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The Best Movies About Nerds

Updated September 15, 2020 5.6k votes 633 voters 27.3k views40 items

List RulesFilms about geeks, weirdos, and big ol' nerds. Vote up the best movies about nerds.

Who doesn’t have a favorite nerd? And who doesn't have a favorite nerd movie? The best nerd movies either reminds us of a part of ourselves that we try so hard to avoid letting others see, or just make us flat out feel more secure about our own quirks and personalities! What are the best movies about nerds? This list has the best of the best movies with nerds on the big screen.

The movies on this list discuss nerds in one way or another, fore example, there are both nerd comedy movies and nerd romance movies on this list. Some of them feature classic all-time favorite nerds that will forever be in our hearts. Most of the flicks on this list are more comedy based rather than dramatic. But still, there are a few here that will satisfy your drama cravings. No matter what you want from your nerd movies, there will be something on this list for you.

This list features the best nerdy movies, including: Weird Science, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Can’t Hardly Wait, and Never Been Kissed. Vote up your favorite movie below or add a movie about huge nerds that you love, if isn't already on the list.

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    Rocket Science
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    Rocket Science

    Anna Kendrick, Jonah Hill

    Released2007

    Directed byJeffrey Blitz

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    Role Models
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    Role Models

    Elizabeth Banks, Louis C.K.

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Wain

    Role Models is a 2008 American comedy film directed by David Wain about two energy drink... more on Wikipedia

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    Ice Princess
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    Ice Princess

    Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Fywell

    Ice Princess is a 2005 American figure-skating film directed by Tim Fywell, written by Hadley... more on Wikipedia

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    Speech & Debate
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    Speech & Debate

    Liam James, Sarah Steele

    Directed byDan Harris

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    Sydney White
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    Sydney White

    Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton

    Released2007

    Directed byJoe Nussbaum

    Sydney White also known as Sydney White and the Seven Dorks is a 2007 teen comedy film... more on Wikipedia

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    It's Kind of a Funny Story
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    It's Kind of a Funny Story

    Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham

    Released2010

    Directed byRyan Fleck, Anna Boden

    It's Kind of a Funny Story is a 2010 drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
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    Pi
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    Pi

    Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu

    Released1998

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    Pi, also titled π, is a 1998 American surrealist psychological thriller film written and... more on Wikipedia

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    Mean Girls
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev

    Released2012

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an... more on Wikipedia

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    WarGames
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    WarGames

    Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Badham

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    Camp
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    Camp

    Anna Kendrick, Don Dixon

    Released2003

    Directed byTodd Graff

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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachael Harris

    Released2010

    Directed byThor Freudenthal

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Thor Freudenthal and based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Real Genius
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    Real Genius

    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase

    Released1985

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

    Real Genius is a 1985 satirical comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge. It stars Val Kilmer... more on Wikipedia

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    17 Again
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    17 Again

    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2009

    Directed byBurr Steers

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    Good Boys
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    Good Boys

    Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams

    Released2019

    Directed byGene Stupnitsky

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