Every 'Black Mirror' Episode, Ranked

Voting Rules
Vote up the Black Mirror episodes that you'll never forget.

Thanks to Netflix, fans of Black Mirror, the BBC shows Netflix brought stateside, have been gifted many more episodes since its premiere back in 2011. Black Mirror often examines the darker side of technology and asks: are we all doomed? There are other shows like Black Mirror that do the same, but something about this series is special.

Many Black Mirror episodes leave viewers feeling exhausted, having witnessed the worst of the marriage between humanity and technology. But every Black Mirror episode has its own merits and many fans hotly debate which Black Mirror episodes are the best in the series. Weigh in on the debate below by voting up the episodes of Black Mirror that left you saying, "holy sh*t, what did I just watch?"

  • White Christmas
    Photo: BBC
    977 VOTES

    In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt and Potter share an interesting Christmas meal together, swapping creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world...

    International Emmy Award Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor (Rafe Spell) 2015

    • Original Airing: Dec 16, 2014
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: Christmas Special
    977 votes
  • Black Museum
    Photo: Netflix
    649 VOTES

    Black Museum

    With some time to kill while charging her car in the desert, Nish decides to check out the Black Museum. Inside she meets Rolo Haynes, the owner of the establishment. Haynes walks Nish through three tales of technological woe, before the episode's grim sci-fi twist takes hold. It turns out that the kindly/creepy museum owner owes a debt of retribution to Nish, and she's going to get her revenge by any means necessary. 

    Black Reel Award Nominations - Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series (Babs Olusanmokun) 2018, Best Supporting Actress (Letitia Wright)
    Emmy Award Nomination - Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Letitia Wright)

    • Original Airing: Dec 29, 2017
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 6
    649 votes
  • USS Callister
    Photo: Netflix
    723 VOTES

    Robert Daly is a sad sack CTO at a virtual reality company who's created a fantasy world for himself aboard the fictional USS Callister, a ship modeled after Space Fleet - a Star Trek stand in. In his real life Daly may be a put upon dork, but while captaining the Callister he's a tyrannical throwback to '60s sci-fi male chauvinism. His imaginary world runs smoothly until his creation starts to fight back against him. 

    BAFTA Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actor (Jimmi Simpson) 2018
    Black Reel Award Nominations - Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series (Michaela Coel) 2018
    Emmy Award Nominations: Best TV Movie - WON, Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Jesse Plemons), Best Writing - WON, Best Cinematography, Best Music Composition, Best Single-Camera Picture Editing - WON, Best Sound Editing - WON
    Saturn Award Nomination: Best Guest Performance in a TV Series (Jesse Plemons)
    Costume Designer Guild Award Nomination - Excellence in Fantasy TV Series
    MTV Movie & TV Awards Nomination - Most Frightened Performance (Cristin Milioti)

    • Original Airing: December 29, 2017
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 1
    723 votes
  • Hang the DJ
    Photo: Netflix
    707 VOTES

    Hang the DJ

    Hang the DJ explores the natural progression of dating apps when it takes a look at a Tinder-esque software that helps decide who its users can date rather than allowing them to figure it out for themselves. The app runs users through every scenario possible, and even decides when you should split. It's a great system, but it can't stop Amy and Frank from meeting up with one another again and again.

    BAFTA Award Nomination: Best Single Drama 2019
    Black Reel Award Nominations - Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series (Georgina Campbell) 2018

    • Original Airing: Dec 29 2017
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 4
    707 votes
  • Shut Up and Dance
    Photo: Netflix
    950 VOTES

    Shut Up and Dance

    A woman (Susannah Doyle) parks a car into a driving lot, nervously leaving the keys in one of the wheel arches, before being texted and leaving.

    Kenny (Alex Lawther), a teenager, needs to install a malware remover on his laptop after having it stolen by his sister. Using the first search link, a website called "Shrive", he manages to clean up the virus...

    • Original Airing: Oct 21, 2016
    • Season: 3
    • Episode Number: 3
    950 votes
  • Nosedive
    Photo: Netflix
    1,048 VOTES


    Lacie Pound (Bryce Dallas Howard) lives in a world where anyone can rate your popularity out of five stars from both friends and strangers due to technology inside phones and standard smart lenses that display everyone's name and current rating. Obsessed with being received well, she currently has an approval rating around 4.2...

    Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination: Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Bryce Dallace Howard) 2017

    • Original Airing: Oct 21, 2016
    • Season: 3
    • Episode Number: 1
    1,048 votes