Top 7 Movies Every Programmer Must Watch

Top 7 Movies Every Programmer Must Watch

Hey, Everyone, I am Prakash Mishra, I would like to tell you some of the best Movies for every die-hard fan of programming as well as if you are interested in learning about technologies then these movies is totally for you.

Generally, most of the peoples loved to watch movies for releasing stress, or if it is related to their passion that’s why programmers loved to watch movies related to programming or any technologies.

Also if You are not a programmer or don’t know anything about programming, you can also watch these movies for fun and informative too.

Without any further delays following is the list of all the movies:

1. The Imitation game

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 saves people’s lives. This movie is amazing for every programmer.

2. The Social Network

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.

3. Jobs


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.

4. Pirates of Silicon Valley

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.

Hence, this is one of the best movies on this list and highly recommended for all the viewers.

5. Snowden


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.

6. The Matrix

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.

7. Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

It’s an American Comedy Television series which 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. Hackers
  6. Takedown
  7. Tron
  8. Source Code
  9. Ex Machina
  10. Her


I hope you enjoyed the list. 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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