Technology and hacking gave a new horizon to the science fiction movies. As, hacking is getting common and every online thing is at risk whether it’s 10% or 90%, not a system is 100% secure over the internet. Every day new security holes are getting discovered. So, now most of the sci fi movies have tech and hack stuff to grow awareness in everybody’s mind about the online privacy and risk to their information. Here I am sharing top 10 hacking movies that worth a watch.
Top 10 Hacking Movies
Here I have listed top 10 hacking movies that you should watch.
1. Hackers (1995)
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 at an age of 11 years after crashing thousands of computers and has been sentenced to zero computer access until his 18th birthday.
This movie is having a great technique to learn to get confidential information through social engineering.
2. Live free or die hard (2007)
Live Free or Die Hard (also known as Die Hard 4 and released as Die Hard 4.0 outside North America) is a 2007 American action film, and the fourth in the Die Hard film series 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. This movie gives a complete idea of how actually these blackhat hackers operate.
3. 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. This is just an amazing movie on how artificial intelligence computer hack our real life for bad motives.
4. Algorithm (2014)
The film ‘Algorithm‘ tracks the travails of Will, who is the freelance computer hacker who hacks into a top secret government contractor agency and downloads all their recently developed programs.” You can see the full movie below
5. WarGames (1983)
The film features David Lightman (Broderick), a young high school student hacker who accidentally hacks into a military supercomputer and starts the countdown to World War III.
6. The Matrix (1999)
This is one of the greatest science fiction movie. In this movie , reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called “the Matrix”, created by 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.
7. Takedown (2000)
This movie is based on famous computer U.S. hacker Kevin David 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.
8. 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. This movie shows how a black hat hackers threaten governments.
9. The Italian Job (2003)
Although the MINI Coopers are really the stars of The Italian Job (a remake of the 1969 film of the same name), Seth Green plays Lyle, a hacker among a group of elite thieves, who is able to manipulate traffic signals, among other devices, that make this grand theft possible.
10. Untraceable (2008)
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. Millions of people log on, hastening the victims’ deaths.
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