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STEM Movies for Your Quarantine

Fingers-crossed, we’ve only got a couple more weeks until the shelter-in-place order for Minnesota is lifted.

But until then, here are some STEM movies that you can add to your quarantine watch list: 

Hidden Figures

  • Summary: “Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.” – Google.

  • Stream it on: YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime and Hulu.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

  • Summary: “… The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world …” – Rotten Tomatoes.

  • Stream it on: YouTube, Google Play and Amazon.

The Imitation Game

  • Summary: “In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma -- which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing's team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.” – Google.

  • Stream it on: Amazon Prime and Hulu.

Your Turn

STEM-related or not, what are some movies you've been watching lately? Share your favorites in the comments below!

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