WarGames (1983)

7.1

Netflix rating: 7.1
Metacritics rating: 77.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93.0%

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A teenager, bored by traditional high school subjects like biology but fascinated by computers, accidentally taps into the Pentagon's top-secret computer...the USA's NORAD system. He starts what he innocently believes is a computer game called "Global Thermonuclear War," but the "game" is real. The Pentagon's best minds cannot shut down or reprogram the supercomputer that is readying a missile attack against the USSR, and thereby unleash Armageddon. The teen and his girlfriend attempt to aid the helpless Pentagon and, in a frantic race against a ticking "doomsday clock," try to persuade the computer to end the "game." After hacking into a supercomputer at North American Aerospace Defense Command, David tells it to start preparing a real nuclear strike. A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Title
WarGames
Year
1983
Genre
Sci-Fi Thriller
Type
Movies
IDMB rating
7.1 (80647 votes)
Netflix rating
7.1
Metacritics rating
77.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating
93.0%
Directors
John Badham
Actors
Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, Matthew Broderick, John Wood

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