Movies about programmers

Movies about programmers
List of the best movies about programmers selected by visitors to our site: Ex Machina, Tron, Hackers, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, WarGames, 23, Her, Who Am I, Chappie, Takedown.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersRobots, Geniuses, Androids, Programmers, Cyborgs
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Cheating, Technology, Consciousness
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Expanding consciousness

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Heroes, Friends, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Computer games, 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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Programmers, Friends
PlotVirtual Reality, Computers, Internet, Technology, Pads
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk, Serious, 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.

Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersProgrammers

Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Heroes
PlotChess, Artificial Intelligence, Computers
TimeCold War
StyleFascinating, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together with his girlfriend and a wizardly computer genius, David must race against time to outwit his opponent and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryGermany
CharactersHackers, Spy
PlotOn real events, KGB
TimeCold War

The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to discuss conspiracy theories inspired by his favorite novel, R.A. Wilson's "Illuminatus", but soon he and his friend David start breaking into government and military computers. Pepe, one of Karl's rather criminal acquaintances senses that there is money in computer cracking - he travels to east Berlin and tries to contact the KGB.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersProgrammers, Writers, Friends
PlotLove, Artificial Intelligence, Obsession, Loneliness, Computers
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Beautiful, Philosophical

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany
Duration01:42
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Police, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Investigation, Split personality, Pursuit, Computers
PlaceParty, Germany, Berlin
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration02:17
CharactersRobots, Gangsters, Programmers, Scientists, Cyborgs
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Consciousness
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fancy, Touching, Cyberpunk, Serious

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHackers
PlotOn real events, Chase, Internet, Technology, Rivalry
StyleTwisted plot, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cyber-trophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and an ex-hacker, he finds one - and much more than that...

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Multi-part, Technology, Freedom
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Dystopian, Mind-altering

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Fathers
PlotMoney, Success, Internet, Cheating
PlaceLondon, USA, Night Clubs
StyleLight, Explicit scenes, For men

Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, France
Duration01:46
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Hermits
PlotVirtual Reality, Loneliness, Black holes, Computers, Meaning of life
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Fancy, Psychedelic

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Rich, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Success, Computers, Rivalry
PlaceCollege
StyleAction, Soulful, 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.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Turkey
CharactersHackers, Heroes
PlotChase, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceTurkey
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The life of a young computer systems analyst is thrown into turmoil after arriving in Istanbul to start a new job. She soon finds her passport missing, her credit cards useless, her bank account empty and her identity stolen. As the story progresses we find people and events may not be what they seem ...

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotSocial Media, Technology, Blackmail
PlaceSea, Aircraft, France, Beach

In a provincial suburb, three neighbours come to terms with the consequences of the new world of social media. Marie, who lives off her husband’s family allowance, is afraid of losing her son’s respect because of a sex tape. Bertrand can’t say no to advertising calls and is fighting to protect his daughter, who is being bullied online. Christine, after losing everything because of her addiction to TV series, wonders why her rating as an Uber driver is not taking off. These three lone fighters are incapable of finding a solution to their problems on their own — until they join forces to declare war on the tech giants.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, India
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Programmers
PlotLove, Racing, Adventure, Cars, Virtual Reality
PlaceFantastic worlds
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Spectacular, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Scientists, Students
PlotLove, On real events, Money, Social Media, Success
PlaceCourt, College, Party, USA, California
StyleSmart, Makes me think, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersProgrammers, Friends
PlotRivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleLight

Two recently laid-off men in their 40s try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their 20s.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:33
CharactersProgrammers

Takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, then moves to Anonymous' raucous beginnings on the website 4chan. Through interviews with current members, people recently returned from prison or facing trial, writers, academics, activists and major players in various "raids," the documentary traces Anonymous’ evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown movement with a global reach, the most transformative civil disobedience of our time.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, Serial killers, Strong women, Journalists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Explicit scenes

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersHackers, Aliens, Programmers, Cyborgs, Disabled people
PlotTravel, Superpowers, Supernatural
PlaceDeserts, USA, Laboratory
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students regains consciousness, he finds himself in a waking nightmare.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration02:13
CharactersHackers, Robots, Programmers, Doctors, Police
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Investigation, Chase, Internet, Technology
PlaceJapan, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Tense, Cyberpunk

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersProgrammers, Family, Fathers
PlotVirtual Reality, Investigation, Obsession, Death, Fate
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersProgrammers, Geniuses, Immortals, Inventors
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Death, Hostage, Life after death
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Makes me think, Womens in main roles, Serious, For men

Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersCats
PlotChess, Artificial Intelligence, Money, Obsession, Computers
PlaceHotels
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed with the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Spy, Programmers
PlotOn real events, Political, Computers, Technology, Uprising
PlaceAustralia
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryCanada
Duration01:47
CharactersHackers, Monsters, Programmers
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Supernatural, Computers
PlaceSpaceships
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Six young computer hackers sent to work on a derelict space freighter, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, India, Belgium
Duration02:08
CharactersHackers, Spy, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Political, Internet, Conspiracies, Uprising
StyleAction, Makes me think, Serious, Disturbing

A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration01:33
CharactersTerrorists, Programmers
PlotLove, Time travel, Virtual Reality, Investigation, Body exchange
PlaceTrains, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?





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