10 Movies like The Social Network you must watch

May 15, 2023
KieranDavidBurt 0
Film, Like For Like, News

We discuss ten movies like The Social Network you must watch. Add these well-recommended films to your watch list.

The Social Network stars Jesse Eisenberg as a young Mark Zuckerberg, as it shows the audience the story of how Facebook was founded and takes them through the following lawsuits, filed by the Winklevoss twins and another by his friend Eduardo Saverin. Director David Fincher managed to make the concept that sounded boring to some into a critical and audience success.

Of course, many films look at the early days of well-known corporations and companies, and many are similar movies to The Social Network. Here are ten of them that you must watch.

10 Movies like The Social Network you must watch

Steve Jobs (2015)

Michael Fassbender stars as the well-known Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a dramatization of the early years at one of the most well-known companies in the world. Just as The Social Network explores the origins of Facebook, Steve Jobs shows the first years of another tech company.

The Founder (2016)

Moving from Apple to McDonald’s, this next film follows Michael Keaton as Ray Croc and shows the story of him founding the iconic fast food chain McDonald’s and realizing that he’s in the real estate business, not the burger business.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Turning to the rich world of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort as he defrauds investors out of millions at his firm Stratton Oakmont. Full of hedonism, swearing, and excess, Martin Scorsese directs this look into the high life.

Startup.com (2001)

Moving back online, Startup.com explores the troubled Internet revolution, where the ideas, dreams, and hopes of instant get-rich-quick schemes gave way to the harsh truth of reality. Starring Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, this film looks at the failure of the new media company govWorks.com.

The Great Hack (2019)

If there ever were to be a sequel to The Social Network, it would be The Great Hack. It looks at the Cambridge Analytica scandal through the eyes of several affected people and how their data harvesting became the symbol of the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election.

Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)

Of course, the Cambridge Analytica scandal didn’t just affect US politics; it also dramatically affected UK politics. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dominic Cummings, the mastermind behind the Leave campaign in the EU referendum, as he turns to Cambridge Analytica to access people’s data and influence the vote.

Snowden (2016)

Sticking with the theme of data, the next film on the list is Snowden. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the titular Edward Snowden as he decides to leave his job at the National Security Agency in the USA. He knows that the data of ordinary American citizens are being tracked by the government, and leaks this classified information, making him a fugitive from the law.

The Big Short (2015)

A comedy by director Adam McKay, The Big Short stars Christian Bale as Michael Burry, Ryan Gosling as Jared Vennett, and Steve Carell as Mark Baum as they bet against the housing market just before the financial crash in America. Their greedy scheme works, as they make a fortune during a time of economic instability.

The Insider (1999)

Al Pacino stars as Lowell Bergman as he realizes that the expertise of former “Big Tobacco” executive Jeffrey Wigand, played by Russell Crowe, is a lie. Bergam persuades Wigand to share his treasure trove of industry secrets as the two contend with both the courts and corporations that stand in their way of telling the truth.

Margin Call (2011)

Another story set at the time of the 2008 financial crisis, Margin Call stars Kevin Spacey and Paul Bettany as Sam Rogers and Will Emerson. It takes place over the course of 24 hours and focuses on the actions that a group of Wall Street investors takes during the initial stages of the crash.

Do you have any other recommendations for Movies like The Social Network? Let us know in the comments below.

Check out our Where to Watch Shows and Movies Online Discovery Tool

Find where to watch this and more with our Discovery Tool

Explore Now

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.