The Best Social Media Movies

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Vote up your favorite movies where social media figures in the plot.

What are the best social media movies? Movies about social media explore how we interact with technology everyday. Whether it's how we connect with friends, how we express ourselves in a myriad of forms, or how we learn about the world, social media movies often feature themes of society's evolution. The best social media movies can often be movies about peer pressure, movies about social anxiety, or movies about online predators. So, what is the best social media movie? What great social media movie really makes you think?

The godfather of social media movies is The Social Network, a biopic about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook. Yet the internet and social media has evolved a lot since then, with time and data lending a lot of insight into the effects of social media. Drama movies like Silk Road, Disconnect, The Circle, and Mainstream explore these themes. If you want to watch a social media horror movie, then check out the Unfriended franchise, Searching, or Hard Candy, which explores the dangerous side of online relationships. Then there's The Hater, a Netflix movie about social media and bullying. 

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  • The Social Network
    1
    Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
    27 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: David Fincher
    In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, ...more

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  • Friend Request
    2
    Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo
    10 votes
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Simon Verhoeven
    Laura is a popular college student who graciously accepts an online friend request from Marina, a young social outcast. To everyone's shock, Marina takes her own life after Laura decides to unfriend ...more
  • The Circle
    3
    Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega
    14 votes
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: James Ponsoldt
    Mae Holland (Emma Watson) seizes the opportunity of a lifetime when she lands a job with the world's most powerful technology and social media company. Encouraged by the company's founder (Tom ...more
  • Searching
    4
    John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee
    15 votes
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty
    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 -- ...more
  • Unfriended
    5
    Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead
    15 votes
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Levan Gabriadze
    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 ...more
  • Cyberbully
    6
    Emily Osment, Meaghan Rath, Kay Panabaker
    14 votes
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Charles Binamé
    Cyberbully is a 2011 drama film directed by Charles Binamé.