15 Best Hacking Movies That Inspire You In 2018 [Watch Now]

January 02, 2018 | | TAG: Security | No comments:
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Day-by-day technology is growing and many people are attracted towards it. Nowadays people with the help of growing technology have been developing good software applications to store and share information.

Everybody makes some mistakes while developing software applications, technically those mistakes are called bugs. Hackers hack the software application with the help of these bugs, steals the information and this process is called hacking.

Not all Hackers do the same. There are some Hackers who help the company in fixing those software bugs.

In these days some people are very keen on hacking. Some people do it for fun and for some it's a hobby. In my view, hacking an E-mail account is not hacking, but it is an art that helps you to protect yourself from potential intruders.

Generally, hacking is a type of social engineering. Before you gonna watch these awesome hacking movies you must be aware of what social engineering is. The movies listed below are my favorite and are the best hacking movies. These movies don't teach you hacking but can inspire you to hack.

It would be helpful if you suggest some more hacking movies which inspired you in the comment section so that other readers will know about them.

Top 15 Hollywood Hacking Movies You Should Watch

#1. Who am I - No System Is Safe(2014):

Director: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Baran bo Odar
Stars: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring

This movie is liked by all people including me. The movie name has a true tagline - "No System is Safe", it is the fact. In this movie, a young German computer wiz is invited to join subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage. To know what might happen next, you should watch the film so you could enjoy it.

#2. Swordfish(2001):

Director: Dominic Sena
Writer: Skip Woods
Stars: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry


The film is very interesting and I totally enjoyed it. There is a world within our world called Cyberspace. In that cyberspace, all confidential data is protected securely by firewalls, passwords and the most advanced security systems. In this movie that cyberspace is called SwordFish. The CIA hires world most dangerous hacker recently released from the prison, makes him as a spy to steal $6 billion unused government funds.

#3. War Games(1983):

Director: John Badham
Writers: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood


It is my favorite hacking movie. In 1983, this movie created a stunning big impact on people and changed initial public opinion on hackers. In this movie, a young hacker finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. Watch the movie to feel the thrill.

#4. Hackers(1995):

Director: Iain Softley
Writer: Rafael Moreu
Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford


This movie came around the time when the US people started using computers on regular basis. The story is about "Zero Cool", and its theme is how growing kids are using technology to build their own community. In this movie, Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie acted as Hackers. Jonny Lee Miller when he is just 11 years old created a dangerous computer virus that it caused the biggest stock exchange crash in the history. To enjoy the theme of the story, watch the movie.

#5. Track Down(2000):

Director: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Tsutomu Shimomura, John Markoff
Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Angela Featherstone


Kevin David Mitnick is the world's famous and dangerous hacker who now works as American Computer Security Consultant. This movie is all about his life story, why he is arrested for cybercrime, how he was added to the most wanted cyber criminal list and how he became the country computer security counselor.

#6. Eagle Eye (2008):

Director: D.J. Caruso
Writers: John Glenn (screenplay), Travis Wright (screenplay) (as Travis Adam Wright)
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson

eagle eye

In this movie, two people will get a mysterious call from a woman they have never met. She gives a task to them on the phone by threatening their lives, and if they don't follow the phone call they would die. This movie displays supercomputer hack on all networks and military networks.

#7. Sneakers(1992):

Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Writers: Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker
Stars: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier


It is a very thrilling story. There are a group of hackers who specialize in testing security systems and a man named Martin is the head of the group. Two NSA men approach Martin and blackmail him and his team to steal the top-secret black box. Martin and his team are embroiled in a dangerous game. See the twist by watching the full movie.

#8. BlackHat(2015):

Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Morgan Davis Foehl
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang


Chinese nuclear plant and stock exchange are hacked by unknown Blackhat hackers and China lost millions of dollars. FBI and China work together to find the cyber criminals, China is the head of the team. A hacker is released from the jail when a code created by him is found in the attack. While trying to help the police, he gets dragged into the conflicts between America and China. This movie shows how Blackhat hackers threaten governments.

#9. AntiTrust (2001) - IMDB:

Director: Peter Howitt
Writer: Howard Franklin
Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook


A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

#10. The Matrix(1999):

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Writers: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

the matrix

The Best Hacking Movies list won't be fulfilled without the mention of The Matrix. A computer hacker named Neo discovers that all life on Earth may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating us while our life essence is "farmed" to fuel the Matrix's campaign of domination in the "real" world. He joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix.

#11. Snowden(2016):

Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo


The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press. It is the real story of NSA employee Edward Snowden.

#12. Live Free Or Die Hard(2007):

Director: Len Wiseman
Writers: Mark Bomback, Mark Bomback
Stars: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant


When a criminal plot is in place to take down the entire computer and technological structure that supports the economy of the United States (and the world), it's up to a decidedly "old school" hero, police detective John McClane, to take down the conspiracy, aided by a young hacker.

#13. Algorithm: The Hacker Movie(2014)

Director & Writer: Jonathan Schiefer
Stars: Raphael Barker, Keith Barletta, Julie Ceballos

Algorithm: The Hacker Movie(2014)

The main theme of the story is to make people know what a hacker can do. Coming to the story, Will, who is a freelance computer hacker discovers a mysterious computer program. He thinks that information should be free and everything can be simplified and coded and understood as information. That's it, he breaks into the program, downloads all their developed programs and made a revolution.

#14. The Social Network(2001):

Director: David Fincher
Writers: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book)
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake

the social network

Needless to mention it is not a Hacking movie but I am sure you will enjoy the film. This film is most related to Mark Zuckerberg Life story. It is a complete story of how a Harvard student created a simple site to compare girls and how he got the idea on Facebook. It is all about the journey of Facebook, which every geek should watch it.

#15. Pirates Of Silicon Valley:

Director: Martyn Burke
Writers: Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Noah Wyle, Joey Slotnick

pirates of silicon valley

A biographical look at the men who made the world of technology what it is today, and what it took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Corporation and Microsoft Inc.

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