DOT COM MOVIES

by eufory | created - 20 Feb 2011 | updated - 12 Jan 2017 | Public

The world of tech companies. Seems that behind the facade of innovation and tech savviness resides a world of egomaniac passive-aggressive geeks with a payback agenda. Some of the best movies about entrepreneurship and the dangers involved in succeeding too fast. The boom-and-burst cycle might curse you.

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1. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 534,567 | Gross: $96.96M

2. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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History of Apple and Microsoft.

Director: Martyn Burke | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Noah Wyle, Joey Slotnick, J.G. Hertzler

Votes: 21,842

3. Ex Machina (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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78 Metascore

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.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno

Votes: 373,778 | Gross: $25.44M

4. Purpose (2002)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.6
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A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.

Director: Alan Ari Lazar | Stars: Ismael 'East' Carlo, Mia Farrow, Chris Howell, Elena Evangelo

Votes: 842

5. August (2008)

R | 88 min | Drama

5.4
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39 Metascore

August centers on two brothers fighting to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001, a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Director: Austin Chick | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Adam Scott, Robin Tunney

Votes: 3,838 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Middle Men (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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60 Metascore

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 con men, mobsters, drug addicts, and porn stars.

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan

Votes: 34,316 | Gross: $0.72M

7. Startup.com (2001)

R | 107 min | Documentary

7.1
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75 Metascore

Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, Tom Herman, Kenneth Austin, Tricia Burke

Votes: 3,101 | Gross: $1.28M

8. Jobs (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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44 Metascore

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

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas

Votes: 84,842 | Gross: $16.12M

9. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 14,218

10. We Live in Public (2009)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

7.2
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69 Metascore

A documentary focusing on the life of dot-com entrepreneur Josh Harris, and his exploits over the last decade.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Josh Harris, Tom Harris, Carlos Alvarez, David Amron

Votes: 1,643 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Antitrust (2001)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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31 Metascore

A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani

Votes: 26,630 | Gross: $10.97M

12. Want (2003)

98 min | Drama

6.4
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A tale of Dot-Com mania and sex addiction.

Director: Michael Wohl | Stars: Barry Alan Levine, Olin Hyde, Gillian Chadsey, Joan Bernier

Votes: 36

13. The Center of the World (2001)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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44 Metascore

A couple checks into a suite in Las Vegas. In flashbacks we see that he's a computer whiz on the verge of becoming a dot.com millionaire, she's a lap dancer at a club. He's depressed, ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Shane Edelman, Balthazar Getty, Molly Parker, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 4,226 | Gross: $1.10M

14. Enron

Drama | Announced

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Star: Eleanor Bruce

15. Demonlover (2002)

R | 129 min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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64 Metascore

Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon, Chloë Sevigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 4,067 | Gross: $0.23M

16. Dot (2002)

92 min | Comedy

7.4
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A comedy that follows nine months in the life of Zectek.com, an Internet startup company. A social satire and sly comedy of manners unfolds through "behind-the-scenes footage" of day-to-day... See full summary »

Directors: Simeon Schnapper, Brett Singer | Stars: Michael Mazzara, Stephen Eugene Walker, Simeon Schnapper, Jamie McMillan

Votes: 84

17. Something Ventured (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Bill Bowes, Herbert Boyer, Po Bronson, Nolan Bushnell

Votes: 589

18. E-Dreams (2001)

94 min | Documentary

6.9
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65 Metascore

An in-depth look at the highs and lows of a dot com. The movie follows the founders of Kozmo.com as they raise money and file for IPO. But no one has predicted the market crash in April 2000.

Director: Wonsuk Chin | Stars: Joseph Park, Yong Kang, Thoeger Hansen, Larry Van Cassele

Votes: 257

19. The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy

5.6
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20 Metascore

Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, because he feels disconnected with the values about work he learned from his father. He gets a new job at a top notch research facility, ... See full summary »

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Adam Garcia, Rosario Dawson, Jake Busey, Enrico Colantoni

Votes: 2,912 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Hackers (1995)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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46 Metascore

This movie is about hackers who are blamed for making a virus that will capsize 5 oil tankers.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 58,663 | Gross: $7.56M

21. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 83,545 | Gross: $2.84M

22. The Circle (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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43 Metascore

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity.

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane

Votes: 56,894 | Gross: $20.48M

23. The Fifth Estate (2013)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander

Votes: 33,490 | Gross: $3.25M

24. Runner Runner (2013)

R | 88 min | Crime, Thriller

5.6
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36 Metascore

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 56,076 | Gross: $19.32M

25. Life 2.0 (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

6.3
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65 Metascore

This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world -- reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality.

Director: Jason Spingarn-Koff | Star: Teasa Copprue

Votes: 763