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Rawrasaurus

Here is a highly recommended list:

  • Mr. Robot (2015-2019)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • Takedown (2000)
  • Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
  • Inception (2010)
  • Hacker (2016)
  • Snowden (2016)
  • Algorithm (2014)
  • Who Am I: No System Is Safe? (2014)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  • The Fifth State (2013)
  • Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Cheers!

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Rogue Halo

Inception is a great film, I had to rewatch it twice to fully understand the ending.

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Mikolaj Kubera

Try Satoshi Kon's Paprika. Inception ripped it off.

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neoan

Wait, what do you mean by that? There are two ways of interpreting the ending, aren't there? Damn, now I have to watch it again.

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Rogue Halo

Well I don't want to mention too much about the end for the benefit of others here but yes, I think while there are 2 views on the ending, there is only one right one.

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Rogue Halo

I think you are talking about The Matrix, lol

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Batbayar Sukhbaatar

I mean it is a same thing, right? It doesn't matter what you choose.

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Joseph Clark

I haven't seen it in years but I always liked Sneakers. A 1992 movie about a group of hackers (might be called "pentesters" in today's lingo). I don't remember if there was much code on screen, but regardless most of the movie was about cracking into a hardened system. Some huge names in the cast: Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley, James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix...

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joss

Super moment when mama calling ...

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Robert Myers

I don't remember the coding, but the CS is waaaayyyy off base. Encryption and cracking encrypted data doesn't work that way.

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Joseph Clark

I mostly remember the human intelligence gathering, social engineering, etc.

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Robert Myers

The McGuffin that they were using all that for is completely unrealistic.

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Ghost

I think not many relate that movie with "hackers" because is too realistic; not like the mainstream picture of a "h4xor".

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KennDim

I'll add "Person Of Interest" to this list

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JONATHAN CROWN

This is absolutely the best

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Thomas Bnt

Mr. Robot, one of best series on programming, hacking, society, anxiety, conflicts, trans-identity and homosexuality. And mooore