WOF: What's your favorite 'geek' movie of all time?

By Jos
Aug 27, 2010
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  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Dark City, Tron, Real Genius, 2001: A Space Oddysey & its low-budget sequel, Hackers, The Matrix series, Ghost In The Shell, Pi, eXistenZ, Minority Report, Appleseed, Cypher, A Scanner Darkly & Akira are a few that come to mind.

    I don't quite consider Star Wars being a geek movie. Sure, it'd fit the Star Wars universe as a whole, but not the movies per se.

    Primer was amazing! The shoestring budget isn't that evident, and the story and direction are astounding, to say the least. I needed to watch it at least 3 times before I started understanding what was going on.
  2. pgcharlie

    pgcharlie Newcomer, in training Posts: 45

    well has anybody mentioned The Italian Job yet.. its one of my favorites likewise snearkers, hackers, n many more..
  3. topcoach

    topcoach Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    My favourite movie is The Matrix, since it seems very probable to me that we do live in a simulator (look up "digital physics" to see the growing number of physicists who have come to this conclusion).
  4. EROCK3

    EROCK3 Newcomer, in training

    How about DUNE. I even have the crappy Sci Fi channel remake.

    Definitely Real Genius and Office Space.
  5. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    Starship Troopers
  6. tragicallyhip

    tragicallyhip TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 104   +9

    The original Andromeda Strain
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,350   +821

    Rage, what is an "Ewok", if not a fur geek? And lest we forget, Cee 3Pio.
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    Well if we are going to open the category up like that....Event Horizon!
    Best Sci-fi space horror ever!
  9. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,071   +75

    Ah, but who could forget 2001: A Space Odyssey? Or maybe 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'? Those are both up there near the top as well ;)
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    I forgot about 2001 and HAL
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,350   +821

    Actually, I suppose that "Kick a**" could be considered a geek movie. At least to the extent that all social outcast, coming of age, teen oriented, social misfit genre movies, are aimed at those of us who could be deemed , "geek worthy".

    I waiting for somebody to jump in and offer a definition of the term, "geek", so we could argue about that for a while.
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    The wind up...and the pitch...

    It's a guy in medieval times in a hole who bit the heads of chickens man!:haha::p:wave: There...I hope you're happy now!
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,357   +167

    How about a movie about geeks??! Weird Science by John Hughes. I always laughed

    Geeks with their Frankenstein-ish creation of Kelly Le Brock as their perfect woman. "She's alive!"
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    "How bout a greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray?" :haha:

    That was Kelley Brockman Lookin?
  15. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,357   +167

    HaHa. I think Bill Paxton in the movie had some of the best lines

    Hmmm.. i can't insert images but Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science as she first appeared after being "created" by the geeks :)
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Event Horizon was creepy; the whole thing Sam Neill had going on with his eyes was freaky!

    As for the Matrix, has anyone seen The Thirteenth Floor? It had a very similar concept that was also a tad more interesting IMHO.
  17. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,357   +167

    OK. I had to go find it.. but another funny Bill Paxton line from the movie (the brother talking to the two "geeks") "You two donkey-dicks couldn't get laid in a morgue." :haha:
  18. Mystery Science Theater 3000. The movie and the series.
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,350   +821

    Wow, am I out of touch, I thought that was Courtney Cox :confused:
    I thought it was somebody who farts in the bathtub and bites the bubbles. No wait, that's a "Gorp"......:rolleyes: :haha: :wave:
  20. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    KhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAaaaaAAnnnNnnnn!

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  21. lpmjames

    lpmjames Newcomer, in training Posts: 155

    all time favorite... i cant believe its not on more peoples list... i swear.. ill burn this place down...
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,350   +821

    Nope, The scene on the Genesis planet where Kirk kicks Christopher Lloyd of a cliff saying, "I HAVE ...HAD...ENOUGH.... OF YOU....!!! Man, that's the defining moment in Shattner's careen..! Oops, I meant career.
  23. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74


    Don't be picking on Bill. Ever see Boston Legal? now that is some master thespianism.
  24. maestromasada

    maestromasada Newcomer, in training Posts: 97

    It would be good to have a movie-mix of Tron, Star Wars and Space Oddissey, plus a bit of vamparies touch to give it 'colour'. Ah! and an alien-predator type would be just the top of the cake. Has anybody hear of such a movie?? :))
  25. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,781   +638

    You may need to scour the cutting-room floor to find a movie with all those plot devices. Maybe Lifeforce comes close. If you're willing to substitute Austria for deep space and bad music for the sentient computer there's always this


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