Notable Reality-Benders

Films in which the parameters of the medium are exploited to create or suggest a false reality either for the characters or the viewer or both. This false reality is defined by its ultimate unveiling. Which is to say: SPOILER WARNING! Further analysis and categorisation here: nzh.tw/10829148

  • Fight Club
  • The Matrix
  • Total Recall
  • eXistenZ
  • The Thirteenth Floor
  • Dark City
  • Open Your Eyes
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Repulsion
  • Identity
  • Solaris
  • Solaris
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Stay
  • Brazil
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Others
  • The Machinist
  • The Nines