Gaming & Tech

by dayveeboi | created - 28 Sep 2016 | updated - 28 Sep 2016 | Public

Another list of films and series I enjoyed or wanna see, this time consisting mostly of gaming and technology documentaries, maybe I'll add a few pieces of fiction as well (if they seem legit).

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1. Silicon Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

Stars: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr

Votes: 102,791

2. Nintendo Quest (2015)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

In this all-encompassing documentary on Nintendo, gaming enthusiast Jay Bartlett hits the open road with best friend Rob McCallum in hopes of buying the 678 official retail-licensed ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McCallum | Stars: Thor Aackerlund, Jay Bartlett, Syd Bolton, Joe Bonasia

Votes: 790

3. From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years! (2016)

152 min | Documentary

How the Commodore Amiga helped influence a generation of Developers to take Video Gaming to a whole new level.

Directors: Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield | Stars: Shahid Ahmad, Richard Aplin, Brian Bagnall, Kellyn Beeck

Votes: 267

4. Gameplay (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

The history of video games.

Director: Richard Goldgewicht | Stars: Nolan Bushnell, David Crane, Cain DeVore, Todd Howard

Votes: 123

5. The Video Craze (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A documentary on classic video arcade collectors across North America. Those who were the first to look into the neon haze of a vector/raster screen and fall in love. The first quarter poppers, the "vidiots" who never grew up.

Director: Dave Danzara | Stars: Bryan Armitage, Nathan Barnatt, Chris Connally, Dave Danzara

Votes: 90

6. Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Cornelius | Stars: Thor Aackerlund, Pat Contri, Harry Hong, Jesse Kelkar

Votes: 1,332

7. Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet (2008)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

'Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet' is a feature length documentary which delves into the movement known as ChipTunes, a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original music... See full summary »

Director: Paul Owens | Stars: Joshua Davis, Christopher Burke, Jeff Donaldson, Tristan Perich

Votes: 55

8. Classic Game Room: The Rise and Fall of the Internet's Greatest Video Game Review Show (2007 Video)

100 min | Comedy

"Classic Game Room" was the first classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999 and 2000. It returns as a feature-length comedy film about the triumphant story of online success, ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Bussler | Stars: Mark Bussler, David Crosson

Votes: 68

9. Tetris: From Russia with Love (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The story behind the fiendishly addictive game, a tale of high stakes, intimidation and legal feuds set against the backdrop of Cold War tensions between East and West.

Director: Magnus Temple | Stars: Phil Adam, Evgeni Nikolaevich Belikov, Randy Broweleit, Dervla Kirwan

Votes: 171

10. Killswitch (2014)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Drama

The Internet is under attack. This award-winning documentary explores the threat Internet censorship imposes on free speech, innovation, and democracy.

Director: Ali Akbarzadeh | Stars: Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu, Peter Ludlow

Votes: 572

11. Softwaring Hard (2014)

G | 79 min | Documentary, News

A documentary about the world of software and the software makers. How do people from outside the industry see it and what do people from inside the industry think about regular computer users?

Director: Alex Pop | Stars: Vanda Ciuban Serban, Sebastian Deery, Antonia Iulia Pop, Marie Goursolas

Votes: 50

12. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,568 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Google and the World Brain (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google say they are building a library for mankind, but they also have other intentions.

Director: Ben Lewis | Stars: Brendan Price, Nicolas Chapman, Molly Malcolm, Joshua Zamrycki

Votes: 768

15. Vakondok 2 - Demoscene (2011)

90 min | Documentary

In the 1980's, something changed the world forever. Computer technology, mostly due to the appearance of affordable Commodore 64's, entered households worldwide, providing the opportunity ... See full summary »

Director: Szilárd Matusik | Stars: Anders Lassen, András Kövér, Balázs Oszvald, Balázs Vasvári

Votes: 262

16. Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

After viewing this provocative documentary, you will never look at Wikipedia the same way. Filmmakers Scott Glosserman and Nic Hill engagingly explore the history and cultural implications ... See full summary »

Directors: Scott Glosserman, Nic Hill | Stars: Richard Branson, Vint Cerf, Ed Chi, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 109

17. Macheads (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

A exploration of the fanaticism that surrounds the Apple brand, featuring interviews with Mac evangelists and members of the Mac community.

Director: Kobi Shely | Stars: Shawn King, Galen Brandt, Bruce Damer, Daniel Kottke

Votes: 214

19. Welcome to Macintosh (2008)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

Filmmakers Robert Baca and Josh Rizzo offer an entertaining look into the world and history of Apple, Inc.

Directors: Robert Baca, Josh Rizzo | Stars: Wayne Bibbens, Vince Briel, Charles DeVore, Richard Halsey

Votes: 522

20. Web Warriors (2008 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

Web Warriors is a documentary that defines the conflict, establishes the stakes, and reveals the combatants in the escalating global battle taking place in cyber space. The film features ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Dahl | Stars: Mark Day, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Dax Ravina, Donnie Werner

Votes: 29

21. The Code (2001)

58 min | Documentary

Finnish-made documentary about GNU/Linux, featuring some of the most influential people of the free software (FOSS) movement.

Director: Hannu Puttonen | Stars: Eric Allman, Alan Cox, Miguel de Icaza, Jon Hall

Votes: 377

22. Freedom Downtime (2001)

Unrated | 121 min | Documentary, Adventure

A feature length documentary about the Free Kevin movement and the hacker world.

Director: Emmanuel Goldstein | Stars: Mark Abene, Ed Cummings, Robert Darlington, Emmanuel Goldstein

Votes: 950

24. Unauthorized Access (1994)

37 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary about the early to mid 90s computer underground.

Director: Annaliza Savage | Stars: Drunkfux, Dan Farmer, Emmanuel Goldstein, Joe Grand

Votes: 31

25. The Machine That Changed the World (1992– )

285 min | History

A five part documentary on computer history - from Babbage to Silicon Valley.

Star: Will Lyman

Votes: 66

26. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 33,255 | Gross: $0.68M

27. Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

R | 90 min | Documentary

1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

Director: Lincoln Ruchti | Stars: Walter Day, Ben Gold, Steve Sanders, Kent Farries

Votes: 1,276

28. Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

If you ever played the game "Snake" on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you're familiar with "Nibbler," the original "snake" game. MAN VS SNAKE tells the story of Tim McVey (the gamer... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Kinzy, Andrew Seklir | Stars: Tim McVey, Dwayne Richard, Enrico Zanetti, Tina McVey

Votes: 2,207

29. From Bedrooms to Billions (2014)

150 min | Documentary

'From Bedrooms to Billions' is a 2 and a half hour feature length documentary movie telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry from 1979 to the present day. ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield | Stars: Shahid Ahmad, Nigel Alderton, Nick Alexander, Chris Anderson

Votes: 432

30. The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Beginning with Space Invaders in 1978, arcade games began to appear everywhere. By 1982, there were 13,000 dedicated arcade locations across North America. It was the Golden Age of Arcade ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Von Ward | Stars: Chris Alcott, Pete Ashdown, Jean Baudin, Deb Bazzano

Votes: 109

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