Production Logo IdeasThis is an introductory list of our must watch nerd (but not necessarily great) movies. Think of these as a way to acclimate yourself to some of the most iconic movies in nerd culture. Also, this list will be ever growing because let’s face it, we can’t always remember every film, and there will always be new ones to add.  This list is in no particular order so please don’t judge a titles placement to have any relevance over any other.





  1. The Original VHS Star Wars Trilogy (Find them and watch them.)
    1. A New Hope
    2. The Emperor Strikes Back
    3. Return of the Jedi
  2. The Other Star Wars Trilogy (Again not necessarily great.)
    1. The Phantom Menace
    2. Attack of the Clones
    3. Revenge of the Sith
  3. Willow
  4. The Princess Bride
  5. Alien and Aliens
  6. Predator and Predator 2
  7. Dune
  8. Army of Darkness
  9. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2
  10. Highlander
  11. The Cornetto Trilogy
    1. Shaun of the Dead
    2. Hot Fuzz
    3. The Worlds End
  12. Space Balls (Watch only after Star wars and Alien)
  13. Stargate
  14. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    1. The Fellowship of the Ring
    2. The Two Towers
    3. The Return of the King (not Elvis)
  15. Hackers
  16. Real Genius
  17. Revenge of the Nerds
  18. The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  19. Total Recall (original)
  20. The Running Man
  21. Batman
  22. Batman Returns
  23. The Christopher Nolan Batman Trilogy
    1. Batman Begins
    2. The Dark Knight
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
  24. Robocop and Robocop 2
  25. Superman (Christopher Reeves as Superman)
  26. Avatar
  27. The Matrix Trilogy
    1. The Matrix
    2. The Matrix Reloaded
    3. The Matrix Revolutions
  28. Tron
  29. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  30. 2001 Space Odyssey
  31. Blade Runner
  32. The Indiana Jones Trilogy
    1. Indiana Jones : Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  33. Short Circuit
  34. Wargames
  35. Fight Club
  36. The Boondock Saints
  37. The Labyrinth
  38. Krull
  39. The Dark Crystal
  40. Conan the Barbarian
  41. Conan the Destroyer
  42. Red Sonya
  43. Weird Science
  44. Back to the Future
  45. Barbarella
  46. T.
  47. The Fifth Element
  48. Serenity
  49. The Iron Giant
  50. The Minority Report


Again, we would like the say that this list is always growing and these first 50 titles are but the initial sampling of some of the spectacular movies that we have watched and would recommend. Now go and watch all these movies, or, at least the ones you haven’t yet. Hopefully by the time you are finished we will have another 50 to add.  Also, feel free to post on our forums if you would like us to add something to the list or discuss why some titles have been put on here that don’t belong.

Main contributions for movie titles by Zack (The mighty one).