Good hacker movies?

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  • #4662
     zeroflaw 
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    Hey guys,

    I was just wondering if anyone knows some good movies that involve hacking and maybe some espionage 😛

    I’ve seen Hackers and Swordfish. I kinda liked Swordfish and I find Hackers a bit lame but still entertaining.

    ZF

  • #28996
     apollo 
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    Sneakers (OLD school hacking, great movie)
    Enemy of the State (not hacking as much as spy stuff)

    These two are among my favorites.

  • #28997
     unsupported 
    Participant

    I know this thread only has two replies, but come on!  Who can forget Wargames?!!  That is what started my interest in information security.

    Tron
    The Matrix
    Anti-trust
    Johnny Nemonic
    Office Space
    Takedown (no, not really go watch Freedom Downtime instead)
    The Net
    Mission Impossible (I love Ving Rhames’s character)

  • #28998
     hayabusa 
    Participant

    And not really ‘hacking’ but with regard to online activities and trying to track a criminal:

    Untraceable

    Good movie.

  • #28999
     Data_Raid 
    Participant

    The most recent film I watched that had some hacking involved was “Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard” and it was enjoyable, typical Die Hard fashion with plenty of action with some technology thrown into the mix.

    I also watched “Firewall” starring Harrison Ford and thought it was entertaining.

    Hayabusa, I agree Untraceable was good.  🙂

    Here’s a list of “20 best Hacking movies”:
    http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/hacking101/a/hackermovies.htm

  • #29000
     Don Donzal 
    Keymaster

    Not a movie, but ’24’ has some great stuff.

    Don

  • #29001
     Ketchup 
    Participant

    The last Die Hard movie had some cool stuff.

  • #29002
     zeroflaw 
    Participant

    Alright! Thanks guys.

    I’ll watch Sneakers and Die Hard 4 tonight  8)

    Then I’ll check some of the other movies tomorrow when I find time.

    I’ve been wanting to watch ’24’ but I always end up watching something else lol.

    ZF

  • #29003
     n0on3 
    Participant

    Don’t know if they may be considered “hackers movies” but if you want to see something that may be familiar, you may check the movies in which nmap appears ( http://nmap.org/movies.html )  8)

  • #29004
     Don Donzal 
    Keymaster

    Sneakers is a little older, but it is exactly about a small pen testing company long before the phrases ‘pen testing’ or ‘ethical hacking’ came on the scene. They also make use of a red team where each member has a specific skill: a social engineer, an electronics/telecom guy, a computer expert, ex-fed, etc. Good stuff.

    Don

  • #29005
     rattis 
    Participant

    while not out yet, 2 movies that are on my must see list (the only two so far, but I don’t watch movies much any more) this year:
    Tron Legacy (I loved the original Tron)
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (there is a book too).

  • #29006
     unsupported 
    Participant

    @chrisj wrote:

    while not out yet, 2 movies that are on my must see list (the only two so far, but I don’t watch movies much any more) this year:
    Tron Legacy (I loved the original Tron)
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (there is a book too).

    Tron Legacy looks awsome!  I cannot wait for it.  The Comicon trailer was just put together by the production company, it is not going to be in the movie.

    Chicks with tatoos rock, it looks interesting.  Foreign movie too.

  • #29007
     Anonymous 
    Participant

    1. War Games – This film perfectly fed off the paranoia of the computerisation of safety critical system and fear of nuclear annihilation. It’s a fun movie and while it looks dated on the surface older folks among us can get a real nostalgia hit for this one too.

    2. Sneakers – Another good flick, pen testing Hollywood style.

    Jimbob

  • #29008
     Triban 
    Participant

    Sneaker’s was excellent!  
    Wargames is classic, its like a must see for any geek I think!
    Hackers was, entertaining.  
    Firewall and The Net were also great.  The Net was great for the ID theft aspect.  

    As far as TV, Leverage is a great series and Burn Notice is another entertaining one.  Think I like most about Burn Notice is the narration of why he is doing certain things.  Most of it is made up but plays out to look true enough.  Leverage has some great scenes, like when the rewind at the end of the episode to show you some of the hidden tricks they used to pull off the job.

    Oh and Sneakers is in the Netflix Instant Queue 😀

  • #29009
     j0rDy 
    Participant

    There you go: about 50 movies!

    http://www.sciencetext.com/forty-years-of-hackers-at-the-movies.html

    havent seen sneakers though….lets see if i can find it…

  • #29010
     Triban 
    Participant

    Nice find j0rDy!  R2D2 has mad hacking skills!! 😀

    Ended up watching Sneakers on Saturday afternoon 😀

  • #29011
     Anquilas 
    Participant

    All of them are mentioned already, but for the record:

    – Hackers 1
    – Takedown (aka Hackers 2)
    – Antitrust (aka Hackers 3)
    – Sneakers
    – Wargames

    .. are my favorites.
    I always get the urge to do some security stuff after I saw those 🙂 Cost me a lot of nights already lol.

  • #29012
     pizza1337 
    Participant

    Sneakers is great.
    i am not big fan of hackers, or war games, they are okay.

  • #29013
     MicroJay 
    Participant

    Sneakers – I’d have to agree.

    As for TV…Tiger Team was a neat show.  Too bad it had only a couple of episodes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Team_(TV_series)

  • #29014
     rattis 
    Participant

    @microjay wrote:

    As for TV…Tiger Team was a neat show.  Too bad it had only a couple of episodes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Team_(TV_series)

    I have to completely agree with that. It was awesome. I’d like to see A&E actually make it a regular show (according to the wiki page).

    I saw both episodes. I liked the car dealership episode more. I think part of the problem though, is getting the clients to sign off on being on the TV and getting a bad rep after having been broken into.

  • #29015
     MicroJay 
    Participant

    Very true.  Although the companies in the episodes do get major upgrades to their security because of their ‘faults’.  If the businesses take it seriously, I’ll bet that it would be even harder to get in.  Then again…just like the jewelery store, all you need is a receptionist willing to stick USB sticks in without thought.  😛

  • #29016
     yatz 
    Participant

    Anyone seen Live Free or Die Hard?  Just saw it last weekend.

  • #29017
     Anquilas 
    Participant

    Ofcourse! Die Hard in combination with cyber stuff = always nice entertainment 😉

  • #29018
     COm_BOY 
    Participant

    The Italian Job ?

  • #29019
     rvs 
    Participant

    not a movie but prison break good social eng and some device use to get scylla.

  • #29020
     j0rDy 
    Participant

    finally got my hands on Sneakers! maybe i will have a spare hour this afternoon to watch it..cant wait!

  • #29021
     A25414N 
    Participant

    nice info man..

  • #29022
     j0rDy 
    Participant

    finally got the time to watch Sneakers. Good movie! its an oldie but still very entertaining.

  • #29023
     difeq 
    Participant

    Wow, I can’t believe people don’t like Wargames or Hackers, those two movies are part of the reason I am in IT to start with.  I love those movies.  Die Hard 4 is also great, I think most of the good ones have been mentioned already.

  • #29024
     MatP 
    Participant

    Not sure if it really counts, but Inception? I’d say there is a good deal of “hacking” and social engineering involved, though the fact that they are in a dream and technically hacking into a guys brain, it’s a little different I guess.

    Anyway, awesome movie!

  • #29025
     kriscamaro68 
    Participant

    Yes this is an older thread but I think that ‘Catch me if you can’ should be in there. Sure it has Lenerdo de crapio in it but its probably one of the best movies he’s been in. Plus this is old school social engineering and counterfeiting.

  • #29026
     rvs 
    Participant

    you’ve watch TNT last night eh 😛 For me Michael Scofield of PB is the best!!! Hope Fox would create something like that.

  • #29027
     MatP 
    Participant

    I agree re: Catch Me if You Can, I was thinking about that the last time I watched it.

    Leo is a great actor 😛

  • #29028
     Pookie 
    Participant

    Hackers was a fun movie
    Sneakers is one of my favorite films, period
    Wargames
    Tron
    Catch Me if You Can was some great social engineering
    Revolution OS was an interesting look into our past

  • #29029
     maddy 
    Participant

    ITALIAN JOB
    HACKERS
    OPERATION TAKEDOWN
    ANTITRUST

  • #29030
     YuckTheFankees 
    Participant

    I really want to rent Hackers but I cant find it anywhere. Is my only option to buy it online? And I think catch me if you can is a good social engineering movie. I just wish Leo was played by Megan Fox  ;D

  • #29031
     lorddicranius 
    Participant

    It’s available via streaming and DVD on Netflix, if you have that.

  • #29032
     YuckTheFankees 
    Participant

    Ive thought about getting netflixs but I dont have it right now. Thanks for the info, I’ll definitely look for it if I eventually decide to get Netflixs.

  • #29033
     n3r 
    Participant

    here you can see nmap in movies :
    http://nmap.org/movies.html

    Matrix, die hard4…

  • #29034
     Anonymous 
    Participant

    not really a hacker film per say but

    Pirates of Silicon Valley

    not sure if you get this program in the USA but the real hussal aimed a performing cons and SE

  • #29035
     YuckTheFankees 
    Participant

    nice find n3r!

  • #29036
     eth3real 
    Participant

    Pirates of Silicon Valley is excellent.

    Also, if my memory is correct, there was a bit of hacking in Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, and The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest. Don’t remember which movies in specific had hacking, but the whole trilogy is great.

  • #29037
     TheXero 
    Participant

    “one point 0” is a great film to watch, and it reminds me of Windows Vista funny enough 😛

  • #29038
     Don Donzal 
    Keymaster

    “One Point O” is listed as Paranoia 1.0 on Netflix.

    Don

  • #29039
     YuckTheFankees 
    Participant

    Does anyone know if any hacker related movies are coming out soon or over the next year?

  • #29040
     n3r 
    Participant

    If you like cyberpunk then you should watch (or read) Ghost in the Shell. And you can read the Sprawl trilogy by William Gibson.

  • #29041
     mykhal 
    Participant

    In Ascolto – The Listening (2006) is not a bad spy movie (topic: NSA, surveillance, espionage, satellite communication).

  • #29042
     Securex 
    Participant

    @n3r wrote:

    If you like cyberpunk then you should watch (or read) Ghost in the Shell. And you can read the Sprawl trilogy by William Gibson.

    +1 for ghost in the shell and sprawl

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