Love to watch hacking and science fiction movies? Well, then these top 10 hacking movies are the best for you to watch.
Technology have grown tremendously in the last few years which gave birth to many new horizons, hacking is one of that. It increased in the real world and gave birth to cyber crimes. After the huge cyber attacks, film industries got a new horizon to the science fiction movies. As, hacking is getting common and every online thing is at risk no matter how much security layers you apply to it. It can’t be 100% secure over the internet. Each day new security loopholes are getting discovered and hundreds of cyber attacks happen each day. So, now most of the science fiction movies have technology and hacking related ideas to grow awareness in everyone’s mind about their online privacy and risks anyone can suffer due to their minor mistake. So, here in this article, I have gathered and streamlined top 10 hacking movies that worth a watch.
Top 10 Hacking Movies to Watch
Following are the top 10 hacking movies that you must watch once.
1. Hackers (1995)
In this movie Hackers, Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller portray two youthful and hip hackers. Miller portrays was a hacker who hacked and crashed thousands of the computers at the age of 11 years and got caught and hence sentenced not to access any electronic device until his 18th birthday. After his 18th birthday, he gets back on track and find some other freaks of his mind.
This movie is a really resourceful which shows how social engineering can be done to get sensitive and confidential information and how to avoid such attacks.
2. Die Hard 4 (2007)
Die Hard 4 (also known as Live Free or Die Hard, released as Die Hard 4.0 outside North America) is a 2007 American action and science fiction film. This film was the fourth in the popular Die Hard movie 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’s main idea is all about black hat hackers and how they operate to take down against government.
3. Eagle Eye (2008)
In the movie Eagle Eye, two people completely stranger to each other, get a call from an unknown number by a woman automated voice. They both get a task and instructions to complete that task on phone which if they do not follow as instructed by the phone call they or their loved one’s would die. Eagle Eye 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 really 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.”
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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