I did a search of threads on this topic here, and the last one I could find was more than two years ago, so I thought I'd start a new thread.
It was a movie that first got me thinking about Ham Radio, and that movie was "Testament" with Jane Alexander and William Devane (1983).
The character Henry Abhart was the quiet hero of the movie, because he had a ham radio and emergency power.
In the movie, a nuclear explosion had leveled San Francisco, and the movie was centered on a tiny (fictional) town of Hamlin, CA. Henry Abhart was able to turn on his radio and contact other radio operators in other parts of the country and the world. It was because of Henry that Hamlin was NOT cut off from the rest of the world.
It was a *powerful* movie and a powerful scene, and it was that scene that inspired me to get into ham radio (and I just became an "extra"!).
"Frequency" and "Contact" are frequently mentioned as good movies that feature ham radio but there must be others.
What are they? http://www.searshomes.org/index.php/2011/02/26/its-official-im-now-a-ham/