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The Best Mathematics Movies

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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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    A Beautiful Mind
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    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

    Released2001

    Directed byRon Howard

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    The Man Who Knew Infinity
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    The Man Who Knew Infinity

    Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel

    Released2016

    Directed byMatt Brown

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    Good Will Hunting
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    Good Will Hunting

    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams

    Released1997

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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    The Imitation Game
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    The Imitation Game

    Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2014

    Directed byMorten Tyldum

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    Stand and Deliver
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    Stand and Deliver

    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos

    Released1988

    Directed byRamón Menéndez

    Stand and Deliver is a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of high school math... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    A Young Brilliant Mind
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    A Young Brilliant Mind

    Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall

    Directed byMorgan Matthews

    X+Y, released in the US as A Brilliant Young Mind, is a 2014 British drama film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    21

    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

    Released2008

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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    Pi
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    Pi

    Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu

    Released1998

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    Pi, also titled π, is a 1998 American surrealist psychological thriller film written and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Mirror Has Two Faces
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    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1996

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

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    Moneyball
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    Moneyball

    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill

    Released2011

    Directed byBennett Miller

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    21 Grams
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    21 Grams

    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

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    Fermat's Room
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    Fermat's Room

    Alejo Sauras, Federico Luppi

    Released2007

    Directed byLuis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña

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  • 13
    Primer
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    Primer

    Shane Carruth, David Sullivan

    Released2004

    Directed byShane Carruth

    Primer is a 2004 American science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of a means... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Cube
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    Cube

    Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings

    Released1997

    Directed byVincenzo Natali

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    The Bank
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    The Bank

    David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Connolly

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    I.Q.
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    I.Q.

    Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins

    Released1994

    Directed byFred Schepisi

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    Infinity
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    Infinity

    Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette

    Released1996

    Directed byMatthew Broderick

    Infinity is a 1996 American biographical drama film about the early life of physicist Richard... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Oxford Murders
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    The Oxford Murders

    John Hurt, Elijah Wood

    Released2008

    Directed byÁlex de la Iglesia

    The Oxford Murders is a 2008 British film directed by Álex de la Iglesia. This British... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    A Summer's Tale
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    A Summer's Tale

    Melvil Poupaud, Gwenaëlle Simon

    Released1996

    Directed byÉric Rohmer

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    Colossus: The Forbin Project
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    Colossus: The Forbin Project

    Marion Ross, Eric Braeden

    Released1970

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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    Conceiving Ada
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    Conceiving Ada

    Tilda Swinton, Karen Black

    Released1997

    Directed byLynn Hershman Leeson

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  • 22
    Cube 2: Hypercube
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    Cube 2: Hypercube

    Kari Matchett, Bruce Gray

    Released2002

    Directed byAndrzej Sekuła

    Cube 2: Hypercube is a 2002 Canadian psychological thriller/horror film and the sequel to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Dear Brigitte
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    Dear Brigitte

    Brigitte Bardot, James Stewart

    Released1965

    Directed byHenry Koster

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    Mozart and the Whale
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    Mozart and the Whale

    Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell

    Released2005

    Directed byPetter Næss

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    Proof
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    Proof

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Madden

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