The purpose of this website is to collect together information on documentaries and movies with either a significant mathematical content or a story which heavily centers on math or mathematicians. There are a number of websites about "Math in the Movies," but many of them make reference to any quick little scene they can find with some mathematical content (an intense undertaking to document, no doubt!). The primary focus here is on documentaries, but a few fictional works are also included.
A Mathematical Mystery Tour 
The Story of Maths

The Beauty and Complexity of the Mandelbrot Set 
Transition to Chaos 
Natural Minimal Surfaces 
Chaos, Fractals, and Dynamics 
Platonic Solid Rock 
Independent Lens: Between the Folds 
I Want to be a Mathematician 
American Experience: A Brilliant Madness (John Nash) 
The Real Number System 
Hard Problems: The Road to the World's Toughest Math Contest 
Einstein's Big Idea 
Dangerous Knowledge 
The Shape of Space 

Not Knot 

Infinite Secrets 
Donald in Mathemagic Land 
Donald in Mathemagic Land, Classroom Edition 
The Story of 1 
Fractals: Hunting the Hidden 
The Proof 
N is a Number  A Portrait of Paul Erdos 
The Great pi/e Debate 
Newton's Dark Secrets 
The United States of Mathematics Presidential Debate 
COSMOS 
The Ascent of Man (episodes) 


Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions 
Flatland the Film 
I.Q. 
Infinity 
{Proof} 
Good Will Hunting 
A Beautiful Mind 
Stand and Deliver 
Fermat's Room 
PI 

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Updated: April 22, 2010; Cosmetic update: June 7, 2024