10 Hacking Movies You Should Watch Now

Being a hacking victim is no fun, but watching hacking movies sure is – especially when they feature whitehat hackers, stunning visuals or silly comedy. Here’s our list of 10 of our favorite movies featuring hackers.

War Games

This 1983 classic is still just as fun today as it was back when floppy disks were cutting-edge technology.

 

Hackers

A group of young vigilante hackers attempts to outwit an evil hacking genius bent on unleashing a computer virus with disastrous consequences while dodging the Secret Service.

 

The Matrix

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

 

The Net

An expert computer programmer becomes embroiled and pursued in a computer espionage scheme.

 

Office Space

While not strictly about hacking, this classic is an example of how a simple coding mistake can be taken advantage of by those seeking financial gain.

 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Badass computer hacker Lisbeth Salander helps a journalist track down a woman who’s been missing for 40 years.

 

The Fifth Estate

An unauthorized bio doc about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

 

Algorithm

The only non-Hollywood movie on this list, Algorithm is about a hacker who breaks into a mysterious government program.

 

Blackhat

A hacker and recently-released convict finds himself in the middle of an international cybercrime ploy.

 

Mr. Robot

Not a movie, but a new T.V. series, Mr. Robot is about a socially-handicapped computer programmer who is recruited by a mysterious hacker called Mr. Robot.

 

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Karen Schmidt

Journalist turned blogger about all things ecommerce, shopping, retail and cyber security.

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