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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:00 am

Good hacker movies?

Hey guys,

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

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

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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:00 pm

Re: Good hacker movies?

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

These two are among my favorites.
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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:32 pm

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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)
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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:47 pm

Re: Good hacker movies?

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

Untraceable

Good movie.
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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:54 pm

Re: Good hacker movies?

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/hac ... movies.htm
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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:09 pm

Re: Good hacker movies?

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

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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:12 pm

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The last Die Hard movie had some cool stuff.
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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:39 pm

Re: Good hacker movies?

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.

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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:06 pm

Re: Good hacker movies?

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.html8)
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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:16 pm

Re: Good hacker movies?

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.

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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:22 pm

Re: Good hacker movies?

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).
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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.
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Re: Good hacker movies?

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.

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Post Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:42 pm

Re: Good hacker movies?

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 :D
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Post Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:35 am

Re: Good hacker movies?

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...
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