‘Man maketh the Machine.’ This single phrase can ignite discussions, debates, and arguments that may end up lasting hours, and still leave some room for interpretation and deliberation. Cinema about the dichotomous yet somewhat interesting nature of the relationship between Humanity and Technology has proven fertile ground for filmmakers, with many choosing to foray into futuristic scenarios. Deeply imaginative, yet captivating for their portrayal of such a scenario, these films often tend to have underlying philosophical, moral and prophetic tones.
Regardless, the science-fiction genre, and this theme in particular have spawned and given us some truly surreal movie experiences. With that said, here is the list of some really good movies technology movies. You can watch some of these best technology movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Videodrome (1983)
I stand at a loss of words trying to explain what or how this movie made me feel, but that can be said for most of David Cronenberg’s films. Perhaps the most bleak movie on this list, ‘Videodrome’ doesn’t have a ray of hope or a bright spot for humanity or for those looking for it, which is very unlike most of the movies on this list. The twisted narrative follows Max Renn, the CEO of a sleazy TV station who turns to broadcasting acts of extreme violence and sexual torture on his channel, under the show Videodrome, believing it to be ground breaking and profitable for his company. What follows is a bizarre sequence of events that lead to Max experiencing increasingly violent hallucinations caused by a tumor in his brain due to exposure to Videodrome. He realises Videodrome is more than just a show; it was the “socio-political battleground in which a war is being fought for control of the minds of the people of North America”, as told by one of the characters.
‘Videodrome’ is not very polite in depicting that human addiction to technology, television and means of media had gone too far. It instead delivers that message so overtly, it almost feels like a blow on the head. The twisted storyline and vision, violence that can be handful to some viewers and unsettling imagery might make it a difficult watch.
9. WALL·E (2008)