Computers have often been used as fictional objects in literature, movies and in other forms of media. Fictional computers tend to be considerably more sophisticated than anything yet devised in the real world.

This is a list of computers that have appeared in notable works of fiction. The work may be about the computer, or the computer may be an important element of the story. Only static computers are included. Robots and other fictional computers that are described as existing in a mobile or humanlike form are discussed in a separate list of fictional robots and androids.

Literature

Before 1950

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Unsorted

Film

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Radio

1970s

1980s

2000s

Television

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Comics/graphic novels

Before 1980

1980s

1990s

2000s

Computer and video games

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Board games and role-playing games

Unsorted works

Computers as robots

Also see the List of fictional robots and androids for all fictional computers which are described as existing in a mobile or humanlike form.

See also

Further reading

References

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