Metafiction movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant metafiction movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out metafiction, clever, humorous, funny, talky and realistic films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, adaptation, creativity, transformation, pornography and greed plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
metafiction movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as metafiction: Bergman Island (2021), The Final Girls (2015), Hammett (1982), Scream (1996), Adaptation. (2002), Polar (2022), Ferpect Crime (2004), Max, Sally and the Magic Phone (2001), Hook (1991), High Anxiety (1977).

List of metafiction movies

Bergman Island (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An English-German filmmaking couple retreat to Fårö for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Ingmar Bergman. As the summer and their screenplays advance, the lines between ...
Style: art house, psychological, disturbing, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: couples, screenwriter, island, creativity, women, nature, inspiration, couple relations, escape from reality, director, relationships, woman ...
Place: sweden
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The Final Girls (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.
Style: slasher, parody, humorous, scary, bloody ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, serial killer, summer camp, camp counselor, virginity, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, survival, camp, satire, characters murdered one by one, scream queen ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1987, year 1957
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Hammett (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "This is an entirely imaginary story about the writer Dashiell Hammett, who... in the words of one of his most gifted contemporaries... helped get murder out of the vicar's rose garden and back to the people who are really good at it. The ...
Style: neo noir, noir, metafiction, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: writers, femme fatale, blackmail, murder, prostitute, private detective, private investigator, investigation, porn actress, missing person, historical figure, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, bloody, parody ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, date night
Plot: serial killer, high school, teenager, small town, psychopath, murder, masked killer, twists and turns, suspense, woman in danger, teenage life, violent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: philosophical, psychological, mind bending, satirical, absurd ...
Plot: twins, twists and turns, loneliness, filmmaking, writers, mentally unstable, depression, existentialism, obsession, loser, writer's block, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: florida, new york, new orleans, california, usa
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Polar (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Spain
Story: MG, a policewoman who has been expelled from the Corps due to the problems with alcohol and drugs that she has had since the loss of her son, receives a call from a man asking her to look for Macarena Gómez, a popular TV actress.
Style: metafiction
Plot: police, ex-cop, female nudity, male nudity
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Ferpect Crime (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A playboy has the tables turned on him when he finds himself being used as a plaything by an undesirable woman in this black comedy from Spain.
Style: humorous, surreal, funny, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: murder, store, satire, ambition, rivalry, suspense, character study, salesman, dangerous attraction, couples, blackmail, job promotion ...
Place: spain, madrid
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Max, Sally and the Magic Phone (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Max and Sally, the heroes of popular Czech animated series are leaving the TV in order to become a regular boy and girl.
Style: metafiction, psychotronic, urban fantasy
Plot: missing wife, fictitious kingdom, noblewoman, police officer, director, nanny, doppelganger, man dressed as woman, neanderthal, great wall of china, family relations, replacement ...
Place: central europe
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Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, sweet, humorous, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, pirate, kidnapping, magic, children, fairy, good versus evil, rescue, fantasy world, peter pan, destiny, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, big ben london, england, fictional island
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High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: parody, funny, absurd, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: satire, murder, farce, false accusation, medical, hotel, elevator, screwball, mentor, lone hero, suspense, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
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History of the World: Part I (1981)
Genre: Comedy, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, spanish inquisition, satire, torture, revolution, farce, ancient, jesus, jewish, irreverent, transformation, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century, 1st century, prehistory, future, 16th century ...
Place: rome italy, france, ancient greece, europe, spain
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Fedora (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An ambitious Hollywood hustler becomes involved with a reclusive female star whom he tries to lure out of retirement.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, cynical, tense ...
Plot: mother daughter estrangement, filmmaking, hollywood, actor, love, twists and turns, girl, gay slur, mother daughter conflict, couple relations, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1947
Place: california, usa, paris france, santa monica california
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Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after ...
Style: surreal, art house, experimental, cerebral, philosophical ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, fantasy world, mythology, deal with the devil, stop motion, devil, supernatural ability, dark humor, childhood, death, trippy ...
Place: prague, tokyo, europe, central europe
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality.
Style: surreal, sex comedy, parody, funny, absurd ...
Audience: adult
Plot: zoophilia, satire, sex, mad scientist, surrealism, doctors, sex scene, bestiality, farce, sheep, transsexuality, looking for sex ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
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Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, stylized, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, misfit, drug addiction, friendship, director, character study, actress, lgbtq, transvestism, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a lawyer shows up at the vampire's doorstep, he falls prey to his charms and joins him in his search for fresh blood. Enter Dr. van Helsing, who may be the only one able to vanquish the count.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, gothic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dracula, vampire, supernatural, love, vampire bite, satire, stupidity, goofy hero, hypnosis, save the day, heroic mission, deadly creature ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, victorian era, 1890s
Place: europe, england, transylvania, romania, london
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Clue (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss ...
Style: surprise ending, parody, funny, humorous, mind bending ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: murder, butler, whodunit, investigation, multiple suspects, twists and turns, mansion, murder mystery, mystery killer, maid, blackmail, mind game ...
Time: year 1954, 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new england
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The Cheap Detective (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress, the ...
Style: parody, funny, humorous, sexy, talky ...
Plot: private detective, world war two, nazi, murder, law enforcement, femme fatale, death, adaptation, fantasy world, corruption, farce, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1939, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, factual, light, intense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rising to stardom, hollywood, childhood, actor's life, mccarthyism, filmmaking, depression, honest, genius, unlikely friendships, exile, filmmaker ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: london, los angeles, england, california, switzerland
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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.
Style: parody, absurd, funny, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: airplane, disaster, space travel, catastrophe, airport, air disaster, stewardess, satire, aviation, farce, space, fantasy world ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, near future
Place: houston texas, tokyo, texas, moscow russia
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Dinner for Adele (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing against his greatest enemy - the Gardener, who supposedly died ...
Style: surreal, parody, ambiguous ending, campy, metafiction ...
Plot: private investigator, swamp, coworker relationship, dual role, kidnapping, criminal, jungle, hotel room, old man, dual identity, police detective, laser gun ...
Time: 20th century
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, central europe
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Actors (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Les Acteurs is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, surreal ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, film industry, actress, actor, television, jazz, midlife crisis, motorcycle accident ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Little Witch on a Broomstick (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Your mum is a Witch, be careful what You play with
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, magical power, parents and children, wizards and magicians, young heroes, youth, supernatural power, mother daughter relationship, magic, female protagonist, aunt niece relationship, megalomaniac ...
Place: central europe
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Choking Hazard (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When self-help guru Dr. Reinis (Jaroslav Dusek) led his students on a retreat to ponder the meaning of life, he had no intention of leading them all to their doom. But when gut-munching zombie woodsmen emerge, the group finds itself locked in mortal ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, rough, semi serious, campy ...
Plot: zombie, forest, supernatural, survival, silly humor, deadly creature, isolation, wilderness, hotel, suspense, strong violent content, mountain ...
Time: 21st century
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The Girl (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Director Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock’s leading ladies were cool, beautiful and preferably blonde. One such actress was Tippi Hedren, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: adult
Plot: sexual harassment, actor's life, obsession, filmmaking, prodigy, artists and showbiz, infatuation, starlet, dream girl, movie star, older man younger woman relationship, passion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
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Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! Teen Titans GO! to the Movies finds our egocentric, wildly satirical superheroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and ...
Style: semi serious, entertaining, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: superhero, villain, time travel, superman character, batman, heroes, giant, supernatural power, female humanoid alien, robot, movie theatre, movie business ...
Time: 2010s
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My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, melancholic, factual, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: historical figure, fame, love, hollywood, actress, actor's life, movie star, ambition, cultural icon, women, depression, celebrity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, london, california, europe
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: tricky, suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suspense, showbiz, obsession, hollywood, manipulation, secrets, investigation, twists and turns, couple relations, love and romance, talented, artists and showbiz ...
Time: year 1959, 1940s, 50s, 60s, year 1944 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Producers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Style: humorous, light, lyrical, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: showbiz, theater, farce, sex maniac, audition, eccentricity, broadway, transvestism, dancing, cons and scams, mentor, jewish ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, london, sweden, buenos aires argentina ...
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The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: thought provoking, philosophical, psychological, surreal, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: freedom, self discovery, video surveillance, small town, fictional reality show, hidden camera, alternate reality, loneliness, morality, fictional reality, god complex, utopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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