Not all hacking movies have same stories, they may have more evil stories or on a good side. Here are some best hacker movies based on real-life hackers who are obsessed with computers and hacking.

Best Movies on Hacking inspired by Real-life events:

1. The Fifth Estate (2013)

hacker movies, the fifth estate

Storyline: A drama oriented thriller inspired by real-events that reveals the secret of deceptions and corruptions of authority that turned an internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The leaking is about a news leaking website wikileaks and it also talks about the founder of wikileaks Julian Assange in the movie.



Review: It’s a good dramatic story with lot of details, even though it misses the ratings for not gaining exactly the real life inspiration scenario. I can say that the details and the story can add up much to the movie, that this up with the other.

2. Citizen Four (2014)

hacker movie citezen four

Storyline: This movie can make you feel it, and think of it, with the scenarios of data encryption that goes through a journey of a reporter and documentarian travel to honk kong to meet Edward Snowden.

Review: This movie is recommended. Traitor or hero? Idealist or cynic? Whistleblower or pawn? No matter one’s opinions, Edward Snowden remains a fascinating person and this documentary analyzes his actions and motives. It was great edge of you seat informative type of film. Anyone who watches it will be smacked in the face of the reality that we are entering an age of easy tragedy.

3. 23 (1998)

hacking movie 23

Storyline: The movie’s plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home.

Review: As you have noticed from the teaser and the ad of this movie, a  hacker with unhealthy interest of conspiracies. But that’s totally not the case here, instead you can blame the marketing team for this. Actually the movie very entertaining suspense from Germany. If you love the X-Files you’ll like this one too. It gives a lot to think about.

4. The Social Network (2010)

the social network movie

Storyline: This movie is about the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, how he found it and became a billionaire.

Review:  All i can say is a great dialogue, ” you better lawyer up asshole, because I’m not coming back for the 30 percent, I’m coming back for everything”. “The Social Network” was an incredibly engaging film that, while mainly revolving around the invention of Facebook (and all the problems that the creators encountered both before and after all was said and done), really focused in on ideas and feelings that can be (and are) universally felt through all people, the primary example being trying to fit in.

5. Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)

underground: The Julian Assange Story movie

Storyline: A look at the early career of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Review: The movie makes me feel of how good it to be with obsessed with IT and having the latest Information Technology and computer equipment, home pieces, telephone exchange, cheap city student housing, police structure was entertaining as well as a reminder of we’re this fitted in my background.  The movie at some part feels like boring but it just at that moment when you feel it.

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With a fabulous talent and passion in technology, a natural eye towards research, interactions, celebrating weekends and aiming his drive to succeed, founder Surya Mohan had over 4 years’ life in the Information Technology field before forming SlashBug.

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