Best, Worst Flicks About 'Net
The Matrix leads the good side; The Net among genre's ugly examples
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2008 2:18 PM CST

(Newser) – Christopher Null, in PC World, has compiled his five best, and five worst, movies that are either about the Internet or use it as a plot device: The good:

  1. The Matrix (1998): Keanu Reeves bends bullets.
  2. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005): Meeting people online equals comedic gold.
  3. Hackers (1995): Campy cult classic that depicts hackers as heroic outlaws.
  4. Startup.com (2001): Documentary about the rise and fall of dot-coms.
  5. AntiTrust (2001): A "guilty nerd pleasure."

The bad:

  1. The Net (1995): An unfathomably dated version of the Internet.
  2. Swimfan (2002): Web killer stalks a swimmer.
  3. You've Got Mail (1998): Feels like a two-hour America Online commercial.
  4. The Chatroom (2002): Meeting people online doesn't equal comedic gold.
  5. FearDotCom (2002): A site so scary it kills people.