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Khatia Tchitchinadze

Posted on 4th March 2024

Flexiana’s Film Faves: Our Team’s Top Picks

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Behind every line of code and every innovative solution lies not just a mind, but a movie buff, a dreamer, a storyteller. From thrilling spy movies like "Sneakers" to mind-bending mysteries like "Pi," our tastes cover a wide range. Each movie gives us a peek into what makes us tick, with layers of fascination and maybe even a bit of obsession.

Who knows what hidden gems we might uncover? There could be forgotten classics or new favorites waiting for us to explore.

Sneakers (1992)

Sneakers is a heist film in which five criminals lend out their skills for honest jobs. Now they are asked to steal a code breaker device, and since the men who hire them seem shady, they investigate the situation and learn that the job has nefarious and far-reaching motives behind it.

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Pi (1998)

In this mind-bending thriller, mathematician Max Cohen becomes obsessed with finding patterns in the stock market. As he delves deeper into his research, his quest for understanding leads him down a dangerous path of paranoia and obsession.

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The Imitation Game (2014)

Based on the true story of Alan Turing, "The Imitation Game" chronicles his efforts to crack the Enigma code during World War II. Turing's brilliance and his struggles as a closeted homosexual are brought to life in this gripping historical drama.

‘’I love this movie because of its historical significance, showcasing Alan Turing's (the computer scientist) pivotal role in breaking the Enigma code during WWII, and how it laid the groundwork for modern computing and cryptography. It also talks about discrimination and the ethical implications of technology, which I think makes it relevant even to date.’’ Senuri Hettihamu, Marketing Manager

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Swordfish (2001)

A skilled hacker is coerced into a high-stakes cybercrime operation in "Swordfish." As he navigates a web of deception and danger, the stakes escalate, leading to unexpected twists and turns.

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The Lives of Others (2006)

Set in East Berlin, "The Lives of Others" follows a Stasi agent tasked with spying on a playwright and his lover. As he becomes emotionally entangled with his subjects, he faces conflicting loyalties and moral dilemmas.

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Blade Runner (1982)

In a dystopian future, a retired blade runner is tasked with hunting down bioengineered beings known as replicants. As he grapples with questions of identity and morality, he delves into the depths of what it means to be human.

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Hackers (1995)

A group of young computer hackers, led by Dade Murphy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Kate Libby (Angelina Jolie), uncover a corporate conspiracy while navigating the underground world of hacking and cybercrime. As they race against time to expose the truth, they must outsmart both their adversaries and the authorities hot on their trail.

‘’ I watch it like 1-2 times per year, it's incredibly bad and great at the same time. The visuals for "hacking" is something you would laugh at even at release time, but the subculture and possibilities of hackers is shown quite well - people trust computers too much. ‘’ František Polášek, Tech Lead

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WarGames (1983)

Broderick plays David Lightman, a young computer hacker who unwittingly accesses a United States military supercomputer programmed to simulate, predict and execute nuclear war against the Soviet Union, triggering a false alarm that threatens to start World War III.

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Source Code (2011)

Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of a commuter on a train eight minutes before it explodes, tasked with identifying the bomber and preventing future attacks using a top-secret government program known as the Source Code. As Colter relives the same moments repeatedly, he uncovers shocking truths and must make impossible choices to save lives.

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The Social Network (2010)

Chronicling the rise of Facebook and the legal battles that followed its inception, the film portrays the tumultuous journey of Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) from college student to billionaire CEO. Themes of friendship, betrayal, and ambition are explored as Zuckerberg navigates the complexities of success in the digital age.

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The Holy Mountain (1973)

Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, "The Holy Mountain" follows a Christ-like figure and a group of pilgrims on a journey to find enlightenment. Through surreal imagery and symbolic storytelling, the film explores themes of spirituality and transformation.

‘’I'd say it's an encyclopedic exploration of human existence across civilizations. As philosophical as a medium of visual arts allows it to be.’’ Giga Chokheli, Clojure Engineer

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In summary, the movies loved by the Flexiana team cover many different types and topics, showing our varied interests and viewpoints. From exciting thrillers to movies that make you think, each one gives us a special way to see life. When we watch these films, we get inspired, entertained, and maybe even learn more about ourselves and the world.