Movies About Hackers

hackers movies

Whenever the word “hacker” was heard by most, negative thoughts were the first to enter on their vocabulary. I disagree to that, but not totally. Some are really bad guys but there are some who uses their skills in useful things. For this, I’d like to recommend these cool movies about hackers. I guess, it’s better that we understand their culture before we judge all of the computer geeks and hackers.

Hackers (1995)

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. Years later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus. [IMDB]

Actually, this one is my favorite (Not because of Angelina Jolie! I promise!). I love the scene here where massive numbers of hackers all-over the world hacks into Gibson.

Take Down (2000) also known as Track Down

For years Kevin Mitnick -– the most notorious computer hacker in the nation — had eluded Federal agents while using the latest electronic gadgetry to break into countless computers and gain access to sensitive and valuable information. But when he breaches the system of leading computer crimes expert Tsutomu Shimomura, it sets off an epic chase through cyberspace between a pair of hard-driven geniuses operating on different sides of the law. [Wikipedia]

This one is based on true story of a hacker, Kevin Mitnick. The movie is not that good but there’s a lot of scene to show one of the most basic yet important skills of a hacker, that’s social engineering.

Antitrust (2001) also known as and Startup

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. [IMDB]

What I love in this movie is the story about the fight and success of the open-source. Although everything in this movie is fictional, I just love it. I also like a quote from this movie: “Human knowledge belongs to the world.”

These movies might be old but I am sure that you’ll like them. I’m sorry, I can’t provide download links or streaming for those movies but if you would ask Google, he could take you into somewhere. I’ll be posting more about hackers and computer geeks so, go back here any time, or like us on facebook, or follow us on twitter. For now, enjoy watching.

  • ronleyba

    Sometimes, this movies become so unrealistic but hey they are quite superb and really well crafted. Will check some of them this coming weekend.

    • Kris Edison

      Actually, they only become unrealistic because, IMO, they want to get appreciated by the public. It would be so boring for some if the only things that can could see are codes. :p

  • papaleng

    Seems good films to watch. I’ll check them later this week.

    • Kris Edison

      QUite old but good.

  • Kim Nieves

    I wanna watch those “hacker” movies on our movie marathon this weekend! :)

    • Kris Edison

      Hope you enjoy those films.

  • Diaryni Gracia

    It’s a very nice movie a must to watch. Specially those who are in a field of social media work.

  • Rogelio Olivar

    Guys watch also untraceable movie one of my favorite… One night, an anonymous tip leads them to a website called KillWithMe site. The site features a streaming video of a kitten
    being tortured and killed. The website cannot be shut down, as the
    creator knew that someone would try and built into it a fail-safe; every
    time the server is closed, a mirror server immediately replaces it. it’s very a cool movie..

    • Kris Edison

      I should check for that. Thanks for suggestion @google-a64e862f684e0b714741c0f876cf8fb3:disqus.

  • Franc Ramon

    I was able to watch Anti Trust. What’s amazing about these movies are also the intellect and savvy of the lead players.

    • Kris Edison

      Yeah! I really love watching smart movies. I hope more of these kinds of movies will come soon.

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