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Updated List Of Movies Based On Computers And Technology

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[UPDATE] FULL LIST HERE – 40+ Movies Based On Hacking & Computer Technology

I picked up top movies based on computer hacking, security, science-fiction and in other similar categories (as of May 09) which triggered me into blogging in these categories. I found some similar posts in the blogosphere, but some interesting movies are missing there. Because those posts and articles are older. I decided to create a updated list of movies. I watched half of the mentioned movies and the rest are in my system, they are yet to watch. These movies are a must for die-hard fans of computer hacking and security. I learned lot of information from these movies, hope you too. I didn’t arrange these movies in rank order, they are arranged by year wise. I like to give credits to Yahoo ! Movies and Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for helping me gather information in their sites. If you feel that I really missed some interesting movies here, then you can mention it in the comments ! 🙂

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1. The Conversation (1974)

The Conversation

The Conversation

Starring : Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, Allen Garfield.

Direction : Francis Ford Coppola.

Production : Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos.

MPAA Rating : PG.

Story : A lone surveillance expert, with a meticulous devotion to his work and a policy of never getting personally involved in the jobs he’s given, finds himself slowly drawn into an assignment that he starts to detect has major ramifications.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


2. Tron (1982)

Tron (1982)

Tron (1982)

Starring : Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes

Direction : Steven Lisberger

Distribution : Buena Vista Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG

Story : A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


3. War Games (1983)

War Games (1983)

War Games (1983)

Starring : Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin

Direction : John Badham

Distribution : MGM Distribution Company

MPAA Rating : PG

Story : A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


4. Cloak and Dagger (1984)

Cloak and Dagger (1984)

Cloak and Dagger (1984)

Starring : Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra, John McIntire

Direction : Richard Franklin

Distribution : Universal Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG

Story : 11-year-old Davey, whose mother is dead and whose father doesn’t spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games–and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group’s secret plans, and winds up on the run from them, he must learn to rely on himself and his imaginary pal to save his skin.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


5. Sneakers (1992)

Sneakers (1992)

Sneakers (1992)

Starring : Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn, River Phoenix

Direction : Phil Alden Robinson, Glenn H. Randall Jr

Distribution : Universal Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Story : Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


6. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Starring : Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer, Ice-T , Takeshi Kitano, Denis Akiyama

Direction : Robert Longo, Vic Armstrong

Distribution : TriStar Pictures

MPAA Rating : R

Story : A data courier, carrying a data package literally inside his head too large to hold for long, must deliver it before he dies from it.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


7. The Net (1995)

The Net (1995)

The Net (1995)

Starring : Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller, Diane Baker, Wendy Gazelle

Direction : Irwin Winkler, Buddy Van Horn

Distribution : Sony Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Story : Angela Bennett’s a software engineer type who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years she becomes embroiled in a web (sic) of computer espionage.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


8. Hackers (1995)

Hackers (1995)

Hackers (1995)

Starring : Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Laurence Mason.

Direction : Iain Softley

Distribution : MGM Distribution Company

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Story : A boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a virus & banned from using computers until he is 18. After 18, he and his new friends find a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus. They must use their skills to find evidence, while pursued by Secret Service.

Also Check In : Yahoo ! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


9. 23 (1998)

23 (1998)

23 (1998)

Starring : August Diehl, Fabian Busch, Dieter Landuris, Jan-Gregor Kremp

Direction : Hans-Christian Schmid

MPAA Rating : RA

Story : The plot of this movie (23) is based on the true story. It is about a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. The movie ’23’ is directed by Hans-Christian Schmid.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


10. Enemy Of The State (1998)

Enemy Of The State (1998)

Enemy Of The State (1998)

Starring : Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King

Direction : Tony Scott

Distribution : Buena Vista Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for language and violence.

Story : A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


11. Pirates Of The Silicon Valley (1999)

Pirates Of The Silicon Valley (1999)

Pirates Of The Silicon Valley (1999)

Starring : Richard Waltzer, Melissa McBride, Rod Roeser, Gerald McCullouch, Brooke Radding

Direction : Martyn Burke

MPAA Rating : Not Rated

Story : Television movie based on the true-life visionaries whose battle to rule the fledgling computer empire changed the world. Focuses on the battle between rivals Steve Jobs of Apple Computer and Bill Gates of Microsoft.

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12. The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix (1999)

Starring : Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster

Direction : Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Bruce Hunt

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for sci-fi violence and brief language.

Story : A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


13. Takedown (2000)

takedown

Takedown (2000)

Starring : Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Scott Cooper, Tom Berenger, Percy ‘Master P’ P

Direction : Joe Chappelle

Distribution : Dimension Films

MPAA Rating : R

Story : This film is based on the stories and the capture of computer hacker Kevin Mitnick. Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


14. Antitrust (2001)

Antitrust (2001)

Antitrust (2001)

Starring : Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Douglas McFerran

Direction : Peter Howitt, Liz Radley

Distribution : MGM Distribution Company

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for some violence and brief language.

Story : 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.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


15. Swordfish ( 2001)

Swordfish (2001)

Swordfish (2001)

Starring : John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones

Direction : Dominic Sena

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.

Story : A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world’s greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


16. Code Hunter/Storm Watch (2002)

Code Hunter (2002)

Code Hunter (2002)

Starring : Nick Cornish, Vanessa Marcil, Bai Ling, Tone Loc, Artis Ivey

Direction : Terry Cunningham

MPAA Rating : R

Story : America’s best player is being pulled in to the ultimate cyber-terror. The game’s mastermind has stolen his identity, put him on the FBI’s Most Wanted List, and is blackmailing him to take a part in a real twisted plan of world destruction. With just hours left, can the code be broken to save the world from total annihilation?

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


17. The Italian Job (2003)

The Italian Job (2003)

The Italian Job (2003)

Starring : Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Dante ‘Mos Def’ Smith, Jason Statham

Direction : F. Gary Gray

Distribution : Paramount Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for violence and some language.

Story : Based on a 1969 Michael Caine film of the same name, thieves plan to pull of the heist of their lives by creating Los Angeles largest traffic jam ever.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


18. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Starring : Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith

Direction : Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content.

Story : The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


19. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Starring : Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith

Direction : Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski

Distribution : Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for sci-fi violence and some sexuality.

Story : Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


The Net 2.0 (2006)

The Net 2.0 (2006)

20. The Net 2.0 (2006)

Starring : Nikki Deloach, Demet Akbag, Neil Hopkins (II)

Direction : Charles Winkler

Distribution : Winkler Films

MPAA Rating : NR

Story : The life of a young computer systems analyst is thrown into turmoil when, after arriving in Istanbul to start a new job, she finds her credit cards useless, her bank account empty, and her identity stolen.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


21. Transformers (2007)

transformers

Transformers (2007)

Starring : Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox

Direction : Michael Bay

Distribution : DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language.

Story : An ancient struggle re-erupts on Earth between two extraterrestrial clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a young teenager.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


22. Live Free or Die Hard 4.0 (2007)

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Starring : Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q, Jeffrey Wright, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Direction : Len Wiseman

Distribution : 20th Century Fox International

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and a brief sexual situation.

Story : John McClane, with the help of a young hacker, takes on an Internet-based terrorist organization who is systematically shutting down the United States. Features cool gadgets like flexible keyboards.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


23. War Games : The Dead Code (2008)

War Games:The Dead Code (2008)

War Games : The Dead Code (2008)

Starring : Matt Lanter, Amanda Walsh, Colm Feore, Chuck Shamata, Maxim Roy

Direction : Stuart Gillard

Distribution : MGM Distribution Company

MPAA Rating : PG-13 for some violence and language.

Story : Computer hacker Will Farmer (Lanter) engages a goverment super-computer named Ripley in an online terrorist-attack simulation game. Little does Farmer know that Ripley has been designed to appeal to potential terrorists, and certain glitches have turned made him become paranoid.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


24. Untraceable (2008)

untraceable

Untraceable (2008)

Starring : Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt.

Direction : Gregory Hoblit

Distribution : Sony Pictures

MPAA Rating : R for some prolonged sequences of strong gruesome violence, and language.

Story : FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


25. Gamer (2009)

Gamer

Gamer (2009)

Starring : Gerard Butler, Kyra Sedgwick, Logan Lerman, Aaron Yoo, and Johnny Whitworth.

Direction : Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

Production : David Scott Rubin, Michael Paseornek, and Mark Neveldine.

MPAA Rating : R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language.

Story : Set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle has created the controversial form of entertainment, “Slayers”.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


26. The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network Movie

The Social Network (2010)

Starring : Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello and Armie Hammer.

Direction : David Fincher.

Production : Kevin Spacey and Scott Rudin.

MPAA Rating : PG 13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language.

Story : A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea.

Also Check In : Yahoo! Movies | Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


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