5 Mind-Blowing Hacker Films that Programmers Must Watch!

For years, hacker films have roamed the realm of Hollywood cinema. Technology-themed films are indeed an attraction in themselves, especially when combined with thrilling actions.

Well, from the various hacker films that exist, some have storylines that are mind-blowing and might pump your enthusiasm to become a hacker.

Here are 5 Mind-Blowing Hacker Films that Programmers Must Watch

The films below are a must for programmers to watch. Who knows, by watching the film below, you will become more proficient at decoding. Want to know what kind of film it is? Here is a list of mind-blowing hacker movies.

1. 23 (1998)

The first mind-blowing hacker film was 23, which was released in 1998. This film is the true story of a young hacker named Karl Korch who died mysteriously but was considered to have committed suicide in 1989.

This hacker film from Germany tells the story of Karl, who was 19 years old when the world was involved in a cold war. Together with his friend, Karl discovered a political and economic background in the world that made him believe in conspiracy theories.

Can Karl and his friends crack it all?

2. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Live Free or Die Hard Film

Die Hard action film does have several series. The film starred by Bruce Willis has a sequel with a hacker theme, you know. In the fourth series, entitled Live Free or Die Hard, there are hackers’ elements in this film.

This film tells the story of Thomas Gabriel (Tomothy Olyphant), who feels abandoned while serving at the NSA because his work is not appreciated. Gabriel then went and recruited professional hackers to cripple the entire computer network in the United States.

Unfortunately, Mat Farrel (Justin Long) defected and turned to support John McClane (Bruce Wilis) and the FBI in arresting Gabriel.

3. The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

If you are looking for a list of other hacker films, The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo is definitely on the best hacker movies list. The film, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, is indeed quite a time consuming to produce.

The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo tells the story of a Mikael Blomkvist, who is a journalist and is involved in a case of missing children since 40 years ago. Assisted by Lisbeth Salander, a professional female hacker, to open the mysterious veil that covers the case, they also find various irregularities in the case and try to solve them together.

4. Mr. Robot (2015)

Mr. Robot Programmer Film

It looks like Rami Malek always gives good acting. Before Rami Malek played Eddie Mercury, Malek had also played a role as a hacker in Mr. Robot.

This hacker film tells the story of Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), who works as a technician at a cybersecurity company called Allsafe. At night, Elliot works as a hacker to combat cybercrime.

One day, Elliot’s abilities attract a person who calls himself Mr. Robot. The mysterious man invites Elliot to join him and destroys the company where Elliot works.

Will Elliot do it? This hacker film is really mind-blowing because the explanation is very clear and very exciting.

5. Who Am I (2014)

Who Am I: No System Is Safe is a hacker film that you must watch. Starring Tom Schilling, Elyas M’Barek, and Wotan Wilke, this film tells the story of the most wanted hacker organization in the world for its members’ expertise.

Benjamin (Tom Schilling) is just a teenager who is often ostracized and bullied by his school friends. Benjamin’s life then changes when he meets Max (Elyas M’Braek) and Stephan (Wotan Wilke).

They invite Benjamin to join them and become a member of a hacker organization called CLAY. CLAY has become Europe Interpol’s most secretive and most wanted hacker group. Together, they tried to find a figure named Mr. X.

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