Tired of the same old hacker movies? Hopefully the reviews below will help you find new and interesting hacker and phone loser-related movies that you've never heard of. This is not a complete review of every hacker movie ever made so don't email us and tell us that we left a bunch out.
This is a must-see old 80's movie! It's actually a love story that goes something like this - a nerdy guy who knows nothing about computers buys himself a home computer. Within days he's hacking into his boss's computer and downloads everything from the massive system in just a few seconds on his speedy acoustic coupler modem. The download overloads his computer so he does what any ordinary man would do - he dumps a glass of champagne into the keyboard.
So as you probably guessed, the computer isn't fried - instead it comes to life, starts talking to the nerdy guy and becomes jealous of his girlfriend. In no time, the movie goes into a plot similar to The Net where the computer is making the nerdy guy's life hell by calling the police on him, canceling his credit cards and locking him into his apartment.
Overall it's actually not a bad movie, it's been one of my personal favorites since the mid 80's. It's even got a catchy 80's soundtrack with music by Culture Club and a few other recognizible names which escape me at the moment. View Internet Movie Database for this movie, order the soundtrack, or or buy the movie on VHS or DVD.
What self-respecting hacker hasn't seen this movie?? Meet David Lightman, your ordinary average high school hacker. Searching for a company that makes computer games, David sets up a wardialer and accidentally finds a military computer which he mistakes for a new game. Of course this nearly causes World War III and only David Lightman can save the world by escaping from a military holding cell, tracking down the man who designed the military system and bringing him back to Norad to talk sense into everyone.
It sounds cheesey but it's actually a great movie and many of the techniques shown and described in the plot were very true to life in the 80's. View Internet Movie Database for this movie, or or buy the movie on VHS or DVD.
Ace Barker is a bigoted good ol' boy boat salesman in Bougherville, SC. One day he receives an anonymous call from someone who initially claims he wants to buy a boat. But the mysterious caller keeps phoning every day, harassing Ace. The entire movie is based around these harassing phone calls which drive this old man crazy, as he spends all his time trying different ways to catch the prankster. The calls eventually cause the man to lose his home, his job and his dignity. It's a flick that any true phone loser can appreciate.
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Sneakers is about a bunch of guys and they do a bunch of stuff and they get in a bunch of trouble but then it all works out in the end. Haha, no, I'm kidding, they all die. View Internet Movie Database for this movie, or or buy the movie on VHS or DVD.
I originally intended to leave this movie off of my hacker movies list. But then I thought it would be best to warn everyone to stay far far away from it. I hate this movie and it disgusts me to no end. The acting is terrible and the plot is retarded. I got a few chuckles out of the part where they held a hacking contest to see who could do the best job at harassing a certain federal agent, but the rest of the movie was really really moronic.
There is nothing to be gained from watching this movie other than to laugh at it's stupidity. I understand that it's just a movie and that movies are fantasy and not all plots should be expected to be believable, but there's just no excuse for this piece of crap. Do not walk but RUN away from this movie. View Internet Movie Database for this movie, just don't buy the movie on VHS or DVD!