Like a lot of other people, I spent my weekend watching The Social Network. One of my favorite scenes is when Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) — drunk and rejected — ends his night blogging on LiveJournal and hacking into Harvard's system. I always love a good computer hacking scene: they're full of energy, adrenaline, and it's funny to see just how wrong the movies depict hacks. When it comes to cyberspace and hacking there's a lot to choose from in Hollywood. Here are five films that made the cut.
A few weeks ago I heard the line "wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?" while clicking through the channels, and I had to stop and watch WarGames in its entirety. The flick ranked 26 on my Must-See Geeky Movies list and with good reason — it's amazing. If you haven't had the pleasure of watching it 100 times, it features a young Matthew Broderick tapping into a military computer that confuses war games with reality. The computers are epically clunky, and each line is dweebier than the next. And did I mention baby Broderick is pretty dreamy?
Talk geeky to me: what's your favorite vintage geek movie you simply can't resist watching when it's on?