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All those hackers and computer technology shown in the movie – they are 99%
real! Right from 1968 to 2013 we have seen so much of movies having those
hacking technology stuffs. What is so special about these movies?
You can learn new technologies, new terms and basically how the stuffs works. I
have watched almost 90% of the movies in this list, am pretty sure you can learn
something from these movies too. Some movies are even based on real
incidents. Here we have 40+ awesome movies based on hacking & computer
technology, I’m sure you’ll like it.
Movies Based On Hacking & Computer Technology
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Storyline: Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried
beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets
off on a quest.
2. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
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Storyline: Some college students manage to persuade the town’s big
businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the
problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric
shock and his brain turns to a computer;
3. The Conversation (1974)
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Storyline: A paranoid and personally-secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of
conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.
4. Tron (1982)
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Storyline: A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced
to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the
help of a heroic security program.
5. War Games (1983)
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Storyline: A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in
which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
6. Cloak and Dagger (1984)
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Storyline: 11-year-old Davey, whose mother is dead and whose father doesn’t
spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games–
and even has an imaginary friend.
7. Prime Risk (1985)
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Storyline: A female engineer, with the assistance of her pilot-wannabe male
friend, discovers a way to rip off ATM machines, but in doing so stumbles upon a
plot to destroy the U.S. monetary system.
8. Sneakers (1992)
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Storyline: Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and
cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.
9. The Lawnmower Man (1992)
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Storyline: A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of
computer science.
10. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
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Storyline: A data courier, carrying a data package literally inside his head too
large to hold for long, must deliver it before he dies from it.
11. The Net (1995)
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Storyline: Angela Bennett’s a software engineer type who works from home and
has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years she
becomes embroiled in a web (sic) of computer.
12. Hackers (1995)
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Storyline: A young boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a
computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday.
13. Virtuosity (1995)
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Storyline: A virtual-reality serial killer manages to escape into the real world.
14. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
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Storyline: A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful
hacker called the Puppet Master.
15. 23 (1998)
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Interesting Fact about “23 (1998)”
Storyline: The movie’s plot is based on the true story of a group of young
computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned
Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home.
16. Enemy Of The State (1998)
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Storyline: A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons
when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated
17. Webmaster (1998) / Skyggen (1998)
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Interesting Fact about “Enemy Of The State (1998)”
Interesting Fact about “Webmaster (1998)”
Storyline: JB is the city’s best attacker, who lives a carefully organized life in and
outside the network. After hacking into the most powerful of all domains the
Stoiser domain, JB thought that the cruel Stoiser would kill him. But instead he
gave him a job – as a webmaster.
18. Office Space (1999)
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Storyline: Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to
rebel against their greedy boss.
19. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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Storyline: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something
extremely important. He’s about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas
Hall, but knowing someone is after him.
20. eXistenZ (1999)
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Storyline: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest
virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has
been damaged.
21. The Matrix (1999)
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Anirudh Karthik
Die Hard 4 is my favorite one and BTW I was thinking about the Transformers, which
wasn’t mentioned, and fount that they don’t come under Hacking Category. Anyway,
you could mention Transformers 2, as the problem starts from the selling of the item
in eBay Waiting for the next collection of films. Thanks.
Mothi Venkatesh
Yeah! Transformers are my favorite. They can also add Oblivion in this
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Bharat Chauhan
Is there a 3rd part also, because I don’t find Underground here?
Pradeep Kumar
Are you referring to “Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)”
bro? Oops, didn’t really notice it, will add it.
Bharat Chauhan
Yeah. Now it looks perfect.
Mohammed Abdullah Khan
Hey Pradeep,
Awesome collection man !
I was waiting to all the movies related to hacking and computers. Did a nice job dude.
You can add Pirates of The Silicon Valley to this list.
no indian movie?
Pradeep Kumar
Have mentioned “Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)” / “A Wednesday (2008)”
bro. If you know any good Indian-based hacking movies, do let me
How come you forgot The Pirates of silicon valley here?
Pradeep Kumar
Srivathsan & Raj : I think you didn’t see the full post bro, here is the
second part –
technology/2/ – at the end I mentioned the reason why I didn’t add
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Fine. But now I am eagerly waiting for the list of
Make another post with inspiriing documentaries. You can add Pirates of silicon
valley, TPB AFK like movies.
Thanks in advance
The Cube series is also worth mentioning
Aditya Chintha
Awesome list!!!!!
Rounak Baral
Going to bookmark the post.
Himanshu Negi
Die hard 4.0 was awesome ! watched it many times
Thanks for sharing this great list. It have showed me a hole new hacker list of movies
that I’ll never will have searched for. Thanks!
Wall-E Wall-E one of my fav movie.. of-course Oscar winner too.
K A Zinger
Hi there, dats a gr8 list but it seams AVATAR, Source Code, Sword Fish,Surrogates
is missing; better do a through search again…. KEEP IT UP !!
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Apri l 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm - Reply
Really good Collection damn loving…
What an amazing list of movies to spend my Friday and Saturday nights
Had saw, Deja Vu, Matrix series, Gamer, Skyfall, Die Hard and Eagle eye, now on the
list is Underground and Tron!
Haraprasad Ghosh
My fave rate movie in hacking technology
dudes, babes, favour! I watched a movie a looong time ago about a kid who hacks
using his father’s machine and then terrorists take him his family hostage believing
the dad’s discovered their secret plans.
I forgot what the dang movie’s title was!
You have missed to include the movie “The Untraceable”
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Hi Geekyard, we have a part 2 of this list.
PrIyAnGsHu BG @ Tech Audible
Great list. Quite an unique list indeed. I haven’t yet watched most of these movies,
just gonna check them all. The “Untraceable” looks interesting, going for it at first
My fav movies Die hard 4 some time watch me…. me ho na stiop hackers i am ready
white hat wait here some time
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May 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply
Your list contains all movies which i considered best Technology or Hacking movies.
Great list !!!
vinni kapoor
Mickey virus an indian movie bas
ed on hacking is missing here
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