Hacker’s Cinema: Movies to watch for Hackers

Movies motivates us into becoming a certain personality. It’s just “We are, what we watch! “. If you are a curious person and knowledge driven then you might have already watched some of these movies, episodes and documentaries that are listed below. If not then you must be here because you might be looking for some. Below is a pool of technological hacking genre which keeps you going and interested.

1. Sneakers

I kept this website’s name sneakers stub because of this movie. This movie will motivate you a great deal. It shows you how a bunch of security experts deal with government when they are blackmailed by their agents.


2. Citizenfour

This Documentary is real.It shows you the life of Edward Snowden, after he informs on NSA’s dangerous projects, that steals the privacy of people around the globe.

3. Swordfish

John Travolta’s Swordfish is a fiction but it will inspire you to the core.

4. Mr. Robot

Not a Movie. Mr. Robot is a series in which a hacker works with hacktivists called fsociety to ruin a large company E corps.

5. Trackdown – 2000

Based on the life of the Social Engineer Kevin Mitnick.

6. The algorithm

This movie is one of the most beautiful depiction of a hacker’s lifestyle.

7. Deep web

This documentary is based on the biggest online black market creation “The Silk Road”, how it got created and trials and arrest that are made.

8. War games

A student hacker finds a back door into a military computer. Searching for new games, he, unwillingly activates a nuclear arsenal, possibly starting World War III.

9. Hackers- 1995

Showing you some real books and some real stuff, this movie is based on a group of teen hackers who uncovers evidence of a wide-ranging embezzling scheme.


10. Risk – 2017

A Documentary based on Julian Assange, The founder of Wikileaks.

11. Black hat -2015

Blackhat movie is one of the finest movie, showing some real commands and some real stuff.

12. The Net – 1995

Wikipedia source:

When Angela Bennett, a computer programmer, stumbles upon government secrets, she finds herself on the run from an unknown enemy hell-bent on destroying her completely.

13. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

A Documentary movie based on wikileaks.

14. The fifth estate

Movie based on the life of Julian Assange, my personal favorite quote from this movie:

Julian Assange: “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person but if you give him a mask, he will tell you the truth. Two people and a secret, the beginning of all conspiracy. More people and more secrets. But if we could find one moral man, one whistleblower, someone to expose those secrets, that man could topple the most powerful and the most repressive of regimes.”

15. We are Legion

Based on the lives of anonymously working group of Hacktivists.

16. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

A True story based on the life of Aaron Swartz, he was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist.

17. The Hacker Wars

A Documentary based on the hacktivists group in United States.

18. Eagle Eye

This is a fiction movie. A Movie recommended by my friend. This movie talks about the future technology and how much we give ourselves to this technology.

19. Untraceable

My personal favorite. A fiction movie with an amazing twist.

I will be editing this list time to time.

In my personal experience, I never found Matrix trilogy interesting enough to keep me motivated in this profession. Maybe, I lack a certain perspective. So, In this list, you will only find fictions and non fictions about hackers and some of the realistic events.
If you couldn’t find link to download any of the above items on internet, You can comment your queries.


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