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10 Tech movies you should watch this weekend

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You’ve probably had a long week, gone up and down trying to be productive, and make some money while at it. Getting the bag is no child’s play.

As the saying goes: “all work, and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.” So, as you take a dive into the weekend, you might want to get your mind off work, and entertainment yourself with some good movies.

Here, we’re going to list 10 tech/sci-fi movies you can watch while you relax this weekend.

The list is in no particular order, but we’re still going to make a countdown, for effect. 😎

  1. The Circle (2017)

This movie is about a call-centre agent (Emma Stone) who got a job at a social media company called The Circle. The company decides to add new features to its product, which led to the production of tiny cameras that they intend to integrate into everyone’s social life. One thing led to the other, and trouble began.

The movie displays a replica of the issue this world has with privacy, and if you like some drama, you should watch this.

Written/Directed by James Ponsoldt
Top casts: Emma Stone, Tom Hanks, John Boyega

  1. Total Recall (2012)

This movie is a remake of the 1990 movies of the same title. It follows the story of a factory worker (Colin Farrell) who suspects that his current life is made up of fake memories.

He then goes to Rekall (a company that implants fake memories into people’s mind) to get himself sorted. He then realized he was a highly-trained secret agent. This sets him on a path that uncovers more trouble for him.

Directed by Len Wiseman
Top casts: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale.

  1. Upgrade (2018)

Grey, a stay-at-home mechanic, delivers a car to his client who is a tech genius. He was accompanied by his wife and her self-driving car. On their way back, they have an accident that got Grey paralysed.

However, with the help of a microchip implanted into him, he was able to walk again, and of course, he walks into unimaginable troubles.

Directed by Leigh Whannell
Casts: Logan Marshall-Green, Harrison Gilbertson, Benedict Hardie.

  1. Ex-Machina (2014)

The movie is about a programmer that takes Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the Turing test to determine whether the machine has human-like intelligence. While conducting the test, the programmer begins to develop feelings for the AI, and colludes with the humanoid to take down her creator.

Directed by Alex Garland
Casts: Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander.

  1. Minority Report (2002)

Set in the year 2054, when the police use pre-crime analysis to predict, and stop major crimes from happening. Tom Cruise plays John Anderton, the pre-crime boss.

He sniffs out the clues with the help of his gesture-based, transparent, screenless, holographic 3D computer. He grab clues and arranges them mid-air – very techy stuff!

John Anderton is accused of one of such future crimes, and he sets out to prove his innocence.

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Casts: Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell

  1. The Imitation Game (2014)

The movie is about Alan Turing – a gay British mathematician – who is considered to have laid the foundation for modern computing and artificial intelligence. Turing develops a machine that can decrypt the German Enigma machine, which the Nazis used to send messages during World War II.

After successful deploying the invention, Turing meets the most challenging event he could ever face, and has to fight his way through it.

Directed by Morten Tyldum
Casts: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

  1. Ready Player One (2018)

This movie gives you the feeling of what the Metaverse is like.

Set in 2045, the movie follows the story of an orphan who is one of the gamers on The Oasis (a virtual reality simulation game) where the winner would win the ownership of the game.

The orphan, Wade Watts, and his team tries to overcome all obstacles, and win the game before a well-funded evil corporation could pull it off.

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Casts: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, Mark Rylance.

  1. Infinite (2021)

Mark Wehlberg plays Evan, a man that can remember events and skills from his past lives. He is sought after by a secret group called the Infinite.

The group helps him access the skills he has garnered in his many past lives. Evan then tries to locate a device he hid in one of his past lives – a device that is capable of destroying the world.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Casts: Mark Wehlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson

  1. Gravity. (2013)

A biomedical engineer is stranded in space after Russians blow up a satellite. The explosion sends debris right into an American astronaut team while they are on a spacewalk to fix the Hubble Space Telescope.

The biomedical engineer and an astronaut survives. The astronaut would then need to rescue Stone as she tumbles through space untethered and stares at the edge of the void.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Casts: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

  1. Interstellar (2014)

This movie is set in the future, when earth starts to become uninhabitable, and plagued by blights and dusty storms. NASA sends ex-NASA astronaut and a team of researchers through a warmhole across the galaxy to find out which of three potential planets would be mankind’s new home.

Directed by Christopher Nolan
Casts: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon

That’s our movie suggestions for the week. Hope you have a restful and entertaining weekend.

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