Social media took over every aspect of our lives and many movies over the years look at the way it reshaped the modern world. Here are some of the best dramas, comedies, and documentaries of the past few years that explore the harsh realities of social media.
The Social Network (2010)
David Fincher’s The Social Network is the first film that comes to mind when someone mentions social media. Even a decade later, the story of Facebook’s rise still holds up and it’s as poignant as it was back in the day.
The Social Dilemma (2020)
This Netflix documentary rounds out some of the leading social media experts, who came together to warn us of the dangerous human impact of their own creations.
Eighth Grade (2018)
Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age dramedy explores many important topics in under 100 minutes including Gen-Z’s reliance on social media and the role it plays in carving their identities.
Ingrid Goes West (2017)
This highly underrated film ushered in the era of social media-inspired black comedies by telling a story of an unhinged social media stalker who manages to infiltrate the life of a popular Instagram star.
Not Okay (2022)
The latest addition to this rising genre, Not Okay centers on a privileged twenty-something woman who fakes being a victim of a bombing attack for social media fame, exploring everything from cancel culture, white privilege, and appropriation of trauma.