Hacking is an art for some, for some it’s fun and for some, it’s serious-tech stuff. For many people, hacking small Email account is hacking and for some taking down a nation a hacking. For me, it’s knowledge, and it’s safeguarding yourself from potential intruders. Normally, hacking is social engineering, and if you are landed here to watch some awesome movies on Hacking, you must be aware of what social engineering is. Anyways, The movie listed below doesn’t teach you how to hack, but these movies are good enough to inspire/motivate you for hacking.
I don’t say, they all are the best one, but certainly they are the top in the hacking movies list and maybe you can add some from your movie collection. This list is not in any particular order, and feel free to suggest and recommend more movies that inspired you for hacking.
Hacking movies every budding hacker should watch:
1. Hackers(1995) : Imdb
Hackers movie got a complete series, and it names as Hackers1, hackers2 and so on. We will start with my fav, “Hackers“. The main attraction of this movie is cyber-war between Acid Burn, i.e., Angelina Jolie and Zero Cool played by Jonny Lee Miller. The villain might look funny with his approach, and this is something not for a serious hacker. The movie got an average rating, but this movie is worth watching.
If you want to know how hackers use their social engineering skills to get sensitive details related to your hardware, this movie will not disappoint you. Here is a trailer for this movie:
2. Antitrust(2001) : Imdb
A computer programmer’s dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems. Watch Anti-trust trailer:
3.The Net (1995) : Imdb
Identity theft is something that is not new to the online world of Hacking. This movie is about Angela, a computer geek who lives a very low profile life. In this movie, her struggle of getting back her online identity is shown. Probably, an eye-opener for many who think how is it possible to wipe completely off someone identity and create a new one.
4 Pirates of Silicon valley(1999): IMDB :
This is a documentary movie about the birth of desktop computing. A complete saga of the 1970s to 1997. This documentary narrates the real incident that happened in this period between Microsoft (Bill Gates) and Steve Jobs (Apple). Again, not a real movie on hacking but worth watching for everyone. After all, Hacking is all about spirit and knowing the basics and our basic is a computer.
5. Takedown(2000) : Imdb :
Kevin David Mitnick is at present working as an American computer security consultant. This movie is about his life and how a hacker turned down into country computer security counselor. Just to add more to the surprise, when Kevin was arrested for his cyber-crime, he was on the list of most wanted cyber criminal.
6 Wargames(1983) :Imdb
An academy award winner movie which is about a young hacker who initiated a nuclear warhead by mistake, possibly a start of World War III. Somehow, I didn’t enjoy watching this movie much but many of my friends liked it and recommended to be added to this list.
7. Swordfish(2001) : Imdb
Talking about Hacking how we can forget John Travolta’s Swordfish, which shows his intelligence and a master-plan to steal billions of dollar from U.S soil without getting caught. And if you have not seen this movie yet, check out Swordfish trailer below and grab this movie:
8 Live free or die hard(2007): Imdb
This movie is about complete take down of a country by an attack in grids. Here villain Gabriel planned to take down last piece of data containing all financial transaction record for the country. This was a well-planned attack and at one point you will be amazed to see the pattern of attack. Though, it’s more of a Bruce Willis action movie sequel but worth watching. Check out the movie trailer here on Youtube.
9. The Matrix(1999) : IMDB :
This movie is about “Neo”, a computer hacker who learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it. You might consider watching Matrix trilogy, as without watching sequel this movie is incomplete. Here is a smashing trailer of Matrix trilogy:
10. Untraceable(2008) :Imdb :
I saw this movie last week, and like the concept of the movie.The movie features gorgeous, sexy, babealicious Diane Lane. The movie shows how a website www.killwithme.com which shows the live torturous killing of users become a hit, and the Diane ended up finding the killer.
11. Sneakers(1992) : Imdb
A group of computer hackers parleys their skills into a career, testing the security of computer systems by deliberately trying to break into them. They get entangled in a complex plot involving the National Security Agency and the Mafia.
12) The Social Network (2010): IMDB
Needless to mention it’s not a Hacking movie but I’m sure talking about Hacking, you might want to know How Facebook comes into existence and why there are so many controversies related to Facebook. Probably you might change your perception about Mark Zuckerberg. It’s a complete story of how a Harvard student started a simple site to compare girls and how he landed with Facebook. A complete journey of Facebook, which every geek should watch.
Do let us know which of these hacking movies you have already watched? Are you missing your favorite movie on Hacking here? Do let me know via comments. Don’t forget to share this list with your friends on Facebook and Google Plus.