Computer Geek Watchlist

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1. 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: 22,700

2. Silicon Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

Stars: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr

Votes: 105,682

3. Mr. Robot (2015– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin

Votes: 282,268

4. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

95 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 573,363 | Gross: $96.96M

5. 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: 2,298 | Gross: $0.00M

6. The Code (2001)

58 min | Documentary

Finnish-made documentary about GNU/Linux, featuring some of the most influential people of the free software (FOSS) movement.

Director: Hannu Puttonen | Stars: Eric Allman, Alan Cox, Miguel de Icaza, Jon Hall

Votes: 382

7. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 627,500 | Gross: $91.13M

8. Code 2600 (2011)

PG | 82 min | Documentary

CODE 2600 documents the Info-Tech Age, told by the events and people who helped build and manipulate it. It explores the impact this new connectivity has on our ability to remain human while maintaining our personal privacy and security.

Director: Jeremy Zerechak | Stars: Julia Concolino, Lorrie Cranor, Jennifer Granick, Phil Lapsley

Votes: 174

9. Freedom Downtime (2001)

Unrated | 121 min | Documentary, Adventure

A feature length documentary about the Free Kevin movement and the hacker world.

Director: Emmanuel Goldstein | Stars: Mark Abene, Ed Cummings, Robert Darlington, Emmanuel Goldstein

Votes: 954

10. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

Director: Simon Klose | Stars: Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Peter Althin

Votes: 13,047

11. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

Votes: 9,256

12. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 5,710 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, News

88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 48,455 | Gross: $2.80M

14. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 14,538 | Gross: $0.05M

15. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney

Votes: 7,175 | Gross: $0.16M

16. Steal This Film (2006)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary

Steal This Film is part one of a series, documenting the movement against intellectual property produced by The League of Noble Peers and released via the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol.

Stars: Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm, Aaron Swartz

Votes: 435

17. Panopticon (2012)

60 min | Documentary, News

Control on our daily lives increases and privacy is disappearing. How is this exactly happening and in which way will it effect all our lives?

Director: Peter Vlemmix | Stars: Peter Vlemmix, Inez Weski, Brenno de Winter, Fukami

Votes: 203

18. The Singularity (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, News

Within the coming decades we will be able to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species, and redesign matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human?

Director: Doug Wolens | Stars: David Chalmers, Richard Clarke, Aubrey de Grey, Alison Gopnik

Votes: 45

19. DSKNECTD (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

An exploration into how smart phones, social media, and the Internet are profoundly changing the way we interact and experience each other - for the good and for the bad.

Director: Dominic H. White | Stars: Daniel Chouinard, Christopher Cacciacarne, Adam Gazzaley, Jonathan Gratch

Votes: 85

20. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Drama

73 Metascore

A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Brandon Boyer, Renaud Bédard, Anthony Carboni

Votes: 19,608

21. Free to Play (2014)

75 min | Documentary, Action

Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever.

Stars: Benedict Lim, Danil Ishutin, Clinton Loomis, Toby Dawson

Votes: 12,749

22. Dota: We, the Community (2015)

19 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary film about the history of a computer game that was created as a custom idea by a private individual and turned into a multi million dollar industry.

Director: Moritz Zimmermann | Stars: Gabe Newell, Erik Johnson, Jacob Toft-Andersen, Toby Dawson

Votes: 310

23. Gamer Age (2014)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

An anthropological look into the rich culture of video games.

Director: Ian Santer | Stars: Brent Bushnell, Nolan Bushnell, Joe Ciaramelli, Holly Conrad

Votes: 68

24. Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

The first year in the life of independent game studio "Mojang" following the landmark success of their debut title, "Minecraft."

Director: Paul Owens | Stars: Jens Bergensten, Jonathan Blow, Lewis Brindley, Brent Copeland

Votes: 1,091

25. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,578 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Deep Web (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Nicolas Christin, Cindy Cohn, Joshua L. Dratel, Andy Greenberg

Votes: 8,539

27. The Hacker Wars (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy.

Directors: Vivien Lesnik Weisman, Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Stars: Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer, Andrew Blake, Barrett Brown, Jaime 'asshurtmacfags' Cochran

Votes: 878 | Gross: $0.00M

28. The Code (2014–2016)

54 min | Drama, Thriller

Two Canberra based brothers become entangled in a cover up that involves a remote outback community and key members of the Australian Government.

Stars: Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman, Adele Perovic, Michael Denkha

Votes: 3,222

29. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

The comedic misadventures of Roy, Moss and their grifting supervisor Jen, a rag-tag team of IT support workers at a large corporation headed by a hotheaded yuppie.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 119,776

30. The Code (2011– )

Documentary

Numbers are the rulers of the universe. What if there is a code for life's perfection? A code making the world we see, the "what we are" and the "everything else in the universe"?

Stars: Marcus du Sautoy, Jennifer Basil, Loren Carpenter, Corrie Conrad

Votes: 540

31. Google and the World Brain (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google say they are building a library for mankind, but they also have other intentions.

Director: Ben Lewis | Stars: Brendan Price, Nicolas Chapman, Molly Malcolm, Joshua Zamrycki

Votes: 779

32. Swordfish (2001)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

32 Metascore

A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle

Votes: 169,808 | Gross: $69.77M

33. Hackers (1995)

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

46 Metascore

Hackers are blamed for making a virus that will capsize five oil tankers.

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

Votes: 62,002 | Gross: $7.56M

34. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 84,296 | Gross: $79.57M

35. TRON (1982)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan

Votes: 106,888 | Gross: $33.00M

36. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,528,429 | Gross: $171.48M

37. Untraceable (2008)

R | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

32 Metascore

FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Billy Burke

Votes: 45,414 | Gross: $28.69M

38. eXistenZ (1999)

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

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: 88,240 | Gross: $2.84M

39. 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: 62,256 | Gross: $15.50M

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

150 min | 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: 1,191

41. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, 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: 455,768 | Gross: $54.71M

42. TRON: Legacy (2010)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 298,067 | Gross: $172.06M

43. 23 (1998)

99 min | Thriller, Drama

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 inheritance in a flat and a ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: August Diehl, Fabian Busch, Dieter Landuris, Jan-Gregor Kremp

Votes: 6,193

44. The Startup Kids (2012)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

The Startup Kids is a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. It contains interviews with founders of Vimeo, Dropbox, Soundcloud and more who talk about how they ... See full summary »

Directors: Vala Halldorsdottir, Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir | Stars: Trip Adler, Alexa Andrzejewski, Mike Butcher, Carter Cleveland

Votes: 608

45. Sneakers (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, Jo Marr

Votes: 49,411 | Gross: $51.43M

46. Secret History of Hacking (2001)

Documentary

A history of hacking focusing on Captain Crunch, Steve Wozniak and Kevin Mitnick.

Director: Ralph Lee | Stars: John Draper, Kevin Mitnick, Denny Teresi, Steve Wozniak

Votes: 65

47. Pi (1998)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

Votes: 161,445 | Gross: $3.22M

48. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

Votes: 90,555 | Gross: $0.42M