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A list of the best geek movies. These are films featuring geeks, geek culture, or they're simply *for* geeks. If you believe we've missed a geek film, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Say what you want about the freaks, geeks, nerds, and dorks of this world, but they have great taste in movies and have made a hell of an entertaining list of the best geek films. Sure, most of them are going to be sci-fi and fantasy, but there are a few other genres on this list of geek films as well.

Some of these films don't even have computers in them, nor do they have anything to do with math. And the end of the day, everybody has a little bit of a geek in them, and with that in mind, perhaps these geek movies are ultimately for everyone. What are the top geek movies? Take a look and enjoy these amazing geek films!

 

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Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added This films franchise is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series, consisting of two trilogies, has spawned an extensive media ...more

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1,765 378
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson Released: 1985 Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Released: 1984 Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Geek Movies
EstaFlor added Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Geek Movies
wiabux added Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Marvel's The Avengers(classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom and Ireland), or simply The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics ...more

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young Released: 1982 Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, ...more

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Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Geek Movies
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Released: 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Geek Movies
supercst984 added Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Geek Movies
LuisFernandoCorrea added Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. ...more

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added John Huston, Otto Preminger, Don Messick The Hobbit is a 1977 animated musical television special created by Rankin/Bass, a studio known for their holiday specials, and animated by Topcraft, a precursor to Studio Ghibli, using lyrics ...more

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Lon Harris added Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more

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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton Released: 1985 Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel ...more

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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge Released: 1999 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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The Matrix Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Geek Movies
The Matrix is a science fiction action media franchise created by The Wachowskis and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The series began with the feature film The Matrix (1999), and continued ...more

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Tron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff Released: 1982 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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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Geek Movies
LuisFernandoCorrea added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a ...more

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Dark Knight Franchise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Geek Movies
The Dark Knight Trilogy is a British-American superhero film trilogy based on the DC Comics character Batman. The trilogy consists of Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Geek Movies
wiabux added Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Geek Movies
wiabux added Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop Released: 1968 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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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Geek Movies
LuisFernandoCorrea added Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael ...more

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Geek Movies
wiabux added Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Serenity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion Released: 2005 Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the ...more

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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Lon Harris added Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons Sergeant Warren Reed is a fictional character from the film series RoboCop, RoboCop 2, RoboCop 3.