hacker movies

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Heart of Stone - (2023 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13603966/
https://www.netflix.com/title/81416533

Following agents of a supercomputer.

It's incredibly dark, and I don't mean it's all moody and shit; it's so damned dim it's hard to make most things out.



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the-matrix-1999

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/matrix

A hacker learns reality is not as it appears.

A sci-fi ripoff of elements of Lucid dreaming, with elements taken from the Neuromancer/Shadowrun "cyberpunk" genres.

A pioneering movie for special effects, which have held up quite well, and its general pot and atmosphere. Technically not original for science fiction fans, but great nonetheless.

One of my favourites, although I really wish the actor playing Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) was good looking.

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The Net - (1995 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113957/

A beta tester stumbles into software with a back door also used by high-level hackers.

In many respects it aged poorly, but it has a reasonable core message.

  • Trailer
  • Inappropriately rated: Suicide



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The Signal (2014) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2910814/
was ruagitated.com

Going on a road trip to move one of them, three college students take a detour to track down a hacker that almost framed the other two.

Great pace, tone and overall "feel". Suspenseful, interesting and intriguing. I feel as though this movie doesn't dumb itself down for its audience, because there really isn't any opportunity for it to make a choice either way.

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WarGames - (1983 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/

A hacker screws around with a game company's server, causing an artificial intelligence to stir up the military.

Both quaint and awesome. It doesn't hold up over time, so it does have to be understood in the context of it's era. Still recommended if you're old enough to do so.

  • Trailer
  • was mgm.com/#/our-titles/2117/WarGames ( apparently abandoned by mgm )



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Torrent - (2017 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3116476/

I think there is some vague plot and acting, but the astonishing and unnecessary amount of flashing and jiggling is guaranteed to give anyone a headache.



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Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence - (2004 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347246/
http://www.production-ig.com/contents/works_sp/01_/index.html

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  • Original title: Innocence
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Swordfish - (2001 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244244/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/swordfish

A recently-ex-con world-renown hacker is swept into the well-planned efforts to fund long-term anti-terrorist terrorism.

I-like-hyphens.

Ignoring the Hollywood-hacker bullshit, it's a good movie, particularly because so few, at least at its release, would be so A-class and yet have this particular topic. It helps shape the understanding of the passion behind Lawful Evil.



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Hackers (1995) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113243/

Haunted by a criminal hacking change in his youth, a genius highschool student revives those skills when he makes new friends and discovers a nefarious plot from Superman III. (1983).

This movie is comically fun with enough nods to actual stuff to make it laugh-out-loud for its superiors. I don't know if (or how) I could recommend this to anyone for any reason. It's dated in every respect, unrealistic and cheesy with no sign if that's intentional or not.. yet somehow I enjoy it.

I'd say it's worth watching for anyone born in the late 70s and early 80s who was into tech in their youth. Even then it's a weak recommendation. For anyone else, pass. Just. Just pass.

  • PG-13 but has a topless woman sex scene.

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to re-watch

Ghost In The Shell - (1995 movie) Japanese poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113568/
was https://web.archive.org/*/ghostintheshell.manga.com/

Artificially-enhanced special police hunt a hacker-murderer.

to be re-watched



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