Most Popular "Alternative Reality" Titles
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PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension.
2. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.
Votes: 88,905 | Gross: $82.16M
3. Videodrome (1983)
R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
4. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
Votes: 72,788 | Gross: $37.76M
6. Sliding Doors (1998)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.
Votes: 52,734 | Gross: $11.88M
7. Altered States (1980)
R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Votes: 23,899 | Gross: $25.00M
8. The City of Lost Children (1995)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Votes: 55,537 | Gross: $1.51M
9. eXistenZ (1999)
R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Votes: 77,310 | Gross: $2.84M
11. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husbands restaurant.
Votes: 26,976 | Gross: $7.72M
13. The Nines (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.
Votes: 29,108 | Gross: $0.06M
14. Society (1989)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is ... See full summary »
16. Timecop (1994)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.
Votes: 44,309 | Gross: $44.45M
18. Cube²: Hypercube (2002)
R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Eight strangers awaken with no memory and find themselves in a puzzling cube shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.
19. The Quiet Earth (1985)
R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.
Votes: 20,153 | Gross: $1.60M
22. The Singing Detective (2003)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.
Votes: 7,108 | Gross: $0.34M
25. The Evil Within (2014 Video Game)
M | Crime, Horror, Mystery
While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos encounters a mysterious and powerful force and is knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds ... See full summary »
26. A Sound of Thunder (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.
Votes: 16,441 | Gross: $1.89M
27. Alphaville (1965)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.
Votes: 16,715 | Gross: $0.05M
29. Black Moon (1975)
R | 95 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
To escape a war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an expansive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural lifestyle.
31. Enter Nowhere (2011)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Three strangers arrive one by one at a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere only to learn they've been brought together for a reason.
32. Kafka (1991)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Writer Franz Kafka works during the day at an insurance company where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.
Votes: 7,849 | Gross: $1.10M
33. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)
30 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Complex, involved science-fiction series about a special force of interdimensional operatives whose task is to protect the universe from evil forces trying to gain a foothold by disrupting ... See full summary »
34. Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Dr. Freeman is taken out of stasis by his "employer" to help rid the planet of invading aliens forces known as the Combine that entered through the portals he helped create.
35. Mind Game (I) (2004)
103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends ... See full summary »
36. The Maxx (1995 TV Mini-Series)
154 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Confused hulking homeless superhero The Maxx tries to protect his social worker and friend Julie from an omniscient serial killer Mr. Gone both in the real world, which may or may not actually be real, and the subconscious fantasy world.
37. Max Headroom (1985 TV Movie)
57 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the dystopic near future, a crusading TV reporter investigates news stories with the help of a wisecracking computer version of himself.
38. The Element of Crime (1984)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.
40. Strange Circus (2005)
108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.
41. Land of the Lost (1991–1992)
23 min | Adventure, Family, Comedy
The Porter family, Tom, Kevin, and Annie get sucked into a prehistoric alternative world while taking a family vacation. The Porters build a tree house, hook up with a few locals, Tasha - ... See full summary »
43. All About Christmas Eve (2012 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 71 min | Comedy, Romance
'Tis the Season for Evelyn Wright, literally, she is a party planner in NYC. At the last minute Eve finds out that one of her agency's top clients is throwing a HUGE Christmas event, in LA,... See full summary »
44. Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped... See full summary »
45. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.
Votes: 3,363 | Gross: $0.03M
46. Enter the Matrix (2003 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The game's story picks up just before The Matrix Reloaded and runs parallel to that of the film. Play either Niobe or Ghost as they bend the rules of the Matrix with martial arts, pilot the... See full summary »
47. Blood-C (2011– )
TV-MA | Animation, Action, Fantasy
Saya is a seemingly normal girl living with her father in a shrine. During the day she goes to school and spends time with her friends at a local cafe. But when night falls Saya is called upon to protect her village from strange monsters.
48. Paperhouse (1988)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.
Votes: 4,274 | Gross: $0.24M
49. Escaflowne (1996– )
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil Zaibach empire, and the Guymelf ... See full summary »