To celebrate the release of The Social Network, Movies.ie looks at five great web inspired movies

Swordfish

 

 

A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world’s greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money, this cyber flick which stars Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman may be a no brainer, but with plenty of over-the-top violence, special effects and sexy women, it’s a definite favourite for techno-thrillers.

 

Tron

 

 

One of the first computer generated movies which remains one of the best, Tron follows a hacker split into molecules and is transported into a computer. In this computeraprogram called Master Control acts like a dictator while the hacker, who programmed a number of features of the environment he got into, teams up with a book keeping program and his girl-friend and together they try to replace Master Control with Tron.

 

Sneakers

 

 

Another star-studded film that tells the story of Martin Bishop (Robert Redford), head of a group of experts who specialize in testing security systems. When he is bribed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves involved in a game of danger and conspiracy. After getting the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode every existing encryption system around the world. The problem is that the agents who hired them didn’t work for the Government after all.

 

Hackers

 

 

Directed by Iain Softley,this cyberpunk flicks follows the exploits of a group of gifted high school hackers and their involvement in a corporate extortion conspiracy with Angelina Jolie at the helm/monitor…

 

 

The Matrix

 

 

Before facebook, there was another matrix with Keanu Reeves at the helm! The film tells the story about a computer hacker known as Neo (Keanu Reeves) who learns from mysterious underground hackers about the real nature of his existence and his main role in the war against the controllers of it.