As a self-proclaimed geek, I love nerdy movies. The science fiction, the magic, the action, and the cute superheroes, what’s not to love? I would probably pick a geeky movie over a romantic comedy any day. They take you to different times and places and can let your mind run wild. So curl up on the couch, turn your cell phone off, and release your inner dork with these top 10 geek movies.
I was literally disappointed when I didn’t get my acceptance letter to Hogwarts on my 11th birthday, so I have resorted to becoming obsessed with the Harry Potter series instead. Harry Potter is a young orphan who learns he is actually a wizard and all 7 books tells of his adventures at his magical school. I grew up with these movies and I get very emotionally attached to the characters. To anyone who has not seen these movies, I HIGHLY recommended them. They will honestly change your life.
Just like Harry Potter, I am borderline obsessed with Lord of the Rings. LOTR follows the quest of a group of hobbits, elves, wizards, and men as they attempt to destroy the ring that is the power source of an evil ruler. There is plenty of suspense and emotion and it is guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat the entire time. There are only 3 movies, which is the perfect amount of a LOTR themed movies marathon. Watch out for the prequel to the series, "The Hobbit", coming soon!
I personally prefer the original 3 movies, but if you’re a true nerd like I am, you have seen all 6. Star Wars is about a group of rebels who attempt to overthrow a dark empire lead by Darth Vader. This movie has all types of lovable characters. Harrison Ford as the brooding bad boy and Mark Hamill as the eager hero. There are so many more reasons to love this movie, which makes it a classic geek movie.
This movie was the nerd movie of the summer. And why wouldn’t it be? It combines 6 awesome superheroes to protect the world against an alien force trying to take over the world. Celeb hotties like Chris Evans, Robert Downy Jr., and Chris Hemsworth star in this movie, and Scarlett Johansson kicks butt as a sexy assassin. There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and even more action in this summer blockbuster.
The first time I saw The Matrix I’m pretty sure my brain melted out of my head because it was so crazy. The premise behind the movie is that humans are being used as batteries for a machine race, and to keep us pleased, they created a cyberspace to interact in, which is what we consider reality. As mind blowing as that description was, the movie is even more mind blowing.
I love all 5 movies in the X-men Collection. It was my dream when I was little to become a mutant and have an awesome ability so I could join the X-Men. The movies just made me want to join them even more. So many stars have been a part of the X-Men series (I focused mostly on cuties like Hugh Jackman and James Marsden) that this is definitely a series that can’t be missed.
Based on my favorite books as a child, I immediately fell in love with the Chronicles of Narnia movies. Following the adventures of the Pevensie children, the Chronicles of Narnia tell of a magical land with witches, talking animals, and a powerful wise lion that rules over the land. These movies will take your imagination on a wild ride and will leave you looking in the back of your closet for a way to get to Narnia.
So I have failed in my nerd ways and I have only seen the most recent Star Trek movie with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana. But I am in love with it! It describes how the ship Enterprise came to be, how the crew all met, and their first mission to save the world. It left me wanting more and I am inspired to start watching from the original television show.
This is one of my all time favorite movies. Starring the incredible Natalie Portman, it tells the story of a masked revolutionary who takes down a corrupt totalitarian police government. It is full of twists and turns and leaves you wondering what will happen next. But you will always remember the 5th of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. (Once you watch the movie, you will understand the rhyme)
So it’s not exactly a movie but I am too obsessed with Dr. Who to not include it. The television show started in the 70’s but has been revamped for a modern audience. It follows the last Time Lord and his companions as they travel through time and space on the widest variety of adventures one can imagine. And the best part about the show is that when a Time Lord's body dies, they can regenerate into a new one, and each time they just keep getting cuter and cuter. This is definitely a must see for any nerd.
Are you a self-proclaimed nerd? Have you seen any of these movies? What are your favorite geek movies?
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