Although Merriam Webster describes “geek” as a socially awkward person, the reality is another: Geeks, as defined by Urban Dictionary, are a group of people who enjoy watching cult movies, reading comic books or dealing with computer programming. Picked on in high school or ostracized by the preppy kids, geeks are a lot more successful in adult life as compared to average people, due to their technical skills and self-investment. Note: Not to be mistaken with the terms of Nerd and Dork (the latter being a pejorative term for a person dealing with mindless activities)
What makes a movie fit for a geek? There could be endless answers, what is most important are the following:
Whether it’s cult cinema or a blockbuster, the movies have to be well-executed, ingenious and remarkable
Usually Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Superheroes, the movies are generally based on novels or comic books or mangas.
A part and parcel of the movies are the lore and language developed by the casting crew. An essential element of geek movies, this manages to help the viewer delve deep into the mythical realm portrayed by the movie creators.
It has to be epic.
The formidable space opera film series first begun in 1977 was created by George Lucas focusing on several notable characters in “a galaxy far, far away”. The breathtaking concept of the movie made it an instant hit, leading it to become a popular series, with the latest addition entitled Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens set to be released in December 18, 2015.
Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit
Based on the novels written by English philologist J. R. R. Tolkien, the trilogies are set in the imaginary realm of the Middle-earth. In the Lord of The Rings, the protagonist, Frodo Baggins undertakes the perilous quest of destroying the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron. The Hobbit is a prequel to The Lord of The Rings series, depicting Bilbo Baggins, the fearless hobbit who attempts to take back The Lonely Mountain and fight the terrifying dragon Smaug.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick – ‘nuff said. Rooted in the short story of A. C. Clarke, the enigmatic Sci-Fi movie portrays a somewhat confusing, extravagant and enticing futuristic tale. A voyage between time and space, the movie is thought to hold an esoteric meaning and is considered to be one of the best movies ever made.
Monty Python are a series of comedy sketches that first appeared in 1969 portraying varied content on society and its mores, with dark, exaggerated and absurd humor. Instant hit and longtime classic!
Other memorable titles are: Blade Runner (1982), The Matrix (1999), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy (2005), Avatar (2009), Scott Pilgrim VS. The World (2010), Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark, etc.