I know it’s always fun watching movies with friends in house but it’s more entertaining when you watch it in the movie theater. Sometimes in movies, you see a techie or hacker carries out an awesome hack and undoubtedly such hacking scenes always motivates. Hacking scene in Movies are my absolute favourites. Well this posts centers on 10 Hacking Movies that motivates the geek in you.
In no particular scale of preference, I will be listing 10 movies that have had some awesome hacks that make me want to do more than fixing systems:
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1. The Italian Job
Most people know The Italian Job as a heist movie but what most people ignore is the hack that made the heist successful which is why it’s mentioned on this list. Seth Green who plays the role of Lyle is the hacker in the team who hacks into LA Traffic control and reroutes traffic just so that the heist could be successful. He also claimed to be the developer of Napster. You can check out a clip that shows the hack below;
2. Tron : Legacy
The original movie is a classic in the geek and sci-fi community so most definitely when a reboot was made back in 2010, there were expectations to be met and the movie was met with mixed reviews. There were a lot of hacks that stood out in the movie and the idea of a virtual world where you could be transported through, SWEET. Check out this clip of a hack in the movie.
3. Iron Man 2
The Iron Man series is enough to motivate any geek any day and every time. The 2nd installment gets a mention for the hack pulled off in the Senate hearing by Tony Stark (Robert Downing Jr.). Check out the clip below.
I know, I know this is in no way a hacking movie but the hack carried out here was awesome. Silva hacked MI6. Check out this clip and see what I mean.
5. War Games
Released in 1983, War Games is about a young man who finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. I found this clip of a hack he carried out in the movie in which he hacked the school computer.
6. The Social Network
Awesome movie. The movie that told the story of Facebook, watching this movie activates your hacking impulses and gives you need to try out a few hacks. I found this clip of the hack he carried out for face mash. Check it out.
7. The Matrix
The Matrix. From entering the virtual world, to the time freeze, everything was a hack. One of the stand outs hack was where Trinity hacked into the power grid and shut it down in The Matrix Reloaded. Want to be motivated? Watch this movie.
Released in 1992, this movie depicts how potent social engineering is even till today. The plot of Sneakers is about Martin Bishop who is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue.
9. Die Hard 4.0
In Die Hard 4, John McClane and a young hacker combine forces to take down a master cyber terrorist who has set his sights on bringing Washington D.C to its knees. The hacks in this movie where nothing short of amazing and provides the much needed boost needed if you want to improve in your Ethical Hacking courses. Check out this Hack Trailer of the movie.
It will be bad for me to mention hacking movies without mentioning Swordfish. Movie was just an average where John Travolta acts as a secretive counter terrorist agent who recruits the world’s greatest hacker (played by Hugh Jackman) who at the same time is trying to stay clean to help him steal billions in US Government dirty money. The hacks here were off the chain.. Check out this particular clip to understand what I mean.
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There you have it folks. My 10 Hacking Movies that would motivate you. They motivated me. Got an opinion? Share with us via the comments.