Top 15 Basic Training Movies at Nerd Academy

This is a list of 15 films that every nerd needs to see. Not just Sci-fi, or Fantasy, or Superheroes, etc. I mean, of every film ever made, which 100 do you expect someone who calls themselves a nerd to have at least watched once (or be able to lie about watching)?

15. 300 (2006)

Overview: Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel, “300” is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world’s first democracy.

You can Download or Streaming 300 (2006) Movies HERE

14. Ghostbusters (1984)

Overview: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting “ghostbusters” who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

You can Download or Streaming Ghostbusters (1984) Movies HERE

13. Spaceballs (1987)

Overview: When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet’s air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of “The Schwartz.” Can he master it in time to save the day?

You can Download or Streaming Spaceballs (1987) Movies HERE

12. Stargate (1994)

Overview: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

You can Download or Streaming Stargate (1994) Movies HERE

11. Akira (1988)

Overview: A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

You can Download or Streaming Akira (1988) Movies HERE

10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Overview: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron’s forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord’s realm.

You can Download or Streaming The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Movies HERE

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Overview: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

You can Download or Streaming The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Movies HERE

8. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Overview: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

You can Download or Streaming The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Movies HERE

7. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Overview: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.

You can Download or Streaming Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Movies HERE

6. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Overview: On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

You can Download or Streaming Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) Movies HERE

5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Overview: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of a mysterious alien presence whose signals are slowly destroying the planet. In a desperate attempt to answer the call of the probe, Kirk and his crew race back to the late twentieth century. However they soon find the world they once knew to be more alien than anything they’ve encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy!

You can Download or Streaming Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Movies HERE

4. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Overview: Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of exile and captures the power of creation itself.

You can Download or Streaming Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Movies HERE

3. Return of the Jedi (1983)

Overview: Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.

You can Download or Streaming Return of the Jedi (1983) Movies HERE

2. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Overview: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

You can Download or Streaming The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Movies HERE

1. Star Wars (1977)

Overview: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

You can Download or Streaming Star Wars (1977) Movies HERE

That’s the Top 15 Basic Training Movies at Nerd Academy, hopefully it can give you a list of movies and maybe it can be your reference for watching movies, if you think there is a list you want to add, please comment below, Thanks.

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