9. The Lawnmower Man
The 1992 cult classic film The Lawnmower Man explored how a computer could improve a human being by quite literally reprogramming them.
The film tells the tale of the quest of a team of scientists to turn a man with learning difficulties into a super genius by using a supercomputer and virtual reality to reprogram his brain.
Sadly though the experiments go horribly wrong and the poor test subject goes completely mad.
Before he became the stoner icon that is the Dude, Jeff Bridges shot to fame as a heroic computer programmer in the cult classic Tron.
Released in 1982, the film makes the ongoing fight between security professionals and hackers a literal battle.
The film sees Bridge's character get sucked into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games against various computer programs at the whim of a malicious malware overlord.
With his only ally a brave security program Tron, we can't help but think the film was slightly prophetic - well outside of the light cycles, we're still waiting for scientists to pull their thumbs out and get round to making those.
After all isn't that the way most companies are handling cyber security these days, hoping a single security solution will solve all their hacker woes?
7. Source Code
Dubbed a techno-thriller, Source Code, directed by David Bowie's son Duncan Jones - or Zowie Bowie, as he used to be known - is undoubtedly worth a place in our top for its nail-biting action and unique concept of computer programming.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as an army helicopter pilot, captain Colter Stevens, the film conveys the story of Stevens inside the 'Source Code', an experimental computer program that allows him to experience the last moments of another person's life within an alternative timeline. Stevens' mission is to use Source Code to find the location of a remotely-activated explosive device aboard the train and identify the person who activated it. The catch is Stevens can only be in the alternative timeline for eight minutes at any given time.
The great thing about this movie is not just how you're kept on the edge of your seat hoping Stevens finds the bomb in the limited time he has, but it has a very unique focus on technology, while not being baffling the viewer with science.
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