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People who added this item 710 Average listal rating (477 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
WarGames (1983)
"David is a lazy but bright teenager who prefers to hack into his high school's computer and change his grades rather than study. One day his best friend Jennifer is with him and he decides to hack into a toy company looking for new games. He accidentally finds a back door into the War Operation Plan Response system, a secret military supercomputer at the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) which controls the American nuclear arsenal.
David challenges the computer to a game of Thermonuclear War between the United States and the Soviet Union. But he soon realizes that the computer is playing for real and the United States is changing its condition to DEFCON 1 in a game where there are no winners."

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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Track Down (2000)
"Based on the book Takedown by John Markoff and Tsutomu Shimomura, about the capture of an infamous hacker.
For years Kevin Mitnick, the most notorious hacker in the nation, has eluded federal agents while using the latest electronic gadgetry to break into computers and gain access to sensitive and valuable information. But when he breaches the system of leading computer crimes expert Tsutomu Shimomura, it sets off an epic chase through cyberspace between a pair of hard-driven geniuses operating on different sides of the law."

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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
23 (1998)
"Based on the true story of a group of hackers from Hannover, Germany during the late '80s, at the height of the Cold War.
19-year-old Karl Koch invests in a flat and a home computer. Inspired by his favorite book, R.A. Wilson's Illuminatus, he investigates the backgrounds of political and economic power, finding clues that make him believe in a global conspiracy.
When Karl and his friend David are able to hack into the global data network - which is still in its early stages - their belief in social justice leads them to start spying for the KGB. But drug addiction and increasing KGB pressure cause Karl's life to start spiralling out of control."

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People who added this item 389 Average listal rating (264 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Sneakers (1992)
"Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialize in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them don't work for the government after all..."

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People who added this item 1195 Average listal rating (766 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
TRON (1982)
"Hacker and arcade owner Kevin Flynn is digitally broken down and reconstituted into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers. It is there, in the blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron to outmaneuver the Master Control program that holds them captive in a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game."

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People who added this item 1815 Average listal rating (1198 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
"Robert Dean is a successful lawyer based in Washington DC. He has a beautiful wife, an adorable son, and a nice house in Georgetown. But things take a turn for the surreal when a chance encounter with an old college friend leaves him with evidence of the politically motivated assassination of a U.S. congressman. On the run from a treacherous NSA official, he comes into contact with a former government operative and surveillance expert who may be his only way out."

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People who added this item 9637 Average listal rating (5654 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Matrix (1999)
"Thomas Anderson, also known as Neo, is a software engineer and part-time hacker who is singled out by mysterious rebels who want to introduce him to the secret of 'the matrix'. The feds also seem to be after him, and he takes a chance on discovering what he has always suspected: that the world is not quite what it seems to be and a sinister conspiracy is at work."

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People who added this item 1550 Average listal rating (1007 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Swordfish (2001)
"When the DEA shut down a dummy corporation operated by a covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell in 1986, it had generated $400 million, which has swelled to $9.5 billion after fifteen years of compound interest.
Now the duplicitous and suave Gabriel Shear, head of Black Cell, wants the money back to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money."

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People who added this item 1741 Average listal rating (1053 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
"Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.
He employs disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist and tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger's are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves."

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People who added this item 2374 Average listal rating (1569 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
"An old-fashioned cop returns with the help of a young hacker to deliver old-school justice to a new breed of terrorists led by a disgraced former Department of Defence employee when a massive high tech attack on the vulnerable computer and technological infrastructure that support the United States economy threatens to cripple the entire country."

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People who added this item 322 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Antitrust (2001)
"After graduating from Stanford, two idealistic computer experts are offered jobs at NURV, a company on the verge of creating world-linking satellite communication system. With support from his girlfriend Alice, Milo takes the job, but his friend Teddy says no and continues work on a media compression program he wants to make available for free.
The boss of NURV, Gary Winston, takes a personal interest in Milo whose genius can help NURV meet its launch date, and Milo responds with brilliance and long hours. However, when Teddy meets with tragedy and Winston's offhand remark makes Milo suspicious, he decides to investigate Winston, but whom can he trust?"

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People who added this item 924 Average listal rating (589 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
The Net (1995)
"Angela Bennett is a computer analyst who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Never far from a computer and modem, the only social activity she has offline of computers is visiting her mother.
One day, a friend whom she's only spoken to over the net and phone, sends her a program with a weird glitch for her to de-bug. That night, he dies in a plane crash.
Angela discovers secret information on the disk she received only hours before she left on vacation. Her life then turns into a nightmare as her records are erased from existence and she is given a new identity with a police record. She struggles to find out why this has happened and who has it in for her."

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People who added this item 283 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.6
Virtuosity (1995)
"The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual entity synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers. LETAC plans to train police officers by putting them into virtual reality with SID, but they must prove the concept first by using prisoners as test subjects. One such prisoner is ex-cop Parker Barnes. When SID manages to inject his personality into a nano-machine android, it appears that Barnes might be the only one who can stop him."

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People who added this item 1074 Average listal rating (660 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Hackers (1995)
"An 11-year-old boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a computer virus that crashed 1,507 systems in one day causing a 7-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday.
Years later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to find evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service, and the evil computer genius behind the virus."

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