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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, suspenseful and cerebral films and TV shows about / with fictional reality, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, surrealism, imagination, rivalry, friendship, imaginary and danger plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as fictional reality: Inglourious Basterds (2009), A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Truman Show (1998), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Inception (2010), District 9 (2009), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), The Fall (2006), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), TRON: Uprising (2012).
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Life Is Beautiful
Comedy, Drama, War
Italy
116 min.
 8.6
The Truman Show
Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
103 min.
 8.1
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Transcendence
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
UK, China, USA
119 min.
 6.3
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA, UK
114 min.
 7.3

List of fictional reality movies

Inglourious Basterds
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: tense, dark humor, suspense, entertaining, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, german, heroic mission, assassination, hitler, working undercover, dynamite, plan gone awry, fictional reality, loss of family member, murder of family ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, europe, paris france
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A Beautiful Mind
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: factual, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mathematics, paranoia, genius, paranoid schizophrenia, mathematician, mental illness, prodigy, insanity, obsession, fighting illness, fictional reality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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 8.1
 796K
The Truman Show
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: surreal, touching, philosophical, thought provoking, satirical ...
Plot: freedom, fictional reality show, voyeurism, brainwashing, alternate reality, self discovery, fictional reality, loneliness, showbiz, television, paranoia, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future, 1990s
Place: usa, florida
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Life Is Beautiful
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: tragicomedy, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, protecting from truth, father son relationship, courage, optimism, protective parent, survival, fascism, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, poland, tuscany
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 8.8
 1.7M
Inception
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic ...
Plot: dreams, alternate reality, teamwork, neo noir, virtual reality, existentialism, redemption, philosophy, hi-tech, memory, heist, psychological manipulation ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 7.9
 588K
District 9
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: bleak, tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, segregation, transformation, genetics, violence, chase, racism, human nature, gory, aliens, alien invasion, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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Stranger Than Fiction
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: clever, surreal, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: literature, death, destiny, love, professor, schizophrenia, writer's life, postmodernism, dying, existentialism, storytelling, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.9
 99K
The Fall
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: surreal, stylized, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hospital, friendship, imagination, storytelling, adventure, sacrifice, suicide attempt, childhood, revenge, suicide, surrealism, fantasy world ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, istanbul turkey, india, taj mahal
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The Adjustment Bureau
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: suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, politics, supernatural, teleportation, chase, fall in love, senator, politician, love story, dystopic future, dancer ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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TRON: Uprising
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: a.i., adventure, technology gone awry, escapades, imaginary, man versus machine, family, teaching the ways of the world, virtual reality, rebellion, computers and web, danger ...
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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: scenic, inspirational, feel good, motivational, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, travel, self discovery, obsessive quest, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, life philosophy, adventurer, journal, escape from reality, social awkwardness, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, himalaya, greenland
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Sword Art Online
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: master warrior, adventure, man versus machine, survival, sword fight, danger, computers and web, escapades, virtual reality, heroes, investigation, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
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 7.7
 155K
Battle Royale
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, dark humor, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: island, gory, survival, cult, death, teacher, innocence lost, adolescence, gunfight, violence, brutality, school ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.2
 5K
Clone High
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: humorous, semi serious, clever, offbeat, cliffhanger
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, americana, imaginary, youth, folk hero, head of state, changing the past or future, teachers and students, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.5
 269K
Total Recall
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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, cyberpunk, memory loss, memory, space travel, violence, conspiracy, chase, rebellion, good versus evil, outer space, alien ...
Time: future, 80s, 21st century
Place: mine
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Heavenly Creatures
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, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, crime, friendship, lesbian, adolescence, insanity, fantasy world, coming of age, surrealism, friends, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: new zealand, australia
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 7.8
 58K
Open Your Eyes
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: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mystery, virtual reality, psychiatrist, memory loss, paranoia, dreams, surrealism, love triangle, cyberpunk, memory, neo noir, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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Ghost in the Shell
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, philosophical, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, philosophy, violence, existentialism, conspiracy, a.i., cyborgs, technology, storytelling, androids and robots, urban ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
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: save the day, vigilantism, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, superhero, master villain, partners against crime, daring rescue, fighting crime, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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A Scanner Darkly
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: surreal, stylized, clever, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: drug abuse, surveillance, addiction, schizophrenia, cyberpunk, drug addiction, drugs, undercover cop, paranoia, surrealism, existentialism, undercover ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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The Science of Sleep
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, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: imagination, romance, love, dreams, art, artist, surrealism, childhood, male nudity, schizophrenia, memory, alternate reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, europe, france, latin america, paris france ...
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 7.7
 57K
Paprika
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: dreams, mental illness, surveillance, guilt, surrealism, paranoia, alter ego, amateur detective, male nudity, imagination, investigation, storytelling ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Lost in Austen
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, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, romance, prejudice, marriage, period piece, verbal byplay, parents and children, social differences, british, destiny, countryside, parallel world ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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 6.8
 288K
TRON: Legacy
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, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, chase, motorcycle, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, transformation, virtual reality, alternate reality, teleportation, father son relationship, betrayal, a.i. ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s
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 7.1
 22K
Caprica
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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, family life, a.i., androids and robots, space and aliens, danger, deadly, robot, artificial intelligence, imaginary, man versus machine, future dystopia ...
Time: future
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South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy
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, funny, offbeat, satirical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parody, anti heroes, islam, chaos and mayhem, violence, violent, danger, pornography, sarcasm, vengeance, storytelling, censorship ...
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 6.3
 223K
Total Recall
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, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, betrayal, memory loss, car chase, cyberpunk, robot, secret agents, technology, fight scenes, murder, outer space, memory ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london
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 7.2
 89K
Ruby Sparks
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, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, loneliness, writing, psychiatrist, writer's life, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, writers, relationships, love story, dreams, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: a.i., urban, androids and robots, special agents, mind game, uncover truth, future dystopia, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, danger, imaginary, terrorism ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.3
 4K
Code Lyoko
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Code Lyoko centers on four children who travel to the virtual world of Lyoko to battle against a sentient artificial intelligence named XANA, with a virtual human called Aelita.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: a.i., adventure, young heroes, man versus machine, parallel world, save the world, computers and web, technology gone awry, escapades, heroes, imaginary, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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8.0
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virtual reality
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real world
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Inception 2010
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escape from reality
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Alice in Wonderland 2010
6.5
I Kill Giants 2017
6.2
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013
7.3
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7.0
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imaginary character
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8.8
Black Swan 2010
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cyberpunk
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6.3
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hallucinations
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Black Swan 2010
8.0
Vanilla Sky 2001
6.9
Twin Peaks 1990
8.8
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
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false memory
false memory movies
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7.8
Total Recall 1990
7.5
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