IT Movies and Showsby jdl617 | created - 23 Jun 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
My many influences before going into IT and through today. See also on YouTube "Strong Bad" and "Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie"
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
The Monoliths push humanity to reach for the stars; after their discovery in Africa generations ago, the mysterious objects lead mankind on an awesome journey to Jupiter, with the help of H.A.L. 9000: the world's greatest supercomputer.
Votes: 652,183 | Gross: $56.95M
Even in space, you need IT to manage the computers. I.B.M. ... H.A.L. a thin guise.
2. Office Space (1999)
R | 89 min | Comedy
Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
Votes: 261,236 | Gross: $10.82M
"if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire"
3. Metropolis (1927)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Votes: 171,642 | Gross: $1.24M
This silent film 90 years ago showed us service the machines
4. 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.
It's funny 'cause its true
5. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 749,554 | Gross: $32.87M
People hunting down robots ... Sounds like another day in the office
6. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators.
Votes: 700,082 | Gross: $85.16M
Sometimes there are monsters so nasty that the only thing to do is to "nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure".
7. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.
Votes: 198,691 | Gross: $9.93M
A clerical error can lead to an innocent death and paperwork is the ultimate obstacle to making things right
PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,800,265 | Gross: $315.54M
Think of the IT department as Barad Dur, and Cybersecurity as the eye of Sauron. You have to lay low because once the eye has you in its terrible gaze, you cannot escape.
9. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
Ultimate L.A. slacker Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for a rug ruined by debt collectors, enlisting his bowling buddies for help while trying to find the millionaire's missing wife.
Votes: 791,121 | Gross: $17.50M
"Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you."
PG | 95 min | Comedy, War
An insane American general orders a bombing attack on the Soviet Union, triggering a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 480,638 | Gross: $0.28M
A classic spearing of cold-war mentality. Dr. Stranglove advises military leaders to feed personal data into a computer to analyze who should survive the nuclear apocalypse while the various branches of the military try to find the transmit codes to avert total annihilation.
11. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 651,575 | Gross: $83.47M
Working in IT is like sailing up a river through the jungle and into the Heart of Darkness
12. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.
Votes: 139,147 | Gross: $1.07M
Possibly the most disturbingly accurate training video on IT - going down rabbit holes, the red queen race, can you place all the characters?
13. WarGames (1983)
PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 98,671 | Gross: $79.57M
Maybe we won't have nuclear war from AI gone wrong (because lord knows, none of the real-world systems have been upgraded since 1983), but drones, IoT, self-driving cars, so much potential for so much to go wrong.
14. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
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.
So many good hacks. And for a bonus they're watching Hackers which they critique for its hacks.
15. Clerks (1994)
R | 92 min | Comedy
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
Votes: 219,915 | Gross: $3.15M
Sometimes, it's just a job. As Dante says "I'm not even supposed to be here today!"
16. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.
Votes: 1,860,240 | Gross: $171.48M
"...there's way too much information to decode the Matrix. You get used to it, though. Your brain does the translating. I don't even see the code. All I see is blonde, brunette, redhead." ... But so many other quotables from "Woah!" on up
17. Hackers (1995)
PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Hackers are blamed for making a virus that will capsize five oil tankers.
Votes: 69,243 | Gross: $7.56M
Much creative license in the hacks which some don't care for I say still an important IT movie
18. Mad Max (1979)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Votes: 204,066 | Gross: $8.75M
Whole series from original, Road Warrior, Beyond Thuderdome, and Fury Road
19. Trailer Park Boys (2001–2018)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime
Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park.
If this doesn't sound familiar yet, you haven't been in IT for long enough: "For f*** sakes, Ricky! What the f*** are you doing with the satellites? I paid ten f***in' dollars! I want my f***ing satellite signal! Jesus Christ!"
20. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 277,075 | Gross: $10.68M
Because IT can be a very strange trip
21. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Votes: 724,800 | Gross: $46.36M
22. Rollerball (1975)
Approved | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
Votes: 24,727 | Gross: $30.00M
In help desk you should use karate and hapkido techniques "with special attention to deathblows"
23. Mars Attacks! (1996)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.
Votes: 224,401 | Gross: $37.77M
Integrating systems like asking the Martians "why can't we all just get along?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPMmC0UAnj0#t=1m40s
25. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Thriller
Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Votes: 664,348 | Gross: $24.61M
If you think IT is a rough job... Well it could be worse.
26. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Votes: 670,330 | Gross: $100.55M
Help Desk vs Callers... Aliens vs Humans... If only we all had a bit of Amy Adams and could learn to speak each other's language.