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After our recent stories listing films featuring hackers or hacking (see The Reg guide to hackers in film and Haxploitation: the complete Reg guide to hackers in film) we thought it only right that we come up with a top ten list for you to disagree with.

So after a straw poll in the office, here's a list of our favourite films, which fall into the loosely defined hacker-film sub-genre, or as Reg readers have christened it, Haxploitation flicks. Share and enjoy...

  1. The Italian Job
  2. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  3. The Matrix
  4. WarGames
  5. The Conversation
  6. Die Hard
  7. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  8. Ferris Beuller's Day Off
  9. Independence Day
  10. Tron

So that's our list of Hollywood's various attempts to commit the world of hacking to celluloid. In truth there are few films in which hacking is the central subject and we've ending up with a list of films which somehow featured hacking in their plots, and which we enjoyed.

Your opinions may vary but if they do - you're wrong. ®

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