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"What Is Reality?" (A List of Films)

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The list author says: "I've always had a soft spot for films where the protagonists discover (or question) that the world they live in isn't the "real" reality, and proceed to escape. I also enjoy the trip of experiencing the world of a character who can't tell hallucination from reality."
The Matrix [DVD] (1999)
The Matrix [DVD] (1999)
"Starting out with an obvious example of "hero escapes to reality"."
Videodrome (The Criterion Collection)
Videodrome (The Criterion Collection)
"One of my all-time favorites. "I am the video word made flesh.""
Existenz [IMPORT]
Existenz [IMPORT]
"Virtual reality bio-technology created with mutant amphibian eggs... *Cronenberg fans: get your hands on this Canadian DVD if you can, it has multiple audio commentaries & a documentary. The American DVD is bare-bones.*"
They Live
They Live
"John Carpenter's wickedly satirical Reagan-era sci-fi action thriller."
A Scanner Darkly (Widescreen)
A Scanner Darkly (Widescreen)
Total Recall (1990)
Total Recall (1990)
"Memory implants and wonderfully gratuitous violence."
Dark City (Director's Cut)
Dark City (Director's Cut)
The Thirteenth Floor
The Thirteenth Floor
The Quiet Earth
The Quiet Earth
"Unique twist on "last man on earth" scenario."
X - The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
X - The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
"A doctor develops x-ray eyedrops that eventually drive him mad when he sees what lies at "the center of the universe"."
From Beyond (Unrated Director's Cut)
From Beyond (Unrated Director's Cut)
"Campy Lovecraftian cosmic horror. Especially recommend to fans of the pineal gland."
12 Monkeys (Special Edition)
12 Monkeys (Special Edition)
Blade Runner (Four-Disc Collector's Edition)
Blade Runner (Four-Disc Collector's Edition)
The Truman Show (Special Collector's Edition)
The Truman Show (Special Collector's Edition)
""We accept the reality with which we're presented." Excellent film."
THX 1138 (Two-Disc Director's Cut  Special Edition)
THX 1138 (Two-Disc Director's Cut Special Edition)
Logan's Run
Logan's Run
Parts: The Clonus Horror
Parts: The Clonus Horror
"Underrated low-budget 70's sci-fi flick. Plotline ripped off for Michael Bay's 'The Island'."
The Island
The Island
"Speak of the devil! Easily the least cerebral film on this list"
Robert Anton Wilson - Maybe Logic
Robert Anton Wilson - Maybe Logic
"Documentary/overview of this mind-bending author."