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6 Amazing Movies for Computer Science Enthusiasts

It’s natural for students to get inspired by the innovations that are happening around the world. However, there are many inventions that were made in the reel world before the real world. The very idea of ‘beaming’ a person or driverless cars were there in films much before they became a reality. If you are a computer science enthusiast or a student pursuing  B Sc. Computer Science, there are many fascinating films that will enhance your love for learning.

Here we share with you 6 amazing movies that will entertain the computer science enthusiast in you:

1.Pirates of Silicon Valley

This movie is definitely among the best programming movies of all time. Released in 1999, the movie unfolds how personal computers were designed. You will find the movie intriguing because it also shows the rivalries between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. The movie showcases the impact that the rivalry had on the development of personal computers.

Note: A must-watch for those who want to know how personal computers were developed.

2. The Matrix

The Keanu Reeves-starrer movie, The Matrix, is one of the best movies of all time. It is one of the first movies to shed light on hacker subcultures and cyberpunks. The movie shows a future where the future is controlled by machines. The movie influenced a large number of students to pursue programming.

3. Minority Report

In the film, the protagonist, played by Tom Cruise, is accused of committing a crime he has not committed. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film shows a specialised police department that apprehends criminals even before they commit the crime. The film combines high concept ideas with action and sci-fi fabric. A wonderful movie recommendation for those who love futuristic concepts and experimentation with surreal ideas.

4. The Imitation Game

Featuring actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game is an academy award-winning film. If you are fascinated to learn about machine learning, this movie is a must-watch for you. It depicts the concept of the development of artificial intelligence. Moreover, it shows the developer of modern computers, Alan Turing’s contribution to the development of computer science and data manipulation.

5. The Social Network

The movie depicts how Mark Zuckerberg came up with the idea for Facebook. It shows his life at Harvard University as a student. If you are into coding, you will resonate with the hard work that goes into writing software code. Moreover, the movie is a perfect inspirational story for those who wish to start their own entrepreneurial ventures.

6. The Internship

This 2013 movie revolves around two middle-aged men who lose their jobs. The story takes a twist as they are chosen for Google’s competitive internship program. The movie depicts a lot of fun elements when both the characters have to compete with a young group of tech geniuses.  This movie has an inspirational message. The film shows that nobody is too old to adapt to new technologies.

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