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From a very young age,, my son had a strong interest in math, science, and all things legos. He competed in many lego competitions through the years. And we would find good movies for him to watch to try to develop his budding future engineer mind. He is now in college and he is majoring in Engineering. He spent many hours watching math movies growing up. Engineering and Math movies have always been a necessity in our household.
This is a free printable for parents. It is a list of high quality math and science based films that kids and teens may enjoy.
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars so NASA and a team of international scientists work to bring “The Martian”, played by Matt Damon, home to earth. RATED: PG-13
A mysterious wormhole is found in space as the earth and the entire human mankind is at the verge of extinction. A team of explorers must find the human race a new home. RATED: PG-13
DREAM BIG: ENGINEERING OUR WORLD
From the world’s tallest buildings to solar cars, and the Great Wall of China, Dream big explores different engineering inventions in detail and celebrates the minds behind them. RATED: NR-Documentary
Underwater Dreams is a feel good movie about a small underdog robotics team competing against big named college teams during the National Championship. RATED NR-Documentary
Particle fever is a movie about science and scientists. And you may enjoy the physicists rapping . . about physics. RATED: NR – Documentary
This movie is a history lesson about African-American female mathematicians who helped NASA bring people into space. RATED: PG
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
A Beautiful Mind is a true story about John Forbes Nash, a mathematical genius who made astonishing discoveries but was also diagnosed with schizophrenia. He later want on to receive the Nobel Peace prize for his work in game theory. RATED: PG-13
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY
Based on a true story, The Man who Knew Infinity is about Srinavasa Ramanujan, an Indian Mathematics genius who solved problems believed to be impossible. RATED: PG-13
QUEEN OF KATWE
Queen of Katwe is a Disney movie about a young girl from Uganda who learned to play chess. With support of her friends and family, she became an international chess champion. RATED: PG
LITTLE MAN TATE
Child prodigies are fascinating and rare. In this movie, the mother is played by Jodie Foster, and she has a seven year old son that is a child prodigy. The son attends a school for exceptional students where his intellect can be developed. RATED: PG
Based on a true story, October sky is an inspirational drama about the life of Homer Hickam as he grows up in a small coal town but dreams of building rockets. He later goes on to become a NASA Engineer. RATED: PG
Played by Tom Hanks, this film produced the famous tagline “Houston, we have a problem”. The story recreates the lunar mission crisis of 1970. RATED: PG
Based on a true life story, this movie is about four hispanic teenagers who form a robotics club to learn to build a robot. RATED: PG-13