WarGames Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.10/10 from 110000 votes
Tags: modem, phreaking
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Juegos de guerra

Title in Italiano:

Wargames - Giochi di guerra

Title in Português:

Jogos de Guerra

Title in Français:


Title in Türk:

Savaş Oyunları

Title in Deutsch:

WarGames: Kriegsspiele


The US Air Force has decided to change their missile strike planning and command procedure from a human directed one, where in simulations many officers were unwilling to "turn the key" upon order, to an intelligent computer process, which takes that fallible human factor out of the equation.

This change has its supporters, such as NORAD chief engineer John McKittrick who suggested it, and its detractors, such as Air Force General Beringer.

The system chosen is called the War Operation Plan Response, or WOPR for short, developed by brilliant but now deceased scientist Stephen Falken, who programmed the system to learn continually through game simulations.

Meanwhile, David Lightman, an intelligent but academically unmotivated Seattle based high school student, is a computer whiz. In trying to hack into a video game software company, he unknowingly hacks into WOPR using one of the listed games, Falken's Maze, as the path to discovering the system's back door password, Joshua, the name of Stephen Falken's son who died at age five.

David and his new friend, popular but equally unmotivated student Jennifer Mack, believe he's hacked into a games company and they start to play the most intriguing game listed, namely Global Thermonuclear War.

David and Jennifer soon realize that what they are doing is not a game when news of simulated attacks on the US, exactly the type David and Jennifer plotted in the "game", hits the media.

David believes he's in even more trouble when Joshua calls him back, still playing the game, with its ultimate goal of winning. WOPR or Joshua, in playing the game, is still simulating Soviet attacks on the US, which Beringer believes to be real and who orders appropriate responses against the Soviets.

As the authorities close in on David, with people like McKittrick believing him to be a spy, David tries to enlist the help of the one person who knows Joshua's end goal and can probably stop Joshua from achieving that goal, while he needs to elude capture by the authorities.

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Cynthia Morrow: Lyrics
War Games

User reviews

Ronald Harris

The musical cues in WarGames are well-timed and help build suspense during key moments, adding depth to the scenes.

Betty Gonzalez

Overall, the WarGames soundtrack is a standout element of the film, showcasing the talent and creativity of the composer in enhancing the movie's impact.

Mark Scott

The soundtrack of WarGames perfectly captures the tension and drama of the movie, enhancing the viewing experience.

Mary Campbell

The soundtrack's pulsating rhythms and energetic beats keep the audience engaged and on the edge of their seats throughout the movie.

Steven Green

Overall, the soundtrack of WarGames is a standout aspect of the film, adding an extra layer of excitement and emotion to the narrative.

Margaret Robinson

The musical motifs used in the soundtrack help to underscore important plot points and character developments, adding layers of meaning to the story.

Mary Parker

The soundtrack of WarGames perfectly captures the tension and suspense of the film, enhancing the thrilling moments and keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout.

David Roberts

The use of electronic elements in the soundtrack of WarGames reflects the technological theme of the movie, creating a futuristic and immersive atmosphere that enhances the overall viewing experience.

Michelle Wright

The use of electronic and synthesized music in the soundtrack perfectly complements the theme of technology and computer warfare depicted in the movie.

John Smith

The soundtrack seamlessly transitions between suspenseful moments and action-packed sequences, enhancing the overall pacing of the film.

Kimberly Hernandez

The music sets the tone for the high-stakes scenario involving the US Air Force and the intelligent computer system, adding depth to the narrative.

Mary Clark

The soundtrack successfully conveys the urgency and high stakes involved in the story, keeping the audience engaged throughout.

Carol Garcia

The use of electronic and synthesized sounds in the soundtrack reflects the technological theme of the film, creating a futuristic atmosphere.

Sarah Mitchell

The iconic theme song of WarGames is memorable and sets the tone for the film, becoming instantly recognizable to viewers.

Richard Jones

The soundtrack of WarGames effectively captures the tension and suspense of the film, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

Ronald Carter

The music composition in WarGames effectively conveys the sense of urgency and high stakes involved in the storyline, adding depth and emotion to the scenes.

George Roberts

The emotional melodies in certain tracks evoke empathy for the characters and their struggles, enhancing the emotional impact of key scenes.