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The Best Geek Movies

Updated January 8, 2020 81.2k votes 7.5k voters 337.4k views191 items

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Released: 1985
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    Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

    Released: 1975
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    Alien is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

    Released1979

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    Aliens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton

    Released1986

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    The Matrix Franchise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Released: 1984
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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Released: 1982
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    Iron Man Franchise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Dark Knight Franchise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    The Hobbit

    John Huston, Otto Preminger

    Released1977

    Directed byArthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to  is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Office Space is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

    Released: 1999
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    Inception is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Harry Potter Franchise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Tron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Tron

    Jeff Bridges, David Warner

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Lisberger

    Released: 1982
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    RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    RoboCop

    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller

    Released1987

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Geek Movies
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    Labyrinth

    Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie

    Released1986

    Directed byJim Henson

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