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Swordfish - (2001 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244244/
http://www2.warnerbros.com/operationswordfish/

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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The Signal (2014) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2910814/
http://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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Hackers (1995) poster

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http://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.

See also Hackers.



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Ghost In The Shell - (1995 movie) Japanese poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113568/
http://ghostintheshell.manga.com/

Artificially-enhanced special police hunt a hacker-murderer.



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