10 best hacking movies of all time
Movies have a broad genre ranging from romance to mystery to sci-fiction. If you are a geek, hacker, or a coder then you should never miss out these 10 movies. You are sure to get a thrilled and motivating ride through all these movies.
We have listed down 10 of the best movies about hacking:-
- Algorithm (2014)
Algorithm tracks the travails of Will, who is a freelance computer hacker who “breaks into a top-secret government contractor and downloads all their recently developed programs.”
- Blackhat (2015)
By looking at the name of the movie, you might have understood what this movie is about. In this movie, hackers hack Chinese nuclear power plant to start a nuclear reaction. Simultaneously, they also hack the stock exchange and steal million of dollars from the bank.
- Snowden (2016)
The film is based on the real-life story of Edward Snowden, an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to The Guardian in June 2013.
- Hackers (1995)
This cult classic got a lot of things right, especially the way they showed kids using technology to create their own community. In Hackers, Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller portray two youthful and hip hackers. Miller portrays a hacker who got caught as a very young child (11) after crashing thousands of computers and has been sentenced to zero computer access until his 18th birthday. 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.
- Live free or die hard (2007)
The fourth is 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.
- Untraceable (2008)
Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.
- Eagle eye (2008)
Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push them into increasing danger. As events escalate, Jerry and Rachel become the country’s most-wanted fugitives and must figure out what is happening to them.
- The Matrix (1999)
This is one of the greatest science fiction movie. The movie depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called “the Matrix”, created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. A character named “Neo”, who is a computer Hacker, learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the “dream world”. The Matrix franchise is a trilogy movie series.
- 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.
- 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.