Virtual reality movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant virtual reality movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, exciting, intellectual and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with virtual reality, alternate reality, technology, cyberpunk, danger, chase, artificial intelligence, computer, rivalry and violence plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, Japan, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as virtual reality: Ready Player One (2018), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Matrix (1999), Reverie (2018), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Free Guy (2021), Upload (2020), TRON (1982), Inception (2010).

List of virtual reality movies

Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, love, teenage boy, teenage hero, virtuality, quest, teamwork, adventure, geek, friendship ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, 80s, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, twist ending, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: virtual reality, alternate reality, cyberpunk, cyberspace, parallel world, time travel, computer system, technology gone awry, deception, parallel universe, dystopic future, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 90s, 1930s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.7
 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, mind bending, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, alternate reality, virtual reality, philosophy, martial arts, hacker, post apocalypse, existentialism, gunfight, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, near future, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.5
 4K
Reverie (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
Style: captivating, exciting, thought provoking, enigmatic, psychological thriller
Plot: virtual reality, subconscious, psychology, murder, strong female character, family problems, supportive coworker, computer program, help, artificial intelligence, technology, family relations ...
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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has ...
Style: philosophical, saga, futuristic, exciting, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, post apocalypse, future dystopia, chosen one, alternate reality, man versus machine, prophecy, oracle, rebel, fight ...
Time: future, distant future, year 2003, 23rd century, 2000s ...
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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: futuristic, exciting, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, distopia, virtual reality, alternate reality, chosen one, post apocalypse, man versus machine, warrior, freedom, technology gone awry, save the world ...
Time: future, distant future, 23rd century, 2000s, near future ...
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 7.1
 354K
Free Guy (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A bank teller realizes he's a background character in an open world action game.
Style: humorous, feel good, heroic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, video game, game, gamer, heroes, internet, changing lives, programmer, code, bank teller, bank robbery, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo
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 7.9
 65K
Upload (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In the future where humans are able to “upload” themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife, Nathan meets his early death and is greeted by Nora in his version of heaven. Follow the two as Nathan grows accustomed to life away from his ...
Style: humorous, romantic, futuristic, light, intellectual ...
Plot: virtual reality, life after death, hi-tech, afterlife, virtual world, looking for sex, uncover truth, love interest, love and romance, murder, betrayal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: near future, 2030s, future, 2020s
Place: brooklyn new york city
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 6.7
 121K
TRON (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is "digitalized" by a laser and finds himself inside The Grid, where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program. With the help of TRON, a ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, surreal, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, computer, cyberspace, hacker, artificial intelligence, alternate reality, distopia, video game, computer game, computer hacker, adventure ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: los angeles, pentagon
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 8.8
 2.3M
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, surreal, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, mind control, existentialism, parallel world, teamwork, fictional reality, dream, memory, philosophy, sleeping ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, tokyo, africa ...
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 6.8
 100K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychological, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, alternate reality, distopia, video game, cyberspace, escape from reality, hacker, body horror, dystopic future, technology gone awry, game ...
Time: future, near future
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Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, cyborgs, heroic mission, hacking, computer cracker, cyberspace, a.i., distopia ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2000s, 2020s
Place: japan, beijing china
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Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: exciting, stylized, touching, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, virtual reality, determination, master warrior, monster, survival, trapped, sword fight, swords and armor, computers and web, struggle, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
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TRON: Uprising (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, heroic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cyberspace, virtual reality, rebellion, computer system, adventure, a.i., man versus machine, fictional reality, heroes, escapades, leader, technology gone awry ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.2
 16K
OtherLife (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ren Amari is the driven inventor of a revolutionary new drug. OtherLIfe expands the brain's sense of time and creates virtual reality directly in the user's mind. With OtherLife, mere seconds in real life feel like hours or days of ...
Style: suspense, tense, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: virtual reality, computer, prison, time, memory, coma, corruption, medicine, experiment, computer program, father daughter relationship, chase ...
Time: future
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 7.4
 29K
Summer Wars (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time out hanging out in the all-powerful online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, artificial intelligence, code breaking, computer, technology gone awry, chaos, teenage love, teenage life, hacker, code, family relations, satellite ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
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 7.1
 72K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspense, cerebral, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, murder, violence, conspiracy, distopia, rape, white male black female relationship, haunted by the past, uncover truth, police brutality, law enforcement ...
Time: future, year 1999, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.
Style: futuristic, suspense, scary, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyberspace, virtual reality, technology, man versus machine, vengeance, computer, experiment gone awry, mentally challenged, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: washington d.c.
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 7.7
 9K
Overlord (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 2138, virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, one player named Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as "the most ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, stylized, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, game, magic, super powers, master servant relationship, war, computer, adventure, battles, monster, teamwork ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 165K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, investigation, murder, consciousness, virtual reality, resistance fighter, body swapping, female nudity, adventure, multiple storylines, doppelganger ...
Time: distant future, future
Place: san francisco
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 7.6
 4K
Log Horizon (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, talky, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, cyberspace, secret movement, sword fight, magic, fictional reality, alternate reality, trapped, alternate world, survival, rivalry, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.8
 335K
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: futuristic, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, heroic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, dystopic future, cyberspace, virtual reality, computer program, adventure, computers and web, alternate reality, chase, fictional reality, disappearance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
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 5.7
 238K
The Matrix 4 (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The fourth installment in The Matrix franchise. Plot unknown.
Style: suspense, intellectual, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: virtual reality, distopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, future dystopia, heroes, man versus machine, chase, computer, dream world, helicopter, fighting the system ...
Time: future
Place: usa, san francisco, paris france, tokyo
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Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: People everywhere were enjoying a new game called Ordinal Scale, an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, a new wearable console designed for AR (augmented reality) gaming. But, the players had no idea that a nightmare from the virtual world ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, futuristic, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, sword fight, game, battles, death, artificial intelligence, rivalry, friendship, justice, partners, adventure, youth ...
Time: near future, future
Place: japan
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 5.5
 30K
Virtuosity (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can ...
Style: exciting, suspense, sexy, futuristic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, cyborgs, serial killer, artificial intelligence, computer, androids, dystopic future, good versus evil, law enforcement, killer, prison ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 1.2M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: alien, culture clash, adventure, space and aliens, fantasy world, creature, alien planet, space travel, mysterious planet, human nature, beautiful scenery, expedition ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 6.9
 264K
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surrealism, disfigurement, hallucination, love, love triangle, virtual reality, obsession, disfigured face, alternate reality, psychology, lost love, tragic love ...
Time: 22nd century, future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 12K
Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: meditative, suspenseful, intense, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: virtual reality, memory, cyberpunk, imagination, conspiracy, transformation, experiment gone awry, uncover truth, future dystopia, mad scientist, rebellion, technology ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco, rio de janeiro ...
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Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 29-year-old programmer Suzuki Ichirou finds himself transported into a fantasy RPG. Within the game, he's a 15-year-old named Satou. At first he thinks he's dreaming, but his experiences seem very real. Due to a powerful ability he ...
Style: colourful, humorous, light, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: harem, parallel world, friends, magical, computer game, heroes, reincarnation, obsessive quest, magic, virtual reality, demon, racial discrimination ...
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 5.5
 2K
Black Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.
Style: tense, mind bending, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, suicidal, double suicide, mind game, manipulation, lifestyle, youth, escapades, escape from reality, rivalry, mysterious character, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, south of france
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