10 Movies That Wouldn't Exist Without Code

Give Those Fingers a Break

When coders aren't writing code, learning about programming bootcamps, or scouring the web, they are watching movies about coding. That is why Bootcoder has come up with its list, 10 Movies that Wouldn't Exist Without Code. This list will (hopefully) help you feel inspired and maybe even pursue your goal of learning to code with one of the many programming bootcamps listed on Bootcoder.com

Big Hero 6 Movie Poster Best Coding Movies

Big Hero 6

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Year 2014
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure
Runtime 102 min
AwardsWon 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 51 nominations.
DirectorDon Hall, Chris Williams
Ex Machina Movie Poster Best Coding Movies

Ex Machina

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking female A.I.

Year 2015
Genre Drama, Mystery, Romance
Runtime 108 min
Awards2 wins & 2 nominations.
DirectorAlex Garland
The Martian Movie Poster Best Coding Movies

The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Year 2015
Genre Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Runtime 144 min
DirectorRidley Scott
Interstellar Movie Poster Best Coding Movies


A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Year 2014
Genre Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Runtime 169 min
AwardsWon 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 119 nominations.
DirectorChristopher Nolan
The Matrix Movie Poster Best Coding Movies

The Matrix

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Year 1999
Genre Action, Sci-Fi
Runtime 136 min
AwardsWon 4 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 40 nominations.
DirectorAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
The Terminator Movie Poster Best Coding Movies

The Terminator

A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

Year 1984
Genre Action, Sci-Fi
Runtime 107 min
Awards5 wins & 6 nominations.
DirectorJames Cameron
I, Robot Movie Poster Best Coding Movies

I, Robot

In 2035 a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Year 2004
Genre Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Runtime 115 min
AwardsNominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 11 nominations.
DirectorAlex Proyas
WALL·E Movie Poster Best Coding Movies


In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Year 2008
Genre Animation, Adventure, Family
Runtime 98 min
AwardsWon 1 Oscar. Another 84 wins & 65 nominations.
DirectorAndrew Stanton
Source Code Movie Poster Best Coding Movies

Source Code

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Year 2011
Genre Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Runtime 93 min
Awards1 win & 8 nominations.
DirectorDuncan Jones
The Social Network Movie Poster Best Coding Movies

The Social Network

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Year 2010
Genre Biography, Drama
Runtime 120 min
AwardsWon 3 Oscars. Another 152 wins & 151 nominations.
DirectorDavid Fincher

Note: information about these movies was retrieved from omdbapi.com, The Open Movie Database.