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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 on 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 confines of his artificial world.”

Her

Her
Her
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 91/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 83 wins & 186 nominations total
Writer: Spike Jonze
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Her” is a science fiction romance film about a lonely writer who develops a relationship with an artificial intelligence operating system, exploring themes of love, connection, and the boundaries between humans and technology.”

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 about a couple who undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories, but ultimately rediscover their love for each other. The film explores themes of love, memory, and the complexities of human relationships.

The Lobster

The Lobster
The Lobster
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 33 wins & 82 nominations total
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Actors: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
Language: English, French, Greek
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, United States
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“The Lobster” is a dark, dystopian comedy set in a society where single people are given 45 days to find a romantic partner or be transformed into an animal of their choosing. The film follows a man who attempts to find love while navigating the absurd rules and pressures of this bizarre world.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina
Ex Machina
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 161 nominations total
Writer: Alex Garland
Actors: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“Ex Machina” is a sci-fi thriller about a young programmer who is invited to administer the Turing test to an intelligent humanoid robot, where he becomes entangled in a complex web of deception and moral dilemmas. As the lines between man and machine blur, the film explores themes of artificial intelligence, consciousness, and the ethics of creating sentient beings.

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 sci-fi romantic thriller about a man who discovers a secret organization that controls the fate of individuals and tries to prevent him from pursuing a romantic relationship with a woman. As he fights against their interference, he must choose between his love and the predetermined path set for him.”

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 film that follows a skilled thief who infiltrates people’s dreams to steal information. He is given the task of planting an idea in someone’s mind instead, leading to a complex and dangerous journey through multiple layers of dreams.”

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 humanity is unknowingly trapped in a simulated reality called the Matrix, while a group of rebels fight against powerful machines that control and exploit human minds.

The Giver

The Giver
The Giver
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: 3 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide, Lois Lowry
Actors: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep
Language: English
Country: United States, South Africa, Canada
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“The Giver” movie is about a dystopian society where all memories of the past have been erased, and a young boy named Jonas is chosen to receive and bear the burden of these memories. As Jonas discovers the truth about his community, he must make a choice that could change everything.

The Island

The Island
The Island
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Metacritic: 50/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations
Writer: Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Island” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where clones are created to serve as organ donors for their original human counterparts. Two clones, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta, discover the truth about their existence and escape from the facility, embarking on a dangerous journey to find freedom and a life of their own.

Gattaca

Gattaca
Gattaca
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law
Language: English, Esperanto
Country: United States
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Gattaca is a science fiction film set in a future where genetic engineering is the norm. The story follows a genetically inferior man who assumes the identity of a genetically superior person in order to achieve his dream of going to space.

Pleasantville

Pleasantville
Pleasantville
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 18 wins & 45 nominations total
Writer: Gary Ross
Actors: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Pleasantville” is a 1998 film that follows two modern-day teenagers who are transported into a black and white 1950s TV show, where they disrupt the idyllic town by introducing change and color, challenging the residents’ conformity and revealing the importance of embracing individuality and personal growth.

WALL-E

WALL·E
WALL·E
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 96 wins & 95 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon
Actors: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
Language: English, Russian, Ukrainian
Country: United States, Japan
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The WALL-E movie is about a lonely robot named WALL-E who is left on Earth to clean up the waste left by humans. He eventually embarks on a space adventure to save humanity and find love.

Big Fish

Big Fish
Big Fish
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 69 nominations total
Writer: Daniel Wallace, John August
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States
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“Big Fish” is a fantasy drama film that follows the life of Edward Bloom, a man with a knack for telling tall tales. The movie explores the complex relationship between Edward and his son as they navigate through the blurred lines between reality and imagination.

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 48 wins & 79 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Actors: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Being John Malkovich” is a surreal comedy-drama film about a puppeteer who discovers a portal that allows people to enter the mind of actor John Malkovich for a limited time, leading to a series of bizarre and existential experiences.

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 34 nominations total
Writer: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil, Cameron Crowe
Actors: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Spain
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“Vanilla Sky” is a psychological thriller about a wealthy man who becomes disoriented and trapped in a distorted reality after a car accident, forcing him to confront his past and question the nature of his existence. As he navigates through a complex web of dreams and memories, he must unravel the truth to regain control of his life.

The Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep
The Science of Sleep
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 7 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Michel Gondry
Actors: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou
Language: French, English, Spanish
Country: France, Italy
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“The Science of Sleep” is a surrealistic film about a young man named Stéphane who struggles to distinguish between his dreams and reality, blurring the lines between his imagination and the waking world. As he develops a romantic interest in his neighbor, his dream world and real life become increasingly intertwined, leading to a whimsical exploration of love, creativity, and the power of dreams.

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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The movie “Brazil” is a dystopian satire set in a futuristic society where a low-ranking bureaucrat becomes entangled in a surreal and bureaucratic nightmare as he attempts to correct an administrative error and pursue his romantic interest.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown
Actors: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger
Language: English, Russian, French
Country: United Kingdom, France, Canada
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“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is a fantasy film about a traveling showman, Doctor Parnassus, who offers people the chance to enter a magical mirror that leads to their own imaginations. However, the doctor’s dark past catches up with him, and he must make a deal with the devil to save his daughter’s soul.

The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying
The Invention of Lying
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Actors: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Invention of Lying” is a comedy film set in a world where lying does not exist, following the story of a man who discovers the ability to lie and uses it to his advantage, ultimately challenging the social norms and questioning the concept of truth.”

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