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The Best Movies About Technology 

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Updated October 24, 2019 3.7k votes 756 voters 50.2k views 48 items

List Rules Films about technology and the tech world. Vote up the best technology movies.

These are the greatest technology movies, as ranked by movie buffs voting on this list. Technology shapes the world around us and affects every country in the world. Imagine living without cell phones, internet, computers, digital television, and online banking. What would we do?! How would we even watch movies about technology? The mind reels... Tech has drastically evolved within even the past decade! It’s no wonder so many movies have been made about the role technology plays in our society. What are the best movies about technology? Vote up the best techie films below and see where your favorites rank!

The movies on this list look at many different aspects of technology. Some are older movies that predicted how technology would evolve in the future, while others make us realize the endless possibilities and great lengths to which we could still go with future technological devices.

This list features the best movies about technology including, The Social Network, War Games, Tron, Cloak and Dagger, Enemy of the State, The Net, The Thirteenth Floor, and the Matrix films. Vote up the best movies about technology or add a film that is truly tech-y below if it isn't already on the list!

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Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
Anjelica Pappin added Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alex Garland

Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex Garland. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a ground-breaking ...more

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Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

Released: 1968

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more

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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
dontyouwish added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more

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Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Fincher

The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of ...more

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Dismalhead added Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alex Proyas

I, Robot is a 2004 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman, and is inspired by Isaac Asimov's ...more

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Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Lisberger

Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird, and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars ...more

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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera

Released: 1995

Directed by: Mamoru Oshii

Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow. The film was written by Kazunori Itō, directed by Mamoru Oshii, animated by ...more

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WarGames is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy

Released: 1983

Directed by: John Badham

WarGames is a 1983 American science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, and ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Felicity Huffman, Jonny Lee Miller

Released: 1995

Directed by: Iain Softley

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ainaquian@gmail.com added Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lars Klevberg

Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the 1988 film. A mother (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware ...more

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
TokeshaWarner added Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

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The Girl with the Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Fincher

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 Swedish-American mystery thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. This film adaptation was directed by David Fincher and ...more

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Gary Cooper, Marc Lawrence, Lilli Palmer

Released: 1946

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Cloak and Dagger is a 1946 film directed by Fritz Lang, starring Gary Cooper. Like 13 Rue Madeleine, it is a tribute to Office of Strategic Services operations in occupied Europe during World ...more
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Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mike Judge

Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, it focuses on a handful ...more

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Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Scott

Enemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National Security Agency agents conspiring to take out a U.S. Congressman and try to cover up. It was written by ...more

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Julianne Moore, Shia LaBeouf, Rosario Dawson

Released: 2008

Directed by: D. J. Caruso

Eagle Eye is a 2008 American science fictional technology action thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso and starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan and Billy Bob Thornton. LaBeouf and Monaghan ...more

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Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Ed Begley

Released: 1969

Directed by: Robert Butler

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Upgrade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
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Released: 2018

Directed by: Leigh Whannell

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Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

Released: 2012

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. It ...more

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Gattaca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
doug.hervey added Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke

Released: 1997

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan ...more

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Metropolis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Technology
doug.hervey added Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos

Released: 1927

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav ...more

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Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

Released: 1992

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

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Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tony Scott

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