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A teacher has recently asked me to provide some suggestions for math movies to screen for a set of high school seniors. My first inclination was Flatland before I decided to do some basic searching. I came across this list, as well as the movies The Colours of Infinity and N is a Number--both seem interesting--but I can't help but think I might be missing something. Does anybody else have any other suggestions?

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    $\begingroup$ "Donald in Mathmagic Land" is a fun one if you haven't seen it before. There are lots of uploads of it on youtube $\endgroup$ – celeriko Mar 4 '16 at 17:33
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    $\begingroup$ A lot of us in the U.S. would like to send Donald to Mathmagic Land...and any other land that might take him. $\endgroup$ – Jon Bannon Mar 4 '16 at 17:39
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    $\begingroup$ Do you also consider dimensions-math.org/Dim_E.htm as a movie? $\endgroup$ – Amir Asghari Mar 4 '16 at 17:42
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There is a list at The Mathematical Movie Database that includes (for some of the entries) the relevant time stamps and dialogue. I found the site by looking for one particular movie:

It's My Turn (1980) IMDB ***** Light romantic movie about a female mathematician. Famous among mathematicians because the full proof of the Snake Lemma is given in the first scene.

(I learned of this reference several years ago in MO 106943: Who named it the Snake Lemma?)

There's another list called Mathematics in Movies that was included among others at MO 77279.

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    $\begingroup$ Ah, this is the movie I was shown via VHS-tape during my topology course. $\endgroup$ – James S. Cook Mar 6 '16 at 16:42
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I highly recommend Between the Folds, on origami, math, and science.

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  • $\begingroup$ Everyone should see it!! $\endgroup$ – Amy B Mar 6 '16 at 14:41

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