American films about alternative reality

List of the best American films about alternative reality according to the audience: Yesterday, The Matrix, Mr. Nobody, Coherence, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Planet of the Apes, Resident Evil: Retribution, The Invention of Lying, The Family Man, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:45

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18

    Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

    Markimdb: 7.2
    Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
    CountryUSA, United Kingdom
    Duration01:29

      On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.

      Markimdb: 4.9
      Genrehorror, thriller, detective
      CountryCanada, France, Japan, USA
      Duration01:35

      Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

      Markimdb: 5.7
      Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:59

      After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

      Markimdb: 5.4
      Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
      CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
      Duration01:36

        The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by new found allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

        Markimdb: 6.4
        Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, short
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:40

        Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.

        Markimdb: 6.8
        Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
        CountryUSA
        Duration02:05

        Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack finds himself at a crossroad where he must choose between his high-power career and the woman he loves.

        Markimdb: 6
        Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, detective
        CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy
        Duration01:42

          When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link between the global robot attacks and missing men, Sky Captain and Polly decide to work together. They fly to the Himalayas in pursuit of the mysterious Dr. Totenkopf, the mastermind behind the robots.

          Markimdb: 5.8
          Genremelodrama, drama, family
          CountryUSA, Canada

          Melody, high powered corporate workaholic for a retail conglomerate, is happy to spend the holidays jet-setting with her girlfriends. However, she's in for an unpleasant surprise when her boss sends her to her sleepy hometown to convince the reluctant townspeople to allow them to build a new discount store. Now, forced to reconnect with her family and her childhood sweetheart Carter, her task is not so simple, as all are vehemently opposed to everything Melody's company stands for. Desperate to get out of town and back to her real life, Melody takes a spill and wakes up in an alternate universe where she never left home and is married to Carter! Once determined to leave her small town life behind, Melody must make sense of her new life and decide if you truly can go home again. - Written by ABC

          Markimdb: 7.5
          Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
          CountryUSA, Canada, France, Germany
          Duration01:33

            Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

            Markimdb: 6.8
            Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
            CountryUSA

            The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how -- and whether -- to escape their never-ending day.

            Markimdb: 5.6
            Genrecomedy, crime
            CountryUSA
            Duration02:05

            Jason wants to be taken more seriously as an actor, so he asks his friend Kevin Smith for advice, and decides to become a method actor. Trouble is, being a method actor drives him mad and he slowly becomes a serial killer.

            Markimdb: 6.4
            Genrefantastic, comedy, detective
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:40

            A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

            Markimdb: 6.2
            Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
            CountryCanada, USA, Spain, South Korea
            Duration01:58

            A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.

            Markimdb: 6.5
            Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:30

            Three strangers arrive one by one to a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere after enduring separate life-altering predicaments. Searching for a way out of the woods, frustrated, hungry and battling to stay warm they discover their mysterious connection and realize what they have to do in order to get out of the woods alive.

            Markimdb: 7
            Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:45

            A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

            Markimdb: 7.8
            Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:48

            Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

            Markimdb: 3.3
            Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
            CountryUSA
            Duration02:22

            A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped Fabbrizio's former arch-enemy, Devlin Bowman, a criminal mastermind in an attempt to steal the world's most precious treasures from around the world. And it's up to Pistachio to track down Bowman and save his family before Bowman kills them!

            Markimdb: 5.4
            Genrefantastic, drama, detective
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:21

            In this mind-bending 'Sci-Fi Noir' a daring physicist folds time to travel into the past, trying to stop a mysterious woman from stealing his invention. But once there, he uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the woman, and his own fractured reality.

            Markimdb: 6.2
            Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:48

            In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

            Markimdb: 7.5
            Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
            CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
            Duration01:45

            Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

            Markimdb: 6
            Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
            CountryUSA, Canada
            Duration01:50

              A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

              Markimdb: 8.1
              Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
              CountryUSA
              Duration01:15

              When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for The Flash and his family, the ripples of the event prove disastrous as a fractured, alternate reality now exists where a Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Teaming with a grittier, more violent Dark Knight and Cyborg, Flash races to restore the continuity of his original timeline while this new world is ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman's Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans.

              Markimdb: 6
              Genrefantastic, action
              CountryUSA
              Duration01:46

              An underground MMA fighter must confront his sister and his past in an adventure through parallel universes

              Markimdb: 7.7
              Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, detective
              CountryCanada, USA
              Duration01:56

              An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.

              Markimdb: 5.3
              Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
              CountryUSA

              Sixteen year old Jude discovers each and every one of his fears is true.

              Markimdb: 6.3
              Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
              CountryUSA, Japan
              Duration01:30

                A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away—where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met—he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

                Markimdb: 6.4
                Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
                CountryUSA
                Duration01:40

                  A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.

                  Markimdb: 5.3
                  Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama, detective
                  CountryFrance, Germany, USA
                  Duration02:25

                  Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

                  Markimdb: 3.3
                  Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
                  CountryUSA

                  After moving into a cottage together, two young lovers confront horrors of a forgotten childhood.

                  Markimdb: 5.8
                  Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
                  CountryUSA

                  Nicolas Bannister, a rugged and solitary veteran living in a near-future Miami flooded by rising seas, is an expert in a dangerous occupation: he offers clients the chance to relive any memory they desire. His life changes when he meets a mysterious young woman named Mae. What begins as a simple matter of lost and found becomes a passionate love affair. But when a different client's memories implicate Mae in a series of violent crimes, Bannister must delve through the dark world of the past to uncover the truth about the woman he fell for.

                  Markimdb: 5.4
                  Genrecomedy
                  CountryUSA

                  A shy high school student's Christmas wish comes true only it isn't exactly as wonderful as she'd hoped.

                  Markimdb: 8.1
                  Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
                  CountryUSA
                  Duration01:41

                  A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.

                  Markimdb: 6.4
                  Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
                  CountryUSA
                  Duration01:39

                  While dining out with friends, Sy suggests the difficulty of separating comedy from tragedy. To illustrate his point, he tells his guests two parallel stories about Melinda ; both versions have the same basic elements, but one take on her state of affairs leans toward levity, while the other is full of anguish. Each story involves Melinda coping with a recent divorce through substance abuse while beginning a romantic relationship with a close friend's husband.

                  Markimdb: 7.4
                  Genrefantastic, action, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, short
                  CountryUSA, South Korea, China, Taiwan
                  Duration01:18

                  Perry's worst fear comes true when Phineas and Ferb finds out that he is in fact Secret Agent P, but that soon pales in comparison during a trip to the 2nd dimension where Perry finds out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is truly evil and successful.

                  Markimdb: 7.2
                  Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
                  CountryCanada, USA
                  Duration01:30

                  Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.

                  Markimdb: 6.3
                  Genrefantasy, adventure, family
                  CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                  Duration01:52

                    This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.

                    Markimdb: 7.1
                    Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
                    CountryUSA

                    Charles Whitley travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner, a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.

                    Markimdb: 3.3
                    Genrehorror, thriller
                    CountryUSA
                    Duration01:24

                    A group of actors gather in a remote Northeastern town to rehearse for a mysterious stage production, only to be plunged into a hellish world where their real lives mirror the grisly story of the play.

                    Markimdb: 6.2
                    Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
                    CountryUSA
                    Duration02:05

                    In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and crew could be the culprit.

                    Markimdb: 7.1
                    Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
                    CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                    Duration01:38

                    In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

                    Markimdb: 5.9
                    Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
                    CountryUSA, Japan
                    Duration01:39

                    An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.

                    Markimdb: 4.7
                    Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
                    CountryUSA
                    Duration01:50

                    A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...

                    Markimdb: 6.7
                    Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
                    CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                    Duration01:36

                    In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying.

                    Markimdb: 6.7
                    Genrefantastic, action, adventure
                    CountryUSA
                    Duration01:36

                    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.

                    Markimdb: 6.9
                    Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama
                    CountryUSA
                    Duration01:47

                    Invisible forces exert power over us in our sleep. A mercenary named Ink, on a literal nightmare mission, captures the spirit of 8-year-old Emma in the dream world. To save her, the dream-givers marshal all their resources, focusing on saving the soul of Emma's tragically broken father.

                    Markimdb: 7.5
                    Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure
                    CountryFrance, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
                    Duration01:52

                    A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

                    Markimdb: 8.6
                    Genrefantasy, drama, family
                    CountryUSA
                    Duration02:10

                    A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.




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