Show cover for Black Mirror

The Best Episodes of Black Mirror

Every episode of Black Mirror ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Black Mirror!

Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDramaMystery

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Black Mirror" is "Hang the DJ", rated 8.7/10 from 60823 user votes. It was directed by Tim Van Patten and written by Charlie Brooker. "Hang the DJ" aired on 12/29/2017 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Black Museum".

  • Hang the DJ
    8.7/10 60,823 votes

    #1 - Hang the DJ

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-12-29

    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.

    Director: Tim Van Patten

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Black Museum
    8.6/10 50,733 votes

    #2 - Black Museum

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-12-29

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

    Director: Colm McCarthy

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • The Entire History of You
    8.5/10 65,325 votes

    #3 - The Entire History of You

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-12-18

    In the near future, everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything humans do, see and hear.

    Director: Brian Welsh

    Writer: Jesse Armstrong

  • San Junipero
    8.5/10 67,433 votes

    #4 - San Junipero

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-10-21

    In a seaside town in 1987, a shy young woman and an outgoing party girl strike up a powerful bond that seems to defy the laws of space and time.

    Director: Owen Harris

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Hated in the Nation
    8.5/10 48,480 votes

    #5 - Hated in the Nation

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-10-21

    The death of a journalist at the center of a social media firestorm leads a veteran detective and her tech-savvy apprentice to a chilling discovery.

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Shut Up and Dance
    8.4/10 57,241 votes

    #6 - Shut Up and Dance

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-10-21

    After a virus infects his laptop, a teen faces a daunting choice: carry out orders delivered by text message, or risk having intimate secrets exposed.

    Director: James Watkins

    Writer: Charlie Brooker, William Bridges

  • Nosedive
    8.3/10 64,741 votes

    #7 - Nosedive

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-10-21

    A woman desperate to boost her social media score hits the jackpot when she's invited to a swanky wedding. But the trip doesn't go as planned.

    Director: Joe Wright

    Writer: N/A

  • USS Callister
    8.3/10 60,318 votes

    #8 - USS Callister

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-12-29

    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.

    Director: Toby Haynes

    Writer: Charlie Brooker, William Bridges

  • Playtest
    8.1/10 54,062 votes

    #9 - Playtest

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-10-21

    An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, only to discover the thrills are a little too real.

    Director: Dan Trachtenberg

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Fifteen Million Merits
    8.0/10 63,330 votes

    #10 - Fifteen Million Merits

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-12-11

    In a world where people’s lives consist of riding exercise bikes to gain credits, Bing tries to help a woman get on to a singing competition show.

    Director: Euros Lyn

    Writer: Konnie Huq, Charlie Brooker

  • Be Right Back
    8.0/10 53,654 votes

    #11 - Be Right Back

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-02-11

    After learning about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased, a lonely, grieving Martha reconnects with her late lover.

    Director: Owen Harris

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • White Bear
    8.0/10 54,380 votes

    #12 - White Bear

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-02-18

    Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her.

    Director: Carl Tibbetts

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • The National Anthem
    7.6/10 63,232 votes

    #13 - The National Anthem

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-12-04

    Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped.

    Director: Otto Bathurst

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Men Against Fire
    7.5/10 41,929 votes

    #14 - Men Against Fire

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-10-21

    After his first battle with an elusive enemy, a soldier begins experiencing unfamiliar sensations and strange technical glitches.

    Director: Jakob Verbruggen

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Smithereens
    7.5/10 41,894 votes

    #15 - Smithereens

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-06-05

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

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Joan Is Awful
    7.4/10 38,217 votes

    #16 - Joan Is Awful

    Season 6 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-06-15

    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.

    Director: Ally Pankiw

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Beyond the Sea
    7.4/10 32,818 votes

    #17 - Beyond the Sea

    Season 6 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-06-15

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

    Director: John Crowley

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Arkangel
    7.3/10 46,714 votes

    #18 - Arkangel

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-12-29

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

    Director: Jodie Foster

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Crocodile
    7.3/10 44,163 votes

    #19 - Crocodile

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-12-29

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

    Director: John Hillcoat

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Loch Henry
    7.3/10 32,449 votes

    #20 - Loch Henry

    Season 6 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-06-15

    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.

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Striking Vipers
    6.8/10 46,220 votes

    #21 - Striking Vipers

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-06-05

    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.

    Director: Owen Harris

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Demon 79
    6.7/10 22,211 votes

    #22 - Demon 79

    Season 6 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-06-15

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

    Director: Toby Haynes

    Writer: Charlie Brooker, Bisha K. Ali

  • The Waldo Moment
    6.6/10 44,835 votes

    #23 - The Waldo Moment

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-02-25

    A failed comedian who voices a popular cartoon bear named Waldo finds himself mixing in politics when TV executives want Waldo to run for office.

    Director: Bryn Higgins

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Metalhead
    6.6/10 42,031 votes

    #24 - Metalhead

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-12-29

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

    Director: David Slade

    Writer: Charlie Brooker

  • Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too
    6.1/10 42,211 votes

    #25 - Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-06-05

    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.

    Director: Anne Sewitsky

    Writer: Charlie Brooker