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A Beautiful Mind, 2h15
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about education, Medical-themed films, Films about mathematics, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry
Actors Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Christopher Plummer, Josh Lucas

In 1947, John Nash (Crowe) arrives at Princeton University. He is co-recipient, with Martin Hansen (Lucas), of the prestigious Carnegie Scholarship for mathematics. At a reception, he meets a group of other promising math and science graduate students, Richard Sol (Goldberg), Ainsley (Jason Gray-Stanford), and Bender (Rapp). He also meets his roommate Charles Herman (Bettany), a literature student.
Hidden Figures, 2h7
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Films about mathematics, Films about racism, Dans l'espace, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge, Kirsten Dunst

Les parents de Katherine Coleman apprennent que leur fille possède un don pour les sciences, qu'elle doit parfaire en fréquentant une école pour Noirs (les écoles étant séparées selon la couleur de peau à cette époque) car elle est dotée d'aptitudes intellectuelles supérieures. En 1962, devenue mathématicienne, Katherine Coleman (désormais Goble) travaille au sein d'un groupe de calculatrices humaines, sur le campus ouest du Centre de recherche Langley à Hampton en Virginie aux États-Unis, avec deux amies et collègues : l'aspirante ingénieure Mary Jackson et la superviseure d'équipe Dorothy Vaughan. À la suite du lancement réussi de Spoutnik 1, Al Harrison, directeur du Space Task Group, exige encore plus d'efforts de la part des employés sous sa supervision de crainte que les Soviétiques ne mettent en orbite une bombe H pouvant exploser au-dessus du sol américain. Goble est envoyée dans son groupe pour vérifier les calculs, devenant la première Afro-Américaine à participer à ce groupe de recherche. Au début, elle est ignorée de ses collègues blancs et doit travailler à partir de données partiellement masquées (Goble n'ayant pas le niveau d'habilitation nécessaire) sous les ordres de Paul Stafford, un homme croyant en sa supériorité intellectuelle et refusant de reconnaître le travail de Katherine.
Good Will Hunting, 2h6
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about mathematics, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Psychanalyse
Actors Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård, Casey Affleck

Twenty-year-old Will Hunting (Damon) of South Boston is a self-taught, genius-level intellect with an eidetic memory, though he works simply as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and spends his free time drinking with his friends, Chuckie (Affleck), Billy (Cole Hauser) and Morgan (Casey Affleck). When Professor Gerald Lambeau (Skarsgård) posts a difficult problem taken from algebraic graph theory as a challenge for his graduate students, Will solves the problem anonymously, stunning both the graduate students and Lambeau himself. As a challenge to the unknown genius, Lambeau posts an even more difficult problem and chances upon Will solving it. Fearing he will lose his sole means of (a meager) income, Will flees and skips going into work the next day. That night, Will meets Skylar (Driver), a British orphan about to graduate from Harvard, who plans on attending medical school at Stanford.
The Theory of Everything, 2h3
Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about mathematics, Films about disabilities
Actors Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Emily Watson, Harry Lloyd, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox

In 1963, Cambridge University astrophysics student Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) begins a relationship with literature student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Although Stephen excels at mathematics and physics, his friends and professors are concerned over his lack of thesis topic. After Stephen and his professor Dennis Sciama (David Thewlis) attend a lecture on black holes, Stephen speculates that black holes may have been part of the creation of the universe and decides to write his thesis on time.
The Butterfly Effect, 1h53
Directed by Eric Bress
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about children, Films about mathematics, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Films about pedophilia, Films about pornography, Alternate history films
Actors Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Eric Stoltz

Growing up, Evan Treborn, and his friends, siblings Kayleigh and Tommy Miller, and Lenny, suffered many severe psychological traumas that frequently caused him to black out. These traumas include being coerced to take part in child pornography by Kayleigh and Tommy's father, George Miller (Eric Stoltz), being nearly strangled to death by his institutionalized father, Jason Treborn (Callum Keith Rennie), who is then killed in front of him by guards; accidentally killing a mother and her infant daughter while playing with dynamite with his friends; and seeing his dog being burned alive by Tommy.
The Number 23, 1h35
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about mathematics, Psychologie, Films about suicide, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Kate Beckinsale, Paul Butcher, Danny Huston

The plot involves an obsession with the 23 enigma, which is the idea that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, or to some number connected to 23.
21
21 (2008)
, 2h3
Directed by Robert Luketic
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about mathematics
Actors Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) senior math major Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is accepted into Harvard Medical School, but cannot afford the $300,000 fee. Despite a 44 MCAT score and top grades, Ben faces a fierce competition for the prestigious Robinson Scholarship that would pay entirely for the medical school. The director tells him that the scholarship would go to the student who would "dazzle" him.
21 Grams
21 Grams (2003)
, 2h4
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about mathematics, Films about suicide
Actors Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio del Toro, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Danny Huston, Eddie Marsan

The story is told in a non-linear manner. The following is a linear, chronological summary of the plot:
Suspect X
Suspect X (2008)
, 2h8
Directed by Hiroshi Nishitani
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about mathematics
Actors Masaharu Fukuyama, Kō Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Kazuki Kitamura, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Iizuka Minoru

A murder has occurred and the police are unable to find loopholes in the alibi of the main suspect, thus creating obstacles in the investigation.
Gifted
Gifted (2017)

Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about mathematics
Actors Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Mckenna Grace, Julie Ann Emery

After his sister's death, a man feels her daughter's potential is being underutilized and fights for custody against his mother.
Agora
Agora (2009)
, 2h6
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about mathematics, Films about religion
Actors Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Michael Lonsdale, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Rupert Evans

In 391 AD, Alexandria is part of the Roman Empire, and Greek philosopher Hypatia (Rachel Weisz) is a teacher at the Platonic school, where future leaders are educated. Hypatia is the daughter of Theon (Michael Lonsdale), the director of the Musaeum of Alexandria. Hypatia, her father's slave, Davus (Max Minghella), and two of her pupils, Orestes (Oscar Isaac) and Synesius (Rupert Evans), are immersed in the changing political and social landscape. She rejects Orestes's love (she offers him her bloody menstrual towel, to show him that love has its drawbacks, while studying has none): she prefers to devote herself to science. Davus assists Hypatia in her classes and is interested in science, and is also secretly in love with her.
Stand and Deliver, 1h43
Directed by Ramón Menéndez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about education, Films about mathematics, Gangster films
Actors Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosanna DeSoto, Andy García, Estelle Harris, Carmen Argenziano

Jaime Escalante becomes a math teacher at James A. Garfield High School in Eastern Los Angeles. The school is full of hispanic students from working class families who are way below their grade level in terms of academic skills and have a lot of social problems. Escalante seeks to change the school culture to help the students excel in academics. He soon realizes the untapped potential of his class and sets a goal of having the students taking AP Calculus by their senior year. Escalante instructs his class under the philosophy of "ganas", roughly translating into "desire" or "motivation". The students begin taking summer classes in advanced mathematics with Escalante having to withstand the cynicism of other faculty, who feel the students are not capable enough. As the students struggle with the lower expectations they face in society, Escalante helps them overcome the adversity and pass the AP Calculus exams. To his dismay, the Educational Testing Service questions the success of the students, insisting there is too much overlap in their errors and suggests the students cheated. Escalante defends his students, feeling that the allegations are based more on racial and economic perceptions. He offers to have the students retake the test months later and the students succeed in passing the test again despite only having a day to prepare, dispelling the concerns of cheating.
Proof
Proof (2005)
, 1h40
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about mathematics, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hope Davis, Leigh Zimmerman, Colin Stinton

The film opens with the 27-year-old protagonist, young mathematician Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) talking to her father Robert (Anthony Hopkins) after he startles her watching TV in the middle of the night. He gives her a bottle of champagne for her birthday, and they chat for a while about the nature of insanity, ending with the revelation that Robert died last week and his funeral is tomorrow.
Pi
Pi (1998)
, 1h24
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about mathematics, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Stephen Pearlman, Ajay Naidu, Samia Shoaib

Max Cohen is the story's protagonist and unreliable narrator. Unemployed, and living in a dreary Chinatown apartment in New York City, Max is a number theorist who believes that everything in nature can be understood through numbers. He is capable of doing simple arithmetic calculations involving large numbers in his head, a skill that impresses Jenna, a small Chinese-American girl with a calculator who lives in his apartment building. Max also suffers from cluster headaches, as well as extreme paranoia, hallucinations, and social anxiety disorder. Other than Devi, a young woman living next door who sometimes speaks to him, Max's only social interaction is with Sol Robeson, his old mathematics mentor who is now an invalid.
A Brief History of Time, 1h20
Directed by Errol Morris
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary
Themes Films about mathematics

Ce documentaire est une biographie du physicien Stephen Hawking.