Top 10 Hacking Movies you should watch in 2020

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Top 10 Best Hacking Movies that a hacker must watch in 2020

A computer hacker is any skilled computer expert who uses their technical knowledge to overcome a problem. While “hacker” can refer to any skilled computer programmer, the term has become associated in popular culture with a “security hacker”, someone who, with their technical knowledge, uses bugs or exploits to break into computer systems. There are three types of hackers White Hat Hacker,  Black Hat hacker, and Gray Hat Hacker.

Since Hollywood has put out so many great hacking movies, it’s hard to choose what would be considered “the best.” But here we have shortlisted the Top 10 Hacking Movies that you should watch in 2020.

Top 10 Best Hacking Movies:

  1. The Matrix (1999)
  2. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 and 2011)
  4. V for Vendetta (2005)
  5. Untraceable (2008)
  6. Blackhat (2015)
  7. I.T. (2016)
  8. Snowden (2016)
  9. The Imitation Game (2014)
  10. The Social Network (2010)

1. The Matrix (1999)

This science-fiction movie blew minds and made millions question reality. The Matrix, which stars Keanu Reeves, is about a hacker who learns that he — and the rest of mankind — is living in a simulated reality constructed by super intelligent and evolved computers that intend to keep humanity its prisoners of war to use their bodies as a source of organic fuel. Reeves’ character, known as Neo, teams up with a small group of mysterious rebels to continue their war against the controlling forces.

2. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

This fourth installment of the popular Bruce Willis movie franchise involves a disgraced Department of Defense employee-turned-cyber terrorist (played by Justin Long) launching a large-scale cyber attack to disable the U.S.’s vulnerable computer infrastructure and crash the economy. The main character, John McClane — the NY detective who is “always in the wrong place at the wrong time” (played by Willis) — once again finds himself in the unenviable position of having to save the day. Only this time, he does it with the assistance of a young hacker (played by Timothy Olyphant).

3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 and 2011)

There are actually two versions of the same film that came out just two years apart. Because they’re so close together, I’m just lumping them into one callout. The first version of the film stars a Swedish cast, and the second version was released two years later and stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. The premise of the films follows a journalist who enlists the help of a young hacker in his quest to track down a woman who has been missing for several decades. The movies are based on one of the books in the bestselling novel series “The Millennium Trilogy.”

4. V for Vendetta (2005)

Funnily enough, V for Vendetta, which is based on a 1980s graphic novel by Alan Moore, is set to take place in 2020. In it, the population of the U.S. is nearly wiped out by a virus, and Britain is a police state that’s ruled by a dictator “who promises security but not freedom.” Natalie Portman’s character, Evey, is saved from being raped by plainclothes police by an unknown actor known only as V (played by Hugo Weaving), and she ends up joining him in his mission of overthrowing the government in power. Although the movie doesn’t technically involve a hacker, per se (he hacks into the fate computer in the graphic novel series but not in the movie adaptation), it’s what inspired the use of the Guy Fawkes masks that are used to represent members of the real-world international hacker group Anonymous.

5. Untraceable (2008)

The horrifying thriller Untraceable stars Diane Lane as an agent in the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Division who is trying to track down a hacker who is brutally killing people while the world watches via live streaming. And to make matters worse, the more people who view his site, the faster his victims die.

6. Blackhat (2015)

In Blackhat, when a nuclear power plant in Hong Kong and the Mercantile Trade Exchange in Chicago are hacked, the FBI and Chinese government team up to track down the cybercriminals responsible for the cyber attacks. They bring in a convicted hacker (played by Chris Hemsworth) to help with the investigation. This hacker movie was lauded much acclaim within the cybersecurity and hacker communities because of its accuracy in some aspects of the film — for example, (SPOILER ALERT) the way that a bank network hack occurs from a compromised USB drive. It’s a must-see and guaranteed title for this list of hacker movies.

7. I.T. (2016)

In I.T., a corporate executive and millionaire, played by Pierce Brosnan, finds his life turned upside-down when he works with an I.T. consultant and finds him getting too close to him and his family. When he fires him, things go wrong very quickly.

8. Snowden (2016)

Snowden is a biopic of the real-life former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who became one of the world’s most famous whistleblowers. He uncovered and shared with the world about the virtual mountain of data that was being collected on ally foreign governments and American citizens alike. It’s a must-have for any list of must-see hacker movies.

9. The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game is about a time during World War II when British intelligence agency MI6 hired Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Germany’s top-secret Enigma code.

10. The Social Network (2010)

While Facebook now always seems to be making headlines for one reason or another — often not positive ones — there was once a time when no one had heard of it. Largely, because it didn’t yet exist. This movie The Social Network is based on the story of Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg), the Harvard computer genius-turned-creator of the social networking site that was once known as “The Facebook.” Whether you love or hate Facebook, regardless, you can’t deny the popularity of the platform which is used by 2.4 billion users as of Q3 2019. So, on the list of hacker movies, it goes!

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