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1. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,643,928 | Gross: $292.58M

2. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,351,334 | Gross: $171.48M

3. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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57 Metascore

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 259,024 | Gross: $119.39M

4. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 748,105 | Gross: $125.62M

5. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 449,243 | Gross: $281.49M

6. Insurgent (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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42 Metascore

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Votes: 180,057 | Gross: $130.18M

7. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 167,894 | Gross: $14.38M

8. Bolt (2008)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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67 Metascore

The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

Directors: Byron Howard, Chris Williams | Stars: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton

Votes: 159,762 | Gross: $114.05M

9. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 108,901 | Gross: $40.57M

10. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 82,593 | Gross: $2.84M

11. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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36 Metascore

A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 56,799 | Gross: $15.50M

12. Cargo (2009)

112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter | Stars: Anna Katharina Schwabroh, Martin Rapold, Regula Grauwiller, Yangzom Brauen

Votes: 16,862

13. Welt am Draht (1973– )

Not Rated | 212 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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76 Metascore

Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »

Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben, Karl Heinz Vosgerau

Votes: 4,036

14. Virtual Nightmare (2000 TV Movie)

86 min | Sci-Fi

6.4
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Sci-Fi mystery. In the future the world has apparently reached complete perfection, but when Dale suffers a car accident he begins noticing disturbing glitches in the fabric of reality.

Director: Michael Pattinson | Stars: Michael Muhney, Tasma Walton, Todd MacDonald, Jennifer Congram

Votes: 455

15. A Dream of Color in Black and White (2005)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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A writer investigates the suspicious death of his sister at an old Victorian mansion inhabited by her widowed scientist husband on the verge of a breakthrough in dream traveling, an ex-lover from his past, and the doctor she is now in a relationship with.

Director: Blake Fitzpatrick | Stars: Jeffrey Fellin, Josh Tucker, Rachel Ommerman, Tom Davis

Votes: 55

16. Progulka po eshafotu (1992)

123 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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Two people in love find a hut in the woods, where they decide to overnight. The hut was on the shore of a lake and the beautiful view was only spoilt by an axe stuck in the wooden ... See full summary »

Director: Isaakas Fridbergas | Stars: Dmitriy Pevtsov, Olga Drozdova, Boris Plotnikov, S. Adoev

Votes: 50

17. Paramount Paragraphics: Crime Fighters (1938)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Crime

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A look at the training methods of the San Francisco police department, showing how the young police officers are trained and equipped to fight crime. The course of intensive study covers, ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Star: Alois Havrilla

18. Doel Belang (2007)

30 min | Short, Mystery

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After encountering a stranger, gardener Adam starts questioning if he and all other people around him are just characters in an unfinished book.

Director: Veno Musinovic | Stars: Gordan Sarajlic, Lovro Lajos, Filip Saric, Marko Hrenovic

19. Ich rette das Multiversum (2005)

11 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Director: Ulf Groote | Stars: Markus Graf, Nikola Lenk, Liane Siems, Andreas Vögler

Votes: 9

20. Darkroom (1981–1982)
Episode: Closed Circuit (1981)

Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.3
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Aging TV newsman Greg Conway discovers that he is being replaced by a computer-generated simulation that perfectly replicates his appearance and behavior.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: James Coburn, Richard Anderson, Jon M. Benson, Robin Coleman

Votes: 20

21. F/X: The Series (1996–1998)
Episode: Flashback (1997)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Rollie and Angie fool an delusional imprisoned man who murdered a politician in 1979, into thinking it's still 1979 so they can uncover what really happened then and who was involved.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Cameron Daddo, Christina Cox, Richard Waugh, Jason Blicker

Votes: 5

22. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Frame of Mind (1993)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.2
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Riker begins to question reality when he finds himself in an alien insane asylum and faces the prospect his life on the Enterprise has been a delusion.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,376

23. Smallville (2001–2011)
Episode: Labyrinth (2007)

TV-PG | 40 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.5
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Clark enters a parallel environment in his subconscious where he is powerless, no one believes the truth about him, and things have turned out much, much differently.

Director: Whitney Ransick | Stars: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Erica Durance

Votes: 691

24. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Special Service (1989)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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A man and his wife discover that their lives are secretly being videotaped and is a huge hit on a network television show.

Director: Randy Bradshaw | Stars: David Naughton, Keith Knight, Elias Zarou, Susan Roman

Votes: 93

25. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: The Thaw (1996)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Voyager finds a group of people connected in stasis chambers and something has gone terribly wrong.

Director: Marvin V. Rush | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 889