10 Movies Every Social Media Geek Will Love

Movies give us moments of drama, comedy, suspense, horror, and many different feelings in between. They run the emotional gamut — much like our experiences on social media. If you love spending time on the diverse platforms of social media, you’re going to love these films.

Here are 10 movies every social media geek will love:

1. The Social Network

With widespread acclaim from the Academy Awards to the Golden Globes and more, this biographical drama film from 2010 about the founding of Facebook is a must see.

2. The Matrix

Keanu Reeves leads this landmark science fiction film about a computer programmer and his experiences in a dystopian future in “The Matrix.” Can you imagine the SM surrounding this movie if FB, Twitter, Snapchat and more was around in 1999? It would be a social media fantasy!

3. Network (1976) 

This late 70s American satire film is timeless. Speaking on the many issues around entertainment and television, in particular, the New York Times called it, “wickedly distorted views of the way television looks, sounds, and, indeed, is…not just of television but also of the society that supports it and is, in turn, supported."

4. Me and You and Everyone We Know

Winning the Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, “Me and You and Everyone We Know” is a romantic comedy led by Miranda July, an amateur video artist that tackles online chatting, sex, art, and the complicated dynamics of human relationships.

5. We Live in Public

This 2009 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner is a documentary focusing on internet pioneer Josh Harris. A bit of a social media Nostradamus, Harris imagined people living their lives on the Web. This pull-no-punches documentary details his efforts in New York City including how he followed volunteers with webcams and examined his own life with surveillance cameras.

6. Catfish

An intimate documentary about a Facebook romance that spawned the word “catfishing” had commercial success and critical acclaim and led to the MTV reality TV series, Catfish: The TV Show.

7. Chef (2014)

Jon Favreau, the director of “Iron Man,” wrote, directed and starred in this movie with Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey, Jr. After an online Twitter battle that leads to him losing his job as a prestigious chef, he has to start over— eventually getting saved by the social media platform that ruined him in the first place.

8. Her (2013)

Joaquin Phoenix plays a man who falls in love with his operating system, voiced by a velvety Scarlett Johansson. It lightly parodies a world ruled by technology, while remaining romantic at its core.

9. Unfriended

Sometimes, the behavior on social media can be a real festival of horror. “Unfriended” is a supernatural horror film from 2015 with a plot dealing with the issue of bullying. Covering multiple online arenas including Facebook and Skype, this screamer will keep you jumping out of your seat.

10. #140 characters: A documentary about Twitter

Keeping in alignment with posts that require brevity, this uplifting short film follows the lives of four people and how Twitter made a positive impact on their lives— finding love, support, encouragement, and success.
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