Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best Hacking And Computer Movies And TV Shows

It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, boot up your PC, connect through seven different proxies, and this is a Unix system, I know this — these are the best computer and hacking TV shows and movies streaming online right now.

We've re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia's other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Stan costs a flat $10 per month, Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month, and Presto is $10 to $15 depending which package you choose.

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Mr. Robot

Presto: MR. ROBOT follows Elliot, a young and brilliant programmer who has perfected the art of computer hacking. Elliot suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder, making hacking into peoples’ lives his only means of human connection.

Watch it now on Presto.

Minority Report

Presto: In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Watch it now on Presto.

Ender's Game

Presto: A boy is recruited in the fight against aliens. Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield & Abigail Breslin star in this sci fi adventure based on Orson Scott Card’s acclaimed novel.

Watch it now on Presto.

I, Robot

Presto: In 2035 technology and robots are a trusted part of life. When that trust is broken only one man sees the real danger ahead: Will Smith, a technophobic cop out to stop robots from ruling the world.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: A techno-wizard is digitally broken down by a software pirate and reconstituted into the 3D world of computers.

Watch it now on Presto.


The Matrix

Netflix: A computer hacker learns that what most people perceive as reality is actually a simulation created by machines, and joins a rebellion to break free.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: In the year 2113, people are given brain scans to determine how likely they are to commit a crime. Those who fail are apprehended, or even killed.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: Many years from now, two smart robots do all they can to save one little plant — and all of planet Earth.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Tron: Legacy

Netflix: While probing his father's disappearance, Sam Flynn lands in a computerized world of enslaved gladiators, where his dad has been living for 20 years.

Watch it now on Netflix.

RoboCop (2014)

Netflix: Critically injured in the line of duty, a cop is transformed into an experimental crime-fighting cyborg in this reboot of the 1980s sci-fi classic.

Watch it now on Netflix.



Stan: A neophyte "hacker" becomes the target of the FBI after he unknowingly taps into a high-tech embezzling scheme which could cause a horrific environmental disaster in this suspenseful drama.

Watch it now on Stan.

The I.T. Crowd

Stan: Roy and Moss, two members of their company's tech department, can fix any computer yet lack the people skills to navigate even fundamental social situations. No wonder Denholm, the big boss, tries to keep them sequestered in their basement workspace.

Watch it now on Stan.


Stan: The fate of mankind rests in the hands of a teenager (Matthew Broderick) who accidentally taps into the Defense Department's tactical computer. Dabney Coleman and Ally Sheedy co-star.

Watch it now on Stan.

Ghost In The Shell

Stan: Now featured in stunning high-definition, this edition celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the original manga. It is 2029 and a female cyborg hunts a hacker who robs human of their memories.

Watch it now on Stan.


Stan: John Travolta stars in this action thriller as a charismatic and dangerous CIA operative disillusioned with American bureaucracy, who coerces computer hacker Hugh Jackman, just released from prison, to steal $9 billion from a DEA slush fund.

Watch it now on Stan.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

Questions, comments, tips? You can find me on Twitter at @csimps0n.

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