Top 5 Fictional Hackers from Movies and TV

Movies can be outlandish and depict views about computer hacking that are often distorted from reality. However, they do make for fantastic storytelling and that is what has made several films memorable. Even today many hacking movies are in demand on streaming apps like Hulu and Netflix. Among the movies related to computer hacking, the following stand out with their plots and the hacker characters they portray.

Best Hacker Movies to Watch

Untraceable

Untraceable is a psychological thriller that was released in 2008. It features Marsh as an FBI agent who stops a serial killer who broadcasts live murder scenes of slaughtering victims, on the internet. The movie is a suspense thriller with cat and mouse chases and a dark theme to it.

Untraceable
Untraceable

MI4: Ghost Protocol

This was a high budget movie, fourth in the Mission Impossible series featuring Tom Cruise. It included hi-tech thrills as well as live-action stunts that this movie series is famous for. The movie shows iPhones being used to crack open codes, spy on guards and maneuver wireless vectors that were delivered by balloons, security networks that were hijacked and so forth. All this includes hacker fun at several levels. 

Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol
Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol

Fun Heist

This movie released in 2003 included the heist theme with the hacking of codes. Fans of internet culture and action would find this movie to be highly entertaining. Luke Harris plays a fun hacker character here. Hacking in real life is less fun, though. So make sure to secure your devices and online activities.

Sneakers

This movie is a classic, released in 1992 which showcases two buddies from college, both embarking in the world of online hacking, one becoming a hacker for ethical reasons while the other follows the same profession in a not so noble manner. Starring Robert Redford, it includes good plot twists as well as great comic scenes. 

Sneakers
Sneakers

Hackers

This is another movie of this genre which is a tale about white hat hackers who battle black hat villain, wanting to steal enormous sums of money. Released in 1995 it starred Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie. 

Hackers

Concluding Thoughts

Movies on hacking activities have been on since the nineties. The themes and script content depicts thrilling action and possibilities of cyber crimes and hacks. They are usually shown with unusual proportions, all for the glamor and appeal of movie script storytelling.