Good hacker movies?

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    • #4662
      zeroflaw
      Participant

      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
      Participant

      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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