7 Movies that Programmers Must Watch


The best thing about the world of movies is that it has something for everybody to watch and enjoy. Such a wide range of genres is seldom found in any other form of art. Forget about horror or comedy, there is something for every science nerd or coder to watch. Something from their field of study will intrigue them or give them a breakthrough in their field of work. 

Here in this blog, I will be discussing 7 movies that every programmer must watch. If the magic of coding and its application seems interesting to you, you can also watch these movies, no matter whether you are a programmer or not. 

Disclaimer: I have put up the movies in random order, with no favouritism at work on assignment help

Movies Coders Can Add to their Favourites List 

1. The Social Network – 

With an IMDB rating of 7.7/10 and a Rotten Tomato rating of 96%, this is one of the more popular movies. Directed by David Fincher, this movie casts Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, and Max Minghella. It was released on October 15th 2010 and earned a box office valuation of nearly 225 million dollars. 

 In this movie Mark Zuckerberg’s creation of Facebook is depicted. Based, which is again based on Ben Mezrich’s book, “The Accidental Billionaires,” the story of the film begins when Mark Zuckerberg is a 19-year-old Harvard University student. You may ask if Facebook facilitates friend-making after watching the movie. 

2. Hackers – 

Though it has a very low rating on Rotten Tomatoes, just of 33%, this movie has an average rating of 6.3/10 from IMDB. It is directed by Iain Softley and casts Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Fisher Stevens, and Lorraine Bracco. It is a very old movie as it was released in the year 1995 on September 15th. According to the records, it earned a box office of around 750K USD. 

Super hacker Dade Murphy built a damaging virus when he was only 11. After then, he is prohibited from using computers until he is 18 years old. Dade and his buddies soon learn that an even more horrible computer virus, the Plague exists that causes oil spills and holds children responsible for them. Will the virus be eliminated and the villain revealed? To know this answer, you have to watch the movie.

3. Pirates of Silicon Valley – 

Directed by Martyn Burke, this movie casts Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall and has an IMDB rating of 7.3/10 alongside a Rotten Tomato rating of 90%. It was released on June 20th of the year 1999. 

This drama movie is based on Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine’s book Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer. The film, which is set between 1971 and 1997, takes you on a fascinating trip alongside Steve Jobs and Bill Gates as they create the personal computer, ushering in a new digital era. Won’t it be exciting to see the origins of this technological era? 

4. Untraceable – 

Again with a very poor rating of 16% on Rotten Tomatoes, it looks like the audience did not hate the movie so much, for it has an IMDB rating of 6.2/10. Directed by Gregory Hoblit, this movie casts Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, and Mary Beth Hurt. It was released in the year 2008 on January 25th and earned a box office hit of 5.27 crores USD. 

A serial killer is the subject of the crime thriller Untraceable, which is set in Portland, Oregon. Jennifer Marsh is a special agent for the FBI’s cybercrime unit. She discovers a website called KillWithMe.com, where a cat-killing video is streamed. When the website host is shut down, a mirror server immediately starts. Go download the movie now to see how Jennifer unveils the curtains from the mysteries and leads to the conclusion. I can bet this is going to be one of those nail-biting thrillers. 

5. The Matrix – 

With an IMDB rating of 8.7/10 and a Rotten Tomato rating of 88%, this movie is a must-watch. The director of this movie is The Wachowskis, and it screens Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. Released on 31st  March 1999, this movie earned a lump sum of 465.3 million USD at the box office. 

Thomas A. Anderson works as a standard programmer during the day and moonlights as a hacker. The authorities begin investigating after Neo when they discover about Morpheus, the computer hacker who was labelled as a terrorist has approached him. To put an end to the uprising, Neo must combat the supercomputer.

6. Source Code – 

The Source Code has an IMDB rating of 7.5/10 and a Rotten Tomato rating of 92%. The actors who appeared in this movie are Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright, and it is directed by Duncan Jones. It was released on April 1st 2011 and earned a whopping amount of 14.73 crores USD at the box office. 

Source Code  is a science fiction time-travel film. The programme is a repeating loop in the source code. Jake Gyllenhaal, the main character, finds himself in various circumstances, and each time an incident takes place, he is sent back to the original code. His objective is to track down a bomber.

7. Ex Machina – 

This movie has an IMDB rating of 7.7/10 and a Rotten Tomato of 92%. Released on January 21st of 2014, it casts Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac. As per the records, this movie earned near about 3.7 crores USD at the box office, which is a pretty good record that year. 

 This is the perfect movie to match your needs if you also have an emotional persona besides that rough and tough coder. This psychological sci-fi thriller examines the interactions between humans and robots. Coder  Caleb Smith gets a chance of a  a one-week stay at the house of Nathan Bateman, the CEO of a renowned  search engine company he works for, Blue Book. Ava, an AI-capable robot, and Caleb meet there. Caleb needs to assess Ava’s ideas and deeds. The distinction between man and machine starts to blur when emotions are explored.

Parting Thoughts – 

These are the best movies of the lot that you can watch. There are hundreds of others but these are the most popular, most intriguing and have a huge fan base. So arrange some popcorn, your favourite drink and cancel all the plans for the weekend. Get into your pyjamas and binge watch these classics. Hope you have fun!

About the author – 

Anne Gill is a London educator associated with MyAssignmenthelp.co.uk for almost 10 years. The huge span of experience allows her to provide quality assignment experts services to students.

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