Show Mobile Navigation
Movies and TV

Top 20 Geek Movies Of All Time

Jamie Frater . . . Comments

[The list includes a competition – details below] If you have not seen at least 15 of these movies, you can hand in your geek membership card right now – or you can buy them and join the ranks of the enlightened! So, here are the top 20 Geek movies of all time (in no particular order except number 1). Use the comments to tell us which of these movies are the top five.

20. Pirates of Silicon Valley 1999, Martyn Burke

Post616 Piratessilicon

I love this movie! It tells the tale of the start of Microsoft and Apple and has a brilliant cast who do a great job of portraying their characters. Noah Wyle (as Steve Jobs) was so good that he was invited to walk on stage at an Apple Conference to pretend he was Steve Jobs – the audience were fooled (briefly) and it has become a great moment in Apple conference history.

Buy this DVD at Amazon19. Short Circuit 1986, John Badham

Short Circuit

Number 5 is alive! Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. Another brilliant geek movie from the 80s – there must have been something in the water that decade.

Buy this DVD at Amazon18. Hackers 1995, Iain Softley


This is my least favorite movie on the list because it is so corny and far fetched – it hardly gives a good representation of “hackers” – nevertheless it was extremely popular (I think mostly with the Eternal September crowd). Alas most of us are still waiting for October, 1993. Angelina Jolie is probably the only redeeming feature of this movie.

Buy this DVD at Amazon17. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan 1982, Nicholas Meyer

Star Trek 2 The Wrath Of Khan

There had to be at least one Star Trek movie on this list so I have picked my favorite (and it stars the original Captain Kirk!) In this movie, Admiral Kirk’s midlife crisis is interrupted by the return of an old enemy looking for revenge and a potentially destructive device.

Buy this DVD at Amazon16. WarGames 1983, John Badham

Wargames Ver2

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. This film is a hilarious look back at early home computers. It was so popular it was nominated for 3 oscars!

Buy this DVD at Amazon15. Repo Man 1984, Alex Cox


I can’t say much about this cult classic without giving away important story elements, so I will just give you the plot line: Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result. This is a film that is often underrated but it is brilliant for its time and has aged well.

Buy this DVD at Amazon14. Planet of the Apes 1968, Franklin J. Schaffner


I am talking about the original series of movies, not the recent film with Mark Wahlberg. Planet of the Apes is brilliantly conceived and well executed. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry. “Glory be the Bomb and to the Holy Fallout!” These films will captivate you.

Buy this DVD at Amazon13. Alien Quadrilogy 1979, Ridley Scott

Alien Movie Poster

Aliens, androids, alien planets, Sigourney Weaver kicking ass, and Ridley Scott directing – could there be a better combination?

Buy this DVD at Amazon12. Akira 1988, Katsuhiro Ôtomo


A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop. This is, perhaps, the greatest animated movie of all time! Stunning.

Buy this DVD at Amazon11. Pi 1998, Darren Aronofsky


This is definitely the weirdest film on the list. It is by Darren Aronofsky – famous for his Requiem for a Dream. The outline of the film is: “A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature” – what could be cooler than that?

Buy this DVD at Amazon10. Office Space 1999, Mike Judge

Office Space

While this was not a successful film at the theaters, it has become a cult success. “Peter Gibbons, thanks to a hypnotic suggestion, decides not to go to work at the same time his company is laying people off. When layoffs affect his two best friends, they conspire to plant a virus that will embezzle money from the company into their account.” You must see this film if you have not already.

Buy this DVD at Amazon9. The Original Star Wars 1977, George Lucas


The most recent 3 films were junk – there is no denying it, but the first three were and are brilliant masterpieces of science fiction film making.

Buy this DVD at Amazon

8. The Matrix 1999, Larry and Andy Wachowski


The first movie of the trilogy is the best and really stands alone as one of the best geek movies ever. There is not a geek who doesn’t love the Matrix.

Buy this DVD at Amazon7. Metropolis 1927, Fritz Lang


One of the first sci-fi movies, Metropolis is as important now as the day it was filmed. “It is the future, and humans are divided into two groups: the thinkers, who make plans (but don’t know how anything works), and the workers, who achieve goals (but don’t have the vision).”

Buy this DVD at Amazon

6. Brazil 1985, Terry Gilliam


To not include a film by Terry Gilliam on a list like this would be a mortal sin! This film is set in a futuristic bureaucracy and features some amazing images and concepts and is an amazing comedy of errors.

Buy this DVD at Amazon5. Serenity 2005, Joss Whedon


The plot: River Tam and her brother Simon are hiding out from the totalitarian government that experimented with River’s brain aboard the space-freighter Serenity. It is really pleasing to see such high quality sci-fi being produced still. This is a must-see movie.

Buy this DVD at Amazon

4. Lord of the Rings 2001, Peter Jackson

Lord Of The Rings The Return Of The King

You knew this would be here didn’t you? This list would be a dismal failure if it did not include the Lord of the Rings. Best of all, it was made in beautiful New Zealand!

Buy this DVD at Amazon3. Spaceballs 1987, Mel Brooks


Planet Spaceball’s President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia’s abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them. Simply hilarious.

Buy this DVD at Amazon

2. Bladerunner 1982, Ridley Scott


A remarkable film that is sure to excite every geek. The fact that it stars Harrison Ford gives it even more brownie points – who can hate a film with Indie in it?!

Buy this DVD at Amazon1. 2001 1968, Stanley Kubrick


This film has to be number 1 – it has stunning photography, great acting, and a brilliant story line by Arthur C. Clarke. Any geek that does not like this film is not a true geek.

Buy this DVD at AmazonBonus: TRON 1982, Steven Lisberger


You have to watch this film – if only for the corniness. A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Buy this DVD at AmazonCompetition!

The competition is simply this: whoever writes the 100th and 200th legitimate comment will win their choice of any one DVD off this list. The rules? The comment must be made by a registered user – so register now if you haven’t already. In addition, any comments obviously designed to increase the number in order to win will be discounted.

Notable Extras: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Fifth Element, Shaun of the Dead, Sin City, Robocop

Jamie Frater

Jamie is the owner and chief-editor of Listverse. He spends his time working on the site, doing research for new lists, and collecting oddities. He is fascinated with all things historic, creepy, and bizarre.

Read More: Twitter Facebook Instagram Email

  • jocsboss

    Uh, sorry for the double post, but was thinking about Fifth Element (notably Milla Jovovich, yum!) and it occurred to me that the Resident Evil series deserves a mention. What could be geekier than a no-plot series based on a video game?

    • Pharmb744

      Hello! dkdceba interesting dkdceba site! I’m really like it! Very, very dkdceba good!

    • Pharme628

      Very nice site!

    • Pharmg315

      Hello! egakece interesting egakece site! I’m really like it! Very, very egakece good!

  • Fallenangel

    I don’t think it’s sad I’ve seen quite a few of these movies, and I liked them too… I must be a geek too not just a dork :)

  • Good list, but where is Revenge of the Nerds?

  • Fallenangel

    OMG first how’d that happen, by the way good list thanx :)(:

  • Wow, there are a few geek movies to be added:

    Primer (Sundance winner about time travel)
    Antitrust (computer geeks trying to kill each other)
    Weird Science (80s geeks creating a girl for themselves)

    I would give the top five to: Serenity, Lord of the Rings, Bladerunner, Star Wars, and Metropolis (because Metropolis is the original geek story; a scientist attempts to find love by creating a robot woman)

  • me

    i cant believe tht tron is only bonus its my favourite movie ever and its “corniness” i dont believe it had any just a great movie

  • andrijzip: I loved revenge of the nerds! It would be included if the list were larger :)

    Fallenangel: congrats and thanks :)

    Joel: Weird Science was close to making the list – I haven’t seen Antitrust – I will check it out. I am surprised you wouldn’t include 2001 in the top 5.

  • me: the bonus one would be 21 – so it came very very close. I have put it on another list on the site too – so fear not – it is valued here :)

  • where’s swordfish?

  • JwJwBean

    With the bonus I have for sure seen 12 of these movies. I might have seen a few others, but can’t remember. I thought I had seen Hackers and Repo Man, but I do not remember the stories. I wonder if I was not able to sit all the way through them. I know I have tried to watch Brazil, but I think I got lost and stopped. I will have to send my husband to see this list. I bet he has seen most if not all.

  • petey mcgee

    what about sneakers? 1992 i think. robert redford, sidney portier, river pxoenix? and alien and aliens yes, the entire quadrilogy no. and not that i entirely disagree with the current rank but having star wars anywhere but top 3 will result in many flames. the whole star wars thing is a whole new level of nerd.

  • unhustler

    What about The Wizard and Real Genius?

  • JwJwBean

    I am curious. What was the criteria for it to be a “geek” movie? Was it that mainly geeks liked it?

    Oh and is Pi appropriate for my 13 yr old son to see? He is fascinated with Pi.

  • JwJwBean: from memory Pi should be safe for him to watch – but hopefully someone else can give you an insight – it has been a long time since I saw it.

    petey mcgee: seriously considered it :) Also, note that the list is randomly ordered – it was impossible to rank all of these films against each other.

  • oh- JwJwBean: the criteria was that it had to be a film that geeks would enjoy or films that are cult favorites amongst geeks. Pretty broad target I know :)

  • unhustler

    1. Star Wars IV-VI
    2. Alien, Aliens
    3. Rings trilogy
    4. Matrix (Just the first one)
    5. Close Encounters of a Third Kind

    Seems Sci Fi- ish. Where’s the Monty Python greats?

  • Harsha

    LOL!! That DVD cover for Planet Of The Apes is so stupid. I mean they just put the climax of the entire movie on the cover! No suspense to look forward to if your watching for the first time!!

  • JollyJeff

    My 5 favorites are:

    1. The Matrix
    2. 2001
    3. Tron
    4. Sneakers
    5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Special Edition)

  • unhustler: Monty Python is listed in the notable extras.

    Harsha: I thought that too! I wonder why they would do that.

  • Mom424

    I always liked The Last Star Fighter,,,good for the younger geek crowd…

  • I’ve seen most of these and liked almost all of them. I did *not* like 2001, and stand behind my geekdom proudly.

    But where is Galaxy Quest?? Talk about your sci-fi geek movies.

  • unhustler

    Galaxy Quest- good one. How about Donnie Darko?

  • teacherman

    I think The Last Starfighter is a must, I loved that movie.

  • Derek

    I’ve only seen nine of those. I was once proud of my geekdom….now I have lost it. All hope is lost

  • Derek

    Oh, and I’ve seen Pi too. I think there is some pretty violent scenes if I remember correctly

  • smac

    I’ve seen about half of these, so I guess I’m not quite a geek. A dork maybe?

  • D-Bo

    Short Circuit Rules!

  • CRE

    You suck. I was only at 14, and so not a nerd, but then you had to put the bonus one in there. Thanks for ruining my self dillusions. Of course, the honourable mentions don’t help either, as they more than push me past the 15 mark. BTW, you might want to rephrase the description for Serenity. It makes it sound like the goverment was experimenting on the girl’s brain aboard Serenity. Also, Galaxy Quest should definitely be there. I hate Star Trek.

  • CRE

    My bad, geek, not nerd. Either way, I wasn’t going to make the cutoff until the bonus one.

  • islanderbst

    from this list, my top 5 are
    1.aliens (even if resurrection blew)
    2. star wars (even if eps 1,2, and 3 blew)
    3. office space (which i quote daily!)
    4. matrix (even if revolutions blew)
    5. planet of the apes (the remake blew)

    glad to see some mentions for “sneakers”

  • unhustler

    How come ther’s no comic book movies representing? X-Men? Spidey?

  • Csimmons

    I’ve saw 14 out of these 20, am I still a geek?

  • Lyrebyrd

    Where is Revenge of the Nerds? The all-time nerd victory!!! Tricky list as it covers movies about geeks and movies for geeks. I would also add Sixteen Candles – lots of great geeks in that one, including Anthony Michael Hall, who is actually credited as “The Geek”.

  • Hannah!

    You can always tell an intelligent person from a stupid person by asking whether they like Star Wars or Star Trek..

    Trekkies ftw!! =D

  • Elizabeth

    Does ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ count as a geeky film? I certainly feel pretty darn geeky when I quote it on a regular basis.
    “I caught you a delicious bass.”

  • Jen

    I remember when Pirates of Silicon Valley came on TV. My dad made my brother and me sit down and watch it as a “learning experience.” Nice movie, though.

  • re: Elizabeth

    no, sadly, that makes you a tool.

  • Jen

    Oh, and the thing with Napoleon Dynamite and Revenge of the Nerds…is this a list of Movies-For-Geeks or Movies-About-Geeks?

    And I, for one, was relieved not to see a bunch of comic-based movies on this list.

  • chris

    This list is fail without Real Genius, Big Trouble in Little China, and Ghostbusters. Unbelievable omissions – major fail.

  • phunniemee

    Where’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind?

  • Brandon5am

    Yea I think Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail should have been in there. I mean I don’t know one geek who doesn’t quote that movie.

  • GeekBoy

    How could any self respecting geek leave Buckaroo Bonzai off the list? I think I might include Logan’s Run too. Did you know that Yoyodyne Propolsion system featured in BB also is an engine manufacturer in the Star Trek world, appears in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and was even mentioned in H.G. Wells War of the Worlds?

  • jocsboss

    I don’t think that The Fifth Element is a geek movie, more a sci-fi action flick. You shoulda put in Lawnmower Man.

    I only got 11, but I can quote huge chunks of Holy Grail, so where does that leave me in Geekdom?

  • jocsboss

    And, besides, ALL the trekkie movies are TOTALLY for geeks only.

    56 more posts to go. haha

  • Stridar

    In my opinion, remove the ungeeky “Repo-Man” and insert “Real Genius” and you got yourself a list that’s hard to argue with.

    Don’t get me wrong, Repo-Man is a fun ride, but it appeals more to the punk and theater crowd than to geeks.

  • _MegZ_

    I Love how Alien is on there, I wouldnt really consider it geeky though…

  • NoPunyNerd

    Quadrilogy? Shouldn’t that be quartet? :P Sorry … guess I’m more of a word nerd than a geek. Speaking of which, in Weird Science, when the guys are in the black night club, Jon Michael Hall (I think that’s the actor’s name)calls someone a “malaka” — Greek for a jerk-off. wtf?

  • goof_ball

    I love Office Space but I hate all the others…

    Does that make me a geek?

  • @Chris

  • Yogi Barrister

    I just watched SERENITY yesterday and I loved it. I’ve just moved the FIREFLY series to the top of my Netflix queue. Yeah! I’m a geek.
    How about THE NET? What’s geekier than geeks thinking they could get a hot chick like Sandra Bullock? Also SUPERBAD should be on this list, and of course NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE as well.

  • Shadow

    I’ve seen ten, including “Tron”. But then, I was never a geek, I was a dork, lol.

  • Emily

    I’ve only seen 5 of those movies : office space, spaceballs, short circuit, the matrix (which I did not understand AT ALL), and lord of the rings. i’ve never even seen the original planet of the apes!

    although, i have honestly never seen any of the original star wars movies. seriously. lol

  • delioglan

    well i watched every movie in the first 10, and enjoyed most of them, afraid that makes me a geek, right :)

  • Emily

    goofball – you didnt like spaceballs?? i love all of mel brooks’ movies.

    hehe pizza the hut. that’s great.

  • unhustler

    What geek didn’t like the nakedness of “Species”?

  • ooh – half way to the first prize!

  • ylekiot

    I’m not a geek. Ok 26/26, but not a geek. NO I can’t be a geek! I don’t know you people. Get away!
    Alright maybe I’m in denial a little, but I’m still cool right, right, RIGHT!!!

  • jocsboss


  • If somebody were to win and they chose the alien quadrilogy, would they get all 4?

  • jocsboss

    Uh, I think that somebody WILL win. I don’t think that we are going to run out of posts before we get to 100. But good question. Does the same thing apply to Lord of the Rings?

  • Csimmons

    Henry: Im not sure, but if i win, I hope I get all 4.

  • Csimmons

    jocsboss: probably the same thing.

  • That definitely puzzles me, and i would love to see The Fifthe element up there. That is a geek movie, Aliens, Future History, A language made by the director and Mila Jovovitch. That would be sweet, it’s my favorite movie.

  • jocsboss

    Yeah, but do you get the fancy box set, with fake leather case and free Gollum doll, or do you just get the cheapest edition available?

  • Henry: yes – the same applies to Planet of the Apes, the Matrix, and Starwars

  • unhustler

    Seriously, no one’s mentioned X-Man or Spiderman?!?

  • fishing4monkeys

    I guess i’m a geek then because Serenity is a great movie! It’s to bad Firefly got canceled so fast…I think it would definatly still be around if it had originally been picked up by the sci-fi channel.

  • unhustler

    Punisher, Hulk, League of Extrodinary Men…

  • jocsboss

    x-men and spiderman aren’t geek movies. Neither is Batman or Superman. To me a geek movie is something that the pocket protector people watch and emulate and go “haw, haw, haw! that’s so cool”

  • Remember to register if you want to win a prize. If the 100th and 200th comments are by unregistered users, the prize will go to the first comment by a registered user after that.

  • Csimmons

    hey jfrater, do you get all of the alien movies and all of the star wars movies, or just one? please, i need some clarification.

  • unhustler

    So geeks don’t read comic books?

  • Unhustler: those are too mainstream, I also think that applies to the matrix, lots of people like it, including non-geeks.

  • unhustler

    What’s so “pocket protector” about the Lord of the Rings?

  • jocsboss

    Sorry, that’s not what I meant. It just seems to me that just because a movie is science fiction, futuristic or based on a comic book doesn’t make it geeky. I actually have a problem with Blade Runner being on the list for this very reason.

  • Brandon5am

    Csimmons makes a good point, 4 alien movies or just one?

  • unhustler

    Mainstream? What does that even mean? Some of the best money makers of all time are up there.

  • DiscHuker

    unhustler: i loved real genius. did you recognize the guy that lived in the closet, lazlo? he was uncle rico from napoleon dynamite.

  • deloff

    I would think you win the same item(s) that the Amazon link goes to.

    Glad to see Brazil on the list!

  • use the dictionary, and I have just realized that a lot of these are a little too mainstream.

  • jocsboss

    Well, yeah, I don’t think Lord of the Rings should be here.

    Thought of another movie though, Idle Hands.

  • unhustler

    I’m a child/teen of the 80s. There’s a ton I would include from that era

  • Csimmons

    I’ve checked out the amazon links, all of the movies with sequels(like star wars and alien) all come in one box set, so i hope I win, I need something to watch in my off time.

  • jocsboss

    What was that movie where the two high-school (college?) geeks make the blonde babe in a lab?

  • DiscHuker

    short circuit, lol. johnny #5 (a friendly robot come to life), steve guttenberg, ali sheedy and a terrible racial sterotype of a middle eastern person.

    ahhh, the 80’s.

  • smac

    jocsboss: It was Weird Science.

  • DiscHuker

    jocsboss: weird science. what a babe. she made my private places tingle when i was in junior high.

  • Csimmons

    I really think Weird Science should have been on the list, great movie.

  • unhustler

    So Henry, should the whole list be scrapped because it sounds like an emo thing to say some movies aren’t geeky enough because they’re “mainstream.”

  • Csimmons

    DiskHuker: Me too, loved it, wish I could do what they did in real life.

  • DiscHuker

    when i saw the title, i was assuming that revenge of the nerds was on here. jayfray, maybe this list needs to be bigger? or perhaps a version 2.0?

  • unhustler

    Peter Parker = geek

  • Csimmons

    Wow, 9 to go, almost there.

  • unhustler

    Comic books are geek staples.

  • DiscHuker

    when a nerdy movie becomes mainstream that just means that it hit a nerve and people were willing to reveal some of their inner geek long enough to enjoy the story.

  • jocsboss

    What about something like Rocky Horror Picture Show? Should that be on a list like this?

  • Csimmons

    Any body think The spidey movies should have been on the list? I do

  • Csimmons

    Almost there

  • jocsboss

    And I cna’t believe no Star Trek!!!!!!!!!!

  • unhustler

    Explorers, anyone remember that one?

  • Csimmons

    I win

  • jocsboss


  • DiscHuker

    for me…

    revenge of the nerds
    weird science
    real genius

    people really letting their brains hang, in a good way.

  • leinad

    definately hit the spot. i cant think of any movies missing here.

  • Csimmons

    NOOOOOOO! Im the comment right after 100!

  • Csimmons

    But I will make 200

  • unhustler

    Make mine the best of the best, Star Wars IV, V, VI, thank you

  • No Jacobs Ladder, eh? Bummer.

  • jocsboss: star Trek is on there, and i was so close, Computer lag!

  • jocsboss

    I think this is the first time ever that I’ve got SIXTY emails in one hour.

  • Csimmons

    Henry:I was the closest, I mean 101 comment, I even said I won, I am so dissapointed.

  • Can he get all 3!?!

  • justme

    serenity rocks i had never heard of it when a friend lend it to me but i blew me away nice list bdw =)

  • Csimmons

    hey unhustler, what did you ask for?

  • jocsboss

    You were close? I had 99 and 102. Shit!

    And, yeah, I see the Star Trek now. I must have blanked it out when I first went through the list.

  • Csimmons

    hey unhustler, what did you ask for?

  • I hate that email, respond thing! Oh here now you know someone said something! so Stupid!

  • robotoisawesome

    man this list brings back memories, lol spaceballs has to be one of the all time comedy classics

  • I also hate that double post thing, where if you click twice it will double! And sorry if this is a triple post.

  • Csimmons

    Henry: yeah i do too, but it helps in this contest.

  • unhustler

    The original Star Wars Trilogy

  • robotoisawesome

    sorry for the double post but also it seems as if this was almost more of a tech/sci-fi list, with the exceptions of a few movies, they all seem to be from that genre.

    I mean no Monty Python and the Holy Grail!! thats it i’m about to pull out my holy hand grenade!!

  • Csimmons

    unhustler: thats what I would have asked for had I won the first time. Can you get it a second time if you win?

  • unhustler

    Here’s one more post the help #200, gotta go to work. Peace.

  • Csimmons: I don’t see why not.

  • Congrats Unhustler! Email me (jamie @ with your request. Now on to number 200! If we reach 300 I will offer the same prize to the 300th comment as well.

  • Csimmons

    Jfrater:If unhustler gets the star wars trilogy, and someone wins and they want it too, do they get it?

  • And yes – the same person can will all three prizes.

  • CSimmons: yep – if all three pick the same it doesn’t matter.

  • robotoisawesome

    huzzah let the commenting commence!!

    on topic: i know that i could wikipedia it, but 2001 is the movie with the computer that goes crazy right? or am i completely off base?

  • jocsboss

    At the rate of the last hour we should be at about 500 by supper time in my time zone.

  • Csimmons

    Jfrater: thanks, I relly needed to know.

  • robotoisawesome: yep – HAL was his name.

    jocboss: I may considering adding more prizes as we go – who knows? :)

  • More prizes! *jumps up and down*

  • Csimmons

    Oh and J, does Monty Python count since it was a notable extra?

  • robotoisawesome

    and was i the only one who grabbed my bike and started riding right and people and then swerved really quick so that i could pretend i was on a light cycle like on tron….okay so maybe i was stupid question

  • deloff

    “My Science Project” was always a fav.

  • Csimmons: Uh… Monty Python isn’t on there… at all.

  • robotoisawesome

    weird science was another one that is pretty high up there for me

    also no love for Lost in Space? Danger Will Robinson Danger, c’mon you gotta love it

  • Csimmons

    Henry: if you look under the competition rules, you will see notable extras, and it has Monty Python and the holy grail, along with some others.

  • Lost in space was only a Television series, I think.

  • It is, I didn’t read, The _fine print_ :)

  • robotoisawesome

    they came out with a movie based on the series, it didn’t quite have the charm of the series but it was still fairly good

    also glad to see some sin city love in the notable extras

  • dvhann

    ahahaha, something csimmons and henry are having a race for the movie :P

  • Oh wow, I wish this comment section had edits, I have things to add. I have to ask that question too, I would love to get one of those notable extras. shaun of the dead I already own, but it’s awesome. And the Fifth Elemnt is my favorite movie.


    OMG! Jamie, what have you started? I leave for a few hours to go to work and come home to 131 emails all from listuniverse. As I was reading to catch up there were 8 more and I am sure more now that I am typing this. I will have to get in touch with someone from this other forum I go to and get you help with the one email sent until you visit the site coding. Although it did tell me we were past the 100 mark ;)

    And I agree on Buckaroo Bonsai as a geek movie. The only people I knew who watched it were geeks.

  • OMG! I’m a geek and didn’t know it. I’ve seen almost all of these. Ha! Fabulous!

  • Is the princess bride a geek movie? Geeks ove it.

  • robotoisawesome

    also what about total recall? In my opinion its an awesome movie, and since i’m a nerd

    my opinion = nerd opinion

    thus total recall is a good nerd movie lol

  • Aren’t we all nerds on the inside? But seriously, I am the biggest here… :)

  • Csimmons

    If these comments keep up until about 6 o’clock in my timezone, we should have about 450 comments, and yes i did calculate that, screams geek i know


    I love Princess Bride, but I don’t think I am a geek. I just married one. :)

  • robotoisawesome

    lol when i watched revenge of the nerds at the end when they start chanting nerds….i can’t help myself i have to chant with them!!

  • Csimmons

    I would think the spidey movies or the x-men would be on here, but it is still a great list.

  • for some reason I thinka competition is in order! 65.5468% Geek God!

  • lola

    Blade Runner, is amazing, as is anything by Philip K Dick.

  • Phillip K. dick is awesome, do androids dream of electric sheep, masterpiece but blade runner was too unfaithful.

  • Yogi Barrister

    If you go by the original meaning of the word, then Tod Browning’s FREAKS is the ultimate geek movie.

  • robotoisawesome

    …..okay you win 19.27837%

    I’m almost ashamed!!

  • DiscHuker

    henry: wow. i thought it was a good idea. then i saw that it has more questions than the SAT. i guess that describes me enough that i don’t need to take a geek test. if i was more geek i would enjoy the process and the prospect of results.

  • lola

    oh, what about Willow back from 1988.

  • robotoisawesome

    I know that it isn’t a movie (okay so it is but we won’t talk about that one) has anyone here read Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy? or the rest of the series for that matter?

    i mean if we are going to be talking nerd subjects we have to bring reading material into the equation

  • Yogi Barrister

    How about A BEAUTIFUL MIND? Does that count as a geek movie?


    They did do a movie for Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It was pretty bad. BBC did a TV mini Series I think it was. That was better.

  • Yogi Barrister

    RobotoIA, the ultimate geek author is Thomas Pynchon, well after Phillip K. Dick of course. Bill James appeals to geeks who love baseball.

  • robotoisawesome

    i know about the movie…i just don’t like to talk about it lol. And i had heard about the mini series, i think they did the whole series, i’ve just never gotten a chance to watch them

  • robotoisawesome

    yogi what books did they write, do you know any off the top of your head?

  • Yogi Barrister

    GOOD WILL HUNTING was about a man who couldn’t accept his inner geekdom.

  • jocsboss

    I scored 27.21893%

    I don’t know if I feel better or not.

    Csimmons: I calculated it at #132. Me more geeky!

  • I read every HGTTG books.

  • robotoisawesome

    also anyone here read 1984? or maybe Brave New World? I love the books and the way the are written, extremely interesting to me

    and to yogi, i will check out those books for sure. Any nerd author is fine by me lol

  • Yogi Barrister

    Thomas Pynchon wrote V, The Crying of Lot 49, and the ultimate geek novel, Gravity’s Rainbow. Phillip K. Dick wrote nearly every science fiction story that has been made into a good movie. Bill James is the guy who invented a lot of new stats for baseball.

  • robotoisawesome

    well i meant to say i would check out those authors, but then you came behind me and gave me a nice little list to go by lol, i will give those a look

  • robotoisawesome: Brave New World is one of the greatest books I have read – absolutely amazing. In fact, everything by Huxley is brilliant.

  • Remember guys – register as a user if you want to win (top right of each page has the register link). Prize for 200th, 300th, and 400th comment. If we make it to 400 I will also pick one random comment to win a 5th prize of any DVD on the list.

  • Farenheight 451 anyone?

  • jocsboss

    I always liked Heinlen, particularly Stranger in a Strange Land

  • jocsboss

    Random comment

  • miccas75

    Sixteen Candles definitely should be on any geek list. Farmer Ted is the Fonzie of geekdom.

  • Yogi Barrister

    If you read Pynchon, start with V or The Crying of Lot 49. Gravity’s Rainbow is nearly impenetrable.
    Phillip K. Dick is more accessible. Aside from Bladerunner, his stories were the basis for: TOTAL RECALL, A SCANNER DARKLY, NEXT, PAYCHECK, MINORITY REPORT and DARK CITY.


    Henry: 33.33333% – Total Geek I don’t think I am a “Total Geek”. I did do that whole test though. It had a pretty good list of Geek movies on there. I had seen most of those.

  • robotoisawesome

    farenheit 451 is one great book, i love that book so very very much lol, just the story is captivating!!

  • DiscHuker

    what about mystery men or the seriously geeky, cult favorite UHF?

  • jocsboss

    Has anybody else seen Barbarella, old movie with Jane Fonda?

  • I love Dark city! Best story ever! so CAPTIVATING!

  • Csimmons

    Only 14 comments left.

  • robotoisawesome

    c’mon disc, weird al is in it, of course i’ve seen uhf lol!!

  • D Holmes

    Dark City is excellent. I loved it.

  • jocsboss

    Is A Scanner Darkly any good? I just saw a bunch of them for $4.99 in a dump bin yesterday and just about bought a copy, but I didn’t.

  • DiscHuker

    guess you are a weird al fan, robot?

  • miccas75

    Also, the Karate Kid is insanely quotable, and gives hope to all geeks that, you too can kick dirt bike ridin rich boy ass and get the girl.

  • Csimmons

    I think weird science should be on here

  • Csimmons

    what about the princess bride?

  • D Holmes

    @Yogi Barrister

    While Dark City shares some similarities with PKD’s style, it isn’t based on any of his books.

    Though there is another adaption of one of his books coming up, Radio Free Albemuth.

  • robotoisawesome

    yeah i love weird al, his new stuff isn’t bad, white and nerdy is good for a laugh, but you gotta love his old stuff more

  • DiscHuker

    napoleon dynamite is totally submerged into the life and times of a geek and his friends. other than summer and her boyfriend, who of that entire crowd wouldn’t have recieved wedgies on a regular basis in junior high?

  • Yogi Barrister

    A SCANNER DARKLY is very good. Many fans of the author consider that to be the most faithful adaptation.

  • Csimmons

    come on

  • DiscHuker

    then again, i got regular wedgies and i don’t consider myself a geek

  • D Holmes


    No Princess Bride on a geek list?

  • jocsboss

    Karate Kid. good one

  • robotoisawesome

    in fact i’d say that i’m fat would be the best one

    but as for nerdiest movie, i would have to say monty python and the holy grail, just my opinion

  • phunniemee

    Fahrenheit 451 is indeed a great book. Have you seen the old & also wonderful movie?

  • UHF was good, but boring at points.

  • Yogi Barrister

    D.Holmes, You’re right.

  • miccas75

    I have met an insane amount of geeks, in my lifetime who quote Grease 2. WTF is up with that?


  • DiscHuker

    sweet!!! your site has made me happy jayfray.

  • jocsboss

    k, gonna go get it. thanks

  • Yogi Barrister

    What does it say about this website, that a list of geek movies draws such a tremendous response? The thread about westerns got stranded in Death Valley.

  • Csimmons

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! once again I am so close yet so far away! Oh and I took the geek test, I got a 29%, Means Im a total geek.

  • If I pick first for him I may get the movie! Probably not! The fifth element!

  • The Harry Potter movies kick more balls than Lord of the Rings does and should have taken it’s place. Lord of the Rings has no business being in this list because it contains nothing original within it. Everything it contains has been done long before LotR was ever thought up. Harry Potter has what Lord of the Rings doesn’t: the badass of badasses, Professor Severus Snape. You don’t **** with Alan Rickman.

  • D Holmes

    Oh wow, I didn’t realize I was one off from the prize…

    Hey, JFrater, I was close ENOUGH. I think I deserve SOMETHING.

    Nah, I’m just kidding. I don’t beg (often).

    But in all seriousness, I would definitely put Wrath of Khan over War Games, Repo Man, Planet of the Apes, and (and despite being a good movie) Pi any day. Come one! Its Star Trek. You can hardly get ANY geekier than that!

  • mklong

    1. star wars
    2. space balls
    3. swordfish ( geeks can be cool)
    4. matrix
    5. 2001

  • DiscHuker

    jayfray, i’ll take that new Blade Runner special edition if that is an option. thank you for this pleasant surprise.

  • D Holmes


    They’re making another adaption of it.
    Its going to be directed by Stephen King’s film minion, Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist).

    The good news is that intends to bring the mechanical hound into the movie.

  • D Holmes
  • JwJwBean

    I own The book Farenheit 451. I thought it was a great book and would love to see a movie of it.

  • Csimmons

    Dude, I just checked my inbox, 139 messages!!!! ALL FROM LISTVERSE!

  • jocsboss

    Yeah, it’s a full time job. Check my email, delete messages, reload this page, check my email, delete messages, reload this page, make a comment, check email, ………………………………

  • Congrats to DiscHuker for winning the second of our three prizes. Hit 300 and we have another winner!

  • Haha, great list, but I loved Hackers.

  • Borg

    What exactly is a geek? And how does it compare to a nerd? Seems like lots of the movies on this list are technology-focused. Where does that connection come from?
    For my money, the two geekiest movies are “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” There is nothing geekier than a bunch of guys (and robots) sitting around watching bad movies and making snarky comments.

  • JT

    JwJwBean, there was a movie of F451. It was Francois Truffaut’s only English language film, and it was terrible. I saw it, and it was so bad, it actually put me off reading the book.

  • Devon Henderson

    wow this is going to be more than the stephen king list

  • JwJwBean

    JT: As usual it sounds like the book was way batter than the movie.

  • Diogenes

    it just seems that growing up in the eighties makes one a geek, although I still have yet to chomop off the heads of vermin or live poultry. maybe those are the movies I’de like to see.
    ah, no.

  • JwJwBean

    Oops was supposed to be better not batter.

    Jamie, is there a spell check function I am just not seeing?

  • Devon: with a little luck :)

  • Diogenes

    yeh, you know “chomopping” , as opposed to “chomping”

    just here to help along a winner.
    go geek go!

  • DiscHuker

    d holmes: geez, i didn’t realize that you could spend that much on just one movie, no matter how many special disks it came with.

    jayfray, just the new director’s cut one. one disk i think, maybe two.

  • Diogenes: I noticed that today (re growing up in the 80s) while making this list – weird.

    JwJwBean: no spell check on the site – I use Safari on a Mac so it has spell checking built in – but as far as I know Windows doesn’t afford the same luxury :) they have enough trouble getting the browser to work let alone adding cool features like built in OS wide spell checking :)

  • We are 20 comments away from the most commented on list.

  • JwJwBean

    I guess I could type all my comments in word first, spell check and copy and paste. Or I could just post and not be a snob about my mistakes lol.

  • Oh – don’t forget to join the forums too – lots of great chat there.

  • JwJwBean: to be honest no one cares – when you make a typo everyone knows what you mean :)

  • Hey – don’t forget to stumble this list and email your friends about it (both links are just below the article).

  • Arkz_Archduke_of_Geeks

    ive seen all sept repo man and many more then once well my five would be in no particular order,

    office space,

    then well lotr and star trek

  • 254 is the number of comments to beat to make this our most 1337 list :)

  • oh – and for those interested, in the last 6 months (since the site started) we have 26,236 comments and 465 lists. We also have 1,346 registered users! Way to go guys! I think I will have to do a special prize for the 30,000th comment.

  • jocsboss

    So, what? you want us to post another 3,764 comments here? What are you, nuts? I have to eat, I have a life (I think) and I certainly have a job I gotta go to tomorrow.

    I use Firefox, and it does a spell check here.

  • corinthian0430

    WTF? Where’s “Revenge of the Nerds?”

  • Wow…I checked this site earlier today and there wasn’t even a new list yet…now, there are 244 comments?!

    Sadly, I have seen most of these. I fail at hot chickdom, haha!

  • Csimmons

    You know, Im noticing a trend, i am always within one of winning, I think someone is out to get me.

  • JwJwBean

    For the last 20 comments I have been trying to think of an on topic post to help us raise the post count.

    Kelsi: No worries on the hot chikdom. Geek girls do it Freakier.

  • Csimmons

    JwJwBean: Me too, If we had a hot topic, 300 would come faster, how about….CRAP nothing, darn T.V. has ruined my imagination.

  • Derek99

    Princess Bride? Eh…naw it’s too cool

  • Csimmons

    OH I know a topic! any body disagree with the list, everybody? thought so.

  • oh my gosh so many of my favorite movies on this list…. but i wouldn’t consider myself a geek ;)

  • jocsboss

    You ever notice that a lot of geek movies always have babes but rarely have romance? Do you suppose that geeks are really afraid of girls, or more afraid of rejection?

    Maybe I should get a geek girlfriend. Freakier, huh?

  • Dan

    I love Serenity so much! Highly underated film and TV series

  • Derek99

    I think I’ll be number 253 for the tie

  • Kiana

    I loved the film Real Genius.

  • Kiana

    Does Flight of the Navigator count as geeky?

  • jocsboss

    Hey, can anybody recommend what anime films I should watch. I’ve seen some but I don’t remember what they were. I mostly love the artwork and the mood of them.

  • Mariam67

    I have to say I haven’t seen many of these movies, but some of them sound really good. I’ve always wanted to see Tron, and I loved Spaceballs! Hooray for the virgin alarm!

  • Csimmons

    Wow, commenting sure has slowed down.

  • Csimmons

    Im glad Metropolis is on here, It is the original Sci-Fi flick and one of the greatest.

  • stormy617

    wow I am sick and spend most of the day in bed and what happens. I miss out on a contest….waaaaaa

    Now i feel even worse!!

  • stormy617

    And just curious but I thought that comment number 200 was supposed to win…… come #199 got it………did i miss something??

  • stormy617

    I always thought of myself as kind of geekish but i must only be a dork because I have only seen 8 of these movies.

  • stormy617

    I am a bit freaky does that count??? LOL

    I agree that Weird Science should be on this list though…….although that was a movie about geeks so maybe doesnt count

  • Csimmons

    I find it funny that Jfrater keeps on making movie lists when he had a list called “top ten reasons why you shouldn’t make a movie list” and he still makes them! but this without a doubt the most contreversial.

  • JwJwBean

    When it happened he really was #200. Maybe someone removed a comment.

  • JwJwBean

    jocsboss: My husband and kids enjoy the anime movies. Howl’s Moving Castle is one I really enjoyed. Kiki’s Delivery Service my son said was good. Spirited Away was a good one too.

  • stormy617

    oh ok i wasn’t here earlier when it happened like i said above i am sick and have been in bed most of the day.

  • JwJwBean

    Jocsboss: This one was nice too. My Neighbor Totoro. Director: Hayao Miyazaki seems to have a lot of good ones.

  • stormy617

    Csimmons I think that Jfrater said that he made that list as a joke and that of course he was going to keep making movie lists cause he likes them so much

  • jocsboss

    Thanks jwjwbean. I will write all your info on a note pad for the next time I am at the movie store.

  • stormy617

    What about Predator?? Wouldn’t that be a geek movie??

  • jocsboss

    Did Jamie make a list of top ten movies that Sucked a Lot? Cause if he did I have a bunch of comments for it. And if he didn’t I could make a list for him.

    You know how when you go to watch a movie and you think that it’s gonna be good and all that happens is that when it’s over the only thing that you can think of is “There goes two hours of my life sucked into a void”?

  • Csimmons

    You know, as soon as the 290 comment happens, Your odds of getting the last winning comment is like 1 in 50,000

  • stormy617

    Jamie did make a list of boring movies I don’t know if that would be the same or not

  • stormy617

    Csimmons are you sitting there with a calculator figuring these things out??

  • jocsboss

    Really? What did he call it? Maybe I should see if I can find it.

    I don’t care if I get 300 or not. Jamie said he was going to give a prize for a random comment and I was the first to make a random comment so I should get a prize for that! *thumbs nose* so there!

  • Csimmons

    stormy617:actually yes, I kinda do these things when im really bored, that and im trying to get to 300 faster.

  • jocsboss

    Guess what? The list is called 10 most Boring Movies. Pretty good list, too. I was thinking more about movies that had plot lines that didn’t make any sense and were so predictable that they were like children’s books. Or mystery movies that pull some conclusion out of their asses just to fool you so that you didn’t get it. Movies like To Jillian on Her 37th Birthday, or that horrible angel one with Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan.

  • Repo Man but not Napoleon Dynamite? How is geek defined these days?

  • stormy617

    I was wondering why you had put random comment up as a comment…..LOL i really dont think that is what he meant………I think that list was called top 10 boring movies I couldnt find it in the list but i did see a list called top 10 box office bombs that i havent read yet

  • Csimmons

    Of course when i said that wed get 400 comments by like 6 o’clock, my math was all wrong.

  • Csimmons

    This list really needs Napolean Dynamite, a true geek movie.

  • jocsboss

    At the rate we were going between 12:30 and 1:30 we should have been to 500 about two hours ago.

  • stormy617

    Csimmons: Thats cool was just wondering…..I have a feeling that you are going to get it just because you were so close earlier and you have been trying so hard……although jocsboss has too so who knows but it will probably be one of you………but if you dont get it maybe he will pick one of yours as the random comment to win

  • Csimmons

    jocsboss: you’re gess is as good as mine was, I was about 200 off.

  • Haha, freaky huh? Hmm…creative, yes, ravenous libido, affirmitive…freaky though? It’s all relative I guess.

    el duderino: Geek as in movies geeks would enjoy, not necessairly (woah, what has happened to my ability to spell?) those featuring geeks. Besides, ND wasn’t a geek, he was just a loser. There’s a difference!

  • stormy617

    Oh yea when i was reading over the comments earlier they were being posted like crazy LOL EVERYBODY was going crazy with them.

  • stormy617

    Well if freakiness is part of the criteria i am deff there LOL.

  • Csimmons

    stormy617: thanks, I truly do get mad since I am on average 1 off each time, and the winner comments the same time I do. Maybe this time ill get lucky :)

  • Csimmons

    10 away :)

  • stormy617

    We are getting close i guess i picked the right time to get my sick ass out of bed and get on the puter

  • stormy617

    maybe you will be lucky or maybe i will be we shall see soon

  • Csimmons

    I think this list is the best yet considering the contest, J should do it with every movie list

  • stormy617

    csimmons were you in the top commenter list before this contest? cause you are now

  • Csimmons

    Bring it on

  • Csimmons

    Nope but i am now

  • Csimmons

    How about weird science

  • stormy617

    What is the criteria for a geek movie?

  • Csimmons


  • Yogi Barrister

    What could be geekier than posting comments all day in order to win a geek movie?

  • Csimmons

    Me win

  • stormy617

    Yea i think weird science is deff one

  • Daniel

    Wow.. so I’ve seen every movie on here but the first two… I am so missing out!

    *Goes to rent 2001

  • Yogi Barrister

    Yeah! I’m a geek, I really am!

  • stormy617

    OMG you lost by just one again……….I am so sorry

  • Daniel

    Haha… would Yogi Barrister’s comment be considered…

    Irony? :)

  • Csimmons

    DARN YOU YOGI! I LOSE BY 1 EACH TIME! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!please Jfrater, I tried so hard, please let me win! i’ve been here all day posting, I’ve skipped meals, just so I could get my brother a birthday present.

  • stormy617

    Maybe Jamie will take pity on you and give you one cause you commented the most on this list……..i didnt count but i think you must have since you have been commenting all day long

  • Csimmons

    Thanks for the support stormy617, you and i had a good contest going but Yogi got lucky, and that comment truly is irony, oh and that thing about skipping meals and my brother is a lie, sorry. However I have been posting all day long.

  • Yogi Barrister

    I would like to thank all the little geeks who made this possible.

  • Csimmons

    Thanks Yogi for my meaningless day that got wasted

  • stormy617

    LOL Yogi thats just mean.

    Csimmons: are you going to try for 400 now… son is stealing his laptop from me now so I will be back after i finish the show I am watching on the DVR and I can go get on the puter in my room

  • jocsboss

    Somebody should thank me. I deliberately didn’t post anywhere around 300 so that someone els could win. I’m already gonna get the random comment so I just wanted to be fair about this. Besides, Ive had this tab open in my browser for about thirty-seven hours today, so I should get something for it. Furthermore, I’ve had the unusual foods list open all day too. I think that I’ve received about four HUNDRED emails today. Should be some compensation for that.

  • Csimmons

    stormy617: I think I will, but it probably isn’t worth anything, I mean I ALWAYS come in one ahead or behind, oh and Yogi, You truly put an end to a very exciting day for me.

  • Yogi Barrister

    Csimmons, if the rules permit, you can have the geek DVD. I’m a member of Netflix so I can watch them whenever I want to. I really must be a geek though. I just watched SERENITY yesterday(loved it), and I have REPO MAN at # 3 in my queue. BRAZIL is one of my all-time favorite movies.

  • Csimmons

    jocsboss: me too man, i have literally benn on here all day long, and thanks for not posting, i thought yyou post at the last second just to get 300, but Yogi did it like a geek, but alas maybe Jfrater will take pity on us both.

  • jocsboss

    Yeah, I think that we have prolly done wonders for his site stats. You should get something.

  • Csimmons

    thanks Yogi, if rules do permit my email is [email protected], oh and I want the Star Wars trilogy, please and thank you.

  • JwJwBean

    I go to do dishes and make dinner and the 300th post happens. Yogi man that was just OMG…cruel. lol. Poor Csimmons. All day long sitting, refreshing, posting, refreshing. Did oyu even get a bathroom break?

  • jocsboss

    yogi: pretty cool of you

  • Csimmons

    JwJwBean: Yes but rarely, I also barely ate since I don’t have any cash to buy a movie (darn minimum wage!) and I don’t have netflix so I cant get these any time I want, but atleast Yogi allowed me to get his, thanks Yogi!

  • JwJwBean

    Aww that was sweet Yogi.

    Poor Csimmons. We had leftovers for dinner. I would give you dinner, but it is all gone. Even all the brussel sprouts.

  • Csimmons

    So jfrater… Who wins, and do rules permit? Please say they do! Its 10 p.m. here in Kentucky and I have barely gotten outside today let alone talk with my friends about the party we went to last night. PLEASE, HAVE MERCY!

  • jocsboss

    I totally can’t believe that I am still here. I didn’t even get out of my PJ’s today. Spent the whole day eating bananas and potato chips. They actually go pretty good together.

    Hey! I should go post that in the unusual foods tab that is still open. BRB

  • Csimmons

    JwJwBean: thanks for the offer (I seriously love brussel sprouts, I know, its weird) and you are a great person Yogi

  • JwJwBean

    I bet Jamie is asleep right now. I think it is the middle of the night where he is. Are you holding out for 400 if Yogi can’t give it to you?

  • jocsboss

    I think Jamie abandoned his own page at 4:12 as history was in the making. At least I think that was his last post.

  • Csimmons

    I am, becuse I got up at 1 p.m. and Im not sleepy, and I hope J isn’t asleep, Hey J, wake up.

  • jocsboss

    Why? Where is Jamie from?

  • Csimmons

    I think Jamie is from somewhere in the western United States because of the time it says I commented, I would know, I live In Kentucky and its 10:10 p.m. here

  • jocsboss

    If he’s in the west US he should still be awake.


    See if that works.

  • Csimmons

    JAMIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! anything? nope. Somebody got an annoying ringtone or an airhorn?

  • Mom424

    jamie lives in britain i think folks,,its like 3;30 there now
    the server can be anywhere

  • Csimmons

    Probably right Mom424. But I am so anxious and I wanna know if rules allow Yogi to give me his geek DVD.

  • JwJwBean

    Jamie is from New Zealand, but I believe he lives in London. At least that was the impression I got from his blog.

  • Csimmons

    JwJwBean: I thought the same thing, but its weird how he has comments being posted at times in the western U.S. timezones. He may have set up the site there.

  • jocsboss

    I have all three versions of Blade Runner. I have the theatrical release on VHS, the directors cut on DVD and just bought the new special edition. Haven’t yet watched the new edition so can’t tell you if they did a good job or not. I guess it’s my inner geek trying to express itself.

  • Mom424

    i havent seen pi or akira, but unless they are totally super nerdish,,i would contend that close encounters is a notable omission, and the last star fighter.Blade Runner is my 2nd favorite john carpenter flick,,,and a classic ground-breaking film,,good on many levels,
    The Matrix and LoRings should swap places,,,matrix is nerdier, with nerdier themes,,,more technology, less fantasy

  • Csimmons

    Wow jocsboss, Like Bladerunner? LOL!

  • Mom424

    ps; is this a record?

  • Mom424

    jocboss; i have two versions of it,,,the original and the latest directors cut

  • Csimmons

    A bunch of good 80s and90s geek movies were left off the list like Weird Science(Ive mentioned that on like every 10th comment of mine) but you can’t fit all the greats on one list.

  • Csimmons

    Sadly I have yet to see Bladerunner(gasps all around)but the next time I go too Blockbuster i will rent it so I can see what all the fuss is about.

  • jocsboss

    Well my original VHS went for shit so I bought the director’s cut on DVD. That’s not unreasonable. So, in fact, I supposedly have only one redundant copy. And this is not entirely true either as the new edition is supposed to address some weaknesses in the director’s cut.

  • Csimmons

    Look Im 3 away from the top commentor,now 2.

  • amc

    Lame. I can’t stand it when people add Metropolis to a top-whatever list – such a desperate plea for credibility.

  • Csimmons

    Wheres J at, I can’t wait any longer!

  • bwmyers18

    Two words :
    Tank. Girl.

  • jocsboss


    yeah, you really should see it. but, hey, who am i to judge? I’m obviously a bit clinical about it.

  • Csimmons

    amc: Have you ever seen Metropolis? I f you haven’t then I would seriously be quiet about a plea for credibility

  • jocsboss

    TANK GIRL!!! Completely forgot. I love tank girl. Lori Petty is so coooooooool.

  • D Holmes


    JFrater, did you delete a comment?
    B/c for some reason I’m number 200 now.

    What happened?

  • Csimmons

    I am now the official top commentor( jump up and down for joy) I would like to thank J for creating the site, Jesus, My family (single tear) and ( band plays hurry up song) oh and… ah screw it!

  • Csimmons

    D Holmes: Yeah I know, what happened J?

  • Csimmons

    hey jocsboss, it looks like your prediction for the comments might come true :)

  • jocsboss

    WTF you guys. I went to check my REAL email and suddenly I have 22 new messages. I don’t think I can keep this up. Wearing out my delete key.

    congrats Csimmons!!

  • jocsboss

    Is the commentator count just for today? Obviously I don’t have a life.

  • Csimmons

    jocsboss: I know, it sucks. today after about an hour, I had…189 new messages! I hate the follow up comment thing, it clogs up my inbox.

  • Csimmons

    come on J where are you?!?

  • jocsboss

    Sorry, I was over making comments on “Top 10 Celebrities Who Destroyed Their Reputation”.

  • GeekBoy

    Want to get geeky check this out

  • Csimmons

    Really? I was there about 20 minutes ago, did you see that pic for M.J. AHA Hilarious!

  • jocsboss

    The puppet pedophile. What a creepy, creepy man. Man? Thing? Man-child? What the hell is he?

  • Csimmons

    Well I will be on here for another 30 minutes, so jfrater if you could tell me now if the rules permit, I would really appreciate it!

  • Csimmons

    jocsboss: i am not sure what he is either, but i think he is an alien who was black, turned white, and is one hell of a singer/dancer. But although he is creepy, i still loved thriller.

  • jocsboss

    Well, I’m done for the day. Hafta work tomorrow. Was a slice though. Good luck with the rules C.

  • Csimmons

    good night jocs, hope you atleast don’t have to go to a crappy job tomorrow.

  • Csimmons

    Well thats all folks! Good Night! (passes out)

  • stormy617

    JFrater does live in London and is most probably sleeping right now while we nutcases are commenting like crazy LOL..Well its not that bad it is a little after 11 here in MI so its not that late for me`

  • JwJwBean

    Only 9 p.m. here. I am trying to work on the program for the Talent Show while I try to keep up with the posts. Sorry Csimmons and jocsboss had to go to bed.

  • stormy617

    Yea I slept alot of the day away as I am sick so I am not really tired at all. Well I am wearing down maybe a little and I do have to work tomorrow. I hate working when I am sick but I can’t afford to call in sick since I don’t have paid sick days.

  • JwJwBean

    I hope you feel better soon Stormy.

    And to stay on topic and since Csimmons is gone.

    Weird Science should be added.

  • Cyn

    J’s on London time. probably get caught up w/ comments Monday. check back for official counts and prize info.
    duplicate comments are not counted and are usually deleted.
    but for more clarification…check back later for what J has to say.

  • stormy617

    Yea I think that Weird Science should be on here too.

    What about Back to the Future would that be considered a geek movie??

  • riledupone

    Soylent Green? I love Metropolis. It’s my fave of all the movies on this list. But then, I am strange…

  • stormy617

    Oh and Thank you JwJwBean I hope I feel better soon. I am on the second day of a really bad cold, really not looking forward to tomorrow as the third day is usually the worst.

    Did I duplicate a comment earlier I wasn’t trying to I was on my sons laptop and it froze up but before I realized that it had frozen I clicked the submit button a couple of times.

    Oh yea and Dune thats a geek movie too isn’t it?

  • GeekBoy

    Dune would be a geek movie if it was any good. it didn’t do justice to the book. I just finished watching The Empire Strikes Back that’s the best of the Star Wars movies and definately a geek movie.

  • stormy617

    Yea I liked Star Wars and the Empire Strikes back but I kind of lost interest after that and didn’t watch anymore of them.

  • JwJwBean

    Dune is definitely a geek movie. My 13 yr old just finished reading the book. He is obsessed now and wants to read the whole series.

    Cyn: thank you for clarifying. I am guessing there was a double post way up there and that is how 200 became 199.

    GeekBoy: My husband just finished watching Empire Strikes Back. I like Return of the Jedi myself. I loved the Ewoks and how everything was explained and finalized.

  • Csimmons

    Waz up everybody Im back, I know i said i was gone but i had to come back for comment 400!

  • Csimmons

    By the way Stormy, so sad you are sick. and Empire strikes back is definately the best star wars film, and you cant top the quote “No, I am your father” which turns out to be creepy since Luke kissed Leyla, I mean what if they had done it? UGH! too creepy!

  • GeekBoy

    to stormy16: you’re lucky you didn’t watch any after that Lucus sold us fans out. all of the true geeks would like to hang him by by his toes.

  • Csimmons

    GeekBoy:We all would wouldn’t we? we all practically grew up with Star Wars. But episodes 1,2, and 3 blew, Lucas really screwed up on those.

  • GeekBoy

    Yeah, Jar Jar binks! Need I say More?

  • stormy617

    Well then I won’t worry about watching any of the other ones then.

    Just won’t waste my money on them.

    At least he did right on those two anyway!!`

  • stormy617

    Welcome back Csimmons.

    So Back to the Future geek movie or no??

    I am not too sure on the criteria for a geek movie so I am not sure

  • stormy617

    Oh Oh Oh I got one I got one

    I know this is a geek movie.


  • JwJwBean

    “14. jfrater – January 27th, 2008 at 8:22 am

    oh- JwJwBean: the criteria was that it had to be a film that geeks would enjoy or films that are cult favorites amongst geeks. Pretty broad target I know ”

    This is what Jamie posted earlier in the day.

  • JwJwBean

    I love Goonies!!! It seemed like most of Jamie’s list were more adult geek.

  • Csimmons

    Stormy: I am not the biggest back to the future geek, more of a star wars geek. but love all geeky films except for ones that havemtoo many sequels

  • Csimmons

    Haven’t seen Goonies, what is it about.

  • Csimmons

    8 to go for 400

  • stormy617

    Oh ok thank you JwJwBean.

    How about 12 Monkeys I saw that movie just a few weeks ago.

    It was kinda bizarre

  • Csimmons

    Oh and PLEASE let me get 400, i would really appreciate it.

  • JwJwBean

    OMG you haven’t seen Goonies!!! Even my 11 and 13 yr old have seen Goonies.

    The Goonies are a group of friends living in a village, the groups leader Mikey Walsh, his older brother Brand and gang members Andy, Data, Stef, Mouth, and Chunk are being evicted from their homes which are to be demolished. Setting out to find a way of saving their homes, The Goonies find a treasure map and they set off in search for the treasure of the legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy which is located beneath a abandoned restaurant. Joined by a deformed gentle giant named Sloth, The Goonies embark on a great adventure through a underground maze filled with traps and skeletons, where they are pursued by Sloth’s mother, thief Momma Fratelli and his brothers Jake and Francis who are also after One-Eyed Willy’s treasure and they willing to get the treasure first. Written by Daniel Williamson

  • Csimmons

    12 monkeys i wouldnt really consider geeky, more mystery and action

  • Csimmons

    Wow,I gotta rent Blade Runner and Goonies.

  • Csimmons

    3 left

  • Csimmons

    1 left

  • stormy617

    Goonies is about a group of kids going on a treasure hunt so they can save their homes

  • Csimmons

    I win baby

  • Csimmons


  • stormy617

    OMG I did it and I wasn’t really even trying I was just answering the question!!

  • Csimmons


  • Csimmons

    Its allright Stormy, I just think Listverse hates me or im cursed.

  • Csimmons

    Well when I see Blade Runner I will like it, the Goonies I will throw a brick at the t.v. and burn the DVD. Frickin Goonies.

  • stormy617

    No there is no way that Listverse hates you and like I said maybe J will take pity on you since I am pretty sure you have commented on this list more than any one else. Maybe he will reward you for that.

  • GeekBoy

    At first Lucas had a great vision of the universe. There was a force that tied everything together and if you knew how, you could tap in to that power and transcend all that most humans could normally do. Hey, there is a belief system I could buy into. Then he came up with this meteclorian stuff which is little bugs that are in your cells that are INHERITED. Great you can’t become great you have to be born great. How republican. What a Jerk! Sounds a lot like thetans in the scientology stuff to me. Shame, shame shame.

  • Csimmons

    Maybe you’re right, and Yogi offered me his DVD so it all works out somehow.

  • Csimmons

    I still think its a curse.

  • dvhann

    hahahah, ah wow. csimmons poor luck.

    maybe jfrater will take pity..then again you became the top commenter in one day.

    sorry, but i really just had to laugh at all of the times you lost. it just really sucks.

    i know how you feel because i went through the same thing on the stephen king list.

  • stormy617

    Yea that you are only born great is pretty lame and kind of hitlerish if you ask me.

    I know thats not really a word I just made it up!!!

  • JwJwBean

    That is uncanny that you got the next to the 100th post each time. I was purposely staying away from the posting until after 400. 395 was too close for me.

    I am off to bed. Good Luck Csimmons. Don’t hate Goonies. It is a feel good geek movie.

  • GeekBoy

    good word. add it to the dictionary.

  • stormy617

    I am sorry Csimmons you have been trying for only like what 12 hours.

    Hopefully J will let you get Yogis since he offered it to you.

    I missed out on the Stephen King one cause I hadn’t found this site yet.

  • stormy617

    Yea I liked it.

    Yea and Csimmons don’t hate the Goonies its not really their fault!!!

  • Csimmons

    wish I had also joined before the stephen king book came out, i would have really liked to win the dead zone.

  • Csimmons

    I think ill like the goonies, but i will still have a little twinge of hate every time i see it.

  • Csimmons

    by the way nice word, you should put it on

  • Csimmons

    okay now im shootin for 500! so by like 3 a.m. we should be there.

  • Csimmons

    sorry, typo, its

  • Csimmons

    Well i am fo real going to bed, so goodnight.

  • stormy617

    Good night!!! Sleep tight

  • JwJwBean

    I just thought about the movie Trekkies being a geek movie, but for a few reasons I don’t think it belongs on the list.

    1. Too Star Trek Geek Specific
    2. It is more a movie about geeks that only star trek geeks enjoyed.

  • stormy617

    I think Gladiators would be a geek movie wouldn’t it??

    I never watched that just because I don’t like Russell Crowe.

  • yong23

    What about “The Neverending Story”?

  • mklong

    what about it

  • Pingback: Ember Case » Blog Archive » Top 20 Geek Movies of all time()

  • jrjb

    Another vote for Revenge of the Nerds. Anthony Michael Hall as “The Geek” as he’s listed on the credits should put 16 candles on the list. Back to the Future too.

  • Yogi Barrister and Stormy617: please email me (jamie @ with your choice of DVD from the list and your name/address. Congrats!

    D Holmes: I didn’t delete a comment – this is very weird. At the time of announcing you were 201 and we have to stick to that – but I am going to find out how and why a comment was deleted (it is possible for another admin to do that).

  • Csimmons

    jfrater:Yogi has said that he would give his movie to me if rules permit since he can get these on netflix, so do rules permit, and i have recieved tons of support for commenting the most on this list and staying on-line for 12 straight hours for a consolation prize(just read the comments) so… what do you say, do rules permit?

  • Csimmons

    Hey, I just tried to check Yogi Barristers profile and it says it doesn’t exist, so is he registered or not.

  • Csimmons: if he emails me to agree that is fine :)

    The last prize goes to randomly selected comment number 283 (jocsboss) – please also email me with your pick and address.

  • Csimmons

    Yogi Barrister, please e-mail jfrater to give me your prize, you said you would.

  • Csimmons


  • Csimmons

    jfrater:If Yogi has agreed, my email is [email protected] incase there is any confusion.

  • Kadee

    I’ve only really seen the ‘mainstream’ ones on here. Was forced to see Serenity by an ex-love… it’s one of the things I consider to make me feel better if I ever find myself missing him :’D

  • Wow. I couldn’t actually beleive my eyes when I saw how many comments this list had got. Seems a little competition can do wonders for the traffic!

    Nice list, I’ll have to check them out sometime. I’ve only seen 6 of the items on the list (Star Wars & LOTR counting as 1 each), so methinks I’ll have to up that number!

  • Kadee

    PS: Csimmons, I think you tried too hard! You were posting for the sake of posting rather than having something legitimate to say. Be glad I’m not judging :P

  • I agree with Kadee. If you’ve posted so much on this one list that you’re the top commenter you’re taking the piss a bit. Most of your comments were not related to the list it seems, and lots of your comments could have been condensed into one instead of trying to make as many as possible.

  • Jeremy Foster

    Maybe it seems to be a bit outdated, but I’ missing “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”

    Excellent list, though!


  • Jacki

    Kind of odd lol…I watched some of these in my Theory of Knowledge 12 class randomly for the course curriculum. I don’t think Philosophy class is really “geeky” lol. Lord of the Rings (ring fetishisms), Pi (is math natural/manmade?), Matrix (What is real?), Spaceballs (uh unrelated, class party.) I’ve also watched Planet of the Apes, Serenity and Akira (the more recent ones.) : )

  • melloyello

    We are the Knights who say……. NI!

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail anyone? :(

  • bdv

    I too think that Starfighter is a special one.
    And What about buckaroo banzai ? :D

  • Serenity is nothing compared to the series. Nothing.

    I’m think next time, it should be a television series for geeks?

  • @ melloyello – Monty Python and the Holy Grail should definately be up there.

  • TrueGeek

    Flash Gordon
    Modern Problems
    Under the Rainbow
    Cloak and Dagger
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Last Starfighter
    Logan’s Run
    Just to name few that should have been on here.

  • Sam

    Metropolis and Office Space are definitely amazing.

    @ melloyello and LePetiteMort – Monty Python deserves a spot for sure.

  • stormy617

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is in the Notable Extras in the fine print under the paragraph about the contest.

  • jocsboss

    So I wake up to, like, a kabillion emails this morning.

    I thought of another movie that should be here: Starship Troopers, where they go to that planet and fight the giant bugs.

    Jamie: Are you serious? I get the random comment? Hey, thanks. That’s pretty cool. Now I gotta pick….hmmmmmm, not sure which one. I’ll let you know. Thanks again.

  • Csimmons

    Has Yogi Barrister given away his prize yet, he said at like comment 320 that he would give his to me since i tried the hardest(stayed online for 12 hours)

  • Mom424

    csimmons; you should get the geek award,,only a true geek stays on-line 12 hours to win an internet contest

  • stormy617

    Yea I am not sure which one I want either. I was thinking about Alien, but my son wants me to get Office Space and my daughter wants me to get Serenity. So I will probably get the one I want so it doesn’t seem like I am playing favorites with my kids LOL

  • jocsboss

    Office Space and Serenity are available cheap, anywhere. If I were you I would go with Alien.

    I decided on Akira. Checked at imdb and, as I already own some of these, it looked like the one that I would be most interested in. Was kinda torn between Akira and Brazil.

  • Gilligoo

    Loved the list! I have seen them all except for Pi..I’m old enough to have seen tham at the movies except for 2001 (not quite that old). The only glaring omission (to me) was Heavy Metal…comic book/animation-sex and drugs and rock n roll!

  • Hey – just wanted to say thanks to everyone who commented on this list – it has certainly become our most epic list (based on comments). Let’s hope we have more like this in the future.

  • heavybison

    Man, is Csimmons desperate or wat…
    One movie thats likely to be enjoyed by Geeks and non-geeks alive would be Run Lola Run. I would also put in a word for a couple of Woody Allen movies, though they might be more slapstick than geeky. One is Sleeper and the other is an episode from Everything you wanted to know abt sex but were afraid to ask(abt a guy abt to bang a girl in the car and his internals work overtime to give him a hard on..)

  • heavybison: I really like Woody Allen films. I might do a top 10 of his movies at some point.

  • heavybison

    I think Annie Hall would definitely top the list. If fact i love all of his movies too!!! Have downloaded almost all of them….Let me know if you need copies…i stay close to London!!

  • Just wanted to add my 2 cents:

    I am a geek and I do NOT love The Matrix. IMHO it is quite overrated.

    kthxbai ^_^

  • chershey

    That “Apple Conference” would be MacWorld…

  • chershey: yeah – thanks. I actually attended MacWorld in 2007 and got to see the launch of the iPhone! yay! I now own an iPhone! yay!

  • SocialButterfly

    I love love love Office Space & Spaceballs!!

  • BHO

    Tron is my favorite film ever…… i once went to a fancy dress party, all geared up in tron attire… i looked well good. or did i?? oooooo….

  • Rocky

    I love Repoman! I love that everything is generically named…”Beer” “Food”

  • Rocky: hah I forgot about that! It is totally a brilliant fillm – it is really nice to see a film that totally does its own thing.

  • chershey

    Not necessarily geek movies, but movies that geeks watch that should be on the list:

    Logan’s Run
    The Italian Job (original – screw that new crap)
    Seven Samurai
    Shaun of the Dead
    Weird Science
    Back to the Future
    Army of Darkness
    Terminator 2
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Fifth Element
    Galaxy Quest
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Battle Royale
    Buckaroo Bonzai

  • purdnasty

    all i have to say is, how could the original transformers movie not be on here? i’m talking the one from the 80’s.

  • DiscHuker

    i don’t understand how shaun of the dead can be nominated. it was a brilliant movie with no real “geek” sections.

  • SocialButterfly

    chershey: Back to the Future, Terminator 2, Army of Darkness, Monty Python, Underworld and Fifth Element are some of my faves!

    I like alot of movies…

  • …

    matrix but no ghost in the shell? wtf? matrix was based off GITS ,according to the ppl who made matrix….and GITs is like 10000 times better

  • Csimmons

    Ive read some comments saying im desperate, well you got to understand, im a huge geek. i love star wars and want the original trilogy on dvd. thats why i commented so much. BTW, Yogi Barrister who promised me his prize has yet to do so, so thats why i comment a lot.

  • TobyB

    Good list. What about eXistenZ!

  • Wow, I really thought I was going to be disappointed with the number one answer as usual with these lists, But let me give 2 big thumbs up for 2001 being first, I whole heartily agree! Kubrick Rulz!

  • Lucy

    c’mon – no harry potter?!

  • Hitbob

    BEEP YOU FOOL! WTF IS DOCTOR WHO MOVIE!! YOU ARE THICK NOT TO PUT IT ON THERE!! also, i am the class geek, and have only seen star wars :'( you blew my reputation WHA-WHA!!! also some classic who episode are as long as movies so add them and the new star wars and the dr who movie! if not u are insane man!

  • Hitbob

    and no harry potter or spiderpig the movie also let me down. or batbear, or supergoose. you blew my reputation!

  • Hitbob

    or megamouse, oor the incredible dork. or the original star wars. if you used my list i wouldnt have had to kill my geek id card

  • Hitbob

    i hate you unless you use my OFFICIAL GEEKY FILMS LIST

  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob

    i am

  • Hitbob


  • D Holmes

    Oh, I know, I understand. I wasn’t trying to cheat DiscHuker out of his prize, I was just curious as to what happened and why my comment got bumped down to 200.

    And by the way, like I said. Wrath of Khan should be higher on the list. Star Trek is the pinnacle of geekiness!

  • Hitbob


  • D Holmes

    I also wouldn’t put Spaceballs so high, especially higher than the movies it was parodying!

    Sorry to nitpick. I tend to keep my comments to myself on your website b/c I know its your opinion. But this is a subject very near and dear to my heart!

  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • baylord

    ya i have seen at least 19 of those movies

  • Hitbob


  • D Holmes

    Hitbob, you can’t win anything w/o an account and w/o legitimate comments.

  • baylord

    the only one i have not seen is Metropolis, but i see a lot of artwork based on some of the characters i think

  • D Holmes

    Though, JFrater, I gotta give you props for putting Akira on the list. As it re-ignited the popularity of anime in America (and presumably in other English speaking countries).

  • baylord

    but silicon valley was my favorite

  • Hitbob


  • D Holmes

    Metropolis is good, but weird.

    Its got great effects for its time.

  • baylord

    akira also is very good

  • Hitbob


  • D Holmes


    I definitly agree.
    If you haven’t read the manga, then you should definitly check it out (JFrater, you should also check it out). It is a MUCH more expanded version of the story and goes way beyond where the movie ends. The movie (which was directed by the writer/ artist of the manga, Katsuhiro Otomo) tries to condense the story of the 2,000 page manga into 2 hours.

  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob

    I GOT THE 500TH!!

  • HitBob: while I am extremely impressed that you hit number 500, the competition ended when I selected a random comment for the 5th prize! There is, however, still the logo competition where you can win $200 if you are interested :) Otherwise, kudos for being number 500.

  • Hitbob


  • D Holmes

    No prize?

    I was the 500th with an account.

    You should do another geek film list to satisfy those who feel cheated b/c their favorite film wasn’t on the list. Actually, in fact, I could make it if you didn’t mind.

  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob


  • Hitbob

    email me about this l8r at [email protected]

  • Hitbob

    i won… cya

  • toolnut

    I was wondering if maybe I wasn’t as big a geek as I thought I was. . . until I saw the notable extras. 4 of the 5 are my all time favorite movies. I’m embracing the geek

  • Dave

    Finaly…some love for “PI” but Iam a little surprised the documentory “Trekies” wasnt on this list or “Comic Book Villans” Alot of people didnt like it but I thought it was a smart darck comedy

  • jocsboss

    Yay, no prize for Hitbob.

  • jocsboss: hey! We all need to be nice to each other here – it is one of the great marks of the site – courtesy and kindness to all readers!

    Dave: how could you not give love to pi? It is awesome!

  • Pingback: it’s about time» Blog Archive » links for 2008-01-28()

  • jocsboss

    Sorry. Apologies to Hitbob. :(

    I didn’t really mean it like it sounded. Sorry again.

  • melloyello

    Stormy- thanks for pointing that out, i must’ve just zoomed right over it in all the excitment.

  • Hey the way these comments are going maybe jfrater could throw in a free DVD of 2001 A Space Odyssey for the 2001st comment.

    We are a well over a quarter of the way there!
    Hey the way these comments are going maybe jfrater could throw in a free DVD of 2001 A Space Odyssey for the 2001st comment.

    We are a well over a quarter of the way there!

    Or if it starts to poop out a bit he could offer an Exorcist DVD for the 666th comment.

  • Sorry for the stuttering comment I cut and pasted twice by mistake

  • Csimmons

    Blogball: that would be a great idea, except in a week, everyone will forget about this list.

  • JwJwBean

    We own 2001. We have the whole Kubrick Box Set. Hmm but it is VHS. I guess I need to go look for it on DVD.

  • Yozo

    What about Mystery Science Theater 3000?

    And how is Star Wars #9? That does not make any sense. I can kinda see how Wraith of Kahn is in the higher numbers but there is no way that Star Wars is at #9. It’s a major geek movie. I agree with all the choices, maybe not Brazil, but the order seems weird.

  • AlaskanBell77

    I love PI. That is my favorite movie on this list, along with Bladerunner. Great list!

  • JwJwBean

    AlaskanBell77: Should I rent PI for my 13 yr old son to see? He is very fascinated with the number PI. Jamie said he couldn’t remember if it would be appropriate or not.

  • stormy617

    Wow Heavy Metal. I have not thought about that movie in a really long time. I saw it at the midnight show a really really long time ago and we were so totally stoned and we snuck probably about a case of beer in with us. Wow !! That brings back some memories :D

  • stormy617

    JwJwBean: I did end up picking Alien, and at least the kids gave me a bit of an idea for presents LOL. My kids are teenagers so very hard to buy for!!

  • JwJwBean

    The alien trilogy is awesome. I try to listen carefully to what my kids are talking about liking or trying to buy. Mine are only 11 and 13, but it is getting harder.

  • stormy617

    My kids are 16 and 14 so very hard to buy for. The big things are usually no problem like getting my son a Wii for Christmas (Well actually after as couldn’t find one before) but smaller things like movies, CD’s, oh and clothes I usually end up getting them gift cards.

    I am looking forward to watching Alien again, it’s been a lot of years since I watched it!!

  • stormy617

    Wasn’t Planet of the Apes a television series a long time ago. I seem to remember watching it when i was very young.

  • JwJwBean

    It was a series. It began in 1974.

  • stormy617

    Yup I was only 7 then I thought it was when was pretty young

  • It was a series (Planet of the Apes) but it started out as a series of 4 movies which is what I put on this list.

    ATTENTION: prize winners – be sure to email me with your request – I am still waiting for one email.

  • stormy617

    Oh yea i knew about the movies too I just wasn’t sure if I was remembering right about there being a series too

  • stormy617

    You got mine didn’t you Jamie? I have to go to bed……Once again I promised myself that I would not spend half the night on here and once again it is 3am……….Arrrgghhhh I have gone without way too much sleep since finding this site LOL ;D

  • stormy617: I am not sure – only one person put their nickname in the email :) Send it again just in case (and tell me it is from you).

  • stormy617

    Doh…..I remembered to do that when I emailed you before but didnt think of it this time……my cold must be eating away at my brain

  • whyin0

    lol csimmons poor guy i feel sorry for u dude…

  • Jack Harkness

    I like big bums and I can’t deny it!

  • Pingback: 20 películas geeks de todos los tiempos()

  • @Whyin0, ya so did I but anyway… it was just the 100th and 200th wasnt it?

  • Marcela

    I have watched 16; the rest I do not think were even released in Spain, where I live.

    I miss Gattaca and Ghost in the Shell. Good selection though.

  • Marcella: I love Gattaca too. Brilliant film.

  • Hector

    Cronenberg’s Videodrome and Scanner should be in the list too….geeky and so good.

  • Hector: I hope they are both better than his Naked Lunch which is awful! :)

  • Hector

    Vidoedrome is really good.
    There’s Debbie Harry in it and her simple presence is a sufficient reason to watch it. The Naked lunch was a bad adaptation from a fantastic novel, I agree. But he tried !

  • Hector: it is great to see someone else that loves Burrough’s book – not a lot do :) Also, Debbie Harry is great – I will check out the movie!

  • cryndigo

    I’ve seen half of those!

  • Pingback: 20 películas geek » blogpocket 7.0()

  • Pingback: Expolio Intelectual()

  • wheres johnny mnemonic?

  • Pingback: Top 10 Things I Have Learnt From This Site - The List Universe()

  • I hated most of these. lotr bored the hell out of me, brazil was slow as hell, spaceballs was beaten to death after the second time I saw it.

    I guess I’m a bad geek.

  • I think I could have been ok with this list had it featured equilibrium, farenheit 451, a clockwork orange. also, no yojimbo? at least one kurasawa film would have been nice. 7 samurai or something.

  • Hitbob

    do i have to email as a prize winner or dont i get it…

  • Pingback: Top 20. Películas Geek de todos los tiempos.()

  • Pingback: Top 20. Películas Geek de todos los tiempos.–Ericoy Vox()

  • Pingback: enROLados » Blog Archive » Lista de las 20+1 pel()

  • Csimmons

    jfrater: I am curious, have you recieved my e-mail? i used your gmail e-mail from the stephen king list and i need to know if you got mine.

  • Hitbob: you do need to email :)

    CSimmons: I got the email – thanks!

  • JwJwBean

    One of your other lists made me remember one from my childhood.

    Paul Stevens’ high school science project has gotten a little out of hand. He just built an atomic bomb. Now he’s got 11 hours to make sure it doesn’t work.

    The Manhattan Project

  • satori

    Thinking of the movie Pi- I suggest for anyone that has seen it to also check out the move “primer”-it’s pretty cool!

  • Pingback: Top 20 Geek Movies Of All Time - The List Universe « HiperEidon()

  • Pingback: top 20 geek movies « Limited Vista()

  • Breeg

    Damn I’ve seen all but three of those (War Games, Repo man, and Brazil)and I own all but four (the three I just listed with the addition of Akira).

  • mishmel

    Oh whoa, you have Akira on there! =D *is very happy*

    I actually have seen most of these movies, but I blame my dad for being the one to buy them and forcing my sister and me to watch them.

  • Lewis

    is akira very violent cause i really want to see it but my father is strict on glorified violence, :(

  • Lewis

    Satori:WTF happened at the movie?it seriously focked my head over!!!

  • manbearpig

    why isnt dune on the list

  • rtabish

    more animated movies [like ‘Heavy Metal’ and ‘Wizards’] should have made it. and what about the ‘jay and silent bob’ movies like ‘Dogma’ and ‘Clerks’? and i dont believe “chicflicks” should be included…..chic isn’t geek, sorry.

  • thepennymachine

    although your right for mostof them, 2001 is too realistic to be on this list. There is a difference between geeks and smart people. Brazil is on here for no reason also

  • Fruckert

    i love firefly

  • warningdontreadthis

    Holy pants of Merlin!
    You dont have Monty Pyton and the holy grail here?
    This list is not complete wihtout that film.
    Switch Brazil with Holy Grail, after all both Terrys directed that one. And its freakin awesome.

  • Good Wolf

    I watched 2001 not that long ago. I don’t know why people like it quite frankly. Its as riveting as English exams and has the entertainment value of children’s bad art, with the possible exception of Dave killing HAL spawning the the famous quote: “Will I dream, Dave? Dave? Daisy, Daisy etc.” Listening to a computer become scared of death and the unknown was unnerving.

    Hurrah! For Short Circuit and Serenity

  • ChuChu353

    jfrater……. I remember my brother and his friends in the late 1970’s playing Dungeons & Dragons, listening to Led Zepplin, and reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Does that make me a geek by default LOL?

  • ChuChu353: Yes – you have Geek Syndrome By Proxy :)

  • ChaoticPython

    Damn…Poor Csimmons…

  • jackit

    boo, i’ve only watched 5 of these. I’d better go geek it up some more!

  • Denzell

    Wow… I didn’t know that geeks are just as cool. Perhaps I’m not geek enough because I haven’t watched any of these yet.

  • Denzell: speaking from personal experience: geeks are the coolest people! Now go and watch those movies!

  • Jos the boss

    Here is an old one: scanners. If that isn’t a geek movie…

  • BakuBaku

    Only one f the alien movies was directed by ridley scott. The best on is the one directed by James Cameron, Aliens.

  • icancount

    According to the rules and by my count, the first prize winner should have been around the 141st post. There were about 14 garbage posts before #100, and I’m pretty sure the 141st post is the 14th LEGITIMATE post after #100 [not just people asking about prizes and commenting on how close they were to #100, etc].

  • Why are the new star wars movies junk?
    I believe they are all amazing their own way…

  • squidworth

    monty python is not a geek movie!!!!!!!!!!!!! and tron is class, my 2nd fav movie of all time

  • thanerosse

    No Fifth Element? Shameful!

    I have to say, I didn’t like 2001. It was a good film in terms of effects and probably a very interesting film to analyse, but in terms of enjoyability I though it was pretty awful. I’m probably going to receive hundreds of angry comments now, but it’s my opinion. I mean, the last twenty minutes or so of the film makes practically no sense to anyone who hasn’t read the book, and there is ten minutes of essentially just colours across a screen.
    It should be considered a cult classic and nothing more. Definitely not number one.
    (and by the way, I would most definitely consider myself a geek… I have seen at least 75% of these films and three of them are my all time favourites (Lord of the Rings, The Matrix and Blade Runner).

  • desed

    The movie “What the Bleep do we know?” is a really nerdy quantumphysics movie. But still, I found it interesting :)

  • Rennix

    Celing Cat is impressed.

  • Katie

    Serenity made it on the list…? It was good but I don’t think it was Top 20 worthy. Hm.

  • Mace

    I feel like such a geek i have seen 16 of those 20 movies

  • moyamom

    OFFICE SPACE ROCKS!!!! I love that move, also the ORIGINAL (only) Star Wars Trilogy, SpaceBalls, Alien and LOTR. I have actually seen 15 of these movies, and own most of them.

  • custardinboxes

    I’ve seen 10, geek or not?

  • Pingback: Another top geek movies of all time | Netharuka()

  • Pingback: Bookmarks about Peliculas()

  • al

    how can be geek a film with no tech? (or just love to know how things wokout)
    i refer to planet of apes, lord of the rings, alien, star wars ..

    my list:
    -war games
    -hackers 2

    pd: 2001 is a awfull. The book is good but not the film.

  • ChaoticPython

    Really? I preferred the movie of 2001 to the book (one of the only cases of said phenomenon.).

  • Andri

    Star wars episode I, II and III are much better then the old ones.

  • cece

    What about Krull? Or is that not geeky enough. I have only seen about 1/2 of it myself so I don’t know if it qualifies.

  • cece

    And Andri (#588)… I don’t know what Star Wars you have been watching, but IV, V, & VI will always reign supreme.

  • Andri

    cece: IV, V and VI are brilliant but Episode III is one of the best movies made.

  • st0ner

    legend of the overfiend, anyone else but me seen this?

  • Pingback: Top 20 geek movies of all time | Can't Stop Geeking()

  • oouchan

    589. cece: I loved Krull. I would classify it as fantasy more than sci-fi, however. Magic and monsters. Definitely, B-rate, but a good one.

    btw…Star Wars 1-3 sucked so bad. That feel that you got watching the old ones wasn’t there for the new ones. They were horrible. Bad acting, bad storyline and Darth Vader was a wimp. The only cool character was Darth Maul. How sad is that?

    For a radio survey that I conducted, it was shown that 23% of people aged 13-23 liked the old ones while a 77% liked the new ones. For those aged 30 to 50 81% liked the old ones and 5% liked the new ones. The other 14% didn’t care for either. I guess it shows that if you are younger you will like the new ones, and if you are older you like the older ones. Go figure.

  • Chas

    Just to be a complete nerd, “Quadrilogy” is incorrect. The proper word for a group of four related works is tetralogy.

  • thx for the usefull information , cheers

  • glad i found this post , cheers

  • Very Amusing :)

  • quite a writer aren’t you :)

  • Norman

    Space Oddysey is the worst film ever. It starts off with a bunch of irritating monkeys jumping around and then a monolith randomly appears and they start stroking it.

    The next part is when a man called Frank has to do something which is so forgettable and boring it makes the monkey bit look good. There is also a part where the camera loses zoom and we have to watch everything from a shit angle. Later on some astronaunts land on the moon right next to another monolith, which omits a high pitched sound and te astronaunts start to hold their heads, with worse acting then a school nativty play.

    It gets worse. Next we are treated to about 5 minitues of running. Then some events which have no purpose and take far too long occur. Did I mention that Hal, the ship’s computer, which is meant to have no more emotions, has more then the main human, Dave.

    A bit later on, Dave’s fellow astronaunt is floating away and Dave and his pod must catch him. We are then treated to a bored Dave following a dot on a screen for about ten whole minutes. After he picks him up Dave goes back to the ship and constantly says, “Open the pod bay doors, Hal,” in a bored monotone. Eventually Hal responds by saying how he won’t let Dave in. Dave has a way in though and tells Hal. I mean what a great villian. You can actually tell him your plan and because he’s so pathetic he won’t be able to stop you. Did I mention that the astronaunt that Dave had to pick up, has to be let again, thus that ten minutes was a waste of your life.

    The next twenty minutes is him walking through airlocks. Then without any emotion, Dave destroys Hal. Hal, a supposedly great movie villian, fades by singing a song called ‘Daisy’. Think thats the end. No chance, you still have to sit through another about half an hour of absolutely no dialogue or suspense. I have only scratched in the surface about this awful film. Buy it if you want to die of boredom.

  • Trekkerette

    *sarcastic* Gee, I bet someone would love to watch Brazil!

  • PKN

    The alien(s)set shouldnt be on that list, and Akira shouldnt be either. Unless my definition of what a Geek is is warped these days, it now seems to include Anime fans and fans of science fiction. You’ve just labeled 98% of humanity Geeks. well done,dipsh*t.

  • deskmenu8

    Poor Csimmons.
    I’m curious, were the free dvd’s only for the 100th and 200th comments or all the comments divisable by a hundred?

    In any case I think it’s a great idea. Nice way of bumping up the comments, even after more than a year!

  • Rudy

    I would had included Free Enterprise somewhere!

  • totalstranger

    Fritz Lang who directed Metropolis was my relative! that said I can barely sit through it.

  • sciencegeek


  • _-DAN-_

    So….Spaceballs is more important to see that Star Wars?
    0101000010101010001011110100101010100101010101001010101010101001010111001010010001001010000001010101011111110100101010001111001ERROR ERROR ERROR

  • Jack

    Is it just me or is there some bizare rumour that there is going to be a Tron 2?

  • one-ness

    Yes there is a Tron 2 coming 2010 called Tron Legacy check it out:

    But amazing how none of you have seen:
    NIRVANA – So few have seen and appreciated this incredible 1997 flick. Get Blade Runner, Matrix and Tron, mix them together and you can get a hint of what Nirvana is all about. An italian bizarre, brilliant director called Gabriele Salvatores and Christopher Lambert, yes, the weird weird Lambert, and some great italian actors make this mind-blower a MUST SEE!

    and ZARDOZ – John Boorman´s fantastic 1970´s flick with a post 007 Sean Connery and Charlott Rampling. What a geek feast to the eyes and mind. Low budget and high creativity. It starts out really “kitschy” but jumps up to the highest imaginative carnival of ideas and sights ever. Another MUST SEE!

  • Darvin @

    Excellent list. What about Weird Science!?

    Two geeks use their smarts to create the perfect woman (Kelly LeBrock)! A geek’s wet dream… :-)

  • Rennie

    Quite disappointed that Coneheads isn’t on this list =/

  • mickeymousepants

    lol 600 comments that must be the most commented list because of that competition hahaha

  • luXx

    how the fk is matrix there?? yh i get da rest but not the matrix i dont luv it its kinda weird not geeky!Xx
    *sarcastic* *btw the movie Free Enterprise IS AMAZING* (sumurk)

    cept from da geeky boy he does some wiked puchin lool
    ‘THATS WT THIS IS ABOUT’ lool he mks me rofl….

  • Gigans

    I am a hardcore geek and love all of these films for the most part….except the matrix, The matrix is terrible. Again my opinion, just saying not all of us like that trash

  • nicoleredz3

    Whooo! Awesome list! Then again, I’m a nerd…

  • Nagashizar

    Still missing is “Thirteenth Floor” .. I won’t comment on what it’s about, so’s not to ruin it.. just download it, watch it, and don’t read anything about it.

  • Mr. Spok

    I’ve watched most of them – getting concerned about myself, hahahaha :D I guess I’m sort of a geek. Or should I say “nerd 2.0”?! Does an IQ of 147 makes me even more weird? Oh, and I guess you all noticed my nick-name ;) Don’t worry though, I’m not into cosplay. Way too weird :) I prefer to be my unique self.
    Cheers :)

  • Muy buenas peicula… pero me quedo con Iron Man 2 :P*

  • Jokesonyoubitch

    Hate to say it, but I can deny that the three new Star Wars were not junk.

    • Name

      thank you see people think star wars episodes 1 thru 3 were made to replace 4 thru 6 and keep comparing them they were made as an edition to star wars no there not as good as 4 5 6 but like it or not they are apart of the saga it’s like an action figure they come in diffrent sizes people may like the bigger one but the smaller one is still there if want it AND the original series thow it is great was getting a little forgoten by younger generations and the prequls reminded people of the star wars universe now you and your children can bond over that so long live star wars 1 2 3 4 5 6 long live the star wars universe and may the force be with you:)

      • chris

        i love how a poor grasp of the english language fucks with these posts.

        first “deny that… were not junk” is a double negative, you’re saying they are junk (or was that intentional?)

        second, “they are apart of the saga” although you mean a part, apart means separate from.

        awesome, because they definitely are junk and “apart” of the saga.

  • I don t really think Weird Science should have been on the list, but grat list!.

  • Riley!

    It makes me SOOO happy to see Serenity on here, it's my favorite movie of all time I get so excited when I know other people have not only seen it but enjoyed it too! I'm such a Joss nerd, he's my man love…

  • Well I've seen 16 of the 20 plus the bonus so I guess I get to keep my membership card.

  • Not what i was looking for but found it very interesting, and some of the comments are just FAB.

  • backlinkspeed

    OI, Moro no Brazil, Gostei de seu artigo, atualmente trabalho com mala direta, email marketing e lestas de emails segmentadas, estou a procura de material de qualidade para disponiblizar aos meus clientes em meu site: vou indicar o seu site. Parabéns!o seu site. Parabéns!

  • Just love these lists and the way people react to them, would be amazing if two people sat down and were asked to writr thier top ten sci fi and came up with the same. Good to be different!

  • omartrinidad

    I think number 18 isn't really a good film… it is so bad

  • Kevin N.

    How in the hell do you put Star Wars at number 9 and SPACEBALLS (!!!) at number 3 ?!?!?! Why the hell is Spaceballs even ON here? And everyone on the planet knows that there is no bigger geek movie than Star Wars.

  • McRunyan123

    Weird science!!!!

  • Pingback: Movies for Geek Kids |

  • Tee

    Wow, quite a few of these movies i have watched and the ones that I haven’t watched, I want to watch!! Does that make me a geek?? Ive always been called either a geek or nerd and i’m proud :) Revenge of the nerds should be in the list somewhere! Fifth Element is one of my favourite movies and star wars originals are my all time fav..great list too!!

  • The description about Serenity is wrong. They did not experiment on River aboard Serenity, they did it before she got there, Serenity was like a safe-haven, the only place that they felt comfortable on settling. this is the premise of the movie, witch is established in the series (Firefly), witch is as good or even better than the feature.

  • P.S You should change the description of nr 5, preferable after you re-watch the series and feature . Also I am surprised that in hundreds of fans of s.f /fantasy no one has noticed the mistake, it sounds like a terrible story, like the movie is also detailing brain experimentation as a main story (and that is not good cinema, and Serenity is)

  • Name

    if you waited a year you could have added avatar the best and my favorite movie of all time

    • chris

      avatar has stunning visual effects of course, but the lack of a decent storyline kinda ruins it for me

  • Daniel

    A good list but you’re missing Stargate.

  • peter

    Props on splitting your infinitive when describing Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. Mad props.

  • David

    I LUVVVED War Games!! Watch it!

  • Rick Smith

    You had me til SPACEBALLS. What an overrated mess that movie is — nearly at the bottom of Mel Brooks’ filmography for me. It might have been funny had it been made 4-5 years earlier, before sci-fi and particularly STAR WARS had already been parodied to death. And at that point, Brooks had lost all ability to be funny about race. We went from the genius of BLAZING SADDLES to a hair-pick joke? Augh — scratch this one off the list!

  • William Rogue

    Does that make me “bi” since I love them both? :-)

  • Apple

    Okay, I am so glad you put in honorable mentions…Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Fifth Element. I loved both these movies. Never really considered myself a a geek, but if loving these movies makes me that, than so be it!!

  • EnglishxGentleman

    I am disappointed that you failed to mention that Serenity is the movie that helped end the too-soon cut Firefly series – my favorite show of all time.

    However! I am very happy that you even had it on there. I love many of these movies, though I have never, regretably, seen The Matrix. :(

  • Pingback: Top Geek Movies | Randel Hall()

  • Pingback: Top Geek Movies | Randel Hall()

  • Lyndsey


    • dancingrogue

      While Harry Potter was a fun series of movies to watch, I just don’t see any geek cred in them at all. They were just like pop music; sometimes interesting fillers while waiting for the DJ to play the real music. Geek movies, imho, need to have a certain amount of depth, raise more questions than they answer, or otherwise prime the imagination of what is or could be. HP was barely deep enough to get your mental feet wet. Don’t get me wrong. Swords and sorcery movies have a place in the geek world. Look at sweeping sagas like Lord of the Rings (magic) or Star Wars (swords). Harry Potter just did not fit the bill for me. It was something that I took my daughter to because she got all A’s or something.

  • how about nap dynamite? the one with the 2 geeky faggots?

  • CheeZy

    Seriously why is Ghost in the Shell not in that list? what a sin!

  • daymar

    do anybody remember the geeky support teenager actor

  • samyuktha

    and social network?????? you must update the list my friend

  • personally I think the Postman should be added in here.

  • Pingback: Infographic: Wat ben jij? Geek of Nerd? | RECLAMEPRAAT()

  • harry

    Guess i am not much of a geek but i found 2001 a space odyssey 1 of the most tedious and boring movies i have seen.

  • Great post and am I shocked to see how many of these I have seen. There are so many great choices it’s hard to pick five but if I have to pick five they would be:

    1.Star Wars Original Trilogy

    2. Blade Runner

    3. Lord of the Rings trilogy

    4. Star Trek 2:The Wrath of Khan

    5.War Games

    as an honorable mention Weird Science, even though it was cheesy.

  • Ceara

    Thank God. I was so afraid I’d see those garbage Resident Evil movies on this list. I hate Mila Jovovich and I hate those movies.

    Anyway, I was happy to see Spaceballs on here. That movie was hilarious.

  • Anonymous

    The Matrix, Pi, and Lord of the Rings are all on my list. I’ve only seen War Games, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, and 2001: A Space Odessy. But, hey, I’m thirteen!
    Do I get bonus points for seeing number 1?

  • mohit

    add 3 idiots

  • HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32 GB 9.7-Inch Tablet Computer. Great 9.7-inch diagonal LED backlit multitouch dis

    Hello, Neat post. There is a problem together with your website in web explorer, may check this? IE still is the market leader and a good element of people will omit your magnificent writing due to this problem.

  • Pingback: Os 20 melhores filmes geeks de todos os tempos | CCAA - O inglês e o espanhol que você aprende e nunca mais esquece()

  • icon archive
  • Pingback: Películas de Hackers y Películas de Geeks | Mi blog by Default()

  • Pingback: | GeeKee Media()

  • Pingback: Top 20 Geek Movies Of All Time | Online Buzz()

  • Pingback: Top 20 Geek Movies Of All Time -

  • Pingback: Top 20 Geek Movies Of All Time | Viral Camera()

  • Pingback: Top 20 Geek Movies Of All Time | I Love Train Wrecks()

  • Pingback: Top 20 Geek Movies Of All Time | Civil Attorney Group()

  • Pingback: Top 20 Geek Movies Of All Time | Viral Newspaper()