We now live in a world where the majority of its population relies on a life constantly connected to the internet and social media. This fairly recent phenomena that keeps our eyes glued to a screen and our fingers stuck to a keyboard, grew, and is still growing, so rapidly that it is at this time almost unimaginable living without it. How many times a day do you check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WhatsApp? According to studies there are currently more than 2 billion social media users in the world, a number that keeps growing day by day.
One could therefore conclude that this big topic has been subject to various great movies and documentaries, shaping the cons and pros of this limitless technology. It has become such a big part of our lives that it can sometimes mislead us into dangers we never imagined facing. This 24/7 wired connectivity, through blogs, websites, chatrooms and much more has created such a big impact on the communication, privacy and identity of individuals, that cinema simply had to take the plunge and critically reflect upon the endless benefits and, more frequently, the dark-sided disadvantages it carries. Taking that on board, here is the list of top movies about the internet and social media ever. You can watch some of these best internet movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Some of these are social media horror movies.
10. Men, Women and Children ( 2014)
“Men, Women and Children” narrates the different approaches to the internet and social media that interrelating mothers and daughter, fathers and sons, take. From a teenager that silences his pain through video gaming, to a controlling parent that dominates her daughter’s social accounts in fear of cyber abuse, it refers numerous themes that live within this topic. Although its slow pace and heavy monotone rhythm, it is a good work where every character grows in a certain way and shows the dangers and positive possibilities of this communicative technology. From the director of “Juno”, this movie transmits a general overview of the social issues we all know about but offers as well a more positive perspective than most movies do about the internet and social media.
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9. Nerve (2016)