Most of the movies, if not all, contain an element of technology because, quite simply, it has become an essential part of our everyday lives.
The pace with which film technology is evolving is commendable, especially when the subject matter of films revolves around technology. A lot of tech movies now are being made keeping in mind the tech audience – an audience that continues to grow in a large number in a relatively small period of time.
For the same tech audience, we bring a list of some best tech movies ever made in the history of cinema.
We know you love being a tech-geek and have an abundant love for the cinema. When there are so many tech movies being made now, could you be any happier?
In no particular order, here’s the mind-boggling list for you!
Minority Report (2002)
Released in back 2002, Minority Report contains a realistic and reasonable projection of how the world would look in 2054. This movie has been highly influenced by technology and features advanced technological systems with the help of which a trio of gifted humans see crimes being committed before they’re actually committed. Steven Spielberg, the director of the movie, worked with various technology researchers and innovators while making the film and designing its interfaces.
The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network tells the story of the founders of social networking giant, Facebook. The movie not only centers around founding story of Facebook but also portrays the resulting lawsuits. If you’re interested in knowing how your favorite social media platform came into being, then this tech movie should definitely be on your watch list!
Iron Man (2008)
It goes without saying how incredibly well Iron Man and its sequel, Iron Man 2, has performed at the box office. It is, undoubtedly, one of the best comic book movies of all time. We made it a point to include the movie on this list because Tony Stark, an engineer and an inventor, builds an Iron Man out of scrap metal. Furthermore, his company, Stark Industries, has some of the coolest gadgets. Now why would a tech geek miss out on this movie?
The movie, Wall-E, is an animated movie, centering around a lonely, forgotten robot who manages to find love and life. The crux of the movie is quite thought-provoking and shows how we’re all treating our planet. With stunning visuals, one can easily feel the presence of technology in it. It explains how technology has made our lives easier but at the same time, how we have become so much dependent on digital gadgets while neglecting the real-world experience.
Avatar, one of the most successful fantasy/sci-fi movies of all time, is also technically impressive. Directed by James Cameron, the movie has been shot using a 3D camera system, offering a perfect amalgamation of animation and live action to the viewers. It speaks all about the journey. The spectacular visuals, especially in 3D, leaves the audience in awe. Without any doubt, this movie has set a benchmark for how technology should be used in a movie going forward.
Revolving around several different stories happening at once and sporadically converging, Disconnect is a movie that shows how technology is affecting the lives of people. Several cyber issues have been explored in this movie such as cyber-bullying, over-sharing on social networks, online pornography, identity theft, and our overdependence on smartphones. Being a tech enthusiast, you will surely love watching the darker side of the technology in this movie.