Top Ten Movies About Alternate Reality

The theory of there being alternate realities has always been pondered over, and scientists actually think that it is highly possible. Some great movies have sprung from this theory, and I'll list them here.
The Top Ten
1 Groundhog Day

This classic, hilarious movie starring Bill Murray is one that practically everyone has seen. Bill Murray, a weatherman, is stuck living the same day over and over again (Groundhog Day).

It's not my favorite on the list by any means, but I decided to put it in first.
Edit: I just realized that I released this list on Groundhog Day! Fitting!

I like that you released this list on Groundhog Day. Nice touch! Also, this movie is amazing and very fun to watch.

This was a hilarious Bill Murray movie. I find it hasn't aged particularly well, but it is still pretty good.

2 Inception

Inception is a movie in which a thief steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology and various other methods of persuasion. The thief is given the job of a lifetime: to plant the idea in the mind of a CEO to split up his ailing father's empire.

Through this use of dream-sharing technology, they enter an alternate reality of sorts where time moves at a different pace, thoughts are vulnerable to theft, and architecture can be manipulated into impossible shapes, among many other things. The dream worlds, depending on how many dreams within dreams there are, function as another reality, so this definitely counts.

It is easily one of the greatest masterpieces ever created. However, because the dream reality isn't a completely alternate reality, I decided not to place it higher than third.

3 The Matrix

There is some controversy over whether The Matrix counts as an alternate reality, but I personally think it does. The Matrix is a reality, whether real or not, where people exist and go about their daily business, so it definitely counts.

I found that all the anticipation leading up to me finally watching the movie made it a little disappointing, but it was pretty good, so I'll put it here.

4 Donnie Darko

This is a very creepy movie in which a troubled teenager, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. What's going on in this movie has always been a confusing discussion.

Donnie is led on a journey based in an alternate reality. This stellar yet creepy movie definitely deserves to be high on this list.

5 Shutter Island

It's a film where Marshal Teddy, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, along with another marshal, played by Mark Ruffalo, travels to an island where a mental hospital is located. They must find a missing patient.

The strange events that take place there are inexplicable, combined with horror and psychological pressure. As the film progresses, we get lost in the plot, questioning whether everyone else is mentally ill and Teddy is the marshal, or if Teddy has some mental issues himself. After 'finding' the missing patient, the plot changes and may seem to lose its point.

The main character is plagued by nightmares and hallucinations, followed by flashbacks to his tragic past. This film has an ending that will make you question everything and turns the plot upside down.

6 Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

Many people speculate that the entirety of this movie takes place in an alternate reality because some elements in this reality are a bit different from our own, and Miles Morales is much different from "our" Spider-Man. Whether this theory is true or not, it is clear that the "multiverse" theory is present, from where the "spider-men" originate.

So, I think it definitely counts, right? (I originally wrote "eh?" there, which probably doesn't help my "anti-Canadian stereotypes" campaign, so let's keep that quiet, okay?)

7 Back to the Future Part II

This movie is all about alternate reality, at least after they changed the past by going to the future.

8 Doctor Strange
9 Big Fish
10 The Matrix Reloaded

Much like The Matrix, except there was a noticeable decrease in depth and quality. It was still good, by all means, but not amazing.

The Contenders
11 X-Men: Days of Future Past
12 The Fountain
13 Tenet

Tenet is one of the most confusing films ever. It seems to take place in an alternate reality where everything is going backward in time. Doesn't make sense to you? Good. It shouldn't.

14 The Golden Compass
15 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
16 Spider-Man: No Way Home
17 Vanilla Sky
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