13 must-see mathematics movies inspired by true events

Ali Kayaspor
Jul 16, 2018 · 8 min read

Stand and Deliver

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Buy the book.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

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Buy the book.

Pi

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Buy the book.

A Brilliant Young Mind

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Good Will Hunting

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Buy the book.

The Imitation Game

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Codebreaker

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A Beautiful Mind

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A Brief History of Time

A wonderful look at the most seminal work of Stephen Hawking’s career. A lot of the complicated concepts and mathematics is glossed over in favor of rhetoric and narration to make it more palatable to less technically-minded audiences.


N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

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Travelling Salesman

Interesting movie. 4–5 guys discussing the ramifications of their solving mathematics problems. A very heavy dialog driven movie that will appeal to math and computer science nerds.


Fermat’s Room

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The Oxford Murders

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Ali Kayaspor

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Math Teacher. Mathematics. Soccer player. That’s why it is Maradona not Madonna. I had a mustache like a comrade when I was 2. — alikayaspor@gmail.com —

Ali Kayaspor

Written by

Math Teacher. Mathematics. Soccer player. That’s why it is Maradona not Madonna. I had a mustache like a comrade when I was 2. — alikayaspor@gmail.com —

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