The Best Computer Screen Films

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Vote up the best movies that use computers and device screens to show the action.

Cyber horror movies is a genre on the rise due to the integration of technology into our everyday lives. Movies like Unfriended can now communicate a narrative almost completely using computer and phone screens. One computer screen film that received top critical acclaim was Searching starring John Cho and Debra Messing where a father tries to find his missing daughter using clues left on her computer. Look for more movies like Searching and other internet horror movies on the horizon as the genre gains in popularity.

Not all of these movies strictly use computer screens, V/H/S is a horror anthology that uses a television set as the vehicle for the narrative. And not all of these films are classified as horror or thriller films such as the Russian comedies Dnyukha! and Hack the Bloggers.

Vote up your favorite computer screen movies that had you drawn in by the creative storytelling and vote down the films that didn't engage you at all.

  • Searching
    Photo: Searching
    208 VOTES
    David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has -- Margot's laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts.
    • Actors: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty
  • After finding a laptop, a young man goes online to play a game with five of his good friends. He shows them a mysterious folder that plays disturbing videos of people who appear to be in danger. They then receive an anonymous message that tells them they will all die if they disconnect or call the police. The planned night of fun quickly turns deadly as each user becomes the target of something sinister while the others watch helplessly in terror.
    • Actors: Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Andrew Lees, Connor Del Rio
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Stephen Susco
  • Unfriended
    Photo: Unfriended
    84 VOTES
    One night, while teenagers Blaire, Mitch, Jess, Adam Ken and Val take part in an online group chat session, they are suddenly joined by a user known only as "Billie227." Thinking it's just a technical glitch, the friends carry on their conversation... until Blaire begins receiving messages from someone claiming to be Laura Barns, a classmate who killed herself exactly one year prior. As Blaire tries to expose Billie's identity, her friends are forced to confront their darkest secrets and lies.
    • Actors: Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Levan Gabriadze
  • Profile
    Photo: Profile / Bazelevs Company
    27 VOTES
    Profile is a 2018 international co-production horror thriller film directed by Timur Bekmambetov. A journalist, Amy Whittaker (Valene Kane) creates a new Facebook profile of a woman recently converted to Islam under the alias of Melody Nelson in order to investigate the recruitment of young European women by ISIS.
    • Actors: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Morgan Watkins, Amir Rahimzadeh
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Face 2 Face
    Photo: Face 2 Face / Wolfe Video
    39 VOTES
    Face 2 Face is a feature-length documentary directed by Katherine Brooks who traveled around the US to meet 50 of her Facebook friends she met online. These 50 people were chosen when Brooks posted a status update on her Facebook page that asked who was willing to spend a day with her and she would come to them and film the whole process. At the end of the project, 6 out of the 50 stories were edited into a film that was submitted to Sundance. Additional profits from the project were to be donated to the Trevor Project.
    • Actors: Daniela Bobadilla, Daniel Amerman, Kevin McCorkle, Emily Jordan, Mary Gordon Murray
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Katherine Brooks

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  • The Den
    Photo: The Den / IFC Midnight
    24 VOTES

    The Den

    The Den is a 2013 found footage film by Zachary Donohue and his feature film directorial debut. The film was first released in Russia on December 23, 2013, and was given a simultaneous limited theatrical and VOD release on March 14, 2014 through IFC Midnight. It stars Melanie Papalia as a young woman that discovers a murder via webcam.
    • Actors: Melanie Papalia, Bill Oberst Jr., Matt Riedy, Adam Shapiro
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Zachary Donohue