20+ Best Hollywood Movies on Computer Hacking and Cyber Crime

Storm Watch AKA Code Hunter

Storm Watch AKA Code hunter movie about Hacking

Directed by Terry Cunningham, Storm Watch is a 2002 Hollywood movie that focuses around a man, who ends up saving the world from a weather satellite while playing a virtual reality based online game. The fun fact about the movie is that it has several reused special effect scenes from the movies like Virus, End of Days, and Set if Off. This movie starring Adrian Paul and Bai Ling was released on DVD and VHS under the title of Code Hunter.

The Italian job

Seth Green in The Italian Job Hacking film

The Italian Job is a 2003 multi-starring Hollywood heist film directed by F. Gary Gray. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Donal Sutherland and Jason Statham in pivotal roles, The Italian Job is a remake of the 1969 British film of the same name, which is about a team of thieves uniting to rob their former associate who double-crossed them.

Webmaster AKA Skyggen

Skyggen or Webmaster movies on cyber crime

Webmaster, as the title suggests, is a 1998 film based on a webmaster played by Danish actor Lars Bom, who is a machine-like hacker-turned-webmaster performing his job while being upside down wearing virtual reality goggles in order to keep his mind busy deep into the cyberspace. The film is directed by Thomas Borch Nielsen, and was directly released on VHS.


Citizenfour documentrary on Hacking Edward snowden

Citizenfour is a 2014 documentary film about Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal, which later went on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary film at the 2015 Oscars. Directed by Laura Poitras, the film was released in the U.S. at the New York Film festival in October 2014 while it was released in the UK in the same month at BFI London Film Festival.

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The Net

The Net Movie on hacking 1995

The Net is a 1995 cyber crime thriller film starring Sandra Bullock in the lead role. Directed by Irwin Winkler, the movie revolves around Angela Bennet, who lives almost all of her life online including her interpersonal relationships. The movie is about how her life takes a drastic turn that results in losing her complete identity and now she has to make amends to get it back.


Pulse 2006 Horror movie on Cyber Crime

Pulse is a 2006 horror film that revolves around a plot where the spirits have taken control of the internet and cyberspace haunting the people in the vicinity of online networks, cell phones or televisions. Directed by Jim Sonzero, the film is the remake of a Japanese horror film, Kairo and stars Kristen Bell and Ian Somerhalder in the lead roles.


Blackhat 2015 film on Hacking

Blackhat is a 2015 crime thriller based on hacking and cyber terrorists. Directed by Michael Mann, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tang Wei, Viola Davis, Holt McCallany and Wang Leehom in the pivotal roles. Hemsworth portrays the character of Nicholas Hathaway, a compute hacker, who aids the Chinese Government and FBI to trace down the hacking related crimes in Hong Kong and Chicago.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Film on Hacking

Based on a highly acclaimed novel of the same title written by Stieg Larsson, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a psychological thriller movie directed by David Fincher. The film stars Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who is investigating the whereabouts of a woman from a wealthy family with the help of a computer hacker Lisbeth Salander portrayed by Rooney Mara. The movie also won an Academy Award for Best Film Editing at the 2014 Oscars.


Antitrust movie on hacking and Computers

Antitrust is a 2001 thriller film directed by Peter Howitt and written by Howard Franklin. The film revolves around a group of young, idealistic programmers who get recruited by a large corporation NURV only to find that there is much more to the neat and clean outer layer of the NURV corporation as the main protagonist Milo Hoffman, portrayed by Ryan Phillippe, unravels the hidden truth about the corporation.

Open Windows

Open Windows 2014 Film on Cyber Crime

Starring Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey and Neil Maskell in the pivotal roles, Open Windows is a techno-thriller film based on cyber stalking. Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, the film actually opens out as conveying a message about how technology can hinder the personal lives of people especially the celebrities or public figures.

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Rajeesh Nair is a true Gizmofreak and an addictive movie buff. He blogs at LifeBlender.com – a lifestyle Blogzine which focuses on general life related topics of the 21st Century.