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Those who call themselves Webdev are required by the unwritten, age-old rules of the trade to have watched, at the bare minimum, the following motion pictures. Not having watched a particular item on this list will result in raised eyebrows and must be remedied immediately.

The list

  • The Big Lebowski
    • For its quotability and to develop a healthy appreciation of White Russians.
  • Boondock Saints
  • Code Rush (available online)
    • The 1998 documentary about Netscape and the first release of Mozilla as an open source project.
  • Fight Club
  • Office Space
    • For its ironic view of the software trade and corporate office culture in general.
  • Pirates of Silicon Valley
    • Bill Gates quote near the end of the film is killer -- you'll know it when you hear it
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Zoolander
    • "freak gasoline fight accident"