Software testing movies
For this week’s eTestware blog piece, we decided to focus upon some of our favourite software testing movies. To be more specific, we’ve picked some movies that make us think about software testing. There actually isn’t a movie specifically based around the life of a software tester – is there? Let’s face it, as much as we might love it, a QA test on the big screen would pale in comparison to the T-Rex chase in Jurassic Park!
Even software testers need an escape
Being a software tester can be very challenging, with many unexpected errors and failures to deal with*. It is important then to stay positive about the role and a good way of doing that is by consuming media that portrays it in a positive light. At least, that’s one of the things that keeps our QA professionals in the right of frame of mind. So, what movies do they turn to when in need of some inspiration?
This modern classic from 1999 centres on Thomas ‘Neo’ Anderson, a computer programmer. He is drawn into an underground war against computers that have constructed his reality…
The Social Network
Released in 2010, this effort from director David Fincher sees Mark Zuckerberg creating a social networking site. His friend Eduardo helps him and when Facebook becomes successful, Zuckerberg severs ties with people.
This 1983 classic sees high school student David Lightman accidentally hacking into a military supercomputer and setting the wheels in motion for World War III.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A journalist teams up with a female hacker to track down his niece, presumed dead for 40 years.
NB: We usually opt for the original 2009 version, the remake is worth a look but Sweden is closer to Estonia!
*It is important to note that being a software tester is also extremely fulfilling. If you are looking for a career in QA testing, we would love to hear from you.
So there you have it, our top software testing movies – what do you think? Any glaring omissions? Let us know in the comments section below…