We all know that IMDB or Internet Movie Database is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games. This includes actors, production crew personnel, and fictional characters featured in these three visual entertainment media.
IMDB allows registered users to vote for what they see and after taking weighted averages by using statistical formulas, ratings are given to the content that makes the IMDB rating quite reliable.
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Most popular movies based on Hacking according to IMDB Rating
If you are looking for some good hacking movies then here are top seven most popular hacking movies according to IMDB rating.
The Matrix, IMDB Rating – 8.7
Directed by: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski
Cast: Keanu Reeves(Neo), Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus),Carrie-Anne Moss(Trinity), Hugo Weaving(Agent Smith),Gloria Foster(Oracle), Joe Pantoliano(Cypher).
A computer programmer and Hacker who is living in a simulated real environment declare war against Machine that has created such fake living. Movie is about war between Humans and Machines. Machines are no doubt more advanced and powerful but it depicts the potential of human race when they start believing in their powers. Neo (Keanu Reeves) plays the protagonist who is “the one” chosen to fight against machines. It is a cyberpunk and has great visual effects, wire fu and interesting plot makes the movie deserved to there on the top.
The Social Network, IMDB Rating – 7.8
Directed By: David Fincher
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg), Rooney Mara (Erica Albright), Bryan Barter (Billy Olson).
Movie is based upon the popular social networking site, its creation, and the legal hassle it faced after its launch and success. Real time names are used for the cast of the movie. It is a good dramatic film with nice screenplay and direction. You may not consider it a pure hacking movie but the passion of the protagonist for computers and social networking skills shown in the movie are something to look for.
Die Hard 4.0, IMDB Rating – 7.3
Directed By: Len Wiseman
Cast: Bruce Willis (John McClane), Timothy Olyphant (Thomas Gabriel), Justin Long (Matthew ‘Matt’ Farrell), Andrew Friedman (Casper).
It is an action packed film but at the same time shows the power and impact of computer hacking skills. An old-fashioned cop, John McClane with the help of a young hacker tries to stop a serious cyber-attack on the government. Hackers smartly attacks on grids and from traffic signals, they gradually reach to financial transaction records and becomes the real threat for country’s economy. Movie shows organized and planned hacking attacks and is a real treat for people interested in such stuff.
Pirates of Silicon Valley, IMDB Rating – 7.2
Directed By: Martyn Burke
Cast: Noah Wyle (Steve Jobs), Joey Slotnick (Steve Wozniak), J.G. Hertzler (Ridley Scott), Anthony Michael Hall (Bill Gates).
Film is based upon Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine’s book Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer. It depicts the rivalry between two real time IT industry’s big shots, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. The initial period and making of two big companies Apple and Microsoft has also been filmed skilfully. The passion both of them had in their lives is certainly infectious and motivating.
WarGames, IMDB Rating – 7.1
Directed By: John Badham
Cast: Matthew Broderick (David),Dabney Coleman (McKittrick), John Wood (Falken), Ally Sheedy (Jennifer)
This is story about a young boy who hacks into military supercomputer WOPR only for fun, thinking of it as some game. He installs a nuclear war simulator, considering it as a computer game. It becomes quite a serious situation, when it becomes a national nuclear missile scare, which can lead to World war III.
Sneakers, IMDB Rating – 7.1
Directed By: Phil Alden Robinson
Cast: Jo Marr (College-Aged Cosmo), Gary Hershberger (College-Aged Bishop), Robert Redford (Martin ‘Marty’ Bishop), Sidney Poitier (Donald Crease).
This is a caper (sub-genre of crime fiction) movie which some of you may find bit old styled. Still captures some of the best scenes filmed for organised hacking. Movie is full of drama, thrill, and comedy too. CIA agents hire a team of security analyst who later come to know that those are fake agents and are actually working against CIA. This is a tale between two old time work-mates (hackers) who are no longer together and follow separate paths. It is a good movie about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets, deception and betrayal.
The Matrix Reloaded, IMDB Rating – 7.1
Directed By: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski
Cast: Keanu Reeves (Neo), Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus), Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity).
This is the sequel of “The Matrix” and is worth watching. Story as continued from its prequel where Neo the protagonist and his rebel friends/team has almost 72 hours left before they can save Zion the safe place from destruction and also to save Trinity(the significant half) of Neo from an ill fate( as per his dream).
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These are most popular hacking movies as per IMDB ranking/rating which may or may not change with upcoming releases. Enjoy!