spiritual nihilism

Digital and Spiritual Nihilism Official Media Canon

These are artworks that have embedded themes, concepts and messages that reflect the philosophies of digital and spiritual nihilism. I’m going to split them into different sections, based on the terms we use to discuss the four phases of nihilism. A lot of them fit into one or more sections, so in that case I’ll place them in the section that most suits them.



Fight Club

The Truman Show

The Joker


Office Space

The End of the F***ing World

Requiem for a Dream


Bury a Friend – Billie Eilish

Doom Days – Bastille

Duality – Slipknot

All Out Life – Slipknot

Sugar Honey Ice & Tea – Bring Me the Horizon

Throne – Bring Me the Horizon

Mantra – Bring Me the Horizon

Come as You Are – Nirvana (Blackwall Remix)

Jesus, Jesus – Noah Gundersen

Neon Gravestones – twenty one pilots

Limits – Bad Omens

Not Dead Yet – Jakey

Ænema – Tool

Pet – A Perfect Circle




Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Mary Poppins

Big Fish

Life is Beautiful

Stranger Than Fiction

After Life

Palm Springs


Ultralife – Oh Wonder

I Hope Ur Ok – noll

I Just Wanna Shine – Fitz and the Tantrums

Lean On – Major Lazer

Sweet Liar – Mia Vaile

No Faker – mxmtoon

Can I Call You Tonight? – Dayglow

Belly of the Beat – Grimes

Flesh without Blood – Grimes

Mist – Protest the Hero

Run – Foo Fighters

Hard of Hearing – Radical Face

My Heart is a Storm – Aurora

The Seed – Aurora

Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins

Meet Me in The Woods – Lord Huron

Digital Nihilism


Mr. Robot

Ready Player One


The Matrix


Rick and Morty


Blade Runner 2049



Ghost in the Shell

The Island


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


We Appreciate Power – Grimes

4ÆM – Grimes

Delete Forever – Grimes

nihilist blues – Bring Me the Horizon

Alone in the Universe – Tei Shi

Right Now – Fire From the Gods

Live Outside – Enter Shikari

Lateralus – Tool

Spiritual Nihilism


The Good Place

The Midnight Gospel

Alice in Wonderland

Donnie Darko

A Scanner Darkly

2001: A Space Odyssey

Cloud Atlas


The Fifth Element


Eye of God – Erra

Light – Nathan Wagner

Pure Imagination – Ghostwriter Remix

REALiTi – Grimes

Still Feel – Half Alive

Creature – Half Alive

Empire – Of Monsters and Men

Human – Of Monsters and Men

Wind – Cat Stevens

Sledgehammer – Rihanna


It’s a long curation, so without breaking it into sections here are the core pieces, if you only want to watch a couple.

Movies/TV: Fight Club, Amelie, The Truman Show, Willy Wonka, Mr. Robot, Ready Player One, The Matrix, The Midnight Gospel, Cloud Atlas, The Good Place

Music: Grimes (all of it), Bring Me The Horizon (all of it), Empire, Eye of God, The Seed, Still Feel, I Hope Ur Ok, Not Dead Yet, Light, Bury a Friend, Come as You Are, Pure Imagination

It’s all on the list for a reason though. Don’t just watch some.

Ryan Night out.


  • Ryan Night

    Ryan Night is an ex-game industry producer with over a decade of experience writing guides for RPGs. Previously an early contributor at gamefaqs.com, Ryan has been serving the RPG community with video game guides since 2001. As the owner of Bright Rock Media, Ryan has written over 600 guides for RPGs of all kinds, from Final Fantasy Tactics to Tales of Arise.

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