40+ Movies Based On Hacking & Computer Technology

Updated On April 16, 2017 by Pradeep Kumar | Short URL: http://movie.sc/2of21sd  

All those hackers and computer technology shown in the movie – they are 99% real! Right from 1968 to 2013 we have seen so much of movies having those hacking technology stuffs. What is so special about these movies?

Movies Based On Hacking

You can learn new technologies, new terms and basically how the stuffs works. I have watched almost 90% of the movies in this list, am pretty sure you can learn something from these movies too. Some movies are even based on real incidents. Here we have 40+ awesome movies based on hacking & computer technology, I’m sure you’ll like it.

Movies Based On Hacking & Computer Technology

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2001- A Space Odyssey

Storyline: Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

2. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

Storyline: Some college students manage to persuade the town’s big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a computer;

3. The Conversation (1974)

The Conversation (1974)

Storyline: A paranoid and personally-secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.

4. Tron (1982)

The Tron

Storyline: A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

5. War Games (1983)

War Games (1983)

Storyline: A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

6. Cloak and Dagger (1984)

Cloak and Dagger (1984)

Storyline: 11-year-old Davey, whose mother is dead and whose father doesn’t spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games–and even has an imaginary friend.

7. Prime Risk (1985)

Storyline: A female engineer, with the assistance of her pilot-wannabe male friend, discovers a way to rip off ATM machines, but in doing so stumbles upon a plot to destroy the U.S. monetary system.

8. Sneakers (1992)

Sneakers (1992)

Storyline: Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

9. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

The Lawnmower Man (1992)

Storyline: A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

10. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Storyline: A data courier, carrying a data package literally inside his head too large to hold for long, must deliver it before he dies from it.

11. The Net (1995)

The Net (1995)

Storyline: Angela Bennett’s a software engineer type who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years she becomes embroiled in a web (sic) of computer.

12. Hackers (1995)

Hackers 1995

Storyline: 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.

13. Virtuosity (1995)

Virtuosity (1995)

Storyline: A virtual-reality serial killer manages to escape into the real world.

14. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Storyline: A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

15. 23 (1998)

23 (1998)

Storyline: The movie’s plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home.

16. Enemy Of The State (1998)

Enemy of the state

Storyline: A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

17. Webmaster (1998) / Skyggen (1998)

Skyggen (1998)

Storyline: JB is the city’s best attacker, who lives a carefully organized life in and outside the network. After hacking into the most powerful of all domains the Stoiser domain, JB thought that the cruel Stoiser would kill him. But instead he gave him a job – as a webmaster.

18. Office Space (1999)

Office space

Storyline: Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

19. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Storyline: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He’s about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him.

20. eXistenZ (1999)

eXistenZ (1999)

Storyline: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

21. The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix (1999)

Storyline: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

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  1. Anirudh Karthik February 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Die Hard 4 is my favorite one and BTW I was thinking about the Transformers, which wasn’t mentioned, and fount that they don’t come under Hacking Category. Anyway, you could mention Transformers 2, as the problem starts from the selling of the item in eBay πŸ™‚ Waiting for the next collection of films. Thanks.

    • Mothi Venkatesh November 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Yeah! Transformers are my favorite. They can also add Oblivion in this list πŸ™‚

  2. Bharat Chauhan February 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Is there a 3rd part also, because I don’t find Underground here?

    • Pradeep Kumar February 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Are you referring to “Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)” bro? Oops, didn’t really notice it, will add it. πŸ™‚

      • Bharat Chauhan February 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm - Reply

        Yeah. Now it looks perfect. πŸ˜‰

  3. Mohammed Abdullah Khan February 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Hey Pradeep,

    Awesome collection man !

    I was waiting to all the movies related to hacking and computers. Did a nice job dude.


  4. Srivathsan February 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    You can add Pirates of The Silicon Valley to this list.

  5. ved February 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    no indian movie?

    • Pradeep Kumar February 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm - Reply

      Have mentioned “Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)” / “A Wednesday (2008)” bro. If you know any good Indian-based hacking movies, do let me know. πŸ™‚

  6. Raj February 19, 2013 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    How come you forgot The Pirates of silicon valley here?

  7. Vipin February 20, 2013 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Make another post with inspiriing documentaries. You can add Pirates of silicon valley, TPB AFK like movies.

    Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

  8. manoj February 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    The Cube series is also worth mentioning

  9. Aditya Chintha March 10, 2013 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Awesome list!!!!!

  10. Rounak Baral March 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Going to bookmark the post. πŸ™‚

  11. Himanshu Negi April 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Die hard 4.0 was awesome ! watched it many times πŸ˜€

  12. Anonymous May 11, 2013 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this great list. It have showed me a hole new hacker list of movies that I’ll never will have searched for. Thanks!

  13. Tushar July 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Wall-E Wall-E one of my fav movie.. of-course Oscar winner too.

  14. K A Zinger August 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Hi there, dats a gr8 list but it seams AVATAR, Source Code, Sword Fish,Surrogates is missing; better do a through search again…. KEEP IT UP !!

  15. Aniruddha August 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Really good Collection πŸ™‚ damn loving…

  16. Vasu August 31, 2013 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    What an amazing list of movies to spend my Friday and Saturday nights πŸ™‚

    Had saw, Deja Vu, Matrix series, Gamer, Skyfall, Die Hard and Eagle eye, now on the list is Underground and Tron!

  17. Haraprasad Ghosh September 23, 2013 at 10:25 am - Reply

    My fave rate movie in hacking technology

  18. Fieran January 12, 2014 at 12:03 am - Reply

    dudes, babes, favour! I watched a movie a looong time ago about a kid who hacks using his father’s machine and then terrorists take him his family hostage believing the dad’s discovered their secret plans.
    I forgot what the dang movie’s title was!

  19. Geekyard February 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    You have missed to include the movie “The Untraceable” πŸ™‚

  20. PrIyAnGsHu BG @ Tech Audible March 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Great list. Quite an unique list indeed. I haven’t yet watched most of these movies, just gonna check them all. The “Untraceable” looks interesting, going for it at first πŸ˜€

  21. Vikas April 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    My fav movies Die hard 4 some time watch me…. me ho na stiop hackers i am ready white hat wait here some time

  22. kinganurag April 19, 2014 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Your list contains all movies which i considered best Technology or Hacking movies.

    Great list !!!

  23. vinni kapoor May 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Mickey virus an indian movie bas
    ed on hacking is missing here

  24. Umar March 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    add THE Blackhat(2015)

  25. obat asam urat April 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    no films of the 2000s

  26. aman September 17, 2015 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    U missed blackhat & swordfish bro

  27. Arup February 18, 2016 at 2:36 am - Reply

    You are missing another great movie “Who Am I – No System Is Safe”.

    • Pradeep Kumar February 18, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Hi Arup, it’s already there in the list mate. πŸ™‚

  28. Arup February 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Sorry friend I had not checked the part II of this list.

  29. hamy March 19, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    that are good movies that enough to your passion for it field

  30. Amit Saroj April 7, 2016 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Transcendence is worth mentioning

  31. mahesh Belsare _ Amravati June 5, 2016 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Nice update of tech. Hacking movies list …… , Pradeep Kumar …..Thanks.

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