Top 9 Tech Movies Every Programmer Must Watch In 2021

Are you every die-hard fan of programming and love to watch tech movies or web series then this post is for you

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Basically, movies are the best way to relieve your stress because you relate your life to every incident isn’t correct? Every programmer/coder loves to watch tech movies that are based on technologies, languages and upcoming technologies.

Tech movies inspire you to be a smarter and a better person, or in our case a better programmer. Today, when the world is hyper-connected, movies are the best way to see through them.

Without any further delays following is the list of all the tech movies that are really amazing:

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It is a science fiction action-adventure film and one of the best tech movies that were released in 1982. The direction was by Steven Lisberger from a story by Lisberger and starred by Jeff Bridges as a computer programmer. 

Basically, the Movie shows how Jeff Bridges get sucked in the computer world and tries to escape from there by interacting with the computer world. lastly, he manages to get skipped from this computer world and return to the normal world by applying his knowledge. This turns out to be the best movie to watch for the programmers as it teaches us to apply our tech knowledge in different situations. 

The Imitation Game

It is a historical movie that was released in the year 2014 whose director is Morten Tyldum and written by Graham Moore.

The Imitation Game portrays the life of Alan Mathison Turing, A British mathematician, who made major contributions to mathematics and many more. He and his team invent the Worlds First Computer which explains the German enigma code.

In the time of World War II, It was said that the invention of this computer plays a very huge role to win that war and also saves people’s lives. This movie is amazing for every programmer.

At the end of the tech movies, it is shown Alan and his team come up with a way to decode the German Enigma Code. It can turn out to be the best movie for programmers. 

The Social Network

It is a biographical drama film that was released in the year 2010 whose director is David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin.

Everyone heard about the social networking website Facebook and the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg.

This Movie is all about the true story of how Facebook grew as a business and what are the various difficulties he had faced at that time. It also tells us all the achievements of Mark Zuckerberg by learning programming languages. Any programmer will love to watch this movie as it shows a clear dedication to achieving one’s goals. 


It is an American biographical drama that was released in the year 2013 and it was based on the life of Steve Jobs, founder of APPLE company. Basically, this movie portrays the important incidents of his life right from his college to his personal life.

In this movie, you will get to know how Apple became the business enterprise that is today. It is an inspirational movie for all programmers. Ashton Kutcher who played the role of Steve Jobs is tremendous.

Hence, this is highly recommended to watch for programmers as well as Apple enthusiasts. The movie not only shows the success story of Jobs but also shows the vision and motivation of jobs to change the world. 

Pirates Of Silicon Valley

It is an American biographical drama movie that was released in the year 1999 whose director is Martyn Burke whereas Noah Wyle played the role of Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates.

This drama is based on the book Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer, which tells you all the rivalry between Bill Gates(Microsoft) and Steve Jobs(Apple) for the development of personal computers. Basically, it will tell you all the story of how the personal computer was designed by giants like Microsoft and Apple.

The Movie begins with IBM in the early 1980s. At that time the IBM was unbeatable in the field of computing. And at that time the Steve Jobs set up their own company named “Apple” and started making computers in the garage. Ultimately the movie shows the ideology and methodology both of them used for making the line of the computer and now they are one of the top software companies in the world. 


This tech movie is really amazing it’s totally based on Hacking. There is a girl named Alex is a young Ukranian immigrant, who supports his parents by doing illegal jobs on the internet.

The movie is released in 1995 whose director is Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller. This movie was released when the usage of the internet was not famous. The movie shows how few high school student uses their tech knowledge for corporate extortion. The movie got mixed reviews from critics but it was a masterpiece for programmers and security enthusiasts. 


Basically, It’s a biological thriller movie that was released in 2016 whose director is Oliver Stone and written by Stone and Kieron. Firstly, it was based on the real-life story of Edward Snowden who was working as an NSA employee.

One of the NSA employees leaked highly classified information and a lot of documents to the public. It was based on two books i.e.

  1. The Snowden Files by Luke Harding.
  2. Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

The Matrix

It’s an American science action film which was directed by the Wachowskis. This is one of the best movies for programmers especially those who are interested in Hacking.

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

Silicon Valley

It’s an American Comedy Television series that was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky.

This series is based on Richard Hendricks, a Programmer who create an app named Pied Piper, and how he survives his company while facing a lot of competition from other huge companies.

Specifically, these movies are some of the best movies for every programmer to watch. Firstly, The Matrix is one of the best movies from my point of view. Secondly, The Social Network and Jobs movie is totally based on how you can start your own startup and what are the difficulties you have to face.

The following are some more programming movies which you can watch in your free time.

  1. The Fifth Estate
  2. War Games
  3. Antitrust
  4. The Internship
  5. Takedown
  6. Source Code
  7. Ex Machina
  8. Her


All these programming movies are fun to watch but at the same time are informative as well. Hope you find it useful. Share this list with all your friends, family so that everyone can watch these movies. These movies are funny as well as informative too. Comment down if I have missed any movies and if you want to share your thoughts regarding these movies then you can also comment so that it helps everyone.

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