Movies about hackers

List of the best movies about hackers selected by visitors to our site: Blackhat, Cyberbully, Live Free or Die Hard, Jason Bourne, Debug, Paris Under Watch, The Matrix, Cypher, Swordfish, I.T..

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Blackhat (2015)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSpecial agents, Hackers, Terrorists, FBI
PlotTechnology, Computers, Chase, Conspiracies
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.

Cyberbully (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Troll
PlotOn real events, Pursuit, Blackmail, Social Media
StyleFascinating, Action, Disturbing, Serious, Psychological problems

A chilling real-time thriller featuring a teenager, Casey, battling with an anonymous cyber-stalker.

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHackers, Terrorists, FBI, Police, Friends
PlotLove, Cars, Skirmishes
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Smart, Twisted plot

John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer infrastructure.

Jason Bourne (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
CharactersHackers, Spy, CIA, Tough guys
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Survival, Investigation, Chase
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Disturbing, Tense

The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.

Debug (2014)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersHackers, Monsters, Programmers
PlotSupernatural, Computers
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Serious

Six young computer hackers sent to work on a derelict space freighter, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.

Paris Under Watch (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
CharactersHackers, Terrorists
PlotPolitical, Chase, Rivalry, Pursuit
StyleFor men, Action, Disturbing, Serious, Tense

An anonymous hacker has hacked all of Paris' cameras and observes the city unbeknownst to its inhabitants. Petty crimes and moments of stolen intimacy, he sees everything. Until the day that an explosion lays wasted to the Gare d'Austerlitz. The police starts tracking down an Al Queda satellite group. The hacker succeeds in finding images of the explosion and discovers that it was a young couple who planted the bomb. Using the city's cameras, he decides to hunt down the criminals.

The Matrix (1999)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersHackers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Multi-part, Technology, Virtual Reality, Freedom
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Philosophical, Makes me think, Cyberpunk

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Cypher (2002)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersHackers, Spy
PlotLost memory, Conspiracies, Double life
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Cyberpunk, Disturbing, Twisted plot

An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

Swordfish (2001)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersHackers, Spy
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Chase, Hostage, Passion
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing, Tense, Twisted plot

Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. Enter Stanley Jobson, a n'er-do-well encryption expert who can log into anything.

I.T. (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, France, Denmark
CharactersHackers, Spy, Serial killers, Billionaires, Businessmen
PlotTechnology, Internet, Chase, Computers, Aviation
StyleAction, Disturbing, Tense, Psychological problems, Twisted plot

Mike Regan is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home”. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed, starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, Mike needs to rely on his old connections to defeat a new kind of nemesis.

Hacker (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Canada
PlotOn real events

Alex, an immigrant from Ukraine comes to Canada and becomes involved with an online criminal organization called Darkweb. What starts off as a way to help his parents financially, soon becomes a personal vendetta against the entire banking system, when his mother is fired from her job at the bank

Zero Days (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8

Alex Gibney explores the phenomenon of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus discovered in 2010 by international IT experts. Evidently commissioned by the US and Israeli governments, this malware was designed to specifically sabotage Iran’s nuclear programme. However, the complex computer worm ended up not only infecting its intended target but also spreading uncontrollably.

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada
CharactersSnipers, Hackers, Spy, Terrorists, Family
PlotMartial Arts, Racing, Cars, Motorcycles, Technology
PlacePrison, Submarines, Aircraft, New York, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Action

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

The Social Network (2010)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CharactersHackers, Businessmen, Programmers, Scientists, Friends
PlotOn real events, Love, Success, Social Media, Money
PlaceParty, College, New York, California, USA
StyleSmart, Intellectual, Makes me think

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, India, Hong Kong, China
CharactersHackers, Police, Doctors, Androids, Cyborgs
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Conspiracies, Investigation, Internet
PlaceJapan, Laboratory
StylePhilosophical, Cyberpunk, Tense

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Assassination Nation (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotRevenge, Social Media, Survival, Technology, Mystery
StyleExciting, Fancy, Tense

High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is absolute madness leaving Lily and her friends questioning whether they'll live through the night.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
CharactersHackers, Partners, Journalists, Strong women, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Depressive, Smart, By books, Disturbing

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Who Am I (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersHackers, Police, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Investigation, Computers, Rivalry, Cheating
PlaceParty, Germany, Berlin
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing, Tense, Twisted plot

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
CharactersHackers, Maniacs, Nephews
PlotMystery, Investigation, Fear

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

Kung Fury (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, short
CharactersDinosaurs, Hackers, Maniacs, Ninja, Killers
PlotTime travel, Martial Arts, Love, War, Fight
PlaceGermany, USA

During an unfortunate series of events, a friend of Kung Fury is assassinated by the most dangerous kung fu master criminal of all time, Adolf Hitler, a.k.a Kung Führer. Kung Fury decides to travel back in time to Nazi Germany in order to kill Hitler and end the Nazi empire once and for all.