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, stylized, exciting, futuristic, thought provoking and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with virtual reality, technology, cyberpunk, danger, artificial intelligence, computer, alternate reality, rivalry, existentialism and dialogue plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as virtual reality: Ready Player One (2018), Reverie (2018), Upload (2020), Inception (2010), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Sword Art Online (2012), The Matrix (1999), TRON (1982), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), TRON: Uprising (2012).

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: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, teenage boy, quest, teenage protagonist, friendship, adventure, teamwork, virtuality, love, teenage hero ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, 21st century, near future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 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
Plot: virtual reality, subconscious, psychology, technology, strong female character, murder, family problems, computer program, supportive coworker, help, imagination, family relations ...
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 8.0
 42K
Upload (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 296 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: futuristic, romantic, humorous, light
Plot: virtual reality, hi-tech, life after death, love and romance, uncover truth, afterlife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, technology, virtual world, murder, love interest, mysterious death ...
Time: 2030s, near future, 2020s, future
Place: brooklyn new york city
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 8.8
 2.1M
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, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, teamwork, life philosophy, manipulations, haunted by the past, existentialism, perfect crime, fictional reality ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
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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, atmospheric, twist ending, futuristic ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, uncover truth, alternate reality, protagonist as suspect, danger, cyberpunk, time travel ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
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, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, survival, danger, swords and armor, monster, master warrior, determination, warrior, trapped, rivalry, struggle ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 8.7
 1.7M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyberpunk, distopia, hacker, chosen one, philosophy, alternate reality, man versus machine, save the world, virtual reality, existentialism ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.8
 115K
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: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, alternate reality, cyberspace, fighting the system, heroes, programmer, oppression, corporate world, computer game, adventure, video game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, pentagon
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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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, post apocalypse, man versus machine, alternate reality, virtual reality, chosen one, save the world, mind control, precognition, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, distant future, year 2003 ...
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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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: rebellion, virtual reality, cyberspace, adventure, heroic, danger, man versus machine, fictional reality, heroes, escapades, leader, computer system ...
Time: 2010s
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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: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, alternate reality, freedom, chosen one, warrior, precognition, virtual reality, save the world, post apocalypse, resistance ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century, distant future
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 7.5
 27K
Summer Wars (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
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, exciting, semi serious, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, technology gone awry, artificial intelligence, chaos, code breaking, satellite, code, family relations, save the world, computer, teenage life, hacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
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 8.0
 145K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, investigation, murder, resistance fighter, virtual reality, twists & turns, adventure, artificial intelligence, female nudity, consciousness, multiple storylines, danger ...
Time: distant future, future
Place: san francisco
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 6.8
 95K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada
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, futuristic, psychological, tense, surreal ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, escape from reality, video game, distopia, cyberspace, technology gone awry, computers and web, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, danger, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future
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 6.1
 11K
Brainscan (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, rough, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, murder, video game, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, danger, crimes, technophobia, hypnosis, deadly, trance, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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 6.3
 96K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: surreal, psychological, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, virtual reality, psychiatrist, drowning, schizophrenia, race against time, swat, graphic violence, woman in danger, surrealism, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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 6.3
 14K
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: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: virtual reality, computer, time, medicine, experiment, memory, corruption, australian, father daughter relationship, coma, chase, computer program ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 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, clever, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, cyberspace, fictional reality, alternate reality, secret movement, magic, rpg, rivalry, computers and web, sword fight, mind game, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.8
 6K
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, not serious ...
Plot: virtual reality, game, magic, monster, war, super powers, video game, master servant relationship, computer, adventure, battles, teamwork ...
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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, scary, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberspace, virtual reality, cyberpunk, technology, experiment gone awry, mentally challenged, vengeance, technology gone awry, a.i., misfit, inventions and discoveries, man versus machine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: washington d.c.
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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: sword fight, virtual reality, game, battles, battle, death, sword, danger, deadly, adventure, partners, justice ...
Time: near future, future
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 252K
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, enigmatic, surreal, philosophical, twist ending ...
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, love triangle, disfigurement, love, virtual reality, tragic love, lost love, nightmare, disfigured face, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: thought provoking, surreal, cerebral, semi serious, meditative ...
Plot: loneliness, escape from reality, computers and web, computer system, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, distopia, uncover truth, future dystopia, society, computer ...
Time: future
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 7.2
 2K
Accel World (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A short, overweight student uses the Neuro Link, an evolution of the Nerve Gear, to escape himself from the reality. But his skills in the virtual world brings him to the attention of Kuroyukihime, a popular student who introduces him to the Brain ...
Style: exciting, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, virtual world, friendship, competition, technology, school life, tournament, school, grownups, fight, computer game, bullying ...
Time: future
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Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, So I'll Max Out My Defense (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Honjou Kaede is invited by her friend Shiramine Risa to play a virtual reality MMO game with her. While Kaede doesn't dislike games, what she really, truly dislikes is being in pain. She creates a character named Maple, and decides to put all ...
Style: light, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: video game, friends, female protagonist, competition, virtual world, virtual reality, girl, friend, survival, pain
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The Matrix 4 (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: The fourth installment in The Matrix franchise. Plot unknown.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, intellectual ...
Plot: heroes, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, distopia, dream world, fight, computer, philosophy, messiah, kung fu, cyberpunk, characters in danger ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Let's Be Evil (2016)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman enters an underground bunker where gifted children use augmented reality technology to wreak havoc.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: virtual reality, children, killer child, childhood trauma, artificial intelligence, student, little girl, childhood memory, trapped in a building, childhood flashback, evil child, woman in danger ...
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 7.4
 72K
The Animatrix (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, save the world, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, alternate reality, hacker, danger, a.i., androids and robots, cyberspace, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
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Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 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, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, computer cracker, danger, heroic mission, race against time, cyberspace, virtual reality, technophobia, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, near future, 2020s
Place: beijing china
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How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: When it comes to the fantasy MMORPG Cross Reverie, none can match the power of the Demon King Diablo. Possessing the game's rarest artifacts and an unrivaled player level, he overpowers all foolish enough to confront him. But despite his ...
Style: ecchi, feel good, entertaining, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: harem, magic, adventure, demon, adventure hero, magical, gamer, virtual world, virtual reality, fight, heroes, quest ...
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