Reality versus fantasy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant reality versus fantasy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, weird, serious, cult film, realistic and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with reality versus fantasy, reality vs fantasy, nightmare, dialogue, suspense, nude, storytelling, husband wife relationship, insanity and telephone call plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as reality versus fantasy: Don't Worry Darling (2022), Invisible Eyes (2009), Feathers in My Head (2003), The Inseminator (2014), King of Hearts (1966), Neverwas (2005), Delirious (1991), Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (2021), Mazes and Monsters (1982), Thelma (2017).

List of reality versus fantasy movies

Don't Worry Darling (2022)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alice and Jack are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, ...
Style: psychological, serious, futuristic, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: housewife, oral sex, suspense, husband wife sex, feminism, women, bus, corruption, cult, post war, social satire, woman ...
Time: 50s, 2020s
Place: california
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The Film Crew: Wild Women of Wongo (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: What if there was a primitive island tribe where all the women were gorgeous and all the men were nasty-looking uggos? Might Mother Nature fix this by creating a tribe on a nearby island where all the men are hunks, and the women are brutes? You’d ...
Plot: satire, reality versus fantasy, breaking the fourth wall, reality vs fantasy, map, lunch
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Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Haunted by disturbing dreams from an inherited book, a young man becomes interested in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
Plot: suspense, professor, writers, reality versus fantasy, reality vs fantasy, inheritance, nightmare, occult, dream, monster, h.p. lovecraft, necronomicon ...
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The Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre) (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Nutcracker is Mikhail Baryshnikov's breathtaking and critcally acclaimed Emmy nominated production. The thisspectacular performance is danced by the magnificent team of Baryshnikov, one of the greatest classical dancers of the century, and ...
Style: light, sweet
Plot: christmas, dancing, ballet, dance performance, classical music, reality vs fantasy, toys, nutcracker, reality versus fantasy, prince, celebration, snow ...
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Invisible Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After a glamorous career as a successful model, Gaby must start a new life, away from the catwalk and the limelight. But she cannot bring herself to accept that the peak of her career is now behind her. In an effort to lift her spirits, Dan, her ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: fashion model, reality vs fantasy, imagination, reality versus fantasy, self delusion, screenwriter, memory, invisibility, illusion, insanity, magical ring, first love ...
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Feathers in My Head (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jean-Pierre (Francis Renaud) and his wife Blanche (Sophie Museur) live a quiet but happy life in their small Belgian town. But their world is shattered when their young son goes missing. In the aftermath of the family tragedy, the couple's own ...
Style: psychological, touching, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: coming of age, reality vs fantasy, female nudity, loss of child, hallucination, insanity, sex scene, mother son relationship, incest, nature, reality versus fantasy, standing sex ...
Place: france, europe
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The Inseminator (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Boi leads an isolated life on a mountain with his unwed daughter and his mentally disabled son Maize. Feeling death approach, he becomes obsessed with the continuation of the family line and he resolves to find his son a wife. After numerous intense ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: sex education, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, dream, father daughter relationship, family problems, unfulfilled love, parents and children, family relations, social problems, looking for love, heir ...
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King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.
Style: political, humorous, unusual plot structure, feel good, affectionate ...
Plot: world war one, war, anti war, mental illness, insanity, french, psychopath, small town, soldier, hospital, crazy, mental disorder ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 18th century
Place: france, germany
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Neverwas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zach Riley (Aaron Eckhart) is a psychiatrist, who leaves a job at a prestigious university, to take up a job at the privately run mental institution, 'Millwood'. What he doesnt reveal at the time of his appointment is that this was the ...
Style: psychological, serious, fairy tale, whimsical
Plot: psychiatrist, novelist, father son relationship, secret, reality vs fantasy, mental institution, paranoia, death of father, alternate reality, writers, writer's life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new england
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Delirious (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.
Style: funny, humorous, sexy, parody, stylized ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: writers, hospital, alternate reality, fantasy world, immortality, indians, sexualized violence, loneliness, dark hero, revenge, farce, twists and turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio, africa, new york
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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap, and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding are the three episodes, told in three movements to depict three female characters and trace the trajectories between their choices and ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, cult film, weird ...
Plot: love triangle, women, lesbian, lgbt, coincidence, encounter, suspense, revenge, female protagonist, change of luck, relationship problems, destiny ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Mazes and Monsters (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film was the pinnacle of anti-D&D fearmongering. Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his four college classmates decide to move the board game into the local cavern. Robbie loses his mind, and ...
Style: bleak, dark fantasy, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world trade center manhattan new york city, delusion, sword and sorcery, role playing, two worlds meeting, sword, mentally unstable, college, disappearance, delusional man, psychosis, depression ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The fictional world of Royston Vasey is facing apocalypse and the only way to avert disaster is for our nightmarish cast of characters to find a way into the real world and confront their creators. From present day Soho to the fictional film world ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, witty, humorous, futuristic ...
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, farce, parallel world, village life, end of the world, husband wife relationship, parallel universe, breaking the fourth wall, fictional city, home invasion, alternate dimension ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Thelma (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, psychological, twisted, art house ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, university, lesbian love, teenage girl, healing power, lesbian attraction, epilepsy, supernatural power, suspense, female student, bird ...
Time: year 2016, 2010s, 21st century
Place: scandinavia, oslo norway, eastern europe, sweden
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, psychological, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: hallucination, drugs, surrealism, addiction, drug addiction, drug addict, cockroach, insect, homosexuality, drug abuse, giant insect, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, new york, canada, north africa
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Lazare (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A team of French-Brazilian actors goes to Bucharest in Romania to shoot a film at a lower cost. But the Romanian technical team secretly shoot their own film.
Style: psychotronic, avant garde, stylized, experimental, sensual ...
Plot: lgbt, movie actress, filmmaking, backstage, conspiracy, paranoia, schizophrenia, ambitious man, hitman, dancing, drug abuse, bisexual ...
Place: europe, romania
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Raising Arizona (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...
Style: surreal, witty, humorous, funny, road movie ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, baby, screwball, satire, robbery, cult, parenthood, policewoman, crime gone awry, blackmail, ex convict, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
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Mr. Holmes (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, ...
Style: clever, enigmatic, meditative, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, aging, private detective, death, elderly, uncover truth, character study, one last case, haunted by the past, who done it, police investigation, memory ...
Time: 1940s, future, 1910s, year 1947
Place: england, japan, london, europe, asia ...
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Quantum Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A family man's encounter with a beautiful woman develops into a mutual fascination.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: sex scene, fall in love, nightclub, love and romance, unfulfillment, husband wife relationship, divorce, mother daughter relationship, love triangle, love, hotel, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, london, europe, paris france
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Blind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home—a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. After a while, Ingrid starts to feel the presence of her husband in the flat when he is ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, art house ...
Audience: adult
Plot: voyeur, husband wife relationship, female nudity, blind woman, fetish, blindness, imagination, female masturbation, loneliness, reality vs fantasy, losing-it hero, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: scandinavia, norway, europe, oslo norway
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The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, ghost, supernatural, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, murder, doctors and patients, twists and turns, brutality, confined, suspense ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 21st century
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: twists and turns, investigation, mental illness, insanity, suspense, plot twist, psychology, paranoia, psychiatrist, mental institution, memory, isolation ...
Time: year 1954, 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Dark Matter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Liu Xing a brilliant Chinese student, arrives at University and makes the transition into American life with the help of Joanna Silver. Xing joins a cosmology group working to create a model of the origins of the universe. He is obsessed with the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: university, american dream, injustice, politics, student life, serial killer, immigrants, misfit, college life, inventions and discoveries, college, male female relationship ...
Place: shanghai, beijing china
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Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adoption, orphan, father son relationship, imagination, friendship, parenthood, youth, alien, mars, writers, eccentricity, children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
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A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: manly, date night
Plot: small town, self defense, revenge, sex scene, robbery, attempted robbery, mafia, twists and turns, organized crime, gangsters, nude, violent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: indiana, canada, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, sad, touching, tear jerker, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, childhood, imagination, escape from reality, classmate, loneliness, magical, friends, fantasy world, school, children, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century
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Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental disorder, suspense, murder mystery, psychology, investigation, murderer, murder, stranded, twists and turns, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, scenic, tense, stylized, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: travel, island, adventurer, utopia, obsessive quest, exotic island, beach, drugs, tourist, marijuana, desire, secret place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
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Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: surreal, psychological, neo noir, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: twists and turns, hollywood, showbiz, murder, screenwriter, dark humor, neighbor, surrealism, serial killer, insanity, new job, film industry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, new york state
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man who completes compiling a dossier on a mysterious billionaire begins to get the feeling that he is becoming the victim of a conspiracy.
Plot: conspiracy, reality versus fantasy, american, cruise, witness, escape, yacht, guard dog, journal, helicopter, suspicion, castle ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, mediterranean sea, swiss alps
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