Digits and Devices: The 7 Best Tech Movies of the 21st Century

Digits and Devices: The 7 Best Tech Movies of the 21st Century

Did you know the opening sequence for The Matrix took over six months of preparation before filming even began? Which is why the film lands a coveted spot on our list of best tech movies.

Want to see who else makes the cut? Read on to see our top picks.

1. Her

Her is the perfect blend of futuristic tech fantasy and quirky romance movie. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix that plays a divorcee that decides to buy an intelligent OS chatbot system.

Voiced by Scarlett Johansson the robot quickly becomes Phoenix’s love interest as the film observes a more complex romance between man and machine.

2. The Matrix

A tech movie list wouldn’t be complete without The Matrix. This cult classic follows Neo (Keanu Reeves) as he awakens to discover that our perceived “reality” is simply an artificial creation and that we all live within the Matrix.

The film is a blend of fantasy and philosophy with stunning effects and action thrown in.

3. Tron

This 1982 classic broke ground as a tech movie in which viewers are transported into the world of a computer programmer. Jeff Bridges stars as the main hero in the film that features unique, code inspired animations.

The Disney film is also kid-friendly, which is great if you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy.

4. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Possibly the most notorious tech and sci-fi film of all time is 2001: A Space Odyssey. While we may not have landed very close to the fantasy interpretation of what 2001 is, for its time the film broke boundaries.

It’s still enjoyable to go back and view this classic tech film and appreciate it for what it was in an artistic sense.

5. Ex-Machina

Similar to Her, Ex-Machina follows the tale of a man falling in love with a machine. However, in this instance, the plot line is a bit more intense.

The film tells the story of a young man who has been hired by an inventor and eccentric billionaire to test the consciousness of his new robot (played by Natalie Portman). When the young man falls for the robot, jealousy, and conflict quickly arise.

While this film can be difficult to find, you can check it out on select movie sites like moviescounter.

6. Inception

In, arguably one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best roles, Inception bring us into a world where dreams can be penetrated and thoughts can be implanted.

Through a small tech device, DiCaprio and his team aim to complete one final task of convincing an heir apparent to sell his company, eventually leading to one of the most memorable endings in film.

7. The Social Network

What’s better than Facebook? All the drama that came from its conception. The Social Network follows the story of the world’s most famous website and its creators.

Egos, drama, and notable conflict ensue as the social network quickly gains popularity, leading to harsh legal battles.

The Gadgets Behind the Best Tech Movies

While the best tech movies may utilize sexy animation and brilliant acting, the true stars in these movies are the gadgets!

If you’re inspired by the tech found in these movies, then you’ll love our blog on the future of AI technology.

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