Geek-Inspired Hollywood Virtual backgrounds for Zoom, Skype, Google Meet (Hangouts) Video Conference.
We all love movies and there is always a geek hidden inside of us which pops out every time there is a new pop culture movie in the theatres. We then spend months, if not years going crazy over these pop culture themes and make sure we have them on all the gadgets we own, to show our love for the movie or the franchise.
Today, we are going to pander to the inner geek inside you all by giving you some backgrounds which you can use to jazz up your video conferencing apps (Zoom, Hangouts, Skype, etc), because conferences might be boring, but your background need not be !!
So without further ado, let’s dive right in –
Star Wars – The Rise of SkywalkerWe are going straight into one of the most popular movie franchises of all time. Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker marked the end of the Skywalker saga of Star Wars movies, and showed us what we can expect from the future installments of the franchise. The Rise of Skywalker saw the protagonist Rey battle the demons from her past to reach a conclusion about where she actually belongs in the universe. The Movie itself was polarising and drew both sides of reviews, but the visuals were breathtaking, and we thought we should give you an epic background to show your love for Star Wars. Check it out !! Image Source – hdqwalls
Back To The FutureWe all love time travel and every one of us has always dreamed of going back into the past or taking a glimpse into the future. This is what happens to the protagonist Marty McFly, who ends up traveling back in time to a period where his parents are in college. Things get complicated when his mother from the past falls in love with him, and he now stares at potentially destroying his future. The only for him to return to the present is to make his parents fall in love with each other. This is a movie for the ages and if you like sci-fi movies based on time travel, this should definitely be on your list. Here’s a background celebrating this awesome franchise. Image Source – hdqwalls
GhostbustersGhostbusters set a new genre of movies when it comes on screen in 1984. Everyone loved the idea of ghosts, but when you got ghosts mixed with Sci-Fi, it was a whole other universe waiting to be explored. The story revolves around a group of scientists who are interested in the occult. After losing their jobs at the university for researching the occult, they decide to set up shop in an abandoned firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. It is now up to them to save the city and in turn, the world. If ghosts and monsters are your thing, you should definitely check out the Ghostbusters movie. Here’s a cool background from the ghostbusters franchise. Image Source – wallpapertag
Monty Python and The Holy GrailStepping aside from Sci-Fi for a moment, we have Monty Python and The Hoy Grail. This movie is a British comedy film which revolves around the adventures of King Arthur and his Knights as he leads them on a surreal, yet low budget search for the fabled Holy Grail, and the obstacles the group has to face on the way to reach the chalice. This movie will definitely bring a smile on your face and liven up your day. The background below will equally liven up your apps !! Image Source – wallpapercave
The Princess BrideWe all loved stories when we were little, especially if our grandma/grandpa read them to us. The Princess Bride took that concept and put it on the big screen. Shot in 1987, the movie revolves around a sick boy who is bedridden, and his grandpa, who tells him the story of a pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies, and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.The story is beautiful, and the background below is too !!
The HobbitThe Lord of the Rings franchise introduced us to hobbits, and while the story of the Lord of the Rings ended, everyone wanted more of the Hobbits. The answer was The Hobbit series of movies. Pegged as prequels to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit revolves around the protagonist Bilbo Baggins and his adventures, as he sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug. Here’s a cool background to bring a part of the adventure to your screens. Image Source – hdqwalls
Blade Runner 2049Diving back into Sci-Fi, we have Blade Runner 2049. Set in the future, the movie tracks the journey of Young Blade Runner K. After discovering a series of clues, the adventure sees K track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years. Here’s an awesome background that will transport your screen to 2049 !! Image Source – hdqwalls
AlienOne of the best movies to combine horror and sci-fi is Alien. The story contains elements that have a deadly combination of futuristic elements and horror aspects that will keep you awake for days. The story starts with a space merchant vessel receiving an unknown transmission as a distress call. One of the crew members gets attacked by an unknown life form, and to everyone’s horror, it’s life cycle has just about begun. Here’s a background that will give you the chills and keep you awake through your conference calls. Image Source – hdqwalls
The Terminator – Dark FateThe Terminator franchise has been one of the most iconic movie franchises of all time. The combination of future tech and time travel with a big helping of Arnold Schwarzenegger has propelled the franchise to god status. The newest installment to the franchise is The Terminator – Dark Fate. The movie sees the return of Sarah Connor, who, along with an augmented human, must stop an advanced liquid Terminator from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race. Check out this Epic background which will transport you to the world of the terminator. Image Source – hdqwalls
ZombielandZombies have been terrorizing us through movies for a long time, and when we say zombies, one of the most entertaining movies with zombies is Zombieland. Released in 2009, Zombieland sees a group of misfits (A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park), band together and travel across to their destinations through a zombie-infested United States. Here’s a cool background featuring Zombieland !! Image Source – getwallpapers
Shaun of the DeadWith a name synonymous with an epic zombie flick released years ago, Shaun of the dead is a simple yet impactful take on the concept of a Zombie apocalypse. At the center of the story, we have Shaun, a simple man living an uneventful life, until one day, his whole world is turned upside down when there is a sudden zombie infestation in his area. How he deals with this new twist in his life forms the rest of the story. Check out this cool Shaun of the Dead background. Image Source – wall.alphacoders.com
After enthralling the audience with the Batman trilogy, Christopher Nolan gave us another masterpiece in the form of Inception. The movie deals with the concept of dreams, and how people can use technology and drugs to enter other people’s dreams in order to manipulate their reality. The movie revolves around a thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O. The movie was so masterfully created that people had to watch the movie with complete focus to see the deeper meaning behind the project. The visuals and the mind-blowing background score just added to the experience. Here’s an equally mind-bending background. Image Source – wallpapercave
The movie that almost every person who loves the movies will know. Marvel struck gold with the Avengers, which saw superheroes like Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Thor, team up for the first time ever when Thor’s brother Loki, threatens the peace on earth with an alien army and the Tesseract. The adventure continues in the Avengers – Age of Ultron, where an AI robot named Ultron, that was designed to protect the planet, goes rogue and threatens to wipe out the people who he thinks are criminals.The Avengers – Infinity War and Endgame, all the Marvel superheroes team up against their most formidable opponent yet – Thanos. The movie. sees the heroes try and stop Thanos and his nefarious plan of wiping out half of Earth’s population in order to restore “balance” to the planet.Here’s a heroic background to show your love for the Avengers.
TronEasily one of the most visually appealing Sci-Fi movies is Tron. Remade by Disney in 2010, Tron-Legacy follows the story of the son of a virtual world designer, who goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father’s corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world. While the movie itself was an average affair, the visuals and the art style is held with high regard even today. Here’s an awesome background that will take you into the world of Tron.
SerenitySerenity is an American sci-fi movie project that came out in 2005. Featuring concepts like space travel, telepathy, and assassins, the movie keeps you hooked till the last frame. The story follows the crew of a spaceship named serenity, as they try to evade an assassin who has been sent to capture one of the crew members who happens to be telepathic. The motives and reveal form the remainder of the plot. Here’s a cool background that will transport you onboard the Serenity.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy Sci-Fi movie based on the popular book of the same name. The movie takes place in a setting where just mere seconds before the Earth is completely destroyed by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” The scenes in this movie are hilarious and this is one of the few movies that have combined Sci-Fi and Comedy into one package successfully. Here’s an awesome background as a tribute to the amazing movie.
Weird ScienceWeird Science was a PG-13 rated romance comedy Sci-Fi movie with a plot that would make anyone take a second look. The story revolved around two high school nerds who use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down. What unfolds is a series of hilarious situations one after the other, making this an absolute entertainer. Check out this cool Weird Science background that you can use on your apps.
RobocopRobocop has been one of the most iconic Sci-Fi movies ever to hit the screen. This was one of the first instances where people saw a cyborg being formed. The story of Robocop is simple yet impactful. In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. The graphics used in this 2014 movie were top-notch, and for a while, you even connect with the story of the cop. Use this background and get the Robocop on your screen.
The Lord of the RingsBased on the famous works of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings franchise is one of the biggest and most popular movie franchises in the world. The story revolves around a group of Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits, entrusted with the mission to destroy the One Ring. Through the three movies, the viewers are treated to a beautifully constructed universe, crisp and engaging storylines, larger than life battle sequences, and graphics that are clearly way ahead of that time. The best way to watch these movies are back to back, and if you want, you can even start with the Hobbit series and make your way to the Lord of the Rings series for one big binge session. Here’s a cool background that will transport you right into Middle Earth.
The Matrix TrilogyOne of the most cult sci-fi movie series is the Matrix Trilogy. Here again, the ideas and graphics are clearly way ahead of their time and the plot itself will keep you engaged enough to go on a 7-hour binge. We follow the computer hacker Neo, who comes into contact with rebels who show him the real nature of our reality, and how it is being manipulated by a group called the controllers. The war between the Rebels and the Controllers is what forms the whole trilogy. be sure to watch this series as is also features some tech that is a reality today, most notably, the Nokia Banana phone. Also, check out this super cool background and get absorbed into the Matrix.
2001:A Space OdysseyThis is also one of the most iconic Sci-Fi movies ever made. After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000. If you are watching this in 2020, just observe the visuals and imagination, and then shock yourself further by seeing the year in which it was released. It’s hard to believe that back in 1968, the vision of filmmakers are long outclassed many even today. Here’s a super cool background, straight from the Odyssey.