Movies about programmers

List of the best movies about programmers selected by visitors to our site: The Social Network, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Spiral, The Zero Theorem, Welcome to Acapulco, Tron, Bird People, The Machine, Jobs, iSteve.

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The Social Network (2010)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CharactersHackers, Businessmen, Programmers, Scientists, Friends
PlotOn real events, Love, Success, Social Media, Money
PlaceParty, College, New York, California, USA
StyleSmart, Intellectual, Makes me think

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CharactersBusinessmen, Programmers, Rich, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Computers, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Action, Smart, Serious

This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.

Spiral (2014)
Markimdb: 3.8
CharactersZombie, Programmers, Scientists, Immortals
PlotViruses, Survival, Snow, Money, Chase
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Serious

The beginning of a new life in Moscow is going well for Alexey - until he gets into a lot of troubles...

The Zero Theorem (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, France
CharactersHackers, Programmers
PlotTechnology, Virtual Reality, Computers, Meaning of life, Loneliness
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think, Fancy, Not for everyone

A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

Welcome to Acapulco (2019)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CountryBulgaria, Mexico, USA
CharactersCIA, Programmers, Criminals, Smugglers, Hired assassins

When Matt Booth sets off to meet his fiance for a foreign wedding he couldn't have imagined the dangerous world he was about to step into. Betrayed and set up, Matt finds himself on the run from the CIA and hired mercenaries, all looking for a package that he has supposedly smuggled through customs. Hunted on all sides, Matt is aided by Agent Adriana Vasquez, a femme fatale with orders of her own to follow.

Tron (1982)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Friends, Inventors, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Uprising, Virtual Reality, Computers, Teleportation
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk

As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is "digitalized" by a laser and finds himself inside The Grid, where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program. With the help of TRON, a security program, Flynn seeks to free The Grid from the MCP.

Bird People (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CharactersProgrammers, Birds, Cats, Businessmen
PlotCars, Supernatural, Computers, Freedom, Meaning of life
PlaceAircraft, Trains, France, Hotels, Metro
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Fascinating, Romantic

An overstressed American businessman and a French chambermaid make a connection at an airport hotel in Paris.

The Machine (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersRobots, Programmers, Inventors, Androids, Military
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Experiments, Fear
TimeCold War, Future
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men, Action, Cyberpunk

Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defense seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg. When a programming bug causes the prototype to decimate his lab, McCarthy takes his obsessive efforts underground, far away from inquisitive eyes.

Jobs (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
CharactersBusinessmen, Programmers, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Success, Computers, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Serious

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

iSteve (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, biography
CharactersProgrammers, Inventors
StyleLight, Fascinating

A comedic look at the life of Steve Jobs.

Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Spy, Programmers
PlotOn real events, Political, Uprising, Technology, Computers
StyleFascinating, Disturbing, Serious, By books

In 1989, known as Mendax, Julian Assange and two friends formed a group called the International Subversives. Using early home computers and defining themselves as white hat hackers - those who look but don’t steal – they broke into some of the world’s most powerful and secretive organisations. In the eyes of the US Government, they were a major threat to national security.

Ra.One (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, India
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Programmers, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Chase
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing, Serious

A father trying hard to ‘fit-in’ in his son’s badass world. A son trying hard to ‘dude-up’ his dad from ‘aiiiyyyo’ to ‘Yo!’ And a mother lost in translation between her husband’s ‘ingeva’ and her son’s ‘inn’it!’ While Shekhar was trying every trick in the book to woo his son, get ‘dude-ified’ and ‘up his coolness quotient’ his son had given up on him. Just when the father-son duo hit a deadlock, Shekhar strikes gold when he designs one hell of a game. Finally it all starts falling into place, as the family comes together, only to find themselves in the middle of a crash…not just a hard drive crash but a crash that would drive them to a disaster and make their lives go – KABOOM! All hell breaks loose when – the game that was meant to be played with starts playing them. – The next level.

TRON: Legacy (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersFamily, Programmers, Inventors, Fathers
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Adventure, Motorcycles, Virtual Reality, Investigation
PlaceFantastic worlds
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk, Serious

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real world.

Revolution OS (2001)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, documentary
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Inventors
PlotRevolution, Obsession, Internet, Computers
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think, Soulful, Interesting

REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement.

Hackers (1995)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Programmers, Friends
PlotTechnology, Virtual Reality, Internet, Computers, Pads
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk, Disturbing, Serious

Along with his new friends, a teenager who was arrested by the US Secret Service and banned from using a computer for writing a computer virus discovers a plot by a nefarious hacker, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.

eXistenZ (1999)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
CharactersHackers, Killers, Programmers, Inventors
PlotVirtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think, Action, Smart, Cyberpunk

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

RocketMan (1997)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CharactersFamily, Programmers, Losers, Partners, Heroes
PlaceSpace, Mars

Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.

Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersProgrammers, Friends
PlotInternet, Fear, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
StyleFascinating, Touching, Soulful, Action, Serious

Follows the dramatic journeys of video game developers as they create and release their games to the world. It's about making video games, but at its core, it's about the creative process, and exposing yourself through your work.

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime
CharactersProgrammers, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Computers, Rivalry
StyleFor men, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

The Net (1995)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersHackers, Spy, Programmers, Hired assassins
PlotChase, Computers, Fear, Pursuit
StyleExciting, Action, Smart, Disturbing, Tense

Angela Bennett is a freelance software engineer who lives in a world of computer technology. When a cyber friend asks Bennett to debug a new game, she inadvertently becomes involved in a conspiracy that will soon turn her life upside down. While on vacation in Mexico, her purse is stolen. She soon finds that people and events may not be what they seem as she becomes the target of an assassination. Her vacation is ruined. She gets a new passport at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico but it has the wrong name, Ruth Marx. When she returns to the U.S. to sort things out, she discovers that Ruth Marx has an unsavory past and a lengthy police record. To make matters worse, another person has assumed her real identity ...

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