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Movie Maths Clips

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross

These pages complement our list of movies featuring mathematics. If you enjoy such clips, check out the wonderful collection being compiled by Oliver Knill.

Don't Look Up (2021) IMDB. Leonardo DiCaprio notes the difficulty of keeping it simple.

The Good Place: 4.12 (1987) IMDB. Hypatia the genius.

Five Corners (1987) IMDB. The student scores.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2018) IMDB. Rushin' roulette. (Warning: the clip is very funny, but violent.)

Incredibles 2 (2018) IMDB. Mr. Incredible's greatest challenge.

Bandaged (2009) IMDB. Integration is fun!

Bigger than Life (1956) IMDB. It's for your own good!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: 2.10 (2018) IMDB. Mathematicians can be intimidating.

The Daily Show: 25.24 (2019) TV Maze. A great story and a great way to learn math. (The story here.)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: 2.10 (2018) IMDB. Mathematicians can be intimidating.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: 2.9 (2018) IMDB. Time is tricky.

The Bachelorette: 3.6 (2017) IMDB. Next week, calculus.

House: 7.12 (2011) IMDB. QED cat?

House: 7.9 (2011) IMDB. An annoying student?

House: 7.6 (2010) IMDB. Mathematicians are fun.

Hard Nut: 1.1 (2017) IMDB. A mathematical genius tries her hand at poker.

S.W.A.T.: 1.6 (2017) IMDB. Math is always reliable.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: 1.2 (2017) IMDB. There's apparently a deeper meaning to independent vectors.

Last Week Tonight (2017) IMDB. Going postal.

Last Week Tonight (2017) IMDB. And we wonder why people distrust science (and cops).

Last Week Tonight (2017) IMDB. A subtle maths lesson.

Last Week Tonight (2017) IMDB. The arithmetic of nuclear waste.

Bullitt (1968) IMDB. Steve McQueen helps, but his heart may not be in it.

Teresa's Tattoo (1994) IMDB. Well, it's not wrong.

Nancy Drew (2007) IMDB. How to make yourself popular in class.

Check and Double Check (1930) IMDB. Numeracy in action.

The Sleeping Cardinal (1931) IMDB. Sherlock Holmes offers some important advice for mathematicians.

Lost in Space: 2.11 (1966) IMDB. Some mathematicians end up badly.

Maverick: 1.17 (1958) IMDB. James Garner's interesting approach to a hung jury.

Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002) IMDB. So *that's* how the Numb3rs guy learned his mathematics.

The Double (2013) IMDB. The never-ending applications of statistics.

The Man who Knew Infinity (2015) IMDB. Ramanujan has fun with partitions.

An Invisible Sign (2010) IMDB. A little Fibonacci in the classroom.

Anna to the Infinite Power (1983) IMDB. Sometimes teachers can surprise you.

Family Ties: 7.13 (1989) IMDB. Some people are good at their mental arithmetic.

Devil Girl From Mars (1954) IMDB. The martians clearly have much to teach us.

Taxi: 1.1 (1978) IMDB. Some people are good at their mental arithmetic.

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