Movies and TV Shows about virtual reality

Ready Player One
  • Ready Player One (2018)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction,
  • When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
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Ready Player One
The Matrix
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
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The Matrix
Inception
  • Inception (2010)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery,
  • Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.
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Inception
Sword Art Online
  • Sword Art Online (2012)
  • Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.
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Sword Art Online
The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his superpowers including super speed, ability to see the codes of the things inside the matrix and a certain degree of pre-cognition. But a nasty piece of news hits the human resistance: 250,000 machine sentinels are digging to Zion and would reach them in 72 hours. As Zion prepares for the ultimate war, Neo, Morpheus and Trinity are advised by the Oracle to find the Keymaker who would help them reach the Source. Meanwhile Neo's recurrent dreams depicting Trinity's death have got him worried and as if it was not enough, Agent Smith has somehow escaped deletion, has become more powerful than before and has fixed Neo as his next target.
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The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
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The Matrix Revolutions
Vanilla Sky
  • Vanilla Sky (2001)
  • Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance,
  • David Aames (Tom Cruise) has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia (Penelope Cruz), his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.
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Vanilla Sky
Vice
  • Vice (2015)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, she finds herself caught in the crossfire between Julian's mercenaries and a cop who is hell-bent on shutting down Vice, and stopping the violence once and for all.
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Vice
S1m0ne
  • S1m0ne (2002)
  • Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction,
  • The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star--the first totally believable synthetic actress.
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S1m0ne
Tron
  • Tron (1982)
  • Adventure, Action, Science Fiction,
  • As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is "digitalized" by a laser and finds himself inside The Grid, where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program. With the help of TRON, a security program, Flynn seeks to free The Grid from the MCP.
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Tron
The Cell
  • The Cell (2000)
  • Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
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The Cell
Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale
  • Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale (2017)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Action, Romance,
  • People everywhere were enjoying a new game called Ordinal Scale, an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, a new wearable console designed for AR (augmented reality) gaming. But, the players had no idea that a nightmare from the virtual world was starting to spread into reality! As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again.
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Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale
Strange Days
  • Strange Days (1995)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime, Science Fiction,
  • Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case?
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Strange Days
The Waiting Room
  • The Waiting Room (2018)
  • Science Fiction,
  • 'The Waiting Room' speaks to the time in between and the before and the after; the time before we, the alien life-form on planet Earth, arrived; and the time after, after we have colonised and are gone.
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The Waiting Room
The Thirteenth Floor
  • The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
  • Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery,
  • Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions.
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The Thirteenth Floor
eXistenZ
  • eXistenZ (1999)
  • Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • 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.
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eXistenZ
The Zero Theorem
  • The Zero Theorem (2013)
  • Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction,
  • A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
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The Zero Theorem
Stay Alive
  • Stay Alive (2006)
  • Horror, Thriller,
  • After the mysterious, brutal death of an old friend, a group of teenagers find themselves in possession of "Stay Alive," an ultra-realistic 3-D videogame based on the spine-chilling true story of a 17th century noblewoman, known as "The Blood Countess." The gamers don't know anything about the game other than they're not supposed to have it... and they're dying to play it. Not able to resist temptation, the kids begin to play the grisly game but soon make a chilling connection -- they are each being murdered one-by-one in the same way as the characters they played in the game. As the line between the game world and the real world disappears, the teens must find a way to defeat the vicious and merciless Blood Countess, all the while trying to... stay alive.
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Stay Alive
World of Tomorrow
  • World of Tomorrow (2015)
  • Animation, Comedy, Science Fiction,
  • A little girl is contacted by a mysterious woman.
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World of Tomorrow
The Lawnmower Man
  • The Lawnmower Man (1992)
  • Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.
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The Lawnmower Man
Virtuosity
  • Virtuosity (1995)
  • Action, Thriller, Crime, Science Fiction,
  • The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can stop him.
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Virtuosity
Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase (2001)
  • Animation, Family,
  • Scooby-Doo and the gang are trapped into a video game! So they follow up to Scooby Snacks to the last level and they met the cyber gang who just look like themselves. So, the cyber gang decided to help the gang to defeat the phantom virus.
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Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase
Brainstorm
  • Brainstorm (1983)
  • Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
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Brainstorm
Nirvana
  • Nirvana (1997)
  • Fantasy, Thriller, Science Fiction, Foreign,
  • Jimi, a computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the memory of his fled girlfriend Lisa and begged by Solo to end its useless "life", Jimi begins a search for people who can help him both to discover what happened to Lisa and to delete his game before it is released.
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Nirvana
Virtuality
  • Virtuality (2009)
  • Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Romance,
  • Twelve extremely talented men and women have been chosen to be part of the Phaeton mission, a 10-year trek to explore a distant planetary system. In order to endure the stress of being confined to their high-tech vessel, the crew passes the time using advanced virtual reality modules that allow them to take on various identities. But as the ship approaches a critical phase of their journey, a deadly flaw is discovered in the virtual system, forcing them to question if someone onboard might be a killer.
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Virtuality
Drive
  • Drive (1997)
  • Adventure, Action, Comedy, Science Fiction,
  • Drive follows Toby Wong (Mark Dacascos), whose employers at Hong Kong's Leung Corporation have implanted in his chest a bio-energy module that enhances his physical abilities. Toby has escaped from the Leung Corporation's control and is making his way to Los Angeles, where a competing company has offered to remove the implant and give him his life back.After arriving in San Francisco, Toby encounters -- and, in desparation, kidnaps -- Malik Brodie (Kadeem Hardison), who has the means to get him to Los Angeles. Following close behind are professional assassins and junk-culture connoisseurs Vic Madison (John Pyper-Ferguson) and The Hedgehog (Tracey Walter), who are pursuing Toby in the employ of the Leung Corporation's president, Mr. Lau (James Shigeta).
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Drive
Brainscan
  • Brainscan (1994)
  • Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction,
  • A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened -- and he's the killer.
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Brainscan
Log Horizon
  • Log Horizon (2013)
  • Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki.
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Log Horizon
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
  • Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
  • Action, Science Fiction,
  • Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and use. But what Walker doesn't realize is a group of teenage hackers are on to him and out to stop his plan.
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Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
Evolver
  • Evolver (1994)
  • Horror, Action, Science Fiction,
  • Meet Evolver, the ultimate toy for the Cyberpunk generation, a virtual-reality game brought to fierce, three-dimensional life. With each battle, Evolver lives up to his name. He becomes faster, smarter and deadlier. Meet Kyle Baxter (Ethan Randall) the teenage video game whiz who wins the first ever Evolver robot. Suddenly, some fatal accidents begin to happen. With help from Jamie Saunders (Cassidy Rae), a beautiful rival game player, Kyle digs up a terrifying missing link: Evo was created from a scrapped U.S. Defense Robotics Department. Designed to infiltrate enemy encampments, he has the capacity to adapt to any situation, and he's programmed to leave no survivors. By the time Kyle and Jamie discover this, Evo has evolved to his most advanced and dangerous state and will stop at nothing until he annihilates the young man who is his one undefeated opponent.
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Evolver
TRON: Uprising
  • TRON: Uprising (2012)
  • Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • TRON: Uprising is an American animated science fiction television series, part of the TRON franchise, that aired on Disney XD in the United States from May 18, 2012 to January 28, 2013. The series is directed by Charlie Bean, who also acts as executive producer. Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, and Justin Springer serve as consulting producers. The series is set between Tron and Tron: Legacy. A total of 19 episodes of the series have been produced and aired. The series has not been renewed.
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TRON: Uprising
Sleep Dealer
  • Sleep Dealer (2008)
  • Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.
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Sleep Dealer
Accel World
  • Accel World (2012)
  • Animation, Action & Adventure,
  • A short, overweight student uses the Neuro Link, an evolution of the Nerve Gear, to escape himself from the reality. But his skills in the virtual world brings him to the attention of Kuroyukihime, a popular student who introduces him to the Brain Burst.
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Accel World
Max Headroom - 20 Minutes into the Future
  • Max Headroom - 20 Minutes into the Future (1985)
  • Comedy, Science Fiction,
  • The film introduces Edison Carter (Matt Frewer), a television reporter trying to expose corruption and greed. In the movie, reporter Carter discovers that his employer, Network 23, has created a new form of subliminal advertising (termed "blip-verts") that can be fatal to certain viewers.
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Max Headroom - 20 Minutes into the Future
Harsh Realm
  • Harsh Realm (1999)
  • Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • Harsh Realm is a science fiction television series about humans trapped inside a virtual reality simulation. It was developed by Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files and Millennium, and began airing on the Fox Network on October 8, 1999. The series fared poorly in the ratings and was removed from the schedule after just three of its nine episodes had aired. The remaining six episodes premiered on the FX Network. Repeats of the series began airing Fall 2007 on CBC Country Canada. The term "harsh realm" originates from the "grunge speak" hoax of 1992, in which it meant 'bummer'. The show was loosely based on a comic book by James D. Hudnall and Andrew Paquette. When the creators noticed the credits read "Created by Chris Carter", they sued Fox to get properly credited. The credits were changed to read "Inspired by the Harsh Realm comic book series, Created by James D. Hudnall and Andrew Paquette, Published by Harris Publications, Inc." The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Harsh Realm
Creative Control
  • Creative Control (2016)
  • Drama, Science Fiction,
  • Smooth advertising executive David is in a relationship with yoga teacher Juliette. Then his eye is caught by Sophie, the girlfriend of his best friend Wim, a fashion photographer. Things get completely out of hand during a campaign for augmented reality-glasses, for which David designs an avatar of the coveted Sophie.
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Creative Control
.hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet
  • .hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet (2003)
  • Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • .hack//Legend of the Twilight is a science fiction manga series written by Tatsuya Hamazaki and drawn by Rei Izumi. The twenty-two chapters of .hack//Legend of the Twilight appeared as a serial in the Japanese magazine Comptiq, and published in three tankōbon by Kadokawa Shoten from July 2002 to April 2004. Set in a fictional MMORPG, The World, the series focuses on twins Rena and Shugo, who receive chibi avatars in the design of the legendary .hackers known as Kite and BlackRose. After Shugo is given the Twilight Bracelet by a mysterious girl, the two embark on a quest to find Aura and unravel the mystery of the Twilight Bracelet. The series was adapted into a twelve episode anime of the same name directed by Koichi Mashimo and Koji Sawai, and produced by Bee Train. Tokyopop licensed the manga series for an English-language release in North America. It published the three volumes from September 2003 to April 2004. Bandai Entertainment had licensed the anime series for North American broadcast. The word "Bracelet" in the title was removed in North America, shortening the title to .hack//Legend of the Twilight. Following the closure of Bandai Entertainment, Funimation announced at SDCC 2013, that they have acquired 4 .hack title including Legend of the Twilight.
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.hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet
Together
  • Together (2018)
  • A VR experience about the power of human connection. The piece fuses dance and technology, putting the viewer in the middle of an emotional narrative about breaking down barriers and bringing people closer.
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Together
The Illustrated Man
  • The Illustrated Man (1969)
  • Science Fiction,
  • A man who has a body almost completely covered in tattoos is searching for the woman who cursed him with the "skin illustrations". Each tattoo reveals a bizarre story, which is experienced by staring at the scene depicted. When the illustrated man meets a fellow tramp on the road a strange voyage begins.
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The Illustrated Man
Final Mission
  • Final Mission (1994)
  • Action, Thriller,
  • Captain Tom "Outlaw" Waters is one of four Air Force pilots taking part in a "black" Defense project involving virtual reality. The project is managed by a secretive Colonel Anderson and overseen by General Breslaw. When two of his colleagues die during test runs after some erratic behaviour in the flight simulator, Waters begins to believe that there is a conspiracy among his superiors. He even begins to suspect his new lover, Caitlin Cole. Written by D.W. Prosser
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Final Mission