Most Realistic Hacker Movies Survey

Ever wonder if what the hackers do in the movies can actually be done?

So did I. Now that I’m in the industry, I’m continually analyzing every Hacker based movie theme for accuracy. Sometimes I wonder if Hollywood even employs a Computer Security Expert or Hacking consultant to advise on technical possibilities. I get a kick out of a film that portrays a hacker at the computer and the screen displays them flying around like an X-wing in an asteroid field of formulas while they frantically type at the keyboard.

Below are movies involving a hacker of some sort. I’d like to poll my readers and get your opinion on the most realistic hacker movies. I’ve purposely left out pictures that are beyond reality, such as The Matrix and Tron. I also didn’t include Documentaries or true story based films, such as Revolution OS and Takedown. Please refrain from voting on movies that you have not seen. The scaling is 1 – 5.

1 – Unrealistic
Not a chance that this is possible

2 – A bit Absurd
Ok some elements work, but the presentation is all wrong

3 – Somewhat Realistic
About half of what is shown is possible

4 – Quite Accurate
The majority was accurate, but there are some holes.

5 – Realistic
Everything featured is possible, and the terms, technology, and display are all real.

Realistic Hacker Movie Polls

Comment below if you have another nomination. I’ll leave these polls going indefinitely and continually add hacker movies as they are released. Maybe this archive will get to a point where you can actually identify a non documentary but educational hacker film.

Rate Anti-Trust

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Rate Die Hard 4 - Live Free or Die

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Rate Enemy of the State

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Rate Firewall

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Rate Hackers

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Rate Sneakers

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Rate Swordfish

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Rate The Core (Rat's escapades)

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Rate The Net

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Rate Untraceable

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Rate WarGames

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