Fictional reality movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fictional reality movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out stylized, serious, exciting, clever, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with fictional reality, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, danger, destiny, escapades, dialogue, imaginary and fantasy world plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fictional reality: The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Suicide Room (2011), Log Horizon (2013), Inkheart (2008), TRON: Legacy (2010), Inception (2010), Inglourious Basterds (2009), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Truman Show (1998).

List of fictional reality movies

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, forbidden love, changing the past or future, fall in love, manipulations, true love, power of love, politician, fictional reality, senator, mind control, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Suicide Room (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dominik is an ordinary boy. He's got loads of friends, the hottest girl in school, rich parents and money to spend on brand-name clothes. But one innocent kiss with a mate changes everything. He begins to isolate himself from the outside world, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: isolation, suicide, teenage boy, addiction, escape from reality, fictional reality, youth, self destructing, humiliation, teenage life, gay, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
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Log Horizon (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, clever, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, cyberspace, fictional reality, secret movement, rpg, computers and web, rivalry, sword fight, magic, mind game, rescue, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: exciting, fairy tale, touching, stylized, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, book, parents and children, imaginary, young heroes, fictional reality, family, disappearance, real world, eavesdropping, magic ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
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TRON: Legacy (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real ...
Style: stylized, exciting, surreal, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, computer program, computers and web, man versus machine, cyberspace, technology gone awry, fictional reality, disappearance, adventure, chases and races, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
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Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, imagination, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, philosophy, dreams ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: dark humor, tense, atmospheric, suspense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, sadism, working undercover, war, german, self sacrifice, hitler, violence, soldier, danger, plan gone awry, loss of family member ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, mathematics, prodigy, genius, obsession, schizophrenia, insanity, hallucinations, imagination, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, optimism, survival, self sacrifice, jewish, fascism, captivity, make believe, protecting from truth, protective parent ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: thought provoking, surreal, clever, touching, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, voyeurism, tv show, freedom, suburban life, dishonesty, fictional reality, deception, alternate reality, fictional reality show, hollywood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, 1990s
Place: usa, florida
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Wild Palms (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: A multi-national corporation attempts to take over America while small pockets of resistance hold out against rampant technology.
Style: disturbing, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: mind control, cyberspace, future dystopia, fictional reality, mystery, manipulations, crimes, uncover truth, society, intrigue, virtual reality, hologram ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2008
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, world domination, memory loss, betrayal, suspicion, false memory, spy, resistance, resistance fighter, on the run, uncover truth ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
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Thomas & Friends (1984)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network on 4 September 1984. It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry. These ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, colourful, light ...
Audience: kids, toddlers
Plot: train, friendship, island, adventure, best friends, young heroes, imaginary, parents and children, fictional reality, family relations, puppets, friends ...
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The Invention of Lying (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
Style: humorous, philosophical, cynical, clever, funny ...
Plot: misfit, society, love and romance, dishonesty, distopia, love triangle, farce, pretense, disorder, honesty, alternate reality, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, wish come true, looking for love, therapy, fictional reality, couple relations, writer's life, supernatural romance, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, racism, manhunt, transformation, genetics, discrimination, civil rights, life is a bitch, slum, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is an American television anthology series created by Lynn Lehmann, presented by Dick Clark Productions, and produced and aired by the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. Each episode featured five stories, all of which ...
Style: serious, clever, suspenseful, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: uncover truth, supernatural, fictional reality, imaginary, figment, mystery, escapades, danger, ghost, belief, destiny, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: touching, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: swords and armor, danger, master warrior, survival, computers and web, fall in love, love and romance, adventure, monster, trapped, death, sword fight ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Asta and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church, and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next Emperor Magus. However, as they grew up, some ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Plot: magic, unlikely hero, battles, adventure, direction and purpose, friendship, fictional reality, orphan, jousting, chosen one, super villain, violence ...
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BTOOOM! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Btooom!, stylized as BTOOOM!, is a Japanese manga series written by Jun'ya Inoue and serialized in Weekly Comic Bunch and later in Monthly Comic Bunch. An anime adaptation by Madhouse aired in Japan on Tokyo MX and was streamed with English ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: survival, danger, island, betrayal, deadly weapon, twentysomething life, forced into action, uncover truth, fictional reality, escapades, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Magic Knight Rayearth (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Magic Knight Rayearth is a Japanese manga series created by Clamp, an all-female manga artist team consisting of Satsuki Igarashi, Ageha Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi and Mokona. Appearing as a serial in the manga magazine Nakayoshi from the November 1993 ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fictional reality, miraculous event, rivalry, supernatural, chosen one, friends, teleportation, knight, kidnapping, survival ...
Place: japan
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MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Ginta Tiramizu is an average school student but keeps on having weird dreams about an amazing land. One day, something strange happens and Ginta appears in his fantasy. Together with Ginta's friends on the way, he will be able to fight an evil ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: space wars, young heroes, odd, androids and robots, master villain, figment, heroic mission, superhuman powers, deadly weapon, imaginary kingdom, escapades, anti heroes ...
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World on a Wire (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany
Duration: 205 min.
Story: Cybernetics engineer Fred Stiller uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy involving a virtual reality computer project.
Style: thought provoking, clever, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, computers and web, future dystopia, fictional reality, imaginary, androids and robots, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, cyberspace, society ...
Time: future
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Dungeons & Dragons (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dungeons & Dragons is an American fantasy animated television series based on TSR's Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. A co-production of Marvel Productions and TSR, the show originally ran from 1983 through 1985 for three seasons on ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, fairy, knight, dwarf, beast, unicorn, wizards and magicians, youth, rivalry, parallel world, theme park, danger ...
Place: dungeon
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Alien Nation (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Alien Nation is a science fiction television series, loosely based on the movie of the same name. Gary Graham starred as Detective Matthew Sikes, a Los Angeles police officer reluctantly working with "Newcomer" alien George Francisco, ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, discrimination, police detective, alien, alien race, fictional reality, imaginary, society, space and aliens, buddies, evil alien, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, epic ...
Plot: ghost, on the road, heroes, obsessive quest, heroic mission, escapades, fictional reality, uncover truth, legends and myths, siblings relations, adventure, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: spain, europe, poland, tokyo, japan
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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true to the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fear of flying, adult as child, retirement home, stewardess, anthology, supernatural, passenger, racism, mentally unstable, nobody believes, golden years, mischievous children ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 80s
Place: alabama
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Alice (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, UK, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: tombs and skeletons, toys, cards, danger, youth, young heroes, imaginary, fictional reality, curses spells and rituals, escapades, palaces castles and temples, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia
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Without a Clue (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but with a little secret: Dr. Watson is the brains behind the operation. When Reginald Kincaid, the actor he has hired to play Holmes becomes insufferable, Watson fires him and tries to go out on his own, but ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, clever ...
Plot: farce, private detective, sherlock holmes, actor, parody, mystery, investigation, who done it, disorder, switching roles, fictional reality, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: entertaining, clever, funny, exciting, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, inventor, shrinking, laser, adventure, experiment gone awry, parents and children, family relations, genetically altered, childhood, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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