8 Movies Computer Scientists Will Enjoy

Below you will find movies that might interest you as a computer scientist. Some documentary and history on how computers came to be what they are today, as well as the mega tech companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple. One movie is about data analytics being used to create a great team on a budget using data analytics, which is one of the hottest job titles for 2017, that is a mixture of computer science, statistics, databases, and sometimes machine learning . While the majority of these movies are actual events that have already taken place there are others that makes you think outside the box to a possible future with computers and artificial intelligence.

Triumph of the Nerds

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Triumph of the Nerds is a 1996 British/American television documentary, produced by John Gau Productions and Oregon Public Broadcasting for Channel 4 and PBS. It explores the development of the personal computer in the United States from World War II to 1995.

Pirates of Silicon Valley

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A biographical look at the men who made the world of technology what it is today, and what it took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Corporation and Microsoft Inc.

The Social Network

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In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend (Andrew Garfield). Based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires.”

Steve Jobs The Man In The Machine

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The_Man_in_the_Machine Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine is a documentary film about Steve Jobs directed and produced by Alex Gibney. -Wikipedia

The Internship

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After old-school salesmen Billy and Nick find themselves downsized, Billy decides that, despite their complete lack of technological savvy, they should work for Google. The friends somehow manage to finagle internships at the Internet giant and promptly head out to Silicon Valley. Viewed with disdain by most of their fellow interns, Billy and Nick join forces with the rest of the misfit “nooglers” to make it through a series of competitive team challenges. This movie gives a glimpse of what it’s like to work for one of Silicon Valley most successful companies.

The Matrix I,II,III

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Neo believes that Morpheus , an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question — What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity , a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life. This may be a glimpse of the future for Artificial Intelligence.

Money Ball

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Billy Beane general manager of the Oakland A’s, one day has an epiphany: Baseball’s conventional wisdom is all wrong. Faced with a tight budget, Beane must reinvent his team by outsmarting the richer ball clubs. Joining forces with Ivy League graduate Peter Brand Beane prepares to challenge old-school traditions. He recruits bargain-bin players whom the scouts have labeled as flawed, but have game-winning potential using data analytics. Based on the book by Michael Lewis.

The Imitation Game

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In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma — which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable.

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