21 responses

  1. April
    November 15, 2011

    AntiTrust was the best imo. I have watched that movie multiple of times. LOL

  2. trent
    November 16, 2011

    Wargames was good fun for the era but my family also enjoyed to more recent remake. As a family we also enjoyed swordfish. really didn’t like The Social Network.

  3. Sandra McLeod Humphrey
    November 17, 2011

    Boy, that was really helpful! We just joined Netflix and your list is going to help a lot. I loved “Sneakers” and I didn’t like “Firewall” at all, so
    I’m going to use your list to help us make our next selections.

  4. John
    November 17, 2011

    Great collection of themed movies.
    I especially like War Games and The Social Network.
    Nice idea and good post thanks.

  5. Michael Charney
    November 17, 2011

    Given that you’ve bent the rules a bit with The Social Network, I’ll do the same with a much earlier film: Colossus: The Forbin Project, from 1970. In this case the cyber crime was carried out by the computers themselves, who took control in order to stop war… I actually saw the movie when it first came out, and had read the book before that…

  6. Falkner
    November 18, 2011

    @Michael – Thank you for the tip. We had to check IMDB to learn about that one.

  7. Ali Lowell
    November 18, 2011

    LOVE this list and have seen most of these films. Looking back, it’s comical how rudimentary/unrealistic the interfaces were on so many of the screenshots from these films – thinking mostly of War Games and The Net. Always makes me laugh.

  8. cybersans
    November 19, 2011

    you give THE SOCIAL NETWORK 5 stars? really?!?!?! i assume your are script kiddo which age around 18-21 that like to play facebook 24/7 :P

  9. Falkner
    November 22, 2011

    @cybersans – Double the 18-21 and we are about there :) We do not believe you have to like facebook to enjoy that movie. Likewise you do not have to be interested in stocks & mergers to enjoy Wall Street which is pretty much a similar movie about greed and ambition

  10. Eugene
    November 24, 2011

    I think The Net should haave got more than 3 stars

  11. Emilia
    November 29, 2011

    Among these movies, Social Network is definitely my favorite. This may have portrayed Mark as a greedy best friend but he was portrayed a really smart man here. :)

  12. Ben Harvey
    December 11, 2011

    Great stuff, my favorite would have to be firewall, loved the twist and Harrison FOrd :D

  13. Mario DAloia
    December 23, 2011

    I cant go past Sandra Bullock she had me interested throughout the movie “The Net” Gets my vote !!

  14. jogos online
    February 20, 2012

    it’s normal enough to reprogram mobile phones and hack computer while clips of ammo are being unloaded at you, but it just doesn’t do much for the movie. We also really miss the performances of Alan Rickman or Jeremy Irons who played great villians in the previous DH films.

  15. google
    February 21, 2012

    The fourth Mission Impossible movie with Tom Cruise is a real surprise. Most sequels tend to go downhill in flavor, but this installment has been a crowd pleaser for its splendid live-action stunts and high-tech thrills. In this modern actioner, you will see iPhones that crack door codes, iPads that spy on security guards, wireless intrusion vectors that are delivered by balloon, hijacked security networks, and a little bit of hacker fun involving Dean Martin music. This show definitely has many entertaining hacker moments, and a good 2 hours of high-octane excitement.

  16. defense attorney Harris County
    March 6, 2012

    Cyber crimes are really a good movie theme. The list that you provided is pretty good. Swordfish is one of the best there, though. Thank you for sharing this.

  17. David
    October 23, 2012

    @cybersans the fact that I like ẗhe social network” does not mean that I am a script kiddie. Why the hell do you think like that?

  18. Kim Falkner
    October 24, 2012


    You are right. Most studies actually show that social media users are aged 30+. Only 21% are under 25 and more than 50% are 35+ ! (see http://royal.pingdom.com/2012/08/21/report-social-network-demographics-in-2012/). For FB that is 65%!

  19. Miriam Tow
    March 2, 2013

    you are right on wargames but wrong on swordfish

  20. joe swope
    March 29, 2013

    great list – but would add these mostly on sci-fi area
    1- silent running 2- gattacca 3- a perfect world 4- i robot 5 enemy of the state

  21. DarkFlib
    December 31, 2014

    The Net 2.0
    Enemy of the State

    are two others that spring to mind.

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