With introduction of computer in our lives, new techniques, gadgets entered Hollywood and with time, the whole industry evolved (and is still evolving). The technology, the presentation, the depiction goes hand in hand with the changes we witness around us. Hence, when computers came into existence, eventually their impact was apparent in the movies. The power of computer always fascinates people. Many of them try hacking for fun and feel satisfied by just hacking an email account but for some it is serious business.
Good or bad, depends upon the choice of the purpose of hacking. 90’s was a good period for hacking movies and so is the 21st century. People have made real good hacking movies during this period and are continuously working towards creating some real marvels. If you are looking from some great Hacking movies of 21st century then you are at the right place.
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21st Century Hacking Movies
Here some hacking movies released in 21st century i.e. movies released after 1999 :
Trackdown is the name by which this movie is known in US. Story is about a computer hacker called Kevin Mitnick who is stealing sensitive data from federal systems. He tries hacking the system of leading computer crimes expert that turns out be the biggest mistake he had ever done. It is directed by Joe Chappelle and Cast includes, Skeet Ulrich (Kevin Mitnick), Russell Wong (Tsutomu Shimomura), Angela Featherstone (Julia)
This movie is based in Portland (Oregon). It is a thriller. Life takes turn when Ryan Philippe gets a very good and attractive offer from a big firm. It is later when he realizes that CEO has some other intentions. Antitrust no doubt is an inspiring movie.
Here in the film an ex-con computer hacker is approached for a case of bank robbery conspiracy. Film has been directed by Dominic Sena and stars John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, and Vinnie Jones.
Code Hunter/Storm Watch (2002)
Movie revolves around a good game player who is pulled in a major cyber- attack. Even the attackers steal his identity, register him in bad books of police, and blackmail him to get advantage of his skills.
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
I personally cherish the first part most, of this series. The matrix reloaded is the sequel of “The Matrix”. This time Neo has only 72 hours left to save the Zion and his love interest Trinity. Film is directed by Wachowski brothers and cast includes Keanu Reeves (Neo), Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus), and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity).
Pulse (I) (2006)
Sometimes things happen by chance. In this movie, a hacker friend of a group of co-eds accidentally channels an obscure wireless signal that ultimately become the source to make them responsible to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.
Die Hard 4.0 (2007)
Die hard 4.0 is a good movie with lot of action and good computer hacking stunts. Story revolves around John McClane who is not so computer oriented but with the help of a young hacker, he fights against cyber criminals, a group who has great hacking capabilities and talent. They finally reach the financial records of government to control the economy but John as the protagonist sabotage their intentions. It is directed by Len Wiseman and cast includes Bruce Willis (John McClane), Timothy Olyphant (Thomas Gabriel), Justin Long (Matthew ‘Matt’ Farrell), Andrew Friedman (Casper).
War Games: The Dead Code (2008)
An American teen hacker plays with a nuclear war simulator game but later it is realized that it was not mere a game rather that becomes a real terrorist attack in front of United State’s Department of Homeland Security that can ultimately lead World war III.
The Social Network (2010)
Story is about Facebook, the popular social working site since its inception, its growth, and its evolution. Protagonist is passionate about computers and acquires commendable networking skills. It is directed by David Fincher and cast includes Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg), Rooney Mara (Erica Albright), Bryan Barter (Billy Olson).
Tron: Legacy (2010)
The digital world, which a father designs, turns bad. This is the journey of the son. He goes inside the digital world, created by his father, to look for him. He also meets an associate born in that digital world.
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Sci-fi, thrillers, hacking, cyborg etc. are so much in demand that movies about hacking will keep on coming. So, what are you waiting for if you have missed any of these hacking movies released in 21st century then go and complete the list.
You can also suggest me some more and I can enjoy those too. Keep watching, keep learning.