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Alternate Realities

Travel to another time and place with these surreal and mindbending alternate reality films.

 
Brazil

A meek governmental clerk's life is destroyed when he tries to fix a bureaucratic glitch, and winds up labeled as a miscreant.

 
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A man decides to have the memories of his ex-girlfriend erased after she's had him erased from her own memory--but midway through the procedure, he changes his mind and struggles to hang on to their experiences together.

 
The Fall

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell young Alexandria, a fellow patient with a broken arm, a fantastical story. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.

 
Groundhog Day

TV weatherman Phil Connors is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. On his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard and finds himself stuck in the small town. Phil wakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again-- and again, and again.

 
Inception

Dom Cobb is the best there is at extraction, the art of stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind's vulnerable dream state. Now he must do the impossible to escape his bleak reality: inception, planting an idea rather than stealing one.

 
Last Year at Marienbad

A handsome stranger tries to convince a lovely young woman that they had a passionate affair a year ago, but she claims not to remember him. He then begins to haunt her mind, mixing memory and fantasy.

 
Mulholland Dr.

A beautiful woman stumbles away from a car accident, comes down with amnesia, and meets up with a plucky ingenue new to L.A. But are things really as they seem?

 
The Science of Sleep

Stephane is an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life. Unable to find the secret to his neighbor's heart while awake, he searches for the answer in his dreams.

 
Synecdoche, New York

Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a theater production that will mirror all of life in New York City by literally recreating the city inside of a gigantic warehouse.

 
The Truman Show

An insurance salesman, Truman Burbank, begins to doubt reality when he realizes that his life may or may not be a TV program.