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Mathematical Films

“What exactly is a math movie?” – We are sure you have asked yourself this question before. From the Hollywood blockbuster to biographies about legendary mathematicians, from computer animations to short movies with researchers presenting their work – math movies are very diverse.

That is why we have put them into different genres to make it easier for you to browse through our collection of movies. Furthermore we have collected all the movies that you can watch for free in full length.

DVD Flatland

Clouds are not Spheres

Clouds are not Spheres

This film tells the story of the life and work of Benoit Mandelbrot. A great innovator and discoverer of the Mandelbrot set and fractal geometry, Mandelbrot is a highly respected mathematician. Here, he tells his story about finding fractals and creating a new way of geometry.

Colors of Math

Colors of Math

To most people math appears abstract, mysterious, complicated, inaccessible. But math is nothing but a different language to express the world. Math can be sensual... Math can be tasted, it smells, it creates sound and color. One can touch it- and be touched by it...

Fermat's Last Tango

Fermat's Last Tango

Based on the true story of Andrew Wiles we get to follow a mathematician on the hunt for the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. But shortly after everything goes wrong: He realizes that his proof is not fully correct. In his desperation Fermats spirit pays him a visit and the hunt for the perfect proof begins...

Flatland

Flatland

Set in a world of only two dimensions inhabited by sentient geometrical shapes, the story follows Arthur Square and his ever-curious granddaughter Hex. When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex must come to terms with the truth of the third dimension, risking dire consequences from the evil Circles that have ruled Flatland for a thousand years.

Flatland 2: Sphereland

Flatland 2: Sphereland

Flatland 2: Sphereland is an exciting half-hour animated film adapted from Edwin Abbott's classic novel, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimension and Dionys Burger's Sphereland. The movie stars the voices of Kristen Bell, Danny Pudi, Kate Mulgrew Tony Hale, Michael York, and Danica McKellar.

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Hard Problems

Hard Problems

“Hard Problems” follows the six exceptional high school students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world's toughest math competition — the International Mathematical Olympiad IMO. Each year, the grueling and exhilarating contest pits the top teams from 90 countries against one another.

Hotel Hilbert

Hotel Hilbert

It seems like a normal day for Fiona Knight when she is on the look out for a hotel room for tonight. But when she enters “Infinit Hotel” her night gets anything but normal. First off, the hotel manager tells her that every room is taken – just to declare that there will be enough free rooms for every new guest in the same breath...

Is God a Number?

Is God a Number?

The universe as we know it is made from star dust which originated when stars collided millions of years ago. How high is the possibility of this collection of star dust to form the world we live in today? How nature works today seems like the work of a creator.

Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem

Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem

A one-hour biographical documentary, Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem tells the story of an important American mathematician against a background of mathematical ideas.

MESH

MESH

This animated feature film takes you on a ride into the world of discretization and its history. Nine entertaining chapters take you on a ride through the development of discrete geometry and its everyday applications.

Besides explaining these methods, “MESH” itself was created using modern computer graphic.

N is a Number

N is a Number

A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdős was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived.

Born in Hungary in 1913, Erdős wrote and co-authored over 1,500 papers and pioneered several fields in theoretical mathematics. At the age of 83 he still spent most of his time on the road, going from math meeting to math meeting, continually working on problems. He died on September 20, 1996 while attending such a meeting in Warsaw, Poland.

Reason for Math Volume 1: The Language of Math

Reason for Math Volume 1: The Language of Math

Reason for Mathis not your ordinary movie about Mathematics. Yes, it teaches you about mathematics but the main goal is to facilitate the understanding and general concepts of this science. Maths is a way of thinking and has a language of its own. So learning the vocabulary of this foreign language is key to understanding mathematics.

Volume 1 of „Reason for Math“ deals with the basic patterns in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The Colours of Infinity

The Colours of Infinity

Arthur C. Clarke takes us into the world of fractals. We learn about their discovery, their fascinating properties, and about the people who use them. Fractals have been discovered in the 1980s by Benoît Mandelbrot who is also interviewed in this movie.

The Penrose Tessellation

The Penrose Tessellation

Watch this film (16 min.) online for free.