All those hackers and computer technologies which are shown in the movies – they are 99% almost real! All those things can happen in real time as well. Right from 1968 to 2017 we have seen so much of movies having those hacking technology stuff. But, what is so special about these hacker movies?
Movies Based On Hacking & Computer Technology
You can learn new technologies, new terms and mainly how the stuff works. I have watched almost 90% of the movies on this list and am pretty sure you can learn something potentially useful from these movies too. Some hacking films are even based on real incidents. Here we have a list of 40+ technical films which helps you to learn more about “Hacking”, “Security”, and “Technologies”; I’m sure you’ll love it. You can watch most of the films mentioned here easily, thanks to the online streaming websites/apps like YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Storyline: Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.
9. The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Storyline: A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.
10. 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)
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)
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)
Storyline: A virtual-reality serial killer manages to escape into the real world.
14. 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)
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)
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)
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)
Storyline: Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
19. 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)
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)
Storyline: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.