Almost everyone likes to watch movies to have some entertainment amidst their bustling lifestyles. But, there are some who watch movies to get inspired. Here we bring to you a list of top 15 must watch movies on hacking or hackers’ life. These movies are of great interest for hackers as well as for the security people to get inspired and thrilled. These movies might not teach you how to hack but, are still fun to watch!
15 Best Hacking Movies List That You Should Watch Right Now
1. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
The fourth in the Die Hard series, Live Free or Die Hard, depicts a scenario where a hacker played by Timothy Olyphant (of Justified fame) takes down nearly the entire U.S. infrastructure in an attempt to transfer trillions of dollars from the Federal Reserve to his account.
2. The Fifth Estate (2013)
The Fifth Estate is an unauthorized account of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Cumberbatch plays a believable Assange as a egotistical, idealist that is out to change the world. Few Americans know that Assange is a famous (or infamous) hacker in his native country of Australia. He broke into the Pentagon, Citibank, NASA, and Stanford University, among other facilities, before being caught.
3. Blackhat (2015)
Blackhat (2015) Blackhat is newly released movie by Chris Hemsworth. In this movie hackers hack Chinese nuclear power plant to start nuclear reaction. Simultaneously, they also hack the stock exchange and steal million of dollars from the bank.
4. Algorithm: The Hacker Movie (2014)
A freelance computer hacker breaks into secret government contractor and downloads a program. He must choose between his own curiosity and the lives of his friends.
5. Snowden (2016)
The film follows Edward Snowden, an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to The Guardian in June 2013.
Industrious high school senior Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts) is tired of living life on the sidelines. Pressured by her friends, Vee decides to join Nerve, a popular online game that challenges players to accept a series of dares. It’s not long before the adrenaline-fueled competition requires her to perform increasingly dangerous stunts. When Nerve begins to take a sinister turn, Vee finds herself in a high-stakes finale that will ultimately determine her entire future.
7. Eagle Eye (2008)
In this movie, two people get a call from an unknown number by a woman. They get a task on phone that if they don’t follow the phone call they would die. This movie displays supercomputer hack on all networks and military networks.
8. Untraceable: The Personnel Files
This film involves a serial killer who rigs contraptions that kill his victims based on the number of hits received by a website KillWithMe.com that features a live streaming video of the victim.
9. I.T. (2016)
Mike Regan has everything he could ever want, a beautiful family and a top of the line smart house. The company he owns is on the verge of changing flight leasing forever. That is, until the relationship with his closest advisor turns nasty, to the point where his teenage daughter is being stalked and his family is under attack through every technological facet of their lives.
10. Reboot (2012)
A young female hacker awakens from a traumatic event that she scarcely remembers, and an iPhone glued to her hand. On the phone, a countdown is ticking away to zero. What happens at zero?
11. Who Am I – No System Is Safe (2014)
Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world’s stage.
Cybergeddon is a TV series based on computer hacking. In this movie hackers hack computers for robbing money from banks. In this movie, Cyber Crime is extremely high and the police fails to cope with hackers.
13. Mr. Robot (TV series)
Elliot, a cyber-security engineer suffering from anxiety, works for a corporation and hacks felons by night. Panic strikes him after a cryptic anarchist recruits him to destroy the same corporation.
14. Swordfish (2001)
In Swordfish, Hugh Jackman plays a retired, elite hacker who has been released from a long prison term and is now working in the oil fields and living in a trailer. He is approached by an organized crime figure played by John Travolta, and is forced to do one last hacking job against his will.
15. Takedown (2000)
Takedown (also known as Trackdown) is a B-grade movie—a fictionalized and sensationalized account of the tracking and capture of probably the most infamous U.S. hacker, Kevin Mitnick. Based upon the book and written by his nemesis, Tsutomu Shimomura, the story tends to glorify Shimomura. Mitnick operated in the 1980s and ’90s and eventually went to prison for a couple of years. Now, he is a highly paid IT security consultant, speaker, and writer.
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