Top 5 Inspiring Movies for Programmers

Hello all, Today I will tell you about the top 5 inspiring movies for Programmers that inspired me to get more into programming. These movies are my personal choice and our interest may differ, I’ll not talk about the movies where some random guy sitting on multiple screens is hacking the whole world. I prefer movies based on true stories and events, based on real life inspiring people. Hope you would like them.


1. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Pirates of Silicon Valley is directed by Martyn Burke. It stars Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates. The film is based on Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine’s book Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer. It explores the impact of the rivalry between Jobs and Gates on the development of the personal computer. This is must watch.


2. The Social Network (2010)

the social network

This film is based on the founder of Facebook, Mr. Mark Zukerberg. Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.


3. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)


The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.


4. Takedown (2000)

Takedown (2000)

Takedown is a film about computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, the topmost hacker in the world. It is based on the book Takedown by John Markoff and Tsutomu Shimomura.


5. Jobs (2013)

Jobs (2013)

The story of founder of Apple, Mr. Steve Jobs, how he went this far.


I hope you have like my list of top 5 inspiring movies for Programmers. Please add other movies in comment if they helped you to grow more interest in programming.