After the success of ‘The Social Dilemma’ on Netflix, a docudrama that left us feeling appalled and intrigued, many of us have been on a rampant search of engaging content, that exposes the intricacies of the social media world. If you are one of us, we have got you covered!
Every bit as thrilling as you can expect them to be and so much more, some of these films will have you on the edge of your seats, while the others will be as entertaining and wholesome as you’d want a weekend watch to be! *Drumroll, Please*
15 Best Hollywood Movies about Social Media
- Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield.
- IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10
An American biographical drama film based on the founding of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and everything that transpired behind the scenes in creating one of the most popular social networking sites in the world.
For everyone who doesn’t know the story of Facebook, this one is going to be a jaw-dropping ride! Even if you do, this is a very well-written film, with complex characters and stirring scenes that will keep you engaged till the very end and prove to be an ideal weekend watch!
You can watch The Social Network, officially here.
- Cast: Skyler Gisondo, Jaron Lanier, Tristan Harris.
- IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10
If you haven’t watched this one, our introduction would have made no sense to you. Our sincere apologies. Everyone was all rage about this documentary film that made several revelations about the social media world. This documentary inspired many people to quit social media, and that is a substantial achievement.
This film is an eye-opener. As end-users, we don’t know what goes into making social media so addictive. We don’t know how much of a negative impact it eventually has on our mindset. We highly recommend you to watch this one and find out for yourself.
- Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Michelle La.
- IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10
The genre of this film is a mystery thriller and hence, it is bound to be suspenseful, exciting, and at times, nerve-wracking. The film follows a father trying to find his missing 16-year-old daughter with the help of a police detective, but when that fails he traces her virtual steps to find her.
An extremely gripping portrayal of a father and daughter relationship, intertwined with the likes of social media! For those seeking something intense and engaging, this film will be a fine watch on a Sunday evening.
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- Cast: Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgard, Paula Patton, Max Thieriot.
- IMDb Ratings: 7.5/10
This one follows the lives of three different individuals struggling to find real connections in a digital age. Hey, who isn’t? But this film is layered with drama and thrill, which mainly stems from the horrors one can be subjected to because of the Internet.
Don’t blame us if you feel the need to ‘disconnect’ from the Internet after watching this. Yes, it’s a pun. No, we won’t take it back.
- Cast: Josh Harris, Ondi Timoner.
- IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10
A documentary film by Ondi Timoner which follows an entrepreneur and digital pioneer, Josh Harris, covering the subject of loss of privacy in the digital age. This is a well-acclaimed documentary that is sure to leave you baffled and a tad enlightened. This will make for a fine watch, if what you are looking for is an informative and fresh take on the intricacies of the Internet.
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- Cast: Elliot Page, Patrick Wilson.
- IMDb Ratings: 7.1/10
A psychological thriller, anyone? This may not be a recommendation to everyone’s liking, yet again. But it is definitely noteworthy when one talks about the best films made on social media.
Social media can be an undeniably dangerous place to be, but this film portrays that in the most hard-hitting, truth-based fashion. This one is a must-watch if you are looking for something real, exciting, and intense!
- Cast: Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost.
- IMDb Ratings: 7.1/10
Catfish is an American documentary film following a young man, Nev, as he builds a romantic relationship with a young woman on Facebook. The film portrays the themes of love and betrayal on social media sites. The fickle, and sometimes dangerous, nature of finding love on an online platform.
This documentary film is unlike the ones you may have seen, because it follows real people and is absolutely unscripted. It is exciting to see how the story unfolds, but more so relatable because we have all, at some point in our lives, had strange interactions on the internet, right? Yikes!
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- Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen.
- IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10
Ingrid, a mentally unstable woman, stalks a social media influencer, Taylor Sloane, and befriends her but soon enough becomes obsessed with her. She mistakes social media relationships for actual human connections. We all need some reminding about that, don’t we?
The story is unique and one of a kind. It will make you feel so many things, but more so the hypocrisy of the social media world. Worth a watch!
- Cast: Austyn Tester, Michael Weist.
- IMDb Ratings: 6/10
Directed by Liza Mandelup, this documentary follows the rise of a 16-year-old social media star. Everyone, it seems, these days is a social media star. But what really transpires in the life of someone rising to such fame? How does their life change? Is this the new age definition of a ‘celebrity?’
These questions are answered, but so are many others. If you are curious, as we know you probably are, check this one out!
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10. Spree (2020)
- Cast: Joe Keery, Joshua Ovalle, Frankie Grande, Jon DeLuca
- IMDb Ratings: 5.9/10
This genre may be an acquired taste and definitely not everyone’s cup of tea! A dark comedy, horror, and thriller based on a rideshare driver going to extreme lengths to achieve Internet fame, this film is a portrayal of the painstaking reality of what our lives have come to.
Needless to say, it will keep you invested till the very end. One for all the horror-comedy fans, you are weird. But we got your backs!
- Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Damon Wayans Jr., Heather Graham, Kandyse McClure.
- IMDb Ratings: 5.5/10
A romantic comedy about dating apps, who wouldn’t love that? This film follows an attorney and his client who claims that a dating site guaranteeing love is offering a false promise. If we are being honest, we have all been on dating apps, we have also been disappointed and annoyed with some of those conversations. Needless to say, this is going to be a relatable watch.
A fun, light, and easy film to kick back and watch with a huge tub of popcorn sitting on your lap! This is one of our favorites on this list. You can watch it on Netflix!
You can watch Love, Guaranteed officially here.
- Cast: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks.
- IMDb Ratings: 5.4/10
Post graduating, Mae Holland gets her dream job at a fictitious tech company, called The Circle, which is a mash-up of Google, Facebook, and Twitter. At the company, she volunteers to live-stream her daily life, but the price she has to pay for the Internet fame is, let’s just say, not worth it.
A Sci-fi thriller that you will absolutely love, with some beautiful performances, that we highly recommend!
- Cast: Keith Powers, Nesta Cooper, Anne Winters, Alicia Sanz.
- IMDb Ratings: 5.2/10
In the mood for some teen drama? We have the perfect one for you. This film is a teen comedy following a young girl going through the social media popularity rabbit hole and becoming a completely different person to please others. Who are we kidding? We have all been there, done that.
This is a fun and breezy watch for a relaxing evening. Sometimes, we are simply in the mood for some high school drama. No, we are not guilty.
- Cast: Stephanie March, Debra Jo Rupp, Colton Ryan, Allegra Edwards.
- IMDb Ratings: 5.1/10
This is a mockumentary that explores the lives of a group of social media influencers. These people seem like they are from a completely different planet and it’s hilarious to watch the interviewers trying to keep up with them. If reality shows are your thing, this might just be the one for you on our list!
Join the magazine that covers these influencers and their behind-the-scenes lives for a mad ride. Happy watching!
15. Ratter (2015)
- Cast: Ashley Benson, Matt McGorry.
- IMDb Ratings: 5.1/10
A thriller and drama about a young girl being watched by an anonymous hacker who has access to the cameras on her devices. Chilling, isn’t it? We got goosebumps too. When you watch such films, you realize social media is not just aesthetic food and travel videos, but also a constant danger lingering in our lives.
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If we are being honest, as scary as these films are, we love watching these exciting plots unravel. Wouldn’t you?