1. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Pirates of Silicon Valley is a 1999 American biographical drama television film directed by Martyn Burke. It depicts the effect that Steve Jobs’ and Bill Gates’ rivalry had on the growth of personal computers. The film is based on the 1984 book ‘Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer’ by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine. Pirates of Silicon Valley is without a doubt the most important tale in the history of the digital era. As a result, this film serves as a source of inspiration for tech startups and entrepreneurs.
2. The Imitation Game (2014)
Alan Turing was a well-known computer scientist who was instrumental in the Allies’ victory in World War II. He accomplishes this by deciphering the German Enigma machines’ secret messages. The Imitation Game is Turing’s entire biography, covering topics such as childhood, romance, technology, espionage, sexuality, and justice. The film depicts Turing and his talented team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park during the darkest days of World War II in a nail-biting fight against time. Whether or not you are familiar with Mr. Turing, this film is a must-see for all IT enthusiasts.
3. Ex Machina (2015)
This 2015 psychological thriller follows a young programmer who is chosen to participate in a Turing test as the human aspect. The Turing test is used to assess a new artificial intelligence robot’s capabilities and consciousness. Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t a new idea in film. However, this Oscar-nominated film firmly establishes itself as one of the best. It ultimately foreshadows the day when robots would be indistinguishable from humans. It also sheds light on the ethical issues that emerge from the development of such robots. Finally, Ex Machina raises concerns about how much creativity can be followed, as well as the ethics of playing God.
4. Steve Jobs (2015)
Danny Boyle directed Steve Jobs, which was also written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin. It is based on the best-selling biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs brings us behind the scenes of the digital age to paint a picture of the man who was at the core of it all. The plot takes place behind the scenes at three iconic product launches, culminating in the release of the iMac in 1998. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, in the film. Joanna Hoffman, former Macintosh marketing chief, is also played by Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet. Similarly, Seth Rogen portrays Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s co-founders, and Jeff Daniels portrays former Apple CEO John Sculley.
5. Her (2013)
It’s not every day that a romantic comedy is focused on technical advancements. Her, on the other hand, is a one-of-a-kind film that effortlessly combines the two. This Academy Award-winning film follows a lonely man who forms a bond with an advanced AI virtual assistant who is voiced by a woman. As the AI develops, their relationship becomes more sexual. However, the man later discovers that it is involved with thousands of people. He feels cheated by this. ‘Her’ does a fantastic job of examining the ramifications of AI being more intelligent and lifelike. As a result, this is unquestionably one of the best films available to IT enthusiasts.