I got to thinking about this today, and so I’ll throw it out there for comments. My vote is Wargames from 1983. That film introduced a lot of people to a world we never knew existed. Tron is a very close second.
Surprisingly, The Matrix isn’t even on my Top Five list (I can hear Fonder gasp from across town…). After Wargames and Tron, I’ll throw out Sneakers and The Net, just because that was the right film at the right time — just when the Web was gaining steam.
I’ll also toss in a sympathy vote for Hackers from 1995, just because it was one of Angelina Jolie’s first films and that alone makes it semi-worthwhile.
So, what’s your favorite hacker film? (No one say Swordfish, please…)