Movies about programmers

List of the best movies about programmers selected by visitors to our site: Welcome to Acapulco, The Mandela Effect, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Return to Christmas Creek, Listening, Spiral, Bird People, The Zero Theorem, The Machine, Jobs
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Welcome to Acapulco (2019)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.2)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CountryBulgaria, Mexico, USA
CharactersProgrammers, Smugglers, Criminals, CIA

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.

The Mandela Effect (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Programmers
PlotDeath, Virtual Reality, Investigation, Technology, Fate
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

A man becomes obsessed with facts and events that have been collectively misremembered by thousands of people. Believing the phenomena to be the symptom of something larger, his obsession eventually leads him to question reality itself.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersPsychologists, Programmers
PlotComputer games, Computers, Technology

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Return to Christmas Creek (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
TimeNew Year

As Christmas approaches, Amelia Hughes, a career-focused Chicago app developer lacking in holiday spirit, returns to her small hometown of Christmas Creek to rediscover the meaning of Christmas. There, she reunites with her childhood best friend Mike and her estranged uncle Harry, whose mysterious rift with Amelia’s father divided her family during the holiday season when she was a child.

Listening (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryCambodia, USA
CharactersScientists, Students, Hackers, Programmers
PlotTechnology, Mind reading, Mystery, Experiments
StyleExciting, Fascinating

For years, we have tried to harness the power of the human mind… and failed. Now, one breakthrough will change everything. Beyond technology. Beyond humanity. Beyond control. David, Ryan, and Jordan hope the telepathy invention will solve all their problems, but the bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, as the team discovers that when they open their minds, there is nowhere to hide their thoughts.

Spiral (2014)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 3.8)
CharactersProgrammers, Scientists, Zombie
PlotMoney, Survival, Snow, Viruses
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Action, For men

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

Bird People (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CharactersProgrammers, Cats, Birds
PlotSupernatural, Meaning of life, Computers, Freedom, Cars
PlaceFrance, Hotels, Trains, Aircraft

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

The Zero Theorem (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, France
CharactersProgrammers, Hackers
PlotVirtual Reality, Technology, Computers, Meaning of life, Loneliness
StyleFancy, Not for everyone, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Fascinating, Makes me think

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.

The Machine (2013)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersRobots, Programmers, Military, Inventors
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Experiments, Fear
TimeFuture, Cold War
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men, 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)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
CharactersBusinessmen, Inventors, Programmers
PlotSuccess, On real events, Computers, Rivalry

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

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

A comedic look at the life of Steve Jobs.

Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography
CharactersProgrammers, Teens, Hackers, Spy
PlotPolitical, Computers, Technology, Uprising, On real events
StyleDisturbing, Fascinating

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.

Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersFriends, Programmers
PlotInternet, Fear
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Action, Soulful

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.

Ra.One (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, India
CharactersTeens, Superhero, Programmers, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Chase
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

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.

EVA (2011)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama
CountrySpain, France
CharactersRobots, Inventors, Programmers
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Snow
StyleSmart, Fascinating, Fancy

Set in 2041, humans of planet Earth now live side-by-side with androids. A well-known cybernetic engineer, Alex Garel, is tasked with an assignment to create a robot in the form of a human child. He returns home to begin his work and finds that his childhood love Lana has married his brother David. Their daughter Eva seems to possess a superior intelligence and powerful charisma that immediately captivates Alex. Looking for inspiration, Alex asks Eva to be the muse of the new robot, which challenges everything Alex ever thought he knew about robots and humans alike.

The Social Network (2010)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, biography
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Inventors, Geniuses, Scientists, Friends, Businessmen, Students
PlotSuccess, Social Media, Internet, Money, Love, Power, On real events
PlaceCalifornia, New York, USA, Party, College

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.

TRON: Legacy (2010)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersInventors, Family, Fathers, Programmers
PlotComputer games, Computers, Adventure, Investigation, Artificial Intelligence, Rivalry, Motorcycles, Virtual Reality, Chase
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk

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
CharactersProgrammers, Hackers, Inventors
PlotComputers, Obsession, Revolution, Internet
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Fascinating, Interesting, Philosophical

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.

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, biography
CharactersBusinessmen, Rich, Inventors, Programmers
PlotComputers, Rivalry, On real events
StyleAction, Soulful, Smart

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.

eXistenZ (1999)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
CharactersKillers, Inventors, Hackers, Programmers
PlotVirtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleCyberpunk, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Makes me think, Smart

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.

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, USA
PlotVirtual Reality, Consciousness, Rivalry, Time travel, Investigation, Lost memory, Computer games, Computers, Technology, Cheating
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleCyberpunk, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Deep Meaning, Atmospheric

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions.

Hackers (1995)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersProgrammers, Hackers, Teens, Friends
PlotInternet, Rivalry, Computers, Technology, Virtual Reality, Pads
StyleCyberpunk, Exciting, Disturbing

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.

The Net (1995)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersProgrammers, Hackers, Spy, Hired assassins
PlotPursuit, Computers, Chase, Fear
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Smart

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 ...

Short Circuit (1986)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CharactersRobots, Military, Dogs, Cats, Hackers, Programmers
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Adventure
StyleLight, Touching, To cry

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.

Tron (1982)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersProgrammers, Hackers, Heroes, Friends, Inventors
PlotVirtual Reality, Adventure, Computers, Uprising, Teleportation
StyleCyberpunk, Exciting

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.

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime
CharactersHeroes, Programmers
PlotComputers, Rivalry, Robbery
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

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.