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What to Watch If You Love Black Mirror  

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Technology makes everyday life easier - but at what price? That's one of the many questions posed by Black Mirror, the hit anthology series exploring the darker side of the digital explosion. If you want ideas of what to watch after Black Mirror, these TV shows and movies are great places to start. The best shows and movies like Black Mirror feature sci fi elements with a distinctly human touch. Here, you'll find everything from The Matrix to The Twilight Zone to Cloud Atlas.

What programs will you vote to the top of this list? Maybe you're a fan of Ex Machina. This 2015 film plays out like a supersized episode of Black Mirror as an advanced android struggles with her developing humanity. Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac star in this groundbreaking movie. Westworld is a fantastic TV series for Black Mirror fans to dive into for more technological drama. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind adds a touch of romance to science fiction with its exploration of mind-wiping technology. Other notable movies and shows featured here include The Outer Limits, Bicentennial Man, and The Returned.

Which shows and movies are the best for Black Mirror fans? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

 

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What to Watch If You Love Black Mirror
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The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called "the Matrix", created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer "Neo" learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the "dream world". The Matrix is known for popularizing a visual effect known ...more on Wikipedia

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Her is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What to Watch If You Love Black Mirror
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Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film's musical score was composed by Arcade Fire, with the cinematography provided by Hoyte van Hoytema. It marks Jonze's solo screenwriting debut. The film follows Theodore Twombly, a man who develops a relationship with Samantha, an intelligent computer operating system personified through a female voice. The film also stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde. Jonze conceived the idea in the early 2000s after reading an article about a website that allowed for instant messaging with an artificial intelligence program. After making I'm Here, a short film sharing ...more on Wikipedia

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What to Watch If You Love Black Mirror
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12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film, David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. Under Terry Gilliam's direction, Universal granted the filmmakers a US$29.5 million budget, and filming lasted from February to May 1995. The film was shot mostly in Philadelphia and Baltimore, where the story was set. The film was released to critical praise and grossed ...more on Wikipedia

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What to Watch If You Love Black Mirror
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. The film uses elements of science fiction, psychological thriller, and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and romantic love. It opened in North America on March 19, 2004, and grossed over $70 million worldwide. Kaufman and Gondry wrote the story with Pierre Bismuth. The ensemble cast includes Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Jane Adams, and David Cross. The film opened to high acclaim from film ...more on Wikipedia

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