Take a plunge into an electrifying tech universe with our collection of movies on hackers. These movies typically focus on how powerful computers can be used in malicious ways, but they also explore themes such as the importance of cybersecurity and the consequences of using technology for criminal activities. Not only that, they are downright entertaining! So put your feet up, relax, and get ready for some amazing movies about hacking! Enjoy!
When Matthew Broderick, a tech-savvy teen, unexpectedly unlocks a military supercomputer meant for running global thermonuclear war simulations, an exhilarating battle of wits between him and the Pentagon begins. This classic action movie will have you on the edge of your seat as they race to outsmart each other.
In this biographical drama about Edward Snowden, Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays the whistleblower who released classified information in 2013. The film offers an intimate look into the life and decisions of a man whose actions sparked heated debate over privacy and freedom in the digital age.
Who Am I 
Benjamin’s loner existence is up-ended when the computer whiz joins a subversive hacker group. He soon finds himself going from nobody to Europe’s most wanted when the group’s activities draw the attention of the authorities.
Unfriended: Dark Web 
When a young man finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.
The Fifth Estate 
This thrilling drama recounts the rise of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), as they team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. The two men create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes.
Tucked away in the depths of cyberspace lies a world full of secrets, incriminating information and–quite literally–money. This is “Swordfish,” where even the most advanced firewalls and security systems can’t protect against dangerous spies hired by the CIA to steal $6 billion worth of unutilized government funds. The spy coerces a computer hacker who was recently released from prison to help with their mission, but whether or not they will succeed remains unknown…
Do You Trust this Computer?
This documentary seeks to uncover the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications for society. The film reveals how AI has been used as a tool in areas such as computer security, healthcare, military operations and more. It examines both the positive and negative ways AI is being utilized around the world, ultimately leaving viewers with an important question: do you trust this computer?
Computer hacker Martin Bishop (Robert Redford) leads a top-secret team of security experts who are brought in to test the vulnerability of certain government sites. But when he and his team discover a black box with the power to decode all existing encryption systems, they become targets for a powerful crime syndicate.
Documentarian Laura Poitras chronicles the illegal surveillance technologies of the NSA, CIA and other intelligence agencies. When whistleblower Edward Snowden contacts her to provide evidence of massive government spying programs, she finds herself on a perilous journey as he reveals shocking information about the US government.
Alan Turing, the revered British mathematician and computer science pioneer, heroically cracked crucial codes during WWII; however he tragically found himself on trial in 1954 then succumbed to cyanide poisoning.
Tom (Bill Milner) is an average teenager whose life is changed forever when shrapnel from a powerful explosion embeds itself into his brain. Upon awakening, he discovers that he now has the ability to manipulate technology with just a thought.
Deep Web 
Director Alex Winter chronicles the rise of the online black market known as the Silk Road, which was used to buy and sell illicit goods.
Chris Hemsworth stars as a convicted hacker who is recruited to help track down a mysterious cyber-criminal. He must use his expertise to try and stop the criminal from causing further chaos around the world.
Open Windows 
An actress denies a fan the chance to dine with her after an Internet contest, but luckily a man masquerading as her campaign manager steps in and offers him the opportunity to do what she does from his own computer.
In this thriller, computer genius Milo Hoffman (Ryan Phillippe) lands a dream job at tech giant NURV. But things quickly turn sour when he discovers the company’s sinister agenda and is forced to go up against his new boss in order to protect himself and those around him.
As a master hacker who goes by the aliases of Zero Cool and Crash Override, Dade Murphy is no stranger to trouble. At just 11 years old he crashed over 1,500 Wall Street computers leading to him being banned from touching a keyboard for seven lengthy years – until now.
The Great Hack 
This documentary presents an in-depth look at the personal data scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica and its impact on the 2016 US presidential election. Through interviews with former employees of the company, we get a glimpse into how user data was exploited to influence public opinion.
This 2008 thriller follows FBI agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) as she attempts to stop a serial killer who broadcasts his victims’ deaths live on the internet. The longer the killer’s website remains active, the more people he can kill – and time is running out.
The Net 
Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock), a savvy computer programmer, starts her new freelance job only to realize that all her colleagues are mysteriously dying. She’s given an enigmatic disc and soon finds herself on a trip to Mexico where she’s enticed by the dashing Jeremy Northam who is fixated on obtaining the same disc. As Angela unravels this international conspiracy, it becomes clear that her identity has been eliminated from existence – can she outsmart those nefarious forces before they take away everything else?
The Hacker Wars 
This documentary examines the ongoing, global war between hackers and the US government. It outlines how three hacktivists – Barrett Brown, Jeremy Hammond, and Andrew Auernheimer – were targeted by the FBI for their online activism. The film dives into the legal implications of such retaliatory measures in order to shed light on a topic that is often misunderstood.
Based on a true story, this high-stakes thriller follows the infamous hacker Kevin Mitnick (Skeet Ulrich) as he plays a thrilling game of cat and mouse with the FBI. As they try to hunt him down, Mitnick evades capture by using his computer skills to stay one step ahead of them.
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