Reality Checks ►Ranking◄by JimiAntiloop | created - 17 Dec 2014 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
Those movies representing incisive details of consistence within the field of ours reality / dream reality / matrix / conscious. Focus is on films that describe powers and structures which try to bring or interfere justice, understanding and salvation. Parts of the mosaic can be really abstract (requires exact previous knowledge), but some will be quite clear to everybody. Superficial manipulating movies and pseudo esoteric dead ends will not enter this list. ( This is a copy for english speaking people of my "Puzzle die Matrix" list. www.moviepilot.de/liste/gehirnwindungsaktivierer-top-100-jimiantiloop )
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1. 12 Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 584,970 | Gross: $57.14M
Super abstract matrix movie. Psychiatry scene at the beginning tells basic functional details of humanity. (Every sentence is a detail) Piece of wisdom: You never watch same movie twice, because experience changes you, so that meaning within become different too.
2. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Votes: 21,035 | Gross: $0.74M
3. Magnolia (1999)
R | 188 min | Drama
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Votes: 292,766 | Gross: $22.46M
Remarkable "coincidences". A story about remorse, fate, desire and justice. Maybe you are also getting the meaning of those not so random involvements the protagonists are going through. Quote: "And it is in the humble opinion of this narrator that this is not just something that happened....This Was Not Just A Matter Of Chance. Ohhhh. These strange things happen all the time." And don't forget to listen accurately to the big lyrics of the little boy rapper. ############################# "Presence - with a double ass meaning gifts I bestow, with my riff, and my flow but you don't hear me though think fast, catch me, yo cause I throw what I know with a Resonance - fo'yo'trouble-ass fiend in weenin yo-self off the back of the shelf Jackass crackas, bodystackas dicktootin *beep* masturbatin' yo trigga butcha y'all just fake-ass *beep* -- -- livin' to get older with a chip on your shoulder 'cept you think you got a grip, cause you hip gotta holster? Ain't no confessor, so busta, you best just Shut the *beep* up, try to listen and learn -- Check that ego - come off it - I'm the prophet - the professor Ima teach you 'bout The Worm, who eventually turned to catch wreck with the neck of a long time oppressor And he's runnin from the devil, but the debt is always gaining And if he's worth being hurt, he's worth bringin' pain in When the sunshine don't work, the Good Lord bring the rain in. Now that *beep* will help you SOLVE the case." #################################
4. Earthlings (2005)
95 min | Documentary
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.
Relationship of humans torwards peaceful animals.
5. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 201,225 | Gross: $75.29M
A small girl fades into a initally brilliant looking parallel world, where people live that swaped(or were forced to) their eyes for artifically trouser button eyes. It's a kind of meaningful demonic matrix zombie alegory, even mad up for middle aged kids.
6. The Sunset Limited (2011 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 91 min | Drama
Through a chance encounter, two men of opposing ideologies deliberate spiritual, philosophical, and profound matters in a New York City apartment.
A poor devil accidently has to do compension work by showing a wider more fundamental perspective to an basicly knowing professor, that draws wrong conclusions in the final anaylisis. If you substitute the few wrong aspekt both deffinitly have, you get an really close look on the very fundamental significances of beeing human.
7. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Action, Drama
In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.
Votes: 36,625 | Gross: $1.04M
Thank You Mister 'Mamoru Oshii' for this survey.
8. The Boss of It All (2006)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy
An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Votes: 11,167 | Gross: $0.05M
If there should be someone, that has to explain the debacel called humanity.The boss of all bosses, what kind of guy he would be, how would he behave?
9. Westworld (2016– )
TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.
Only the first season!
94 min | Documentary, Comedy, News
It is a fetish, a mantra, a secret religion to modern man: work. In times of the financial crisis and massive job reductions, this documentary movie questions work as our 'hallow' sense in life in a way that both humors and pains us.
Pure, Obvious, Lucid, but not a dream. Gainful employment and Space. Reflecting the faith in Jobs and the daily work, that became kind of religion. Very fundamental piece of puzzle of understanding the structure of ours reality.
12. Master of the Universe (2013)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A former banker in Germany, who entered the business with the advent of modern computer systems reminisces of his working years in some of the world-leading banking corporations.
Anatomy of the financial world and at the same time an dialectic analysis of a economy of conciousness and parallelworld mechanics.
13. System Error (2018)
95 min | Documentary
Melting glaciers, gullied seas, the financial markets are about to collapse. Spectacular images of how growth continues to be blinding. Outside you can hardly see anything because of the smog and the smoke screen.
14. The Big Short (2015)
R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.
Votes: 374,688 | Gross: $70.26M
Psychology of illusions and betrays.
15. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 697,565 | Gross: $91.13M
16. Radical Evil (2013)
96 min | Documentary
How do normal young men turn into mass murderers? With detailed accounts from the diaries of Nazi death squads, Academy Award winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky crafts a chilling study on the nature of evil.
Psychological study about the radical evil and the affection of good through evil.
17. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Votes: 748,858 | Gross: $1.48M
18. Waking Life (2001)
R | 99 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.
Votes: 61,306 | Gross: $2.89M
Many many theorys and opinions torwards reality, dreams, conscious, history, society, evolution, perception. Not everthing that's said is true. But if you know who is saying things out of which position and entrapment, then on or the other "DingDong" effect will ensue.
19. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
R | 107 min | Comedy
A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Votes: 62,617 | Gross: $12.78M
20. One Eight Seven (1997)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.
Votes: 22,409 | Gross: $5.72M
No Justice! No Peace! The small grade of teaching. What can be done if others play without absolutly any rules?
21. I... For Icarus (1979)
120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it.
23. Rashomon (1950)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.
Votes: 155,416 | Gross: $0.10M
Different perspectives, different versions of the story, but on absolut truth. Some who have seen the movie believe, you can not varify one truth out of that. Though you have to look and listen clearly and validate one story in an exact logical way, within the patterns of this reality.
25. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Votes: 85,602 | Gross: $3.31M
27. Black Mirror (2011– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.
Technical and Social Edges. On the Edge of time. Is working inherently influencing some of us on this or a quite similiar ways throught this reality. Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it's not there.
28. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 2,107,320 | Gross: $292.58M
A Japanese forgets that he is living in a dream. A couple gets a psychic crack beeing trapped in an allmightiness Matrixillusion. Hackers build dream labyrinths, that are induced sedatives. Fake information is incepted into brains, and true information is been extracted.
29. All the King's Men (2006)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller
Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.
Votes: 23,827 | Gross: $7.22M
30. Proof (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.
Votes: 43,430 | Gross: $7.52M
Suprisingly the character of a female genius, which is opening the doors to the meta-level. As well as mounting acess, to reconized how important it is, to follow the way of perception meticulously.
31. The Zero Theorem (2013)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.
Votes: 45,794 | Gross: $0.22M
Beautiful meta mashwork. "Mirror Mirror on the screen what can you tell me about earth-reality-scene? Audience I can tell you this, I can illuminate those venture not to get stuck, when synaptic highs let shine the promises of an golden rock. Cause first: it will come else. And Second: if you cerebrate and nap it wrong, you get cought up in this illusionary pong, just as it supposed to be, by your decisions necessarily." To this effect: Don't wait for that call with the answers, can they be read out of all those cases around. And cases you see out there more and more and even more... If you take yourself on a level with a pure and clean brain, a lucid spirit, a distinctiv gut feeling and the ability to think in perspective, every will go out fine.
32. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Votes: 257,484 | Gross: $71.99M
33. Ex Machina (2014)
R | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.
Votes: 482,144 | Gross: $25.44M
34. Minority Report (2002)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Votes: 514,406 | Gross: $132.07M
Very interessting one. But the end spoils the meaning of "the precocs" and at least the intention of the program (But it is in his ways realistic. Surveying status quo of the leading goverment powers in this world.)
35. The Fifth Estate (2013)
R | 128 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.
Votes: 39,257 | Gross: $3.25M
Fundamental principles which let truth rise to the top, plus dedections in the latest time historical context.
36. Being John Malkovich (1999)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.
Votes: 316,486 | Gross: $22.86M
Humans look through others humans eyes, or better to say through "Malkovich". Dangerous control fantasies and desires are awakening
37. Nirvana (1997)
R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
The main character Solo in Nirvana, a computer game developed by Jimi for release in 3 days, has gained self-awareness after a virus attack. Solo wants to be deleted. Jimi wants to find his ex.
Philosophical matrix and hacker movie, that interprets parts of our states of nightly dreaming as an attempt to prevent us to get to the core of those dream worlds.
38. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Votes: 145,126 | Gross: $7.69M
39. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man struggles with memories of his past, which include a wife he cannot remember and a nightmarish world no one else ever seems to wake up from.
Votes: 189,842 | Gross: $14.38M
40. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.
Votes: 67,963 | Gross: $15.50M
41. 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: 94,946 | Gross: $2.84M
43. Gamer (2009)
R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free.
Votes: 130,811 | Gross: $20.49M
Kind of "Beeing John Malkovich" exposed extended version. Unappreciated virtual reality pearl. Realer than real!
44. Zero Days (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary