9 Movies on Mathematics You Must See Before Graduation

In this article of “9 Movies on Mathematics You Must See Before Graduation.” We have listed down some of the much watch movies for a maths nerd. These nine movies are listed on the basis of references and history has been showing in the movie irrespective of the genres.

Movies on Mathematics
Movies on Mathematics

9 Movies on Mathematics You Must See Before Graduation

 

#1.A Beautiful Mind (2001)

The story begins in Nash’s days as a graduate student at Princeton University. Early in the film, Nash begins to develop paranoid schizophrenia and endures delusional episodes while watching the burden his condition brings on his wife Alicia and friends. If a thought ever came to your mind that – “I hate maths” then you must have watched this piece of art based on maths.

 

#2.Good Will Hunting (1997)

In the beginning, when Professor Gerald Lambeau (played by Stellan Skarsgård) posts a troublesome applied maths problem on a board as a test for his alumni understudies, Will (played by Matt Damon) find the answer to the problem namelessly, staggering both the understudies and Lambeau. As a test to the obscure virtuoso, Lambeau posts a much more troublesome issue. Will escapes when Lambeau discovers him composing the arrangement on the writing board late around evening time. When the professor asks him that this problem is for students. Then he says sorry and moves on.

 

Initially, the movie was based on the theme of physics, but one of the professors associated with the movie changes it to mathematics.

 

#3.The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

The Man Who Knew Infinity is a biopic of the great Indian Mathematician “Srinivas Ramanujan.” The movie does not only show the life of Ramanujan but also shows the British rule era of India and World War II briefly. The movie is based on a novel written by Robert Kanigel of the same name.

 

The man who knew infinity is one of the greatest mathematician biopics of this century. One more scientist from India – Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis has referred in few scenes.

 

#4.Stand and Deliver (1988)

Stand and Deliver is a social drama film based on the true story of a high school mathematics teacher, Jaime Escalante released in 1988. The students begin taking summer classes in advanced mathematics with Escalante, who must withstand the cynicism of the other faculty, who feel that the students are not capable of this. The students begin taking summer classes in advanced mathematics with Escalante, who must withstand the cynicism of the other faculty, who feel that the students are not capable of this.

 

#5.Codebreaker (2011 TV Movie)

Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker is a 2011 television film aired on Channel 4 about the life of Alan Turing. The film had a limited release in the U.S. beginning on 17 October 2012. The story is told as a discussion between Alan Turing and his psychiatrist Dr. Franz Greenbaum. The story is based on journals maintained by Dr. Franz Greenbaum and others who have studied the life of Alan Turing and also some of his colleagues.

 

#6.The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Graham Moore, based on the 1983 biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. The title of the film quotes the name of the game Alan Turing proposed for answering the question “Can machines think?”, in his 1950 seminal paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”.

 

#7.X+Y (2014)

The film, inspired by the documentary, Beautiful Young Minds,[4] focuses on a teenage English mathematics prodigy named Nathan (Asa Butterfield) who has difficulty understanding people but finds comfort in numbers. When he is chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), Nathan embarks on a journey in which he faces unexpected challenges, such as understanding the nature of love.

 

#8.Pi (1998)

The story, about a mathematician with an obsession to find underlying complete order in the real world, contrasts two seemingly irreconcilable entities: the imperfect, irrational humanity and the rigor and regularity of mathematics, specifically number theory.

 

#9.Fermat’s Room(2007)

If a maths buff made the movie Saw, then that would be Fermat’s Room. This is a Spanish low-budget cult movie released in 2007. The movie starts with  a theory of Christian Goldbach which states “Any whole number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two prime numbers.”

 

An unknown being invites several best mathematicians in Spain, but to join the mathematicians have to solve a riddle. The main characters have their own usernames referred to like some great mathematicians Galois, Oliva, Pascal, Hilbert, Fermat. Later the movie turns into a horror show and personal issues of the characters.

 

So, these are the nine movies we selected for the article “9 Movies on Mathematics You Must See Before Graduation.”

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