Friday Essentials 7 Must Watch Tech Movies if You’re Geek by Choice!

Friday Essentials: 7 Must Watch Tech Movies if You’re Geek by Choice!

Yeah Stop Grinning, we know it’s Friday!

its friday

If you haven’t made any heavy loaded plans for the weekend, then don’t panic. We have got a dose of tech flicks to keep you engaged for the next two days.

All you need is a wi-fi, laptop and a big bucket of popcorn maybe!

Here are the 7 must watch tech movies which are every geek’s paradise. The state of technology portrayal in these movie is simply breathtaking. Although some of them are pretty old actually, but pretty fun to watch actually.

  1. The Social Network (2010)

the social network

Fond of Facebook? If yes, then you cannot miss this tech flick in any case. The Social Network is an Oscar winning film where Mark Zuckerberg, with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin creates a social media website. It is the perfect blend of razor sharp dialogues and pretty decent acting which makes it necessary for everyone to watch it at least once.

  1. Iron Man/Iron Man 2

iron man

Portraying a famous comic strip into movies is one of the biggest challenges faced by filmmakers. But the Iron Man movie legacy is the only example which proves that some of the best comic book films are also great tech films. The story starts when a billionaire engineer Tony Stark (played by none other than Robert Downey Jr.) was held captive in an Afghan cave, and came up with a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

C’mon, who wouldn’t want to a go with Tony’s personal communicator after watching Iron Man 2!

  1. The Conversation (1974)

the conversation

The Conversation is a serious must-see! Moreover, the film revolves around a surveillance expert who spies on a couple that might get murdered anytime soon. Harry Caul (Gene Hackman), a paranoid surveillance expert, gets into trouble when he suspects the couple he secretly recorded is going to be murdered by his client. If you’re fond of thrillers, then this is one “Will-bring-you-on-the-seat-edge” kinda movie!

  1. The Truman Show (1998)

the truman show

The Truman Show is one dreary experience that manages to take reality way too far from our imagination. Imagine one day you woke up when you realize your entire life was a lie. Yes, this is how the movie rolls where a sales insurance agent discovers that his entire life was a lie, which is then further recorded and communicated to a large number of watchers across the country? That is the setup of The Truman Show, the mocking Jim Carrey vehicle that makes reality demonstration way too far ahead.

  1. Her (2013)

her

Ever imagined how one could fall in love with their Operating System. Yes. You heard that right!

Joaquin Phoenix plays a man whose life takes a leap when he’s hopelessly enamored with his Operating System, voiced by velvety Scarlett Johansson. It softly spoofs a world controlled by tech and innovation, while staying sentimental at core.

  1. Welcome to Macintosh (2008)

Welcome to Macintosh

If you’re a diehard fan of Apple, then this makes this movie a sure shot watch. The movie revolves around a small documentary about the creation of the Mac computer and its subsequent hardcore following. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, says it was “so on the mark” and one of best movies he’d seen which portrayed Apple’s timeline and organization’s impact on culture.

  1. Wall-E (2008)

Wall-E

WALL-E is one of Pixar’s best film expressing the story of a lonely, forgotten robot who loves Hello, Dolly! and manages to find love — and life. Completely free from heavy dialogue deliveries, its story, which some scrutinized just like an ethical quality play, is provocative, particularly with regards to how technology can make things less demanding, additionally make living less of an experience.

So, these were some of the best picks of modern yet classic tech flicks. What’s your favorite one?

Let us know in the comments section below! (For the love of technology)

Rimzhim Sharma

Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at Systweak Software. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods.

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