Oftentimes when you're feeling unmotivated, the best thing to do is step away from your work and get some perspective. You have to rediscover the \"why\" behind what you're doing. My strategy Watch a movie about tech. When I see characters discovering the magic of computers, it reminds me of my own intoxicating journey into the world of software. Here's a list of my 10 favorite movies about computers and technology. Every time I watch them I can't help but get excited about coding again. I hope they have the same effect on you.
No list of great tech movies would be complete with out David Fincher's The Social Network. The movie is adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, and fictionally portrays the founding of Facebook and the mess of lawsuits that followed. The film is beautifully shot, impeccably written and masterfully edited. It touches on a number of powerful issues such as desire for acceptance, intellectual property rights, misogyny in tech and the dark side of university social culture. At the Oscars, it received eight nominations, including Best Picture (which it should have won), Best Director (Fincher), and Best Actor (Eisenberg). It ended up winning three for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing.
Ex Machina is a refreshing take on the tired AI-gone-wrong sci-fi trope. Whereas most movies about artificial intelligence get stuck on the surface question of where draw the line between what makes intelligence \"artificial\" versus \"real\", Ex Machina goes deeper. The plot is essentially one big Turing Test, using the fictional discovery of \"strong AI\" to explore a fundamental anxiety that underpins all social interaction: does the person you're talking to really like you, or are they just faking it
Beyond its fascinating story, Ex Machina is a beautifully made movie. The cinematography is breathtaking, which is unsurprising given that the film was shot in a real remote hotel in Norway. Every time I watch this film I'm reminded of the power we software developers have to create beauty and meaning in the world. I'm also reminded of the tremendous responsibility with which this power comes. Ex Machina makes a subtle but powerful statement: be careful what you say to your computer.
A few words: This movie has some scenes with coding, malware analysis, networking, pen-testing, reverse TCP connection with the help of a rubber ducky, and other cool hacky stuff. I wasn't really hooked on it but I am not here to hate, and who am I to judge a movie, rightSo, in this movie, Thor is playing Chris Hemsworth who is playing an incarcerated black-hat hacker who is trying to catch a group of hackers that kinda blew up a nuclear power plant by using malware that he wrote. If he succeeds, he gets to walk free out of jail!
In this movie, you should not expect to see many hacking scenes but there are a few that count! Overall is a true masterpiece with all kinds of unexpected scenes. We are talking about funny, badass, romantic, sad, happy, and gory moments. We are talking about Stieg Larsson.
This movie took my breath away! The cast is A-class and the acting follows. Garland ( the director ) tackles this particular theme with confidence and wit and the result is a \"dazzling sci-fi thriller\" as the Guardian puts it. If you haven't seen it and you are in a serious mood. Jump right in! You are in for a treat.
The only reason that this movie is not in the top five is that it has not become a classic yet. This movie left me in awe, a slick German Cyber-thriller full of suspense, killing, partying, drugs, women, and computer-based action with a classic genius computer nerd (Benjamin), struggling to have a social life at the center of the hacker action.
Since we are in Germany let's continue with another German Hacker Film.23 is a film that left me in shock. I got goosebumps all over me when I realized what I was watching! At first I thought it was yet another old-school 90s hacker film. It had everything, Conpiracies, Drugs, Bad Guys, Russian Spies, Betrayal, Paranoia, Nuclear Warfare Scenarios, literally everything I am looking for in an underground German hacker film. But wait... This movie is based on the real story of **German Hacker Karl Koch**or as you may know him Hagbard . I'll stop here, I have already spoiled enough.
WikiLeaks Julian Assange Do any of these rings a bell The Fifth Estate is a movie that every conspiracy theory junkie should definitely watch! Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks, and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game.
Alan Mathison Turing was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.The Imitation Game is a 2014 Drama about Turing and how he played a crucial role in cracking intercepted coded messages that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazis in many crucial engagements, including the Battle of the Atlantic, and in so doing helped win the war.Overall, a beautiful movie and a must-watch.
The Pirate Bay, our favorite torrent website was taken down and 25 million users were left disappointed and alone, not knowing how to watch their favorite movie in 1080 blu-ray for free ( exaggerating ). Jokes aside, this documentary shows the rise and fall of The Pirate Bay, everyone who is using the website should watch it.
Video games, roller skating, underground Hacking communities, The Prodigy, an acid burn, a zero cool, and a Nikon combined give you the best movie representative of the hacker culture. Hackers is a cult classic that gets a lot of things right, especially the way kids were using technology in order to create their own communities. Their cyber worlds!
I know for a fact that some movies MUST be included in the list! But I haven't seen them yet! And since I am planning to keep updating this Article I will include them when I see them. If you are a Cinephile and you are into this genre don't hesitate to hit me up anywhere with a suggestion! I will find the free time and watch it.
In this list, I give you amazon links, but some movies might not be accessible from your country and that's a huge bummerThere is a Hack around that restriction. Its name
Star Trek: The Motion Picture was the first Star Trek movie, released in 1979. As well as the novelization there was a comic adaptation, all released in December with the film. The novelization is the only Star trek novel directly credited to Gene Roddenberry. It was the first of hundreds of Star Trek releases by Pocket Books, although it was actually published while the license still belonged to Bantam Books; as a result, the next Pocket Books release did not occur until 1981, after the final Bantam publications.
Director: David FincherStarring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton, Paul McGannTheatrical Cut: 114 minutesThe Assembly Cut: 145 minutes What's different The Assembly Cut may be a far closer approximation of what David Fincher initially intended for his ill-fated third Alien movie, but the director's fingerprints are nowhere near it. Created for the Alien Quadrilogy box set in 1993 (and enhanced with new dialogue and colour correction for the Blu-ray in 2010), the cut adds 37 minutes of new footage and while Fincher declined to be involved, he did give the endeavour his blessing, reversing as it did some of the alterations and re-shoots that had been forced on him by the studio prior to release. The result is the most extensive alternate version of any of the Alien films, not only adding footage but rearranging existing sequences and replacing several more. In the new version, the discovery of Ripley's escape pod is entirely different; the Alien gestates inside an impregnated ox, rather than a dog; and an entire subplot is restored, in which Paul McGann's murderous Golic (who simply vanishes in the theatrical cut) assists and protects the alien, changing the death circumstances of several inmates. In addition, there's greater characterisation across the board and Ripley's death, plummeting into the furnace, is no longer sullied by the chestburster conveniently erupting from her sternum at that precise moment. Which one should I watchNeither film can be considered a masterpiece but the Assembly Cut is a marked improvement on the version that landed in cinemas. The inmates' culture and religious beliefs are better explored, the prisoners themselves are more developed, and more coherent plotting gives the film a better structure, more substance and added suspense. Had this been the version that greeted audiences in 1992 it would still have been a pale imitation of Aliens, but a marked improvement on the film we actually got.
Director: Bryan SingerStarring: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender Theatrical Cut: 131 minutesThe Rogue Cut: 148 minutesWhat's differentThe theatrical cut of Days Of Future Past contained one notable omission: Rogue. Anna Paquin's character, who had been such an integral part of the first movie and a firm fan favourite, found her entire arc on the cutting room floor. It wasn't until the 2015 Rogue Cut that the skunk-haired mutant's storyline was restored, with Iceman, Xavier and Magneto staging a jailbreak to spring her from the former X-mansion after Kitty is injured by Wolverine. After liberating her from captivity (where Iceman meets a sticky end), Rogue then takes over from Kitty to keep Logan's consciousness in the past. In addition, we get an extra scene with Mystique, who returns to the X-mansion in the past, pretending to rekindle her love affair with Beast before taking the opportunity to destroy Cerebro.It's not difficult to see why the Rogue sequences were cut. Having