10 tech movies that actually got technology right

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any tech geek with a good sense of computing and programming would love to watch tech movies. But sometimes this can be frustrating, as these movies can sometimes showcase technology in a very lucrative way that can be wrong in many ways that can frustrate the viewer instead of intriguing. But, there are some which can serve the good stuff without having you to regret about the falsification of facts and technology. So, here is a list of top tech movies of all time that will leave you satisfied and surprised:

Metropolis (1927)

This can be credited as the first-ever sci-fi movie to portray a dystopian future shows the class difference. The movie shows the growing difference between the rich and the poor as societies become more and more civilized. Directed by Fritz Lang, it shows how formidable and unbearable the world becomes because of the growing industrialization and the greed of the selfish people in power. It also predicts the twisted use of technology and how this brings a lot of hue and cry throughout the whole world.

Genre: Sci-fi/Drama

IMDb rating: 8.3/10

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

This movie created way back in the 1960s predicted certain things about the 21st century which turned out to be pretty true. The use of cell phones and laptops, for example, showed that the director, Stanley Kubrick's mind was way ahead of its time. The movie shows the deep reckoning on the nature of humanity in 2001. The movie is a perfect example of classic science fiction masterpiece. 

Genre: Sci-fi/Adventure

IMDb rating: 8.3/10

Inception (2010)

Establishing itself as one of the best sci-fi movies for modern tech geeks, this movie does it all correct. Created by the genius, Christopher Nolan, the movie creates a perfect blend between fantasy and reality. The use of the ultimate mind-boggling technique of dream inside a dream, it creates a masterpiece so dreamy and unreal that sometimes you have to remind yourself that this is not a dream.

Genre: Sci-fi/Action

IMDb rating: 8.8/10

WarGames (1983)

The eerily interesting question of “Shall we play a game?” made a nerdy kid to set-off a nuclear war. This is the premise of the movie, WarGames, which showed a kid launching thermo-nuclear war by accepting to play a game. The movie shows a hacker who thinks that he is hacking a game developer’s database for early access of titles but instead he breaks into the US military systems.

Genre: Thriller/Sci-fi

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

The Social Network (2010)

“Taking the social experience of college and putting it online” –this simple idea was the beginning of the social media. The film accurately (except for the deposition scenes) depicts the founding of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. But this is not only about Facebook; it also revolves around the themes of friendship, loyalty, jealously, class and power. Made six years after Facebook's debut, this movie is so good it made it to the top of almost every movie list at that time.

Genre: Drama/History

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Her (2013) 

It’s a simple story of a man and an artificially intelligent operating system falling in love. The romantic drama between Theodore Twombly and the AI operating system named Samantha made the movie to get nominated for five Oscars. The budding romance between these two and the anticipation that whether they will upgrade themselves, will get the audience all hooked up to the screen.

Genre: Romance/Sci-fi

IMDb rating: 8/10

Minority Report (2002)

This Steven Spielberg film shows certain cops with precognitive abilities stopping crimes before they even happen. There are some cool techs used in this film out of which some are used today but some are yet to be invented. The Tom Cruise starring movie will leave up awestruck!

Genre: Sci-fi/Action

IMDb rating: 7.6/10

Blade Runner (1982)

"All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain”, this sci-fi world is a close replica of today's society. We may not have flying cars but still, the world of 2019 as shown in the movie is not far beyond the real 2019 year. Directed by Ridley Scott, this movie shows how the protagonist, Harrison Ford tracks down human clones that have gone rogue.

Genre: Sci-fi/Action

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

The Truman Show (1998)

Have you thought of the fact that someone might be following you? If yes, then did you know that there is a syndrome called The Truman Show Delusion? This movie gave birth to that peculiar name. It shows a man who is completely oblivious of the fact that he is being continuously watched and broadcasted as a reality show. We all are surrounded by cameras, CCTVs and drones, but to have that in that time and the person not knowing about it is chilling.

Genre: Comedy/Drama

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

Iron Man (2008)

We can't possibly close the list without mentioning Iron Man. It can be said as the first MCU movie, but it is a great movie about futuristic technologies and the marvelous genius, playboy, billionaire, philanthropist Tony Stark created an exoskeleton suit in a cave with just a bunch of scrap.

Genre: Action/Sci-fi

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

These are some of the movies about technology which in my opinion are the true depictions of science and technology. But surely, there are more which should be added to this list.

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