And the award for best coding movie goes to….

Publication date: March 10, 2023

The Oscars are not just about entertainment, they also provide us with thought-provoking and informative films that shed light on significant issues and topics. Over the years, a number of Oscar-nominated movies have explored the world of coding and programming, giving us a glimpse into the complex and fascinating world of technology. Let’s take a closer look at, in our opinion, the five best coding and programming related movies that have been nominated for Oscars. 

The Social Network (2010) 

Directed by David Fincher, The Social Network looks at the events around the founding of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Harvard students. The film explores the coding and programming behind the creation of Facebook and the conflicts that arose between the founders. It provides an inside look into the world of social media and how programming plays a vital role in its creation and operation. 

Moneyball (2011) 

Directed by Bennett Miller, Moneyball tells the story of the Oakland Athletics baseball team and their use of data analytics to build a winning team. The film focuses on the programming and statistical analysis behind the team’s success. Moneyball shows how data analysis and programming have transformed the world of sports, allowing teams to make data-driven decisions that help them perform better on the field. 

Her (2013) 

The only fictional tale on our list, Her was directed by Spike Jonze and is about a man who falls in love with an artificial intelligence operating system. The story examines the programming and artificial intelligence behind the operating system and the emotional connection between the man and the AI. Her highlights the ongoing development of AI technology and its impact on human relationships and interactions. 

The Imitation Game (2014) 

The Imitation Game recalls the life of mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing and his team’s efforts to crack the German Enigma code during World War II. The film, which was directed by Morten Tyldum, examines the programming and cryptography behind their work. The Imitation Game provides an insight into the world of cryptography and how programming has played a crucial role in the field. 

Hidden Figures (2016) 

Directed by Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures presents the lives of three African-American women mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. Theodore Melfi’s film looks at the programming and mathematical calculations behind their contributions to the space programme. Hidden Figures sheds light on the important role that women, and people of color, played in the development of the space programme, and the role of programming in space exploration. 

These five Oscar-nominated films have given us a glimpse into the world of coding and programming and how it influences various areas of life. From social media to sports, and from artificial intelligence to cryptography and space exploration, these films have showcased the importance of coding and programming in various aspects of our lives. As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see more films exploring the programming and technological advancements that shape our world.