What Bloggers & Geeks Can Learn From Movies

Bloggers learn from their experience, from their mistakes, and many more. I picked up some movies (both hollywood and bollywood) from where you can learn some stuffs like blogging tips and SEO tips. Also mentioned some movies where you can learn some leadership skills.

Some excerpts are taken from respective blog posts. Credit goes to the respective author and all the movie names have hyperlinks, feel free to check the complete blog post. Cheers.


Avatar#1 – Avatar : Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver.

Jeremy Schoemaker, “It hit me on the way home from the movie theater. Its the same story as the 1990 smash hit Dances With Wolves. Just like with movies and books their are no new methods/ideas . Just alterations of what has worked for ever.”

You can also check the 7 things we should learn from the movie Avatar.


Kung Fu Panda#2 – Kung Fu Panda : Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Here the author tells you how and where Kung Fu Panda movie reveals SEO secret. There is no secret of SEO, all the available information on SEO blogs are more than sufficient to understand about SEO. All you’ve to do is, work hard in using them.


Inception#3 – Inception : Inception is a 2010 American science fiction action film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, and many.

The hero is a good-looking geek — and so is his female colleague. Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) works with a team of hackers — including a really smart, beautiful female geek — who together set out to hack wetware, rather than software.


3 Idiots#4 – 3 Idiots : 3 Idiots is a 2009 Bollywood comedy film directed by Rajkumar Hirani. 3 Idiots stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, and Kareena Kapoor.

Do work with Passion and Choice : This applies to every blogger. If you can point out best part of yours like which are the best topics you can write about it. You should find your strength and understanding about Subject.


pixar#5 – Pixar – Studio : Pixar Animation Studios is an American CGI animation film studio based in Emeryville, California, United States.

Pixar is as close to a constant learning organization as there is, with a proven ability to reinvent and a genuine cultural humility. Google’s founders could learn from Pixar’s founder and president Ed Catmull’s prolonged and determined efforts.

Also check “Can We Learn From Pixar?” by Dave West.


Once Upon A Time In Mumbai#6 – Once Upon A Time In Mumbai : Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai is a 2010 Bollywood drama film, starring Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, and Kangana Ranaut.

You must listen the Dialog that “Himmat batai nahi Dikhai jati hai” in the same manner when we want to blog about something then we must have guts to write our own and creative content. You must listen 100 times that Content is KING.


The Queen#7 -The Queen : The Queen is a 2006 British-French historical drama film directed by Stephen Frears, written by Peter Morgan, and starring Helen Mirren as the title role, Queen Elizabeth II.

1st lesson is about the recognition of who holds the power. The Queen was born into power at a time when the values based on tradition were upheld. 2nd lesson is about the importance of encouraging dialogue and information sharing as a leader.


The Social Network Movie#8 – The Social Network : The Social Network (2010) is about the founders of the popular social-networking website, Facebook. I’m in love with its tagline “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”.

This movie was all about entrepreneurship. If you have a force and a reason driving you, great things can be achieved in your life. It’s like a fire inside you, and all entrepreneurs know what I am talking about. It cannot be bought or learned. You are either born an entrepreneur, or you are not.


The Karate Kid Movie#9 – The Karate Kid (1984) : The Karate Kid is a 1984 coming-of-age film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen. Story : A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Miyagi taught Daniel through hard work and repetition. Though it appeared to Daniel he was being used as cheap labor – waxing Miyagi’s old cars – he actually was learning basic karate blocking techniques. Social media is similar in that the best way to improve is through practice and hard work.

Also check : Five Lessons Every Small Business Can Learn from the Karate Kid


The Wrestler#10 – The Wrestler : The Wrestler is a 2008 drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Robert D. Siegel, and starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, and Ernest Miller.

“The Wrestler” was produced for under six million dollars and shot, in part, on a hand-held camera by director Darren Aronofsky. Sometimes, you don’t have resources beyond what is in front of you. Make the most out of everything you have and find free alternatives when possible.

Example: Why buy Adobe Photoshop for $700 when you can download GIMP and learn how to use it for free?


#11 – The Girl With Dragon Tattoo : The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an American film adaptation of the novel of the same name (orig. Män som hatar kvinnor) by the late Swedish author/journalist Stieg Larsson.

Girl With Dragon Tatoo

At one point in the movie, a man lies under a car. Having just flown off the side of the road, both he and the car are demolished, gasoline is spilling out everywhere . . . and he waits, watching, trapped. Finally there’s a spark . . . and then fire, total combustion.


At one point in the movie, a man lies under a car. Having just flown off the side of the road, both he and the car are demolished, gasoline is spilling out everywhere . . . and he waits, watching, trapped. Finally there’s a spark . . . and then fire, total combustion.

What IT leaders can learn from Hollywood?

To get you started on the road to becoming a presentation star, it’s important to realize that when you get up in front of a room of people you are no longer a corporate manager. Even when it’s a small meeting, as the presenter you are now “on stage.” Like it or not, you are cast in the role of entertainer/storyteller. And in that role of storyteller you need a story to tell.


Small Business Lessons We Can Learn from Watching Movies

Movies have a big impact on our everyday life. The movie “Avatar” now has grossed over $600M in sales. In fact, technology has increased our appetite to watch to entertain ourselves since we can now watch not only on television, but on computers and smartphones.

There’s no reason to feel guilty about watching a movie, thinking you should be working instead. You can actually learn about business by watching movies (and that’s more than firing people in “Up In The Air”!)


Also recommended “5 Social Media Lessons I Learned from Working with a Hollywood Actress” from Copy Blogger.

Do you any similar experience? Have you learned anything from any movie? Please share it in the comments!

20+ Sites To Download Subtitles for Movies and TV Series

MoviesEarlier I prepared a simple tutorial for watching movies and TV Series with subtitles.

You can try this simple tutorial if you are not aware of syncing subtitles with media player.

Movies For Geeks & Bloggers :

  • What Bloggers & Geeks Can Learn From Movies
  • Movies Based On Robotics And Machines
  • Updated List Of Movies Based On Computers And Technology

In this article I’m going to share 20+ Cool websites for downloading subtitles for movies (including DivX, DVD, HDTV and other HD formats) and TV Series. I could have easily picked the top 5 sites and mentioned here, but many times the subtitles we download won’t sync wit the audio (solution here), so I provided all the famous ones here.

All the sites have subtitles in different leading languages.

1. Moviesubtitles.org

Moviesubtitles
Moviesubtitles.org

Here you can find subtitles for the most popular movies and TV films. Subtitles are available in multiple languages. All subtitles here are packed with WinZip, you must unpack to use it. To watch DivX/XviD movies with subtitles you first need to install a DirectShow filter for Windows Media Player which is called DirectVobSub. The largest collection of subtitles for movies Here you can find subtitles for the most popular movies and TV films.


2. Subscene

Subscene
Subscene

Subscene is one of the largest subtitles databases on the net. Search for subtitles to your favorite coded(divx/xvid) movie. We have a collection of more than 319265 subtitles. You need to enable JavaScript in order to upload or download subtitles! Be sure that the following two settings are enabled.


3. Open Subtitles

Open Subtitles
Open Subtitles

Subtitles free download for DivX movies, search in many languages from a multi-language website. Thousands of translated subtitles for XviD movies and TV series. You can download tonnes of DivX subtitles from the biggest Open Subtitles database.


4. Subtitles for Divx and DVD Movies

Subtitles Images
Subtitles for DivX and DVD Movies

Divx and DVD subtitles in many languages including English, German and Czech. In this website you can download subtitles for divx and dvd movies in many languages. It contains thousands of subtitles in all the leading languages but unfortunately not organized in a easy or proper way.


5. DivX Titles

DivX Titles
DivX Titles

DivxTitles.com is a place where you will find every single DVD or DivX subtitle you are looking for. You don’t need to register in order to download. Just find it and download it. There are 135218 DVD and DivX subtitles in their database so its unlikely you will not be able to find subtitle for your movie or tv show.


6. DivX Subtitles

DivX Subtitles
DivX Subtitles

DivX Subtitles is one of the best places on net where you can download subtitles for DivX, DVD and HDTV. If you want to download DVD, HDTV and DivX subtitles in DivX Subtitles, use the SEARCH option. To upload subtitles, you need to register first and of course, it’s free.


7. Subtitles Box

Subtitles Box
Subtitles Box

Get the newest movie subtitles, download box office movies trailers, news & gossip. Subtitles Box prepared for your use divx subtitles for your favorite movies, free subtitles downloads, movie & subtitles news and gossip, actors and celebrities profiles update, hot new stories about movies and movie stars, a divx subtitles calendar with all the hot dates in movie industry this year.


8. Any Subs

Any Subs
Any Subs

Any Subs provides lots of DivX subtitles of movies and series! Download freely the subs you need in any language! AnySubs.com (this site) provides direct free downloads and uploads of files, which we believe we are free to distribute. Registration on their site is free and nonobligatory, however, their encourage users to register and provide advanced functionality to them.


9. My Subtitles

My Subtitles
My Subtitles

In My Subtitles, you can download all the Subtitles of the DivX Movie Database hosted by MySubtitles.com. You can also upload subtitles by registering in My Subtitles. You can download all the latest subtitles for free.


10. All 4 DivX

All 4 DivX
All 4 DivX

All 4 DivX does not host subtitle files. It is similar to a search engine like Google. All 4 DivX does not link directly to a subtitle file. They provide links to other independent web pages that host subtitle files. This is a worthy subtitles site yet. Worth trying.


12. All Subs

All Subs
All Subs

All Subs contain all the subtitles in all the famous languages. Their aim is to become the biggest subtitles database on the Internet with a selection of over 1.7 million subtitles for virtually all the movies ever produced. You can download subtitles of all the DivX movies.


13. Get Subtitle

Get Subtitle
Get Subtitle

Getsubtitle.com is the one of the largest subtitles database in the world today, well almost I came say. At Get Subtitle you can easily download all the subtitles for your DVD movies and DivX movies. You can also download subtitles for TV Series in Get Subtitle.


14. Subtitle Online

Subtitle Online
Subtitle Online

At SubtitleOnline.com you are able to download subtitles for about 500 TV series. It’s easy and absolutely free! Subtitles in English provided for every episode/season of every TV show. But we also provide subtitles in 11 different languages. You can also extend their library by submitting subtitles.


15. Movie Subtitles

Movie Subtitles
Movie Subtitles

This is your home for ultimate subtitle search with thousands of subtitles waiting for you to download. You can read some news below, search using the search boxes on the left or browse the movie list on the right. Just enjoy. Ultimate source of dvd movie subtitles and divx subtitles for your movie.


16. fsubs

fsubs
fsubs

fsubs is a free service that helps you search for multiple movie subtitles and automatically renames them for you. You can automatically unzip/extract the subtitle file. You don’t need to rename the downloaded subtitle file. Fsubs is similar to a search engine.


17. Best Subtitles

Best Subtitles
Best Subtitles

Best subtitles site, download free subtitles for your movies and series. New subtitles everyday. You can also select the desired or required language and then download the series and movies subtitles accordingly. 152502 subtitles and counting…


18. Get Me Subs

Get Me Subs
Get Me Subs

In Get Me Subs you can search subtitles by video release names or by file name for downloading easily. GetMeSubs.com is a search engine for subtitles based on the file name or the release name. It does only link to websites that host subtitles and never hosts any content on its own server.


19. SubTitles & DivX World

Subtitles & DivX World
Subtitles & DivX World

SubTitles & DivX World – Subtitles International Exchange System. It is a huge international exchange system & archive with more than 25000 subtitles for thousands of movies on DVD, DivX movies, and other series. Registration is required to download movies subtitles.


20. 5Sub.com

5Sub.com
5Sub.com

5Sub.com is also another subtitles search engine. You can download also all the movie subtitles. You can also download them according to their languages, you can filter them so that it will easy for you to download.


21. SubDivX

SubDivX
SubDivX

SubDivX is also one of the leading websites for download latest movie DivX, DVD movies and other TV Series. You can also contribute SubDivX by uploading your subtitles. SubDivx does not condone piracy, divx therefore does not sell or facilitate the discharge of them.

Have you ever used any of these sites? Do you know any other sites? Please share it here then.

HOW TO: Watch Movies and TV Series With Subtitles

I was asked by my friend Tracy, “How to watch Movies and TV Series with Subtitles?” This is a common query on our MoviesDrop community as well.

I explained her briefly about the procedure and she recommended me to blog about it, so that it will be useful to her friends. In this article, I’m going to mention the simple steps for watching movies or TV Series with subtitles.

Update: MyDownloadTube is a cool website to check out some of the best movies out there, they have all the necessary collections here, so you don’t have to waste time visiting any other website.

MyDownloadTube

How To Watch Movies and TV Series With Subtitles?

#1 – First of all, you need a goddamn good media player. I highly recommend VLC Media Player.

#2 – Now you need to download the subtitles for the respective movie or TV Series. Here I recommend Subscene, where you can get all the latest and good subtitles in different languages.

#3 – You are almost done. Now go to the folder where the respective movie is.

If you have movie.avi then your subtitles must be located in same directory and renamed to movie.srt.

Subtitles
Same Filename

For example, if you have the movie Titanic (Titanic.avi) in a folder, then the subtitles must be located in the same folder and should have the name Titanic.srt.

If you want to watch a movie with two subtitles, say english and dutch, Then you need to rename subtitle files like movie.en.srt or movie.nl.srt

For Windows Media Player Users :

You can download a third-party freeware software called VobSub for better performance. Rest of the procedure same.

Facing Sync Problems?

Then you can try this freeware tool named Time Adjuster. It helps to sync your movie and the subtitle.

Do you know any other simple way to watch subtitles? Did you faced any problems while trying this simple tutorial?

Movies Based On Robotics And Machines

This article contains some of the top movies based on Robotics and Machines. Earlier, I wrote about movies based on computer hacking, technology and security. I love Robots and Machines though I’m not interested in Electronics and Electrical stuffs. I watched almost half of the movies, will watch the others after my 3rd semester exams. I arranged the movies by year wise. Most of the story synopsis taken from Yahoo! Movies and Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Please share your favorite movies based on robots, robotics and machines in the comments!

1. Surrogates (2009)

Surrogates
Surrogates (2009)

Starring : Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Boris Kodjoe, James Francis Ginty

Direction : Michael Bay

Distribution : Buena Vista Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language.

Story : Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


2. Transformers – Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

Transformers - Revenge Of The Fallen
Transformers - Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

Starring : Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox

Direction : Michael Bay

Distribution : DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language.

Story : With the help of the Autobots, the soldiers of NEST, and an old adversary-turned-ally, Sam and Mikaela must uncover the secret history of the Transformers presence on earth, and the sacrifices that have to be made to save it from an ancient threat sworn on returning here for revenge… an ancient Decepticon named THE FALLEN.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


3. Terminator Salvation (2009)

Terminator Salvation
Terminator Salvation (2009)

Starring : Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood

Direction : McG

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action and language.

Story : John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


4. Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man
Iron Man (2008)

Starring : Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges

Direction : Jon Favreau

Distribution : Paramount Pictures and Marvel

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content.

Story : When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


5. WALL-E (2008)

WALL-E
WALL-E (2008)

Starring : Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Garlin

Direction : Andrew Stanton

Distribution : Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

MPAA Rating : G

Story : After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, Wall-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named Eve.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


6. Transformers (2007)

Transformers
Transformers (2007)

Starring : Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox

Direction : Michael Bay

Distribution : DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language.

Story : An ancient struggle re-erupts on Earth between two extraterrestrial clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a young teenager.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


7. I, Robot (2004)

I, Robot
I, Robot (2004)

Starring : Will Smith, Alan Tudyk, Bridget Moynahan, Chi McBride, Bruce Greenwood

Direction : Alex Proyas

Distribution : 20th Century Fox

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for intense stylized action and some brief partial nudity.

Story : In the year 2035 a techno-phobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity. Detective Del Spooner is called out to investigate the apparent suicide of the scientist behind these robots.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


8. Terminator 3 : Rise of the Machines (2003)

Terminator 3 : Rise of the Machines
Terminator 3 : Rise of the Machines (2003)

Starring : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken, David Andrews

Direction : Jonathan Mostow

Distribution : Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI), Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution

MPAA Rating : R for strong violence, action, language and brief nudity.

Story : A decade has passed since John Connor helped Judgement Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now, 25, Connor lives “off the grid”–no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. Connor has no record of his existence.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


9. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)

Artificial Intelligence: AI
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)

Starring : Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O Connor, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas

Direction : Steven Spielberg

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for some sexual content and violent images.

Story : Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching to the point of creating realistic robots (called mechas) to serve him. One of the mecha-producing companies builds David, an artificial kid which…

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


10. Bicentennial Man (1999)

Bicentennial Man
Bicentennial Man

Starring : Sam Neill, Oliver Platt, Stephen Root, Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz

Direction : Chris Columbus

Distribution : Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI)

MPAA Rating : PG

Story : In the first decade of the new millennium, with advances in technology overtaking the sovereignty of human compassion, Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product, an android, is named Andrew by the youngest of the family’s children.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


11. Robocop 3 (1993)

Robocop 3 (1993)
Robocop 3 (1993)

Starring : Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy, CCH Pounder

Direction : Fred Dekker, Conrad Palmisano, David Silverman

Distribution : Orion Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Story : The mega corporation Omni Consumer Products is still bent on creating their pet project, Delta City, to replace the rotting city of Detroit. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the area have no intention of abandoning their homes simply for desires of the company.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


12. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Starring : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Earl Boen

Direction : James Cameron

Distribution : TriStar Pictures

MPAA Rating : R

Story : A decade after Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) destroyed the original Terminator, a second unstoppable killing machine (Arnold Schwarzenegger) arrives from the post-apocalyptic year 2029. But this time his mission is to stop an even deadlier Terminator.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


13. Robocop 2 (1990)

Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 2 (1990)

Starring : Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Jeff McCarthy, Felton Perry, Daniel O’Herlihy

Direction : Irvin Kershner, Conrad Palmisano

Distribution : Orion Pictures

MPAA Rating : R

Story : After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification closer and closer. But as this develops, a new narcotic known as “Nuke” invades the streets, leaded by God-delirious leader Kane. As this whole menac

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


14. Robocop (1987)

Robocop (1987)
Robocop (1987)

Starring : Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith

Direction : Paul Verhoeven, Mark Goldblatt

Distribution : Orion Pictures, Showtime Networks

MPAA Rating : R

Story : In the not-to-distant-future, a newly transfered Detroit police officer is remade into an indistructable cybornetic cop after being dismembered by a gang of thungs in an abandoned warehouse. Reborn as Robocop he is programed to serve and protect the citizens of Detroit.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


15. Terminator (1984)

Terminator
Terminator (1984)

Starring : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Lance Henriksen, Rick Rossovich

Direction : James Cameron, Stan Winston, Jean-Paul Ouelette

Distribution : Orion Pictures

MPAA Rating : R

Story : In the year 2029, the rulers of Earth, to ensure their success, decide to reshape the future by changing the past. They send The Terminator back in time to destroy Sarah Connor, who doesn’t realize the awesome role her unborn child will play in the decades to come.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


16. Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars
Star Wars

Starring : Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness

Direction : George Lucas

MPAA Rating : PG

Story : In a distant galaxy, a long time ago, young Luke Skywalker assembles his motley crew of allies including space rogue Han Solo and two “droids” — C3PO and R2D2 — to rescue Princess Leia, the rebel leader of her planet from the clutches of the evil Empire as embodied by its enforcer Darth Vader.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


Do you know any other movies based on robotics and machines? Please share it in the coments!

Updated List Of Movies Based On Computers And Technology

[UPDATE] FULL LIST HERE – 40+ Movies Based On Hacking & Computer Technology

I picked up top movies based on computer hacking, security, science-fiction and in other similar categories (as of May 09) which triggered me into blogging in these categories. I found some similar posts in the blogosphere, but some interesting movies are missing there. Because those posts and articles are older. I decided to create a updated list of movies. I watched half of the mentioned movies and the rest are in my system, they are yet to watch. These movies are a must for die-hard fans of computer hacking and security. I learned lot of information from these movies, hope you too. I didn’t arrange these movies in rank order, they are arranged by year wise. I like to give credits to Yahoo ! Movies and Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for helping me gather information in their sites. If you feel that I really missed some interesting movies here, then you can mention it in the comments ! 🙂

ALSO CHECK : Movies Based On Robotics And Machines

1. The Conversation (1974)

The Conversation
The Conversation

Starring : Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, Allen Garfield.

Direction : Francis Ford Coppola.

Production : Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos.

MPAA Rating : PG.

Story : A lone surveillance expert, with a meticulous devotion to his work and a policy of never getting personally involved in the jobs he’s given, finds himself slowly drawn into an assignment that he starts to detect has major ramifications.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


2. Tron (1982)

Tron (1982)
Tron (1982)

Starring : Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes

Direction : Steven Lisberger

Distribution : Buena Vista Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG

Story : A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


3. War Games (1983)

War Games (1983)
War Games (1983)

Starring : Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin

Direction : John Badham

Distribution : MGM Distribution Company

MPAA Rating : PG

Story : A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


4. Cloak and Dagger (1984)

Cloak and Dagger (1984)
Cloak and Dagger (1984)

Starring : Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra, John McIntire

Direction : Richard Franklin

Distribution : Universal Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG

Story : 11-year-old Davey, whose mother is dead and whose father doesn’t spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games–and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group’s secret plans, and winds up on the run from them, he must learn to rely on himself and his imaginary pal to save his skin.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


5. Sneakers (1992)

Sneakers (1992)
Sneakers (1992)

Starring : Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn, River Phoenix

Direction : Phil Alden Robinson, Glenn H. Randall Jr

Distribution : Universal Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Story : Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


6. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Starring : Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer, Ice-T , Takeshi Kitano, Denis Akiyama

Direction : Robert Longo, Vic Armstrong

Distribution : TriStar Pictures

MPAA Rating : R

Story : A data courier, carrying a data package literally inside his head too large to hold for long, must deliver it before he dies from it.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


7. The Net (1995)

The Net (1995)
The Net (1995)

Starring : Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller, Diane Baker, Wendy Gazelle

Direction : Irwin Winkler, Buddy Van Horn

Distribution : Sony Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Story : Angela Bennett’s a software engineer type who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years she becomes embroiled in a web (sic) of computer espionage.

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8. Hackers (1995)

Hackers (1995)
Hackers (1995)

Starring : Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Laurence Mason.

Direction : Iain Softley

Distribution : MGM Distribution Company

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Story : A boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a virus & banned from using computers until he is 18. After 18, he and his new friends find a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus. They must use their skills to find evidence, while pursued by Secret Service.

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9. 23 (1998)

23 (1998)
23 (1998)

Starring : August Diehl, Fabian Busch, Dieter Landuris, Jan-Gregor Kremp

Direction : Hans-Christian Schmid

MPAA Rating : RA

Story : The plot of this movie (23) is based on the true story. It is about a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. The movie ’23’ is directed by Hans-Christian Schmid.

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10. Enemy Of The State (1998)

Enemy Of The State (1998)
Enemy Of The State (1998)

Starring : Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King

Direction : Tony Scott

Distribution : Buena Vista Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for language and violence.

Story : A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

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11. Pirates Of The Silicon Valley (1999)

Pirates Of The Silicon Valley (1999)
Pirates Of The Silicon Valley (1999)

Starring : Richard Waltzer, Melissa McBride, Rod Roeser, Gerald McCullouch, Brooke Radding

Direction : Martyn Burke

MPAA Rating : Not Rated

Story : Television movie based on the true-life visionaries whose battle to rule the fledgling computer empire changed the world. Focuses on the battle between rivals Steve Jobs of Apple Computer and Bill Gates of Microsoft.

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12. The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix (1999)

Starring : Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster

Direction : Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Bruce Hunt

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for sci-fi violence and brief language.

Story : A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.

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13. Takedown (2000)

takedown
Takedown (2000)

Starring : Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Scott Cooper, Tom Berenger, Percy ‘Master P’ P

Direction : Joe Chappelle

Distribution : Dimension Films

MPAA Rating : R

Story : This film is based on the stories and the capture of computer hacker Kevin Mitnick. Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world.

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14. Antitrust (2001)

Antitrust (2001)
Antitrust (2001)

Starring : Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Douglas McFerran

Direction : Peter Howitt, Liz Radley

Distribution : MGM Distribution Company

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for some violence and brief language.

Story : A computer programmer’s dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

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15. Swordfish ( 2001)

Swordfish (2001)
Swordfish (2001)

Starring : John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones

Direction : Dominic Sena

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.

Story : A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world’s greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.

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16. Code Hunter/Storm Watch (2002)

Code Hunter (2002)
Code Hunter (2002)

Starring : Nick Cornish, Vanessa Marcil, Bai Ling, Tone Loc, Artis Ivey

Direction : Terry Cunningham

MPAA Rating : R

Story : America’s best player is being pulled in to the ultimate cyber-terror. The game’s mastermind has stolen his identity, put him on the FBI’s Most Wanted List, and is blackmailing him to take a part in a real twisted plan of world destruction. With just hours left, can the code be broken to save the world from total annihilation?

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17. The Italian Job (2003)

The Italian Job (2003)
The Italian Job (2003)

Starring : Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Dante ‘Mos Def’ Smith, Jason Statham

Direction : F. Gary Gray

Distribution : Paramount Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for violence and some language.

Story : Based on a 1969 Michael Caine film of the same name, thieves plan to pull of the heist of their lives by creating Los Angeles largest traffic jam ever.

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18. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Starring : Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith

Direction : Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content.

Story : The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

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19. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Starring : Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith

Direction : Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for sci-fi violence and some sexuality.

Story : Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

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The Net 2.0 (2006)
The Net 2.0 (2006)

20. The Net 2.0 (2006)

Starring : Nikki Deloach, Demet Akbag, Neil Hopkins (II)

Direction : Charles Winkler

Distribution : Winkler Films

MPAA Rating : NR

Story : The life of a young computer systems analyst is thrown into turmoil when, after arriving in Istanbul to start a new job, she finds her credit cards useless, her bank account empty, and her identity stolen.

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21. Transformers (2007)

transformers
Transformers (2007)

Starring : Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox

Direction : Michael Bay

Distribution : DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language.

Story : An ancient struggle re-erupts on Earth between two extraterrestrial clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a young teenager.

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22. Live Free or Die Hard 4.0 (2007)

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Starring : Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q, Jeffrey Wright, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Direction : Len Wiseman

Distribution : 20th Century Fox International

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and a brief sexual situation.

Story : John McClane, with the help of a young hacker, takes on an Internet-based terrorist organization who is systematically shutting down the United States. Features cool gadgets like flexible keyboards.

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23. War Games : The Dead Code (2008)

War Games:The Dead Code (2008)
War Games : The Dead Code (2008)

Starring : Matt Lanter, Amanda Walsh, Colm Feore, Chuck Shamata, Maxim Roy

Direction : Stuart Gillard

Distribution : MGM Distribution Company

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for some violence and language.

Story : Computer hacker Will Farmer (Lanter) engages a goverment super-computer named Ripley in an online terrorist-attack simulation game. Little does Farmer know that Ripley has been designed to appeal to potential terrorists, and certain glitches have turned made him become paranoid.

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24. Untraceable (2008)

untraceable
Untraceable (2008)

Starring : Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt.

Direction : Gregory Hoblit

Distribution : Sony Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for some prolonged sequences of strong gruesome violence, and language.

Story : FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

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25. Gamer (2009)

Gamer
Gamer (2009)

Starring : Gerard Butler, Kyra Sedgwick, Logan Lerman, Aaron Yoo, and Johnny Whitworth.

Direction : Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

Production : David Scott Rubin, Michael Paseornek, and Mark Neveldine.

MPAA Rating : R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language.

Story : Set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle has created the controversial form of entertainment, “Slayers”.

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26. The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network Movie
The Social Network (2010)

Starring : Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello and Armie Hammer.

Direction : David Fincher.

Production : Kevin Spacey and Scott Rudin.

MPAA Rating : PG 13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language.

Story : A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea.

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