Hacking In 80s Movies Was Super Cheesy

Movies have never been that good at accurately representing interfacing with computers, especially in the early days. But it's still a riot to watch what people thought it looked like.

Founditemclothing put together a montage of some of the cheesiest hacking and computer moments in 1980s cinema. Of course, a bunch of them involve Matthew Broderick, but all of them are stilted and silly in their attempt to make something so boring looking visually compelling. Who can blame them?


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Mortal Dictata

Best film with people interacting with computers is Office Space. The scene where Peter tries to get out of work quickly and ends up raging at his computer for taking so long to shut down is brilliant.