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The founding story of Facebook, the dangers created by the virtual world , the conveniences provided by the internet and more… These films, which produce impressive stories from these channels, delicately describe how the internet environment shapes our lives.

Since you are probably involved with social media, you will see that many details in these scenarios actually contain a part of your life . It can be said that the films have succeeded in capturing the audience with ease even for this reason alone.

Social media and internet themed movies:

  • Searching
  • Profile
  • Trust
  • Virtual Hayadollarsar (Disconnect)
  • Ben X
  • The Social Network
  • Host
  • Passion for Innovation
  • Lollipop (Hard Candy)
  • Game (Nerve)
  • The Hater (Sala samobójców. Hejter)

, which won the critics’ appreciation for its original style. Although “Searching” consists of only laptop screen images, it does not get boring for a moment.

Year: 2018
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
IMDb: 7.6
Director : Aneesh Chaganty
Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing

In the movie, the story of a father who starts researching on the computer to find his missing daughter. The place where all secrets are kept is her daughter’s computer. Desperate father tampering with his daughter’s computer will also enter his daughter’s personal world. Encountering secrets he doesn’t know, the man must follow the digital clues he left behind to find his daughter before she is completely destroyed.

“Profile” director and producer of Searching. You can see the same care and abundance of detail in this movie.

Year: 2018
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
IMDb: 6.8
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Cast: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif

Journalist Amy Whittaker, who investigates the murder of young European women by joining ISIS, opens a fake Facebook profile and starts talking to a terrorist man. As the conversation progresses, the woman’s tide will begin to increase. Let’s also mention that it is a production inspired by a true story.

“Trust” tells the story of a 14-year-old girl’s friendship with a mysterious person she met online.

Year: 2010
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
IMDb: 6.9
Director : David Schwimmer
Cast: Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Liana Liberato

As his friendship progresses, how dangerous the virtual world can be will be better understood, especially by parents.

“What are the consequences of living life in places where you are not?, Is it freedom or captivity that the Internet gives us?” You will find the answers to the questions in the movie “Virtual Hayadollarsar (Disconnect)”.

Year: 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
IMDb: 7.5
Director: Henry Alex Rubin
Cast: Jason Bateman, Paula Patton, Alexander Skarsgård

In the film, which tells the impact of the internet on our daily lives with intertwined stories; The lives of characters such as a nervous couple who are victims of identity theft, ex-police dealing with a cyberbullying son, loving parents whose sons attempt suicide, and an ambitious TV reporter whose webcam is always on for adult sites are told.

The story of a unique character who spends most of his day playing online games: Ben X

Year: 2007
Genre: Drama, Thriller
IMDb: 7.4
Director: Nic Balthazar
Cast: Greg Timmermans, Laura Verlinden

Me with my peculiar life, exterior He continues his life by playing games on the internet independently from the world. In the game, there is a very strong, respected character. Ben wants to have a character like in the game in real life. But this is not so easy because of his autism.

“You can’t get 500 million friends without absorbing a few enemies”: The Social Network

Year: 2010
Genre: Biography, Drama
IMDb: 7.7
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Andrew Garfield

Mark in 2003, He hacks into the university’s computers, creates a site that contains a database of information about women on campus, then puts two photos side by side, asking users to choose which is “hotter.” Names the site Facemash; The site suddenly went viral, crashing the entire Harvard system. Facemash will eventually turn into Facebook, but by selling millions of baddies.

The tense story of six friends who met via Zoom during the pandemic: Host

Year: 2020
Genre: Horror, Mystery
IMDb: 6.5
Director: Rob Savage
Cast: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore

In the story, which contains very, very familiar elements, during a Zoom meeting It is said to be haunted by an evil spirit. Although the subject seems simple, it gets a passing grade in terms of successfully giving a sense of realism.

Today, the internet shapes our relationships as it shapes everything else, but in a negative way. The movie “Newness” has something to say about it.

Year: 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
IMDb: 6.3
Director: Drake Doremus
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa

In Los Angeles, pharmacist Martin and Barcelona therapist Gabi met and fell in love after meeting through Tinder. Since relationships are now consumed like fast food, this couple finds it difficult to stop looking for novelty by not being content with what they have.

“Think twice before chatting online!” “Lollipop (Hard Candy)”, which was released with the slogan, deals with the unexpected events that occur after a 14-year-old girl and a 30-year-old man meet online.

Year: 2005
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
IMDb: 7.1
Director : David Slade
Cast: Elliot Page, Patrick Wilson

The man who took the girl to his apartment will regret having made the meeting, but it’s too late. The girl will hold the man responsible for the disappearance of a little girl.

An immersive production reminiscent of the Blue Whale game: The Game (Nerve)

Year: 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
IMDb: 6.5
Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Cast: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco

Edited by a website called Nerve ” truth or Dare?” A high school student who is part of a themed online game will have to fulfill some challenging task.

Polish production “The Hater (Sala samobójców. Hejter)” is a disturbing film about a virtual evil influencing a real-life personality.

Year: 2020
Genre: Drama, Thriller
IMDb: 7.1
Director: Toshiyuki Mizutani, Jan Komasa
Cast: Maciej Musialowski, Vanessa Aleksander

A two-faced teenager begins to reflect the evil he has done in the virtual world to his real life. Violence will increase over time.

DOCUMENTARY BONUS: “The Social Dilemma”, “Do our devices and profiles get us?”, “How do social media algorithms work?” It gives striking answers to crucial questions such as dollarsar.

Year: 2020
Genre: Documentary
IMDb: 7.6
Director: Jeff Orlowski

This docu-drama explores the dangerous effects of social networks on humans, accompanied by technologists who warn about their creation.


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