20 Movies Like A Scanner Darkly

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Blade Runner
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 13 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young
Language: English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic, Korean
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Blade Runner is a dystopian science fiction film set in a future where synthetic humans known as replicants are used for dangerous work. The story follows a retired cop, known as a blade runner, who is tasked with hunting down and ‘retiring’ rogue replicants.”

Minority Report

Minority Report
Minority Report
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 145 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 20 wins & 91 nominations total
Writer: Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United States
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“Minority Report” is a science fiction film set in a future where a specialized police department uses precognitive technology to arrest individuals before they commit crimes. When the system predicts that the head of the department will commit a murder, he becomes a fugitive as he tries to prove his innocence and uncover a conspiracy behind the system.

Total Recall

Total Recall
Total Recall
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 7 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Philip K. Dick, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside
Language: English
Country: United States, Mexico
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“Total Recall” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where a man named Douglas Quaid undergoes a memory implant procedure that goes awry, leading him to question his own identity and get involved in a dangerous conspiracy.

The Matrix

The Matrix
The Matrix
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 42 wins & 52 nominations total
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Matrix” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where humans are unknowingly trapped in a simulated reality created by intelligent machines. A group of rebels, led by a hacker named Neo, fight to free humanity from this virtual world and awaken them to the truth.

Inception

Inception
Inception
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 148 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 159 wins & 220 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page
Language: English, Japanese, French
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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Inception is a science fiction thriller where a skilled thief enters people’s dreams to steal information, but is given the task of planting an idea instead. As he delves deeper into the dream world, the boundaries between reality and dreams become increasingly blurred.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 111 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is a science fiction romantic drama film that follows the story of Joel and Clementine, a couple who undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories after a painful breakup. As their memories are being erased, Joel realizes that he wants to hold onto the memories of their relationship, leading to a desperate attempt to preserve their love.

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Richard Kelly
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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Donnie Darko is a mind-bending psychological thriller about a troubled teenager who begins to experience bizarre visions of a giant rabbit, leading him down a path of self-discovery and challenging the boundaries of reality. As he navigates through a series of strange events, Donnie is faced with the choice of embracing his fate or altering the course of time itself.

Memento

Memento
Memento
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 57 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
Actors: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Memento” is a psychological thriller film about a man with anterograde amnesia, who uses Polaroid photographs and tattoos to track down the person responsible for his wife’s murder. The story is told in reverse chronological order, adding to the suspense and mystery.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
The Truman Show
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 40 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Truman Show is about a man named Truman Burbank who unknowingly lives his entire life inside a massive television set, with every aspect of his life being broadcasted to the world. As Truman starts to question his reality, he embarks on a journey to uncover the truth and escape the fabricated world he has always known.”

Dark City

Dark City
Dark City
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer
Actors: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: Australia, United States
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“Dark City” is a sci-fi noir film about a man who wakes up with no memory and discovers he is being manipulated by a group of mysterious beings who control reality. As he unravels the truth, he must fight to regain his identity and save humanity from their sinister influence.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“A Clockwork Orange” is a dystopian film that follows the story of a young delinquent named Alex who indulges in acts of extreme violence and subsequently undergoes a controversial behavior modification experiment. The movie explores themes of free will, morality, and the consequences of government intervention in human behavior.

Brazil

Brazil
Brazil
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 8 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown
Actors: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Brazil” is a dystopian sci-fi film set in a totalitarian society where a low-level bureaucrat named Sam Lowry becomes embroiled in a surreal and absurd adventure after a case of mistaken identity.

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Shirow Masamune, Jamie Moss, William Wheeler
Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
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The Ghost in the Shell movie is about a cyborg policewoman who investigates a series of mysterious cybercrimes, leading her to question her own identity and the nature of humanity in a technologically advanced future.

Strange Days

Strange Days
Strange Days
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 145 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: James Cameron, Jay Cocks
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Strange Days” is a science fiction thriller set in the near future, where a former cop turned street hustler uncovers a conspiracy involving virtual reality technology that allows people to experience the recorded memories and emotions of others, leading to a race against time to prevent a potential political assassination.

Twelve Monkeys

The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys
The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Documentary
Awards: N/A
Writer: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
Actors: Keith Fulton, Terry Gilliam, Charles Roven, Lloyd Phillips
Language: English
Country: USA
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The Twelve Monkeys is a science fiction film about a convict from a post-apocalyptic future who is sent back in time to gather information about a deadly virus that has wiped out most of humanity. As he navigates the past, he becomes entangled in a web of conspiracy and madness.

Videodrome

Videodrome
Videodrome
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 87 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: David Cronenberg
Actors: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits
Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, French, Italian
Country: Canada
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“Videodrome” is a 1983 science fiction horror film directed by David Cronenberg. The movie follows a television executive who stumbles upon a mysterious and sadistic television program that begins to blur the lines between reality and hallucination, leading him down a path of psychological and physical transformation.

The Thirteenth Floor

The Thirteenth Floor
The Thirteenth Floor
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 28%
Metacritic: 36/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Daniel F. Galouye, Josef Rusnak, Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez
Actors: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“The Thirteenth Floor” is a science fiction film set in a virtual reality world where a man discovers a hidden conspiracy when he enters a simulated reality of Los Angeles in the year 1937. As he navigates the layers of this complex simulation, he unravels the truth about his own existence and the nature of reality itself.

eXistenZ

eXistenZ
eXistenZ
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 3 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: David Cronenberg
Actors: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm
Language: English
Country: Canada, United Kingdom, France, United States
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“eXistenZ” is a sci-fi thriller set in a near-future where a virtual reality game designer and a marketing trainee embark on a dangerous journey to test and protect a new immersive game that blurs the line between reality and fantasy, facing unexpected challenges and betrayals along the way. The film explores themes of identity, perception, and the consequences of blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual.

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau
The Adjustment Bureau
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 9 nominations
Writer: George Nolfi, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Adjustment Bureau” is a science fiction thriller about a mysterious group of agents who control human destiny and ensure that individuals follow a predetermined plan. The story follows a politician who falls in love with a woman he is not supposed to be with, leading him to challenge the Bureau’s authority and fight for his own free will.

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 30/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress
Actors: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Butterfly Effect” is a psychological thriller film about a man who discovers he has the ability to travel back in time and alter past events, leading to unforeseen and disastrous consequences. As he tries to fix the mistakes of his past, he realizes that even the smallest change can have a significant impact on the present and future.

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