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The best movies to watch for tech geeks

List of movies that geeks would love - both classics and new.

The Matrix

Directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss. A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Back to the Future

A classic science fiction. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson. In 1985, Doc Brown invents time travel; in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake.

The Social Network

A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. Very well done and as exciting as a movie about a geek can get!

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Avatar

Avatar

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Appolo 13

Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon. True story of the moon-bound mission that developed severe trouble and the men that rescued it with skill and dedication.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.

Minority Report

In the future, criminals are caught before the crimes they commit, but one of the officers in the special unit is accused of one such crime and sets out to prove his innocence.

WarGames (1983)

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

Gattaca

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Sneakers

Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

Tron - 1982

A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Blade Runner

Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He's a 'blade runner' stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.

Children of Men

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Star Wars Trilogy

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader

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Gravity

Gravity

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in orbit.

12 Monkeys

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

The Internship

Salesmen Billy and Nick find themselves unemployed in the digital world. In a bid to prove their competence, they try to bag an internship at Google, where they must beat some tech-savvy geniuses.

Transcendence

Dr Will Caster seeks to be at the top of his game when it comes to artificial intelligence. However, his thirst to perfect it backfires

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Her

Her

Theodore is a lonely letter writer and loves playing video games. His life takes a leap when he decides to buy a new software advertised as the world's first artificially intelligent operating system.

Swordfish

A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.

Moneyball

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

The Zero Theorem

A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.

Ex Machina

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.