Movies about Privacy and Security

Most blogs and sites will teach you on the current strategies you can use to ensure your privacy and security. They will even teach you on how you can use a VPN software to hide your location whenever the need arises. However, what they will not do is that they will not recommend some of the best movies about privacy and security to watch, and this is what we are going to do in this post.

To remain secure and protect your privacy, you need the best tips, insights, and methods. You can get them from websites and novels, but if you are not a fan of reading long texts, you can grab them from the following movies:

Enemy of the State

This is one of the best adventure movies which stars Will Smith and Gene Hackman. The movie is about government surveillance, where arrogant NSA officials pursue a city lawyer (Will Smith) who came across incriminating evidence against them. The main goal of the NSA officials is to capture smith and end his life. Despite the fact that the movie was released over two decades ago, it is still relevant to the modern ways of life. The things shown in the movie still happen in the NSA.

Enemy of the State
Enemy of the State

The film shows the evolution of surveillance technology, its power, and how it is abused by those trusted to use it.  It is also fun to watch, because it features a great deal of action moments. Of course, you will also enjoy the theatrics of the paranoid privacy guy in this movie (Gene Hackman).

The Truman Show

Another amazing movie about privacy and security that should be in your bucket list is the Truman Show. The movie features Jim Carrey, who was born and raised in a fictional world, something that forms that basis of his reality show. All the scenes in the movie are shown as they were captured in hidden cameras that were located at various points in the town where Truman grew.

Even though some critics believe that the movie depicts Truman’s life as dull, there is a lot that enemies of the state should learn from it, which they haven’t until now. If you get some time on a weekend, grab this movie and watch it. It’s worth investing your time in!

Minority Report

This movie stars Tom Cruise, and is directed by Stephen Spielberg. It shows the chronicles of the life of a man who lives in the year 2054, and works in a special law enforcement unit that uses a technology known as “Precogs” to predict crimes that will happen in future. With this technology, criminals are arrested before they commit the crimes that have planned to execute.

Minority Report
Minority Report (2002) Directed by Steven Spielberg Shown: Tom Cruise

This movie is fast-paced and clever, but if you are keen, you will be able to learn a valuable lesson. Its setting is in society filled with limitless barrage stimulation and flashing screens. When a person with evil intentions approaches the screen, he is called by his name and a target is directed at him. The big lesson from the movie is that biometric identification is not always a heaven-sent technology. If it falls into the wrong hands, it can be a big threat to national security.

Gattaca

The movie stars Ethan Hawke, who is a protagonist born in a society where a large section of the population is genetically engineered. His dream as a young man is to become an astronaut, but he develops a potential heart condition and genetic makers prevents him from pursuing his dream.

He takes the identity of another person who has a superior DNA. The big lesson from this movie is that genetic privacy is one of the most important aspects of their lives.

The Conversation

This film is directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and stars Gene Hackman. It has been voted by most quotas as one of the most classic surveillance movies. It shows some of the best audio recording devises and wiretapping technology which could save the world. If you are looking for that film that will give you optimum entertainment and educate you on matters of privacy and security, then you need to look for The Conversation as soon as now.

The Conversation
The Conversation

The Lives of Others

This movie was acted in German but won an academy award in 2006 for the best foreign language film. It stars Ulrich Muhe. At the beginning of the movie, he is assigned a role to monitor a renowned playwright in East Germany in 1984. In the middle of his duty, the Playwrights home is broken into, and he listens in to the Playwright’s and his partner’s intimate conversation. In the process, he starts questioning his role as an investigating office, and feels for the privacy of the people he is listening to. This movie is moving and exciting, and one that you should watch before the end of the year.