Movies from Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Avengers

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
As a scientist, I lean Avengers universe, if only because many of their superheroes started as scientists, or derive their powers from authentically fictional (rather than fantastically magical) science concepts.
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Movie Arithmetic - 11 Films Descriptions from Neil Degrasse Tyson

Neil Degrasse Tyson briefly describes movies from mathematical point of view. Film equations are made of other movies.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
Neil Degrasse Tyson briefly describes movies from mathematical point of view. Film equations are made of other movies.
Movies from Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Sun Is Also a Star

Two young New Yorkers begin to fall in love over the course of a single day, as a series of potentially life-altering meetings loom over their heads - hers concerning her family’s deportation to Jamaica, and his concerning an education at Dartmouth.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
In the astronomically sprinkled urban love story "The Sun Is Also A Star" (2019) they got most of their science right. Some scenes were even filmed in the Hayden Planetarium itself. And you gotta love the #Manhattanhenge title scene.
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

It's the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they've ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy. A thrilling, action-packed Star Trek adventure!
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
My favorite film with Time Travel? Dare I say: "Terminator." But StarTrek IV "save the whales" was fun too.
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Hidden Figures

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
In the film @HiddenFigures, most of the equations and graphs on the chalkboards were accurately written. GOOD.
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
I still like the film "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure".
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Lincoln

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
Lincoln: A poignant, authentic film, capturing a time long past when the American South hated the slave-freeing Republicans.
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Frozen

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
The opening scene to @Disney ’s #Frozen portrays Ice Harvesters hauling blocks of ice, afloat with about 10% of their volume above water. Just like icebergs. So somebody at Disney does, in fact, care about physics — not to mention all the shit they got right in #TheLionKing.
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The Lodge

When a father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia, at their holiday home in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
Minus the dripping blood, the poster for the horror film #TheLODGE offers a most excellent Snowflake, complete with six-fold symmetry — as Nature exhibits and as the Physics of our Universe requires.
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Interstellar

The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
I would say that the science was ambitious. The science that they tackled black holes , wormholes, relativistic time dilation. I mean they went all out for that, and so I'd give it 8 or 9 out of 10 on this. Well, they had a real adviser, a real science adviser who was also executive producer
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5 Neil deGrasse Tyson Recommended Books

Neil deGrasse Tyson books to read. We've selected the book list of the prominent astrophysicist. Neil deGrasse Tyson loves both fiction and non-fiction literature, providing us with an amazing selection of his favorite books. Check out Neil deGrasse Tyson books everyone should read!
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
Neil deGrasse Tyson books to read. We've selected the book list of the prominent astrophysicist. Neil deGrasse Tyson loves both fiction and non-fiction literature, providing us with an amazing selection of his favorite books. Check out Neil deGrasse Tyson books everyone should read!
Books from Neil deGrasse Tyson

How to Lie with Statistics

Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
If you’re collecting book names, another good book is How to Lie with Statistics. A cute little tiny book that tells you all the things who people want to fool you into thinking something that’s true, that’s not, and how they manipulate statistics in order to accomplish this.
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The Mismeasure of Man (Revised and Expanded)

The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve. When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits. And yet the idea of innate limits—of biology as destiny—dies hard, as witness the attention devoted to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are here so effectively anticipated and thoroughly undermined by Stephen Jay Gould. In this edition Dr. Gould has written a substantial new introduction telling how and why he wrote the book and tracing the subsequent history of the controversy on innateness right through The Bell Curve. Further, he has added five essays on questions of The Bell Curve in particular and on race, racism, and biological determinism in general. These additions strengthen the book's claim to be, as Leo J. Kamin of Princeton University has said, "a major contribution toward deflating pseudo-biological 'explanations' of our present social woes."
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
A reminder of what can happen when what passes as science is conducted in a landscape of social, political, and cultural bias. Gould was a paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, and in his seminal 1981 book he provided a history of biological determinism — the idea that the social and economic standing of different groups of people is rooted in hereditary, inborn distinctions — and then marshaled the evidence to definitively refute it
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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments (according to the Present Authorized Version) with Critical, Explanatory, and Practical Notes



Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
To learn that it's easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself.
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A Treatise of the System of the World



Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
To learn that the universe is a knowable place.
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The Wealth of Nations

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth, and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. By reflecting upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the book touches upon such broad topics as the division of labour, productivity, and free markets.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
To learn that capitalism is an economy of greed, a force of nature unto itself.
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The Art of War

Preserved in China for more than 2,000 years before it was brought to the West by the French, this compact little book is widely regarded as the oldest military treatise in the world. Rumored to have been used by Napoleon in his campaigns to conquer Europe, it today retains much of its original merit. American officers read it closely during World War II. The Japanese army studied the work for decades, and many 20th-century Chinese officers are said to have known the book by heart. More recently, it has also been viewed as a valuable guide to competing successfully in business.Stressing the importance of attacking your enemy when he is unprepared and scheming to discover his plans, the author advises avoiding the strong and striking at the weak, and using spies for every kind of business. Principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvering, and communications, the treatment of soldiers, the importance of strong troops and well-trained officers, and the administration of rewards and punishments all have a modern ring to them.A valuable guide to the conduct of war, this classic of military strategy is indispensable to military personnel, history enthusiasts, and anyone intrigued by competition and rivalry.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
To learn that the act of killing fellow humans can be raised to an art.
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1984

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
I saw the movie 1984 recently not a very good movie. The book is better than the movie and I hate to be the one of the people who say that. But I was reminded how you can create an entire state where everyone is kept in line because somebody is telling you we are fighting this battle out on the front lines. I'd forgotten this from the book
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Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality

The complete text of Laudato Si’, the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as Time magazine reported, “rocked the international community”In the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, the beloved Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact on the poor. In a stirring, clarion call that is not merely aimed at Catholic readers but rather at a wide, lay audience, the Pope cites the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change, and does not hesitate to detail how it is the result of a historic level of unequal distribution of wealth.It is, in short, as the New York Times labeled it, “An urgent call to action . . . intended to persuade followers around the world to change their behavior, in hopes of protecting a fragile planet.” With an insightful and informative introduction by Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, famed for her bestselling Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
if you read if you read his encyclical from a couple of years ago it's a scientifically literate document So it's not , he's still religious right, so Jesus still rose from the dead and there was still miracles and all the rest of that in the New Testament so he's not in denial of that. But given that he is saying oh my gosh here's something we,the religious community and scientists,can partner behind if we want to save life on Earth and so we have to be better shepherds of what is going on.
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Cosmos

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science. Praise for Cosmos “Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.”—The Plain Dealer “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”—Newsday “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”—The Miami Herald “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”—Cosmopolitan “Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”—The New York Times Book ReviewNOTE: This edition does not include images.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
When asked about the greatest book on astronomy, DeGrasse Tyson said, “If I am forced to pick one, it would be Carl Sagan’s Cosmos (1980). Not for the science it taught, but for how effectively the book shared why science matters — or should matter — to every citizen of the world.”
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Game of Thrones

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
Good Bio-Physics in #GameOfThrones: The Dragon Wingspans are sensibly large, as their body weight would require for flight.
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Bohemian Rhapsody

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
Queen’s classic song #BohemianRhapsody mentions Galileo — five times. Gotta love Galileo, unless you still think the Universe revolves around Earth.
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Dream On

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
"Sing with me, sing for the year / Sing for the laughter & sing for the tear.” Turning 70 today — #HappyBdayStevenTyler b. 26 March 1948. One-of-a-kind in this Universe. Rock on.
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Jessye Norman

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
An opera soprano whose voice was so ethereal, at times it was too perfect for this world, and perhaps any other in the Universe.
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Kind Of Blue

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
He was the jazz announcer and I said, “Give me a list of albums that the jazz aficionados would praise, just so I can start where I need to start if I’m going to gain an appreciation for this.” On there was Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. So I first played it and it was okay, alright kind of a lot of slow trumpet in there, alright. So I didn’t think much of it. I said, “Well, I wonder if there’s anything more exciting on these other albums.”
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What A Wonderful World - Single Version

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
For me, when I smile everyday embracing the world I don’t know that I could convey that as beautifully and as poetically and as compellingly as Louis Armstrong does in "What a Wonderful World."
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Come Sail Away

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
It hit the charts and I think it was a well-loved song, but I think I liked it for perhaps reasons different from others. I like the fact that the open sea is an analogue to the yet uncharted trajectories of any person’s life. When we think of embarking on a voyage in the open seas, this is what I think of as we explore space.
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Old Landmark (with Rev. James Cleveland and The Southern California Community Choir)

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
No list for me is complete without Aretha Franklin. I am a fan of her entire catalog, but one that rises up above the rest for me is from her Amazing Grace album, which I think is a masterpiece. It’s a common favorite gospel tune is called “Old Landmark.” The song is very upbeat and it is the kind of song, especially when sung by Aretha Franklin, that I want to feel the way she feels as she sings this song. I want to feel that way about everything I do in life.
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I'm A Woman

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
One of them is a blues song by Koko Taylor. Blues is, I guess, my single favorite genre. If I had to pick one to go to Mars with I think they’d all be Blues. Koko Taylor has a song called “I'm A Woman.”
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Bohemian Rhapsody - Remastered 2011

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
Queen’s classic song #BohemianRhapsody mentions Galileo — five times. Gotta love Galileo, unless you still think the Universe revolves around Earth. I first heard Queen’s song #BohemianRhapsody on the radio while half asleep, after completing some difficult math homework. Left me wondering if some neurons had snapped in my head.
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Moondance

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
Van Morrison’s song “Moondance” begins with: Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance With the stars up above in your eyes. A sentiment that not enough of us embrace in these angry and divisive times.
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Elon Musk

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientist, TV Host, Interviewer
As a matter of fact, it is Rocket Science. A shout-out to @ElonMusk for keeping the dreams of Space alive for countless millions of people, and for revealing this mindset to untold others, who don’t yet know why.