Movies with Virtual Reality themes

LawnmowerManAs promised, here is a second set of movies which are somehow related to computing. This time I tried to remember movies about virtual reality.

Again, I listed only movies that I have seen.

1. The Matrix (Trilogy) (1999-2003) – One of the best Sci Fi movies ever made. Nothing else to say.

2. The Lawnmower Man (1992) – Stars Pierce Brosnan as doctor who uses virtual reality technology to increase a mentally challenged man’s intelligence. But things go wrong… It uses elements from Stephen King’s book of the same name.

3. Tron (1982) – Groundbreaking back in 1982. New special effects techniques had to be invented for the movie to work. Jeff Bridges stars in this Disney movie.

4. The Thirteenth Floor (1999) – Lesser known movie but an interesting one.

5. eXistenZ (1999) – Interesting movie about a game designer who plugs into her own game to test it and is attacked by assassins. With Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

6. Strange Days (1995) – overlooked when it was released in 1995, it became a clut classic over the years. Ralph Fiennes and Angela Basset star.

7. Virtuosity (1995) – This movie about a virtual villain who escapes into the real world is not regarded as a great movie, but I found it very interesting and entertaining. Any movie with Denzel Washington is good! Plus, Russel Crowe is the villain.

8. Spy Kids 3D Game Over (2003) In this one, kid-agents go into a computer game to stop the Toymaker (played by Sylvester Stallone) from controlling kids’ minds through the game.

9. Vanilla Sky (2001) – Virtual reality or dream? I’m not sure if it should be on this list, but it deserves a mention. With Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz.

10. Johnny Mnemonic (1995) Keanu Reeves plays a data trafficker who has a cybernetic brain implant designed to store information.

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