What are the best movies about technology?

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    #1Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. Rick Deckard is a blade runner which must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. 

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    Joe Holmes
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "Blade Runner, the film that greatly influenced all sci-fi media, from games to comics and anime. It's hard to imagine a world without Blade Runner. Maybe media will deviate in a different path, possibly a non-technology ideology. Sci-fi media like Blade Runner help us question ethics and possibilities of when technology should stop from overtaking humanity."
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    #2Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell
    This anime film based on the manga by Masamune Shirow follows the security agency Section 9 on the hunt for a hacker named Puppet Master and getting trapped in a political intrigue mixed with corporate power.


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    Evelyn Weber
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "What makes us human? This is one of the questions raised in Ghost in the Shell. As technology advances, the line between humans and machines is starting to blur out. I wish the philio part of Ghost in the Shell will not turn off any potential fans."
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    #3Gattaca

    Gattaca

    Gattaca is a futuristic thriller with a touch of noir cinema, like Blade Runner, that tells the story of a dystopic world where people are divided between those who are genetically enhanced and those who not. 

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    Phillip Willis
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "I perceive Gattaca as a fascist nightmare because of gene determinism. This what happens when science takes over human factors. They trample free will and dreams which constitutes humanity. I believe we should never forget being human in the midst of technological advancement."
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    #4Star Trek I: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek I: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek I: The Motion Picture is a mysterious science fiction adventure motion picture that stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley. It was directed by Robert Wise and was written for the screen by Harold Livingston.

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    Nicole Welch
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "As a Trekkie, I love the ideals of Star Trek: A future full of possibilities, rich diversity, free from restrictions of economy and race, and advance technology for everybody's benefit. Star Trek's first movie showed us a more optimistic view of the future."
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    #52001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a sci-fi film by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows a team of scientists in a space expedition to Jupiter, seeking signs of extraterrestrial life. They are guided by the artificial intelligence HAL 9000 who gains sentience. 

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    Betty Hanson
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "2001: A Space Oddesey is your classic film about humans and machine. Machines are often depicted as objective-oriented while disregarding human factors like emotions. HAL 9000 is a scary fellow because it would rather jeopardize the lives of the crew to carry out the mission. HAL eventually showed human weaknesses as it gets disconnected. Here's the question: are we ready to depend on pragmatic AIs?"
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    #6Minority Report

    Minority Report

    Minority Report is an American neo-noir, science fiction movie in 2002 by Steven Spielberg. The movie is about office Chief John Anderton framed of a future murder he didn't commit. Anderton investigates who framed him.

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    Sunny Sheng
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "Other than the future tech of predicting crimes, Minority Report explores free will against determinism. Sure, they can predict who would commit a crime via science but they never accounted for errors like false, implanted memories. I firmly believe that free will still exist despite the predetermined paths calculated by science. The film is a good mental exercise of philosophy and ethics."
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    #7Avatar

    Avatar

    Avatar is an action-fantasy film released in 2009. The film is directed and written by James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. The story is about a paraplegic marine sent to the moon Pandora for a special mission. 

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    Paul Miller
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "It's explicitly about the hostile occupation of Africa by giant companies who wants to milk their natural resources. Fortunately, nature triumphs over technology as the natives of Pandora overpower them with brute force. Yeah, and the tech that truned Jake Sully into a furry alien? The tech helped him realized his true nature and overcome his disability. It's still nature over tech in the end."
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    #8Iron Man

    Iron Man

    Iron Man is a science fiction and superhero movie directed by John Favreau. It was released in 2008 as the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It starred Robert Downey Jr.,  Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges.

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    Megan Richardson
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "Have you noticed that Iron Man implicated the dangers of weaponizing technologies? Look at the terrorists and even Iron Monger coercing Tony Stark to use his tech for bad. Tony also began in the film as an arms dealer and getting blown by his own tech. That's when he realized he has to use his tech for the good."
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    #9The Matrix

    The Matrix

    The Matrix is a sci-fi action movie written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. It was released in 1999 and was the first installment in The Matrix film series. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

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    Ann Phillips
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "The Matrix has a messy setup about technology and destiny. They fight technology with technology, at the same time believes in a prophecy that can't be explaind by science. Heck, the heavy allegory of Neo as a Christ figure is soo ingrained heavily. The Matrix even borrowed inspiration from Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell."

Summary

Best What are the best movies about technology
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Blade RunnerMovies 19 Paid
2Ghost in the ShellMovies 15 Paid
3GattacaMovies 12 Paid
4Star Trek I: The Motion PictureMovies 10 Paid
52001: A Space OdysseyMovies 9 Paid
6Minority ReportMovies 6 Paid
7AvatarMovies 5 Paid
8Iron ManMovies 3 Paid
9The MatrixMovies 1 Paid
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