Question of the Week: Favorite Coding-related Movies/TV Shows

What are your favorite coding-related movies and/or TV shows? :tv:

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Recently, as in yesterday, I started watching Halt and Catch Fire. Only a few episodes in, but so far I am finding it pretty good! Will report back once I finish the series in full… might be a while :wink:

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Not terribly coding-related, but The IT Crowd was pretty good/funny. :laughing:

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Love this. These are my all-time personal favorites. :slight_smile:

Shows:

Movies:

Documentaries:

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TV: The IT Crowd

Movies:

2001: A Space Odyssey
War Games

Documentary:
Citizenfour

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My favorite TV show when I was little that involved some coding was Wild Kratts

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A couple of retro films in my mix of favorites:

Movies:
War Games (1983)
D.A.R.Y.L (1985)

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Most of the Big Bang Theory episodes. All are my favorite.

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Back in the late 1990s there was an animated series (one of the first fully computer-generated animated serials) out of Canada called “ReBoot”, about all the characters that lived in the “mainframe”.

I’m not a huge fan of the new “live action” re-boot of ReBoot, but the animated one (billed as a kids’ show that aired on Saturday mornings) was always amusing, and had a lot of programming, CS, and EE in-jokes and references.

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Shows: Mr. Robot

Movies: Blackhat, Hackers and Cybergeddon. Not to mention The Algorithm.

Documentaries: The Hacker Wars

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I liked two series Mr Robot, and one that isn’t 100% coding, but it still involves programming is scorpion

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this movie was pretty cool:

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Just finished that show last week =‘/
It’s definitely a good one to watch.

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Devs is a HBO mini-series that does a pretty interesting take on programming

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I would also add the Netflix doc, The Social Dilemma.

I’m a data person. My interests lies in how these technologies become abused. I also need to see The Great Hack about the Cambridge Analytica/FB scandal.

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Ghost in the Shell === Anime 1996 (Original Adaptation and is amazing)
Ghost in the Shell === 2017 Movie adaptation with Scarlett Johansson (Netflix)
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 === 2020 (Netflix Animated)

Mr. Robot is also amazing :slight_smile:

Some other favorites of mine, albeit coding, hacking, AI === Blader Runner, Tron, Matrix, Wargames, Johnny Mnemonic, Ex-Machina :slight_smile:

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Startup (South Korean TV series) on Netflix is really good

https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81290293

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I liked The Unlisted on Netflix. It was not entirely about coding, but coding played a pretty important role in the turnout of events

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“Devs” on HBO GO is pretty good

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If you haven’t, you MUST see these two gems:

Sneakers (1992): There are too many secrets. What if you could open all of them?

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