9. V For Vendetta Becomes An Inspiration For AnonymousThe Movie:
In a dystopian future London, V, a mask-wearing revolutionary, attempts to strike back violently against the hyper-Conservative fascist regime. The Reality:
The Internet hacktivist group Anonymous uses V's mask - which, to be fair, originally appeared in Alan Moore's source graphic novel - as a symbol of their collective nature, supporting their tagline, "We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us". No doubt inspired by the film's climactic scene, in which thousands of Londoners descend upon Parliament to watch Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament explode, Anonymous members now regularly attend protests donning the masks, a statement of collective infuriation at any given cause, perhaps most famously the Church of Scientology. While they hopefully will stick to the hacking and not to bombing, the movie's influence on Anon's members cannot be understated.