8 Movies/TV series Every Programmer Should Watch

The magic of movies is simply enchanting. Although it’s a pure form of imagination and creativity, more often than not, the cinema industry is a combination of entertainment, education and inspiration. Moreover, like any art form, it has a different way of connecting to different people. Of course, the very same principle applies to programmers as well. Just a fun pastime or a source of motivation, give this list of movies a try!


IMDb 7.7/10

The movie is based on the true story about Facebook and its creator – Mark Zuckerberg (then a Harvard undergraduate). But the world’s youngest billionaire (Jesse Eisenberg) is accused by the Winklevoss twins of stealing their idea and finds himself drifting away in his relationships and problems.


IMDb 8.5/10

In the high-tech rush of the world-famous Silicon Valley, the people who are supposed to be qualified enough to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Therefore, this comedy TV series follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, who is trying to develop his own company named Pied Piper.


IMDb 8.0/10

The film came out in 2014 and was an Oscar winner. It revolves around the true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), a British mathematician, who joins the cryptography team to decipher the German enigma code. Furthermore, with the help of his fellow mathematicians, he builds a machine to crack the codes or in other words – the very first computer!


IMDb 8.0/10

Yet again an Oscar winner is the film “Her”. Set in Los Angeles, in the near future, it follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who falls in love with his computer’s highly advanced operating system.


IMDb 6.2/10

Benedict Cumberbatch’s second appearance in our list is marked by the thriller film based on the story of Internet activists Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Above all, they both team up to create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak classified data related to government and corporate crimes.


IMDb 7.7/10

A little reappearance of the main topic in “Her”, “EX Machina” is a thought provoker, centered around Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson). This young programmer gets a chance to become a part of a strange scientific experiment where he is expected to assess artificial intelligence by interacting with a female robot (Alicia Vikander).


IMDb 8.5/10

This pretty intriguing TV series follows Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Things are on crossroads when he is recruited to destroy the firm he is paid to protect.


IMDb 7.2/10

Alicia Vikander’s husband – Michael ‎Fassbender, stars as Steve Jobs in the latest biopic. This movie rivals many previous creative projects including Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher. Nevertheless, they all follow the behind of scenes environment of Apple. In other words, the surroundings are dominated by the challenging persona of the world-renowned businessman and ideologist.

All in all, if you are like us and love a good story, don’t hesitate to check out one of these suggestions right away!