When it comes to movies for geeks there is a vast assortment to select from. In the last 30 years there have been a large number of films released that geeks across the world would find totally amazing. In this article we take a look at our top 5. These films are the type that will appeal to a very wide audience and are considered geek favorites. Some people watch these films because they find them entertaining, but others watch them because they identify with the main characters.
These are our top 5 nerdy films:
5. Office Space
While not as well known as some of the other movies in our top 5 list, this is still one of the funniest. A group of office employees decide to rebel against their boring and mundane lives. This film actually bombed at the box office but found a huge audience and cult following after it was released on DVD. A must see!
4. Weird Science
When this film was released in 1985 how many guys wanted to be performing the roles of the main characters? Like Carrie Fischer, Kelly LeBrock was the ideal geek pin up throughout the end of the 1980’s. The main characters in this film, played by Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Anthony Michael Hall, were given the chance to create the perfect girl by using the power of computers to create her. They also had lots of crazy adventures along the way and the film had a moralistic ending from director John Hughes.
3. Men In Black
This isn’t a film that helps prove there may be aliens living on Earth that a mysterious government agency keeps in check. We included it in our top 5 movies for geeks because of the cool gizmos used by the main characters and the incredible special effects. Also no geek looks awkward as they attempt to rap along with the soundtrack of this film.
2. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Keanu Reeves played an excellent Ted in this movie. This movie took us on a trip through time with two very mindless guys who many could relate to as they aspired to be rock stars. As they make their journey through time so they can become guitar stars they meet some very important historical figures. But what really helps make this film a little cooler and less nerdy was the casting of George Carlin as Rufus.
1. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
This was one of Steven Spielberg’s first films and his first attempt at alien visitors to earth. The movie became very famous for the melody played at the end that was incredibly haunting. It also placed into our minds the fact that we may be ready to actually communicate with aliens from another world in an intelligent way. Of course what really makes this movie a fan favorite is the wonderfulspecial effects used in it and even though the movie is more than 30 years old it is one that many people admire even today.