If you’ve done even a little programming then you’re also good at finding ways to waste time watching things vaguely related to it. Admit it, you’ve spent at least a few hours watching videos about Android’s latest features or Chrome’s Internals even though you’ll never write a single line of code for either. Don’t worry, I’m not going to list a bunch of technical talks. We’re talking entertainment for after the work day. The following movies are stimulating to watch for those with a programming oriented mind.
Welcome to Macintosh
The IT Crowd
series 1, 2, and 3. 4 is available on iTunes for ten bucks. Lets face it, if you’ve done any programming at all then you’re also the go to IT person for your entire extended family. Over Thanksgiving I’m sure everyone one of you spent at least a few hours exercising the Tech Support Cheat Sheet. The main focus of this show quickly diverges from IT, but each episode still includes references to nerd popculture.
We Live in Public
Netflix Streaming? Yes I had to include it, this one is sentimental for me. It was the first movie I had seen that showed computer nerds in an enviable light and not as pariahs being put in lockers. The brief sensual scene with Angelina Jolie made this a childhood favorite.
Pirates of Silicon Valley
but you can watch it on Google Video. Yea I can’t believe that’s still around either. I’ll admit it, I’m too young to have actually been paying attention when the events of this movie were actually taking place, it gives a nice synopsis of how Microsoft and Apple ended up where they were in the late 90’s.
and others like:
PRIMER(bet if u can understand the movie in one go)
First $20 Million is Always the Hardest (2002)
Colossus - The Forbin Project
hackers 2 the take-down
History of Hacking - Documentary (on Google Videos).
Hacking the Democracy
That’s it! Please let me know if you have any other favorites that I did not list in the comments below. I’ll watch them, and if I get enough suggestions I’ll post a second list in the future.