We do our best coding in the early mornings - the insomniacs guide to the good, bad and outrageous coding stories

by SAMusicdotcoza | created - 20 Jun 2011 | updated - 21 May 2012 | Public
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1. The Bank (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

54 Metascore

The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy.

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, Sibylla Budd, Steve Rodgers

Votes: 2,598

2. Code Rush (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

Code Rush follows the people of Netscape Communications during an intense period in 1998, when it was all but certain that Microsoft had already won control of the Internet user's desktop. ... See full summary »

Director: David Winton | Stars: Scott Collins, Stuart Parmenter, Jamie Zawinski

Votes: 114

3. Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks (2005)

80 min | Documentary

Four interns are brought into Manhattan and given 12 weeks to design, develop, debug and ship a program that will change the way computer geeks around the world fix their friends' computers... See full summary »

Director: Lerone D. Wilson | Stars: Dan Bricklin, Liz Gordon, Paul Graham, Yaron Guez

Votes: 48

5. Startup.com (2001)

R | 107 min | Documentary

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: 3,109 | Gross: $1.28M

6. E-Dreams (2001)

94 min | Documentary

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

7. Dot (2002)

92 min | Comedy

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

10. Tetris: From Russia with Love (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The story behind the fiendishly addictive game, a tale of high stakes, intimidation and legal feuds set against the backdrop of Cold War tensions between East and West.

Director: Magnus Temple | Stars: Phil Adam, Evgeni Nikolaevich Belikov, Randy Broweleit, Dervla Kirwan

Votes: 169

11. Get Lamp (2010)

Documentary

With limited sound, simple graphics, and tiny amounts of computing power, the first games on home computers would hardly raise an eyebrow in the modern era of photorealism and surround ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Scott Sadofsky | Stars: Ernest Adams, Scott Adams, Hollywood Anderson, Jim Aspnes

Votes: 320

12. BBS: The Documentary (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 296 min | Documentary

Through eight episodes, director Jason Scott covers the 25 year history of the Dial-Up Bulletin Board System, a modem-connected computer system that let others connect to a computer over a ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jason Scott Sadofsky | Stars: Kerri Adams, Christopher Allen, Jay Andrews, Alan Aspuru-Guzik

Votes: 295

13. The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary

Three part documentary that shows the insight look at the history of computers, from its rise in the 1970s to the beginning of the Dot-com boom of the late 1990s.

Stars: Robert X. Cringely, Douglas Adams, Sam Albert, Paul G. Allen

Votes: 1,133

14. Revolution OS (2001)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

46 Metascore

While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the ... See full summary »

Director: J.T.S. Moore | Stars: Linus Torvalds, Richard M. Stallman, Eric Raymond, Bruce Perens

Votes: 2,209 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Technocalyps (2006)

156 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

Technocalyps examines transhumanism. Experts and scientists discuss whether human beings will use discoveries in genetics, robotics, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence to enhance ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Theys | Stars: Jay McMahon, Osman Bakar, Michel Baudry, Ted Berger

Votes: 197

16. The Machine That Changed the World (1992– )

285 min | History

A five part documentary on computer history - from Babbage to Silicon Valley.

Star: Will Lyman

Votes: 64

17. Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

R | 90 min | Documentary

1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

Director: Lincoln Ruchti | Stars: Walter Day, Ben Gold, Steve Sanders, Kent Farries

Votes: 1,253

18. Antitrust (2001)

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

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: 26,741 | Gross: $10.97M

19. Behind the Startup: Icevan.com (2002)

6 min | Short, Documentary, Comedy

A mockumentary about the exploits of a non-existent company, Icevan.com, and its tumultuous rise and fall during the Internet boom.

Directors: Kal Deutsch, Sharon Zezima | Stars: Nick Colburn, George Corrigan, Sandy Feinland, Gary Hoo

Votes: 6

not really coding but a startup story ;-)

20. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 428,438 | Gross: $54.71M

21. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

36 Metascore

A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 58,085 | Gross: $15.50M

22. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

History of Apple and Microsoft.

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

Votes: 21,952

23. Purpose (2002)

R | 96 min | Drama

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: 844