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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 Star Wars Star Wars 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 franchise ...more

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Back to the Future 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
Ghostbusters 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 The Princess Bride 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 Shaun of the Dead 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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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Blade Runner 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) 7 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 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) 8 on the list The Best Geek Movies
supercst984 added Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, ...more

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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Weird Science 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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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added The Hobbit 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) 11 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Lon Harris added Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 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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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Office Space 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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Alien is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Geek Movies
LuisFernandoCorrea added Alien 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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Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Avengers Franchise 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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The Matrix Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Geek Movies
The Matrix Franchise 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
Tron 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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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Geek Movies
wiabux added Zombieland 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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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Geek Movies
LuisFernandoCorrea added The Terminator 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, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, ...more

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Geek Movies
wiabux added Spaceballs 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) 20 on the list The Best Geek Movies
2001: A Space Odyssey 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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Serenity is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Serenity 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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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Geek Movies
wiabux added The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 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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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Geek Movies
LuisFernandoCorrea added Aliens 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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WarGames is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Geek Movies
WarGames Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy Released: 1983 WarGames is a 1983 American Cold War science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John ...more

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

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Dark Knight Franchise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Dark Knight Franchise 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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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Geek Movies
a_ga10 added Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The film shows the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished ...more

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Harry Herzberg added Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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Stargate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Geek Movies
wiabux added Stargate Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou Stargate is a 1994 French-American adventure science fiction film released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Carolco Pictures. Created by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, the film is the first ...more

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Mark Holmes added Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more

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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added Batman Returns Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Geek Movies
jeffrey-munar added Interstellar Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more

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Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Geek Movies
adm402 added Labyrinth Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American musical adventure fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film stars ...more

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Iron Man Franchise is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Iron Man Franchise Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures.It is the first film in the ...more

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District ...more

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni ...more

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Highlander is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Geek Movies
wiabux added Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes Highlander is a 1986 British-American cult fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne ...more

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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Released: 1999 Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi Released: 1992 Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Geek Movies
katebsk007 added The Avengers Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Geek Movies
udontneedtoknowmyname added Napoleon Dynamite Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for ...more

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Star Trek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Star Trek The Star Trek film series is the cinematic branch of the Star Trek media franchise, which began in 1966 as a weekly television series on NBC, running for three seasons until it was canceled in ...more

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Captain America: The Winter So... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Geek Movies
AlexanderAli added Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added X-Men Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Hackers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Geek Movies
Hackers Angelina Jolie, Felicity Huffman, Jonny Lee Miller Released: 1995 Hackers is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew Lillard, Lorraine Bracco and Fisher ...more

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added Iron Man Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Geek Movies
calleyg95 added The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss Released: 1999 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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Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Geek Movies
adm402 added Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats Pan's Labyrinth, originally known in Spanish as El laberinto del fauno, is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film written and directed by Mexican Guillermo del Toro. It was produced and ...more