Most of these movies are Hollywood and action-packed and a thrill to watch. Some even border hilarious, having aged less gracefully than others thanks to their particular views on the future of technology and ethical hacking.
As technology lover, we can at least be flattered that we’ve inspired so many movies over the past few decades.
So now it’s time for the main feature … Our List of the Top 5 Hackers Movies to watch:
1. The Matrix (1999)
It’s no new thing that The Matrix comes in at number one.
THE MATRIX might not be a hacker movie per but the way it tackles the existential riddle of living in a computer simulation, and its depiction of an advanced and oppressive AI, make it a truly iconic and fantastic movie.
We’re living in a world that grows more connected every day, and the question of how much of reality we actually see remains a provocative and relevant discussion. One might even say that The Matrix and the metaphors it presents have influenced more people to question reality than they would have otherwise.
The movie follows Thomas A. Anderson, a computer programmer by day and a hacker known by “Neo” at night. When he’s contacted by legendary hacker Morpheus, Thomas is awakened to the world’s harshest reality: everything he has known to be real is a computer program designed to enslave humans. It’s up to Neo to win the epic battle against technology to free humankind.
We’re sure many of you have already seen this massively successful film, but for those of you who haven’t, we recommend watching it as soon as you finish reading this list.
WATCH The Matrix:
2. Hackers (1995)
“Hack the planet! Hackers of the world: Unite!”
After the mind-bending existentialism of The Matrix, HACKERS is a fantastic opportunity to sit back, relax and have a laugh. This cult classic might now be seen as satire but it’s an easy going movie that’s still loved by many people around the globe. It follows a group of young hackers who’ve hacked the wrong guy — a black hat hacker who’s designed a virus intent on igniting five oil tankers. With the fate of the world being held at ransom, this high-tech (for its time) thriller makes for a fun and satisfying hacker vs cracker story.
The plot is by no means innovative, and the hacking scenes might warrant a laugh or two (even from those unfamiliar with real-world hacking), but if there’s a movie out there that better captures the 90’s era and the way the media often portrays hackers, we’d love to see it.
3. War Games (1983)
Shall we play?
While this movie didn’t influence the fashion trends of young hackers, it did scare the government into passing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in 1986.
War Games follows David, a young computer fanatic who finds a back door to a US military computer, WOPR (War Operation Plan Response). This technological achievement was designed to predict the possible outcomes of nuclear war. Believing he’s only playing a nuclear war simulation game, David activates an all-powerful nuclear weapon control system and nearly starts World War III. you must see it what gonna happens in future world war .
WATCH War Games:
4. TRON (1982)
Now this movie is truly a classic sci-fictional action piece from the 80’s, and every video game, computer and science fiction fan needs to see it. Tron features a skilled programmer who gets transported into his own game and the digital world known as The Grid, where he passes through levels and fights for his life to confront the Master Control Program.
The movie TRON was made while many special effects were still in their infancy, so they might actually seem comical. And while the weak writing and acting don’t help, it’s still an entertaining experience that illustrates what might happen if you lived in a video game.
5. Sneakers (1992)
“Do not play it”
Sneakers is another entertaining movie from the 90’s that, in contrast to Hackers, is more technically accurate with a more serious feel. The plot finds students Martin Brice and Cosmo hacking into networks at their university and stealing funds to donate to social causes. Cosmo is arrested and goes into hiding.
Years later, Martin, who now calls himself Martin Bishop, is running a team of physical penetration testers when they are approached by the NSA. He doesn’t agree to their demands, but is blackmailed by the officers (aware of Martin and Cosmo’s former identities) who need to recover a secret black box. The team braves fights with enemies and encounters interesting situations that dredge up old memories.
The cast is amazing and it’s a must-see for anyone looking for a good hacker movie. While on the surface it’s an action flick, a number of cheerfully comical scenes make it a fun watch. And along with a depiction of right versus wrong, we get a look at the early days of penetration testers, back when they were testing physical attack vectors.
This was it about the movies that will surely blow your mind and make you interested on Hacking. The movies listed here might be few but don’t worry we will keep updating it. On top of this, you will surely enjoy watching these movies and make the lockdown fruitful. If any suggestion or you think we missed some movies placing here, do mention down in the comments.