murders is a 2008 British film directed by Álex de la Iglesia. This British thriller film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Argentine mathematician and writer ...more
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David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, Greg Stone
The Bank is an 2001 Australian thriller/drama film starring David Wenham and Anthony LaPaglia.