Creating a metaverse where the virtual is founded with reality and that allows sharing relationships, playing and even working is the dream of technological giants. A scenario that seemed like science fiction a few years ago, but that the cinema has already anticipated. These are the best movies about virtual reality that you can enjoy right now.
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Considered the film that inaugurated this subgenre, Matrix He states that in the future machines and artificial intelligences will enslave humans, who are used to obtain energy. The only way to keep their bodies alive is through a simulation of life in a virtual reality called the Matrix. A group of humans led by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) rescue Neo (Keanu Reeves), considered the chosen one to free humanity.
The original film was followed by sisters Lana and Lilly Wachowski. The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). By the end of 2021, the premiere of the fourth installment is scheduled, The Matrix 4.
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Gender: Science fiction, Action.
Distribution: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving
Director: Lana Wachowski.
Duration: 138 minutes
Ready Player One (2018)
Earth is a gloomy world and on the brink of collapse in the year 2045, so most find refuge in OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe. When OASIS creator James Halliday dies, he promises a fortune to whoever finds an Easter egg hidden somewhere in the virtual world. Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan) is an avid gamer of video games in this space, so he decides to join the competition, without venturing that he will become an unexpected hero.
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Gender: Adventure, action, science fiction.
Distribution: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Duration: 155 minutes
On Inception, Dom Cobb (Leonardo Di Caprio) is a highly skilled “dream infiltrator”. Dom and his team are hired to steal information through a shared subconscious space. When Saito (Ken Watanabe) approaches Dom, he offers him his life’s work: implant an idea in someone’s mind. Dom accepts the offer in exchange for clearing his criminal record, but when he begins to rally his team, a dangerous enemy approaches. Inception it’s a moving adventure from start to finish.
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Gender: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller, Action
Distribution: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy
Director: Christopher Nolan
Duration: 148 minutes
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Inspired by the 1964 novel Simulacron-3, The Thirteenth Floor explore computer simulated universes, where the virtual crosses borders to blend with reality. The film deals with the story of a virtual reality machine that allows visiting the city of Los Angeles in 1934. When Hannon Fuller (Armin Mueller-Stahl), the creator of the project, dies in a mysterious way, all suspicions point to his right arm , Douglas Hall (Craig Bierko).
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Gender: Drama, mystery, science fiction.
Distribution: Craig Bierko, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gretchen Mol, Vincent D’Onofrio,
Director: Josef Rusnak
Duration: 100 minutes
Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is a computer programmer and video game developer who discovers that Ed Dillinger (David Warner), an executive at his company, has been stealing his job. When he attempts to hack into the system, he is teleported into the virtual world of central computer software where he interacts with programs, while trying to escape. With the help of Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and Yori (Cindy Morgan), Flynn becomes a fighter for the freedom of the oppressed programs of the network. A family film that shows how the cinema imagined the virtual world 40 years ago.
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Gender: Action, sci-fi, family
Distribution: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan
Director: Steve Lisberg
Duration: 96 minutes
Ex Machina (2015)
Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) is a programmer for Bluebook, one of the most important Internet companies. Smith is invited by Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), the president of the company, to take the Turing test to determine the abilities and consciousness of Ava (Alicia Vikander), an android with artificial intelligence.
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Gender: Drama, mystery, science fiction
Distribution: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno
Director: Alex Garland
Duration: 107 minutes
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