reality-questioning movies

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Shrek Forever After - (2010 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413267/
https://www.dreamworks.com/movies/shrek-the-third

A dad, burdened by his difficult life, makes a wish that comes true but with consequences.

Not bad!



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Starfish - (2018 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5700182/

A girl goes insane or maybe it's aliens; who knows.

It had a lot of hope, but the writer changed anti-psychotic prescriptions mid-way and the movie went stupid.



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Coma - (2020 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia [ 1 ] The earlier version was removed from Wikipedia
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6087226/

An architect gets swept up into a cult and goes insane.

A really riveting movie.



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^ 1 The earlier version was removed from Wikipedia

Groundhog Day (1993) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/

An asshole anchorman is sent to a little town to do a fluff story on Groundhog Day, but karma bites him in the ass when the town gets snowed-in.

A fantastic movie not just for the usual things, but for the execution of its idea. Unlike so many movies that have its elements, this one stays grounded and accessible. This movie is well-loved and highly recommended.

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That borg-eye is never seen.
That borg-eye is never seen.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114746/
https://web.archive.org/web/20200611015506/https://www.uphe.com/movies/12-monkeys

From a future destroyed by plague, a prisoner "volunteers" to be sent back in time to fetch pre-infection samples.

A great movie that stands apart both from its contemporaries and even from movies of today. It touches upon a lot of topics I find interesting in movies.



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Beautiful Prison - (2016 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2484254/

This is the sort of movie that I can't explain without spoiling it.

It ought to be started at 17:10 with zero introduction.

The fact that I can write that with confidence should speak loudly as to its quality. It doesn't have enough "content", and so it feels drawn out. If you are passionate about reality-questioning movies, then for sure see this. Otherwise, pass.



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The Discovery - (2017 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5155780/
Trailer

People kill themselves because they're stupid, because hand-waving science and shit.

Firstly, this is not a romance. Lastly, it's shit. Terrible writing for a terrible world with terrible characters.



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Arrival - (2016 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/
https://www.facebook.com/arrivalmovie [ 1 ] was http://www.arrivalmovie.com

Aliens arrive, but nobody knows the first thing about talking to them.

This is another movie whose description would spoil it. With a rather mellow and thoughtful tone throughout, it pulls the viewer in. I think it will hold up well over time, too.



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Source Code - (2011 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0945513/
http://www.enterthesourcecode.com/

A military man is enlisted into a mission to save Chicago United States from a terror attack.

A fantastic, emotional, movie. This has all the elements of quality which make a movie truly great.

I'm surprised I took next to no notes. There really isn't any actual "substance" to this film, in the sense that there are few references to people, places, or things. It's all one contained package that is surprisingly easy to lose time with.

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