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 clever, stylized, interesting, serious, cerebral and intense films and TV shows about / with fictional reality, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, imagination, surrealism, destiny, friendship, imaginary and blood plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fictional reality: A Beautiful Mind (2001), Inception (2010), Inglourious Basterds (2009), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Suicide Room (2011), The Truman Show (1998), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Thomas & Friends (1984), Sword Art Online (2012), District 9 (2009).

List of fictional reality movies

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, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, paranoia, mathematics, obsession, genius, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination, insanity, hallucinations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, campus, new jersey ...
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 8.8
 1.7M
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, clever, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, 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, war, soldier, german, military, danger, hitler, violence, dynamite, heroic mission, sadism, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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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, twists and turns, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, forbidden love, manipulations, changing the past or future, true love, senator, politician, fictional reality, supernatural, dancer, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 8K
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, tense, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: isolation, addiction, escape from reality, self destructing, teenage life, youth, computers and web, fictional reality, gay teenager, life is a bitch, internet, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
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 8.1
 796K
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: touching, thought provoking, clever, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, freedom, tv show, dishonesty, voyeurism, hollywood, loneliness, suburban life, fictional reality show, alternate reality, fictional reality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, survival, optimism, concentration camp, captivity, fascism, self sacrifice, life philosophy, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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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, light, colourful, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, toddlers
Plot: train, friendship, island, best friends, adventure, puppets, locomotive, imaginary, friends, young heroes, parents and children, family life ...
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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, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: danger, adventure, master warrior, computers and web, swords and armor, love and romance, survival, fall in love, hi-tech, monster, death, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 7.9
 588K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: 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, bleak, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, human nature, alien encounter, manhunt, transformation, chaos and mayhem, racism, confined, alien, segregation, life is a bitch, genetics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: offbeat, clever, talky, surreal, witty ...
Plot: death, professor, dying, writer's life, human nature, literature, shooting, novelist, publisher, love, psychiatrist, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.9
 99K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Africa, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, ...
Style: offbeat, epic, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, hospital, imagination, storytelling, princess, morphine, sacrifice, friendship, suicide attempt, adventure, nun, translator ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, istanbul turkey, india, taj mahal
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TRON: Uprising (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: TRON: Uprising is an American animated science fiction television series, part of the TRON franchise, that aired on Disney XD in the United States from May 18, 2012 to January 28, 2013. The series is directed by Charlie Bean, who also acts as ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: rebellion, adventure, technology gone awry, imaginary, family, danger, a.i., virtual reality, man versus machine, heroes, technology, based on movie ...
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, realistic, scenic, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, adventure, life changing experience, adventurer, escape from reality, lifestyle change, loneliness, disorder, journal, coworker, social awkwardness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: himalaya, iceland, usa, greenland
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 7.7
 155K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, island, captivity, kids in trouble, future dystopia, survivor, death, survival, antisocial behavior, game of death, gory, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.2
 5K
Clone High (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Clone High is a Canadian-American adult animated television series that aired for one season on MTV and Teletoon. The series had run in its entirety in Canada on Teletoon before premiering in the United States on MTV. The last five episodes were ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat, cliffhanger
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, high school life, prom, cloning, teenage life, experiment, historical figure, americana, imaginary, youth, folk hero, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.5
 269K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, outer space, cyberpunk, mars, memory loss, secret agents, technology gone awry, space colony, false memory, secret, mutant, secret agent ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: mine
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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, surreal, stylized, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friends, friendship, destructive relationship, escape from reality, secret, love, passion, insanity, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: new zealand, australia
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 7.8
 58K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, love triangle, virtual reality, inheritance, paranoia, mystery, disfigurement, suicide, jealousy, birthday, nightmare, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, a.i., mind game, computers and web, artificial intelligence, computer virus, technology gone awry, chase, terrorism, hacker, policewoman ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron is animated television series created by Christian Tremblay and Yvon Tremblay and produced by Hanna-Barbera and Turner Program Services. The series takes place in the fictional metropolis of Megakat City, which is ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, dark humor
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, monster, save the day, vigilantism, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, master villain, partners against crime, daring rescue, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychological, surreal, stylized, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, surveillance, addiction, working undercover, future dystopia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, disorder ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape, magic, nightmare, dream, cloud, sex, jealousy, skyscraper, artist, imagination, love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, france, europe, latin america, paris france ...
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 7.7
 57K
Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: fairy, mermaid, dream, investigation, surveillance, guilt, betrayal, missing person, advertising, abuse, suicide, jealousy ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Lost in Austen (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennett.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, romanticism ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, parallel world, jane austen, eligible bachelor, aristocracy, romance, love and romance, verbal byplay, parents and children, social differences, countryside, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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 6.8
 288K
TRON: Legacy (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, man versus machine, technology gone awry, motorcycle, chase, programmer, destruction, computer program, computer, a.i. ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
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 7.1
 22K
Caprica (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set 58 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families - the Graystones and the Adamas - as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant world of the peaceful 12 Colonies, living in a society close to our own. Entangled in the ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, outer space, sacrifice, androids and robots, family life, alien planet, man versus machine, danger, escapades, computer genius, fate of humanity, deadly ...
Time: future
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South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Some of the boys in South Park elementary find themselves on a balloon ride to an imaginary land. At arrival they're faced with an unimaginably threat.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, funny, satirical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adult humor, imagination, wager, bet, trap, mayor, monster, parody, anti heroes, chaos and mayhem, suicide mission, danger ...
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 6.3
 223K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world domination, double agent, memory loss, future dystopia, suspicion, false memory, cyberpunk, mars, betrayal, resistance fighter, secret agent, gatling gun ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london
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 7.2
 89K
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: clever, talky, semi serious, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: therapy, wish come true, novelist, dream, looking for love, romance, dog, writer's life, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, imaginary friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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