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5 Hollywood Movies Based on Hacking

Hacking is the buzzword in the field of computer programming. It is an art and it can be used to tighten the security of websites with sensitive data but at the same time it can be used for stealing confidential data from websites as well.

Stealing any kind of online data with the use of hacking techniques or using any other ways, is a crime and the hacker can be punished as per the Cyber crime rules.

Note: Sharing about hacking doesn’t mean that we encourage hacking rather we would like you to enjoy the movies listed below and if these inspire you then do learn it but use it for good purpose. 


Being a computer addict, I love to watch movies which are somehow related to computer programming or hacking. Though I am not a movie addict but when it comes to movies based on computer programming and hacking, I get excited to watch them.

I have shared few posts already in which I mentioned about movies which are as:

Recently I have been watching movies based on computer hacking and I got an idea for this post. Thus I thought to share a list of 5 hollywood movies which are based on computer hacking.

I hope most of you have already watched these movies but there might be few of our readers who are yet to watch these. So I am sharing the list.

list of 5 Hollywood movies based on hacking:

1. SwordFish [2001]

It is American action crime thriller movie starred by John Travolta and Hugh Jackman. Travolta’s master plan of stealing billions and Hugh Jackman’s hacking skills are the perfect combination and these make the movie a super hit.

Watch the trailer below:

2. The Net [1995]

This movie is based on Identity theft. It is well portrayed that how hackers can steal your identity and make you fight to prove that you are “You”.

The hot and sexy Sandra Bullock played the role of Angela Bennette whose identity was stolen and she then fight back to prove her identity throughout the movie.

Watch the trailer below:

3. Live Free or Die Hard [2007]

This is one of my most favourite movies on hacking and action. Bruce Willis has done a great role in the movie.

The villain Gabriel who was a security expert, made the plan to hack everything of the city such as traffic, helpline etc. He used the technique called Fire Cell.

This movie is an awesome combination of action and hacking!

If you are yet to watch this movie, then don’t delay and watch today. Here is the trailer:


4. Hackers [1995]

11 years old boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. He was charged with crashing 1,507 computer systems in a single day.

Watch the trailer below

5. The Matrix [1999]

This movie is about a computer hacker, “Neo” who learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.

I would like to let you know that watching just one movie of this series is incomplete thus after watching this movie consider watching its further sequel.

Watch the Trailer below:

Final words

I always love the geeky stuff and so the hacking movies. This is just a small list which I have watched and I am yet to watch many more movies of this kind.

I would like to know your favourite hacking movies so that I can consider watching them.

About the author

Atish Ranjan

Atish Ranjan is an established and independent voice dedicated to providing you with unique, well-researched and original information from the field of technology, SEO, social media, and blogging. He has in-depth knowledge of computers and tech as he pursued computer science.


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