As the world continuously shifts towards technology and becomes more and more dependent on it, it is necessary to understand the role it plays in our society. That is something which films help us in doing. The culture of sci-fi films has been there for very long but those films used to be about aliens and all. It is only in this century that filmmakers have given attention to the concept of technology. The software industry has grown by heaps and bounds and the producers have taken advantage of that to do good business and earn loads of money. Now, these films have sort of separated themselves from others and created their own class.
As evident from films like ‘E.T.’, the vision has always been there but the new discoveries and the advent of high-tech computers have eased the process of filmmaking. And directors and producers alike have used this opportunity to explore new boundaries and touch new concepts such as engineering. A lot more movies are being made on geeks than one can imagine; it’s almost as if the geeks and nerds are the modern superheroes with the power of science. I know for a fact that software engineers are into films and watch them very often. And any tech-related films or films which involve even one scene of coding are like icing on the cake for them. Hence, no doubt, there are plenty of good films out there that can impress a normal software engineer. With all that said now, here’s is the list of best movies for software engineers. You can watch several of these software movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
15. Tron: Legacy (2010)
One can be certain that any film having video games will surely please a software engineer as long as it is good. And ‘Tron: Legacy’ is more than good. Sequel to the 1982 film ‘Tron’, it sends a guy named Sam into his father’s game to rescue him and bring him back from the virtual world. It is the classic case of a man getting trapped in his own game. But with good visual effects and story, ‘Tron: Legacy’ makes for a fun ride.
14. War Games (1983)
‘WarGames’ just shows the very common scenario where a young kid with good hacking skills causes a potential threat to the whole world. Here, high school student David Lightman unintentionally accesses a supercomputer which predicts the outcomes of a nuclear war. He creates a simulation which the supercomputer soon begins turning into reality and the hacker has to then battle the supercomputer to stop another World War from happening. An engaging screenplay along with good performances from the cast make the film worth watching