Different areas sometimes share the same concepts. A lot of concepts in computer programming world have been used in movies. Some of them are just so cool, and they even help programmers to understand some programming concepts. The following are my list of top 10 movies and my understanding of programming concepts they use.
1. The Matrix(1999)
Concepts: online/offline, recursion, loop, matrix, etc.
This movie is revolutionary. The end of one civilization is the start of another. There are some movies that are similar like this one later.
If life runs into an endless loop, how to break the loop?
3. Tron: Legacy(2010)
Many computer scientists of a certain age would agree that this movie kind of lead them into computing(or War Games).
This movie uses the concept of recursion, especially in the final searching part. It is a recursive search on a tree.
5. Final Destination 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Concept: if else jump
7. Cloud Atlas(2012)
8. Flatland 2: Sphereland (2012)
9. Source Code (2011)
I’m curious about where the source code is running. If the machine is powered off, then the other world will disappear?
10. Triangle (2009)
Concept: Dead loop.
The movies above are my favorites. There are surely others good movies for programmers. If you leave comments, I will combine them later here. It would be so great if you can mention the concept relevant to programming(e.g., recursion).