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Updated October 2, 2019 168 votes 23 voters 49k views 49 items

All hacker films ever made are listed here in one place. This is a complete list of all hacker movies ever made for your viewing pleasure. Hacking films are listed in and can be sorted by different kinds of categories. The complete hacker movies list can also be imported to create a personalized list. Wonder if any of these movie scenarios shocked the characters as much as the jenny internet hoax shocks the internet.

What are hacker movies? This list will give you a comprehensive look at films based on our favorite (or least favorite) people to take control of computers. You'll recognize a few famliar names on this list, like Antitrust, Live Free or Die Hard, Enemy of the State and well, Hackers to name a few. 
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WarGames is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Movies About Hackers
Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy

Released: 1983

Directed by: John Badham

WarGames is a 1983 American science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, and ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Felicity Huffman, Jonny Lee Miller

Released: 1995

Directed by: Iain Softley

This film is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew Lillard, Lorraine Bracco and Fisher ...more

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Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Scott

Enemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National Security Agency agents conspiring to take out a U.S. Congressman and try to cover up. It was written by ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Tony Perez

Released: 1995

Directed by: Irwin Winkler

The Net is a 1995 American cyber mystery thriller film directed by Irwin Winkler. A computer programmer (Sandra Bullock) stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those ...more

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Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2007

Directed by: Len Wiseman

This film is a 2007 American action film, and the fourth installment in the film series. The film was directed by Len Wiseman and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. McClane is attempting to ...more

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Tim Robbins, Ryan Phillippe, Claire Forlani

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Antitrust is a 2001 thriller film written by Howard Franklin and directed by Peter Howitt. Antitrust portrays young idealistic programmers and a large corporation that offers significant money, ...more

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Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mike Judge

Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, it focuses on a handful ...more

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Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2001

Directed by: Dominic Sena

Swordfish is a 2001 American action thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and Vinnie Jones. The film centers on Stanley ...more

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Diane Lane, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billy Burke

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the internet. Welcome to the front lines of the war on cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer ...more

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The Matrix Franchise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Movies About Hackers
The Matrix is a science fiction action media franchise created by The Wachowskis and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The series began with the feature film The Matrix (1999), and continued ...more

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Terminal Error Marina Sirtis, Michael Nouri, Timothy Busfield

Released: 2002

Directed by: John Murlowski

Terminal Error is a 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Michael Nouri, Marina Sirtis, Matthew Ewald and Timothy Busfield.
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Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tony Scott

Déjà Vu is a 2006 American action thriller film with elements of science fiction, directed by Tony Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry ...more

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Disclosure Demi Moore, Michael Douglas, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1994

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Disclosure is a 1994 thriller film directed by Barry Levinson, starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore. It is based on Michael Crichton's novel Disclosure. The cast also includes Donald ...more

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Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Existenz is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law. As in Videodrome, ...more

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Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Released: 2006

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

Firewall is a 2006 British-American thriller film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Joe Forte. The film stars Harrison Ford as a banker who is forced by criminals, led by Paul ...more

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Ryan Reynolds, David Suchet, Tara Slone

Released: 2003

Directed by: William Phillips

Foolproof is a 2003 Canadian heist film directed by William Phillips and starring Ryan Reynolds, David Suchet, Kristin Booth, Joris Jarsky, and James Allodi. It was the first attempt by a ...more

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Karen Allen, Jessica Walter, Chris Ellis

Released: 1993

Directed by: Rachel Talalay

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Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

Released: 1995

Directed by: Martin Campbell

GoldenEye is the seventeenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 officer James Bond. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and is the ...more

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Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Ice-T, Henry Rollins

Released: 1995

Directed by: Robert Longo

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Whoopi Goldberg, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

Released: 1986

Directed by: Penny Marshall

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Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

Released: 1996

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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Kris Kristofferson, Alexa Vega, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ron Lieberman

NetForce is a 1999 American television movie directed by Robert Lieberman, written by Lionel Chetwynd, and starring Scott Bakula. Based on the Tom Clancy's Net Force series of novels created by ...more
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Emmanuelle Seigner, Christopher Lambert, Amanda Sandrelli

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores

Nirvana is a 1997 Italian cyberpunk science fiction film directed by Gabriele Salvatores. The film stars Christopher Lambert, Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Rubini, and Stefania Rocca. It was ...more
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Pirates of Silicon Valley Anthony Michael Hall, Noah Wyle, Melissa McBride

Released: 1999

Directed by: Martyn Burke

Pirates of Silicon Valley is a 1999 original TNT film directed by Martyn Burke. It stars Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates. Spanning the years 1971–1997, the film is ...more

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