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.
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Yes! WarGames (1983) is available on Netflix. Currently it's available in the following 6 countries. Not available in your country? click here.
Available since April 20, 2017
Was available until Dec. 31, 2017
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