The BEST episodes of Black Mirror

Every episode of Black Mirror ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Black Mirror!

A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.

Last Updated: 7/2/2024Network: NetflixStatus: Continuing
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Black Museum
star
8.22
5789 votes

#1 - Black Museum

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/29/2017

On a dusty stretch of highway, a traveler stumbles across a museum that boasts rare criminal artefacts -- and a disturbing main attraction.

Directors: Colm McCarthy
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Hang the DJ
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8.20
6244 votes

#2 - Hang the DJ

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/29/2017

Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic.

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Hated in the Nation
star
8.19
6737 votes

#3 - Hated in the Nation

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/2016

A police detective and her geeky young sidekick investigate a string of grisly murders with a sinister link to social media.

Directors: James Hawes
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San Junipero
star
8.17
8185 votes

#4 - San Junipero

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/2016

California, 1987: San Junipero is a fun-loving beach town synonymous with sun, surf, and sex. And for recent arrivals Yorkie and Kelly, it’s going to be a life-changer…

Directors: Owen Harris
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Nosedive
star
8.04
8875 votes

#5 - Nosedive

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/21/2016

Insecure office worker Lacie lives in a happy, smiley, status-obsessed nightmare world. Her old friend Naomi is one of society’s elites, and Lacie may have found a way to join her…

Directors: Joe Wright
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Shut Up and Dance
star
8.01
7651 votes

#6 - Shut Up and Dance

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2016

When withdrawn 19-year-old Kenny stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector – both of them at the mercy of persons unknown.

Directors: James Watkins
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The Entire History of You
star
7.95
9825 votes

#7 - The Entire History of You

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/18/2011

Set in an alternative reality where everyone has access to a system which records everything they do, see or hear. You need never forget a face, a holiday or a night out again... but is that always a good thing?

Directors: Brian Welsh
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Playtest
star
7.90
8107 votes

#8 - Playtest

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/21/2016

A thrill-seeking globetrotter visits Britain, hooks up with a woman and tests the latest in video game technology – “a device as mind-bendingly sophisticated as it is terrifying.”

Directors: Dan Trachtenberg
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USS Callister
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7.87
6723 votes

#9 - USS Callister

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/29/2017

Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.

Directors: Toby Haynes
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Be Right Back
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7.79
8724 votes

#10 - Be Right Back

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/11/2013

Martha and Ash are a young couple who move to a remote cottage. The day after the move, Ash is killed returning the hire van. At the funeral, Martha's friend Sarah tells her about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased. By using all his past online communications and social media profiles, a new 'Ash' can be created. Martha is disgusted by the concept but then in a confused and lonely state she decides to talk to 'him'…

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White Bear
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7.78
8243 votes

#11 - White Bear

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/18/2013

Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her and enjoys filming her discomfort on their phones. Victoria meets Jem, who explains that a signal is being transmitted that has turned most of the population into dumb voyeurs. This apathy has allowed the unaffected, the 'hunters', to do what they want and they are out to get people like her and Victoria. Jem and Victoria set out to destroy the transmitter, but can they manage it and will it end their torment?

Directors: Carl Tibbetts
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Fifteen Million Merits
star
7.70
10818 votes

#12 - Fifteen Million Merits

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/11/2011

Set in a sarcastic version of a future reality, 15 Million Merits is a satire on entertainment shows and our insatiable thirst for distraction. In this world, everyone is confined to a life of strange physical drudgery. The only way to escape this life is to enter the 'Hot Shot' talent show and just pray you can impress the judges.

Directors: Euros Lyn
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Men Against Fire
star
7.55
6548 votes

#13 - Men Against Fire

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/2016

A military story set in a post-war future. A rookie soldier is posted overseas, protecting frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants alongside fellow soldier Raiman. They’re hoping some new technological advantage will save them.

Directors: Jakob Verbruggen
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The National Anthem
star
7.48
12891 votes

#14 - The National Anthem

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/4/2011

A twisted parable for the Twitter age, The National Anthem looks at how life is very much harder for the rich and supposedly powerful now that information is disseminated so quickly and public opinion is so loud, powerful and quick to change. It's a political thriller in which the Prime Minister faces a huge dilemma - and that's all that can be revealed for now...

Directors: Otto Bathurst
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Joan Is Awful
star
7.45
3322 votes

#15 - Joan Is Awful

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/15/2023

An average woman discovers a global streaming service has adapted her daily life — and her secrets — into a drama starring A-list actress Salma Hayek.

Directors: Ally Pankiw
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Smithereens
star
7.31
4138 votes

#16 - Smithereens

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/5/2019

A London rideshare driver ignites an international crisis when he kidnaps a worker from a social media company.

Directors: James Hawes
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Arkangel
star
7.27
6035 votes

#17 - Arkangel

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/29/2017

Worried about her daughter's safety, single mom Marie signs up for a cutting-edge device that monitors the girl's whereabouts -- and much more.

Directors: Jodie Foster
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Crocodile
star
7.12
5683 votes

#18 - Crocodile

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/29/2017

Architect Mia scrambles to keep a dark secret under wraps, while insurance investigator Shazia harvests people's memories of a nearby accident scene.

Directors: John Hillcoat
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Loch Henry
star
7.07
2935 votes

#19 - Loch Henry

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/15/2023

While filming a nature documentary in a sleepy Scottish town, a young couple catches wind of a juicy local story with ties to shocking past events.

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Beyond the Sea
star
7.03
2806 votes

#20 - Beyond the Sea

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/15/2023

In an alternative 1969, two astronauts on a perilous high-tech space mission grapple with the fallout of an unfathomable tragedy back on Earth.

Directors: John Crowley
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The Waldo Moment
star
7.02
7197 votes

#21 - The Waldo Moment

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/25/2013

Meet Waldo… a CGI blue bear from a children's educational TV show who in reality is an anarchic character on a satirical late-night topical comedy show. Behind the scenes, Waldo is voiced and controlled by failed comedian Jamie Salter. When the channel decide they would like to give Waldo his own pilot, the production company enter him into a political race against one of his victims, Conservative Liam Monroe, for a stunt. Jamie isn't comfortable with politics - he just sees himself as a clown - but once the wheels start turning there's no stopping the thing. So what can Jamie do?

Directors: Brynn Higgins
Striking Vipers
star
6.91
4554 votes

#22 - Striking Vipers

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/5/2019

When old college friends Danny and Karl reconnect in a VR version of their favorite video game, the late-night sessions yield an unexpected discovery.

Directors: Owen Harris
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Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too
star
6.80
4173 votes

#23 - Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/5/2019

A lonely teen becomes obsessed with a robot doll based on her pop star idol, Ashley O -- just as the real Ashley's life begins to unravel.

Directors: Anne Sewitsky
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Demon 79
star
6.73
2445 votes

#24 - Demon 79

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/15/2023

Northern England, 1979. A meek sales assistant discovers she must commit terrible acts to prevent an imminent disaster.

Directors: Toby Haynes
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Metalhead
star
6.56
5522 votes

#25 - Metalhead

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/29/2017

At an abandoned warehouse, scavengers searching for supplies encounter a ruthless foe and flee for their lives through a bleak wasteland.

Directors: David Slade
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