Favorite Geeks in Movies

I relate to slightly sweaty, socially-maladjusted characters who kind of alienate everyone with their obsessions. I can't understand why!
  1. MARK ZUCKERBERG - COMPUTER GEEK (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, 2010)
    Last scene = one of the great movie punchlines.
  2. HERMIONE GRANGER - MAGIC GEEK (HARRY POTTER SERIES, 2001 - 2011)
    My daughter thinks Hermione is a stuck-up know-it-all. I appreciate her love of following the rules!
  3. ROGER EBERT - MOVIE GEEK (LIFE ITSELF, 2014)
    This documentary reveals a guy who had his heart cracked open by movies, and died sharing every single aspect of his life.
  4. LESTER BANGS - MUSIC GEEK (ALMOST FAMOUS, 2000)
    Is this the sweetest Philip Seymour Hoffman performance?
  5. LEROY GREEN - KUNG-FU MOVIE GEEK (THE LAST DRAGON, 1985)
    Leroy loved Bruce Lee so much that he sat in the theater eating popcorn with chopsticks!
  6. JONATHAN GOLD - FOOD GEEK (CITY OF GOLD, 2015)
    Another beautiful documentary about how delving into obsession can get at the core of human connection.
  7. RUPERT PUPKIN - COMEDY GEEK (THE KING OF COMEDY, 1982)
    Back in '82, critics could not wrap their heads around why anyone would want to watch this character. Post-YouTube, Rupert Pupkin makes perfect sense, is hilarious and frighteningly relatable.
  8. TRACY FLICK - STUDENT BODY GEEK (ELECTION, 1999)
    Misunderstood and 100% the movie's hero! (Between Tracy and Hermione, do I need to come to terms with my inner suck-up/ authoritarian?)
  9. MILES RAYMOND - WINE GEEK (SIDEWAYS, 2004)
    Paul Giamatti did a great job at slowly peeling away the layers of geekiness to reveal all the pain (and addiction) beneath the surface.
  10. TIE: SAILOR RIPLEY/ CLARENCE WORLEY - ELVIS GEEKS (WILD AT HEART, 1990/ TRUE ROMANCE, 1993)
    Spiritual siblings (although Sailor is a hell of a lot tougher than Clarence)!
  11. NICK ANGEL - LAW ENFORCEMENT GEEK (HOT FUZZ, I DUNNO, ~2007??)
    Paperwork. Whole lotta paperwork.
    Suggested by   @saytrumbo
  12. MILTON WADDAMS - OFFICE SUPPLY GEEK (Office Space 1999)
    Spent most of early 2000s responding to everything "they took my stapler so I have to burn down the building" - kind of sad that an entire generation of computer children will never know the importance of a good desk set. Also proof that following your insane passion will work out for everyone in the end? IDK I just love him so much.
    Suggested by   @dena
  13. JERRY FLETCHER - CONSPIRACY THEORY GEEK (Conspiracy Theory, 1997)
    Classic manic Mel Gibson (possibly showing insight into his paranoia IRL?) in an underrated film with Julia Roberts (!)
    Suggested by   @BWN_7
  14. ANNA WINTOUR- STYLE GEEK (THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE)
    Every detail, all the collections, all the fashion- she lives and breathes Vogue
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  15. RICK - JAMES BROWN GEEK (JUST ONE OF THE GUYS, 1985)
    Rick is deeply obsessed with James Brown. But when Terry asks him to play some James Brown, he politely declines, saying that he'd just freak out dancing and it'd be too much. There is no James Brown music in the entire film. But James Brown did come to the set for three days to teach the actor who plays Rick how to dance like him. Which we see at the end of the film.
    Suggested by   @tothemaxxx
  16. IAN MALCOLM - JURASSIC PARK (1993)
    A mathematician — or chaotician to be precise — is pretty singularly focused on his 'life will find a way' approach.
    Suggested by   @andersun
  17. Cady Heron- Mean Girls (2004)
    Honorable mention: KEVIN G
    Suggested by   @Emily_Horgan
  18. Enid Coleslaw - Thrift Geek (Ghost World)
    I'm not sure if this is even the right description but throughout Ghost World, she seeks out and reclaims discarded cultural oddities and artifacts.
    Suggested by   @boygirlparty
  19. BARRY JUDD—Record Store Geek -High Fidelity (2000)
    Suggested by   @natashac
  20. Silicon valley series
    Suggested by   @starn