27 Best Movies About Virtual Reality That You Should Watching Update 07/2024

Movies About Virtual Reality

When William Foster’s family is tragically killed in a car accident, the neuroscientist is on the approach of successfully putting human mind into a computer. William is desperate to bring them back to life, so he enlists the help of fellow scientist Ed Whittle (Thomas Middleditch) in secretly cloning their bodies and fabricating clones of them. Because only three of the four family members may be revived, he is forced to choose the “Sophie’s choice.”

1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

New LAPD blade runner Officer K (Ryan Gosling) unearths a long-buried truth that threatens to toss the crumbling fabric of civilized society into disarray. Upon learning of his discoveries, he sets out to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a long-lost former Blade Runner.

2. Ghost In The Shell (2017)

This future human, called “Major,” is the first of her kind: a perfect soldier sworn to stopping the most dangerous criminals in the world. A new degree of horror that includes hacking into people’s minds and controlling them is Major’s area of expertise. Her life was robbed, not rescued, as she prepared to face a new adversary. Now, she’ll do anything to reclaim her past and exact revenge on those responsible.

3. Total Recall (2012)

When factory worker Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) is looking for a break from his routine, he visits Rekall, a corporation that can make wishes come true. Quaid undergoes the surgery in the hopes of retrieving memories of his time as a superspy, but things go tragically wrong. Quaid is now the target of a vengeful horde. he joins forces with Jessica Biel, a rebel warrior, to track down the leader of the underground resistance and bring down the world’s leader (Bryan Cranston).

4. Source Code (2011)

Source Code (2011)

In a top-secret military mission, helicopter pilot Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) is allowed to relive the final moments of Sean Fentress, a commuter-train explosion victim. For the sake of averting a similar tragedy, Colter’s job is to track down the bomber’s true identity. With each passing second, Colter’s faith in his ability to avert the first catastrophe becomes stronger — provided he doesn’t run out of time.

5. Tron: Legacy (2010)

His father Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) mysteriously vanished and Sam (Garrett Hedlund) has been troubled for a long time by the mystery of his father’s disappearance. With no warning, a peculiar signal attracts Sam to the arcade where his father, the arcade’s creator, has been imprisoned for 20 years. A cosmos as beautiful as this one is also far more evolved and dangerous than Kevin could have imagined, which they hope to escape with the help of fierce fighter Quorra (Olivia Wilde).

6. Inception (2010)

When it comes to stealing secrets from people’s minds, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dom Cobb (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is the mastermind. He’s a sought-after corporate espionage expert, but he’s also lost everything he holds dear. An opportunity to redeem himself comes when Cobb is given the duty of planting an idea in someone else’s head. When he succeeds, Cobb’s crime will be a flawless one, but a savage adversary is on the lookout.

7. Gamer (2009)

Gamer (2009)

Using a remote control from a young gamer, Kable (Gerard Butler), a death-row inmate, confronts his fellow prisoners in the bloody internet game “Slayers.” Kable and the other detainees are nothing more than fictitious characters to the game’s participants. The game’s anti-inventor resistance group, however, views Kable as an essential part of their strategy to eliminate the inventor’s high-tech slavery.

8. The Island (2005)

In the year 2019, a mercenary (Djimon Hounsou) is on the trail of two clones (Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson) who escaped from a research facility after discovering their true fates.

Mid-century futuristic thriller about a supposedly idyllic facility. After discovering nefarious forces are at work, Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson make a daring escape from The Island, the final uncontaminated sanctuary on Earth.

9. Minority Report (2002)

To catch criminals before they do their crimes, police in 2054 Washington, D.C. use a psychic technology developed by legendary science fiction writer Philip K. Dick in “Minority Report,” an action-detective thriller. Precrime chief Tom Cruise is accused of murdering a man he has never met in the film’s central conflict.

10. The Cell (2000)

The Cell (2000)

Shocking and fascinating, “The Cell” is a mind-boggling journey into the dark and dangerous mindset of a serial killer who holds the secret to save his final, trapped victim. Catherine Deane, a psychologist who has been experimenting with a radical new therapy, is leading this voyage into a killer’s terrible fantasy world. Catherine is able to see what’s going on in the unconscious mind of another person thanks to a brand-new branch of transcendental science.

11. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

A man wakes up to find a bloodied garment in his residence and learns that his boss was assassinated the previous night. Is he the one who did it? Why is he so forgetful? If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to live in an entirely computer-generated world, then “The Thirteenth Floor” is the film for you.

12. eXistenZ (1999)

It’s a virtual reality game called eXistenZ invented by Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh). It’s Ted (Jude Law) who takes on the position of bodyguard for Allegra after one of her fans attempts to murder her. Ted is implanted with a video game pod that contains a broken copy of eXistenZ in an attempt to preserve her game. It’s a succession of experiences that blur the boundary between imagination and reality for Allegra and Ted.

13. The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix (1999)

When Neo (Keanu Reeves) asks Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) what the Matrix is, he assumes he’ll get the information he’s looking for from the most dangerous man on the planet. Carrie-Anne Moss’ character, Trinity, contacts Neo and guides him to the underworld, where he meets Morpheus. As they struggle for their life against an elite group of secret operatives, they are forced to use all of their skills to their advantage. A fact that could cost Neo more than his life is a fact that Neo should not ignore.

14.Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

Jobe (Matt Frewer) is an evil virtual reality consciousness bent on hacking into every computer on the planet. But when Jobe asks Peter for help, the young man sees Jobe’s nefarious plan and runs away from the situation. In order to stop Jobe’s plan for world domination, Peter recruits Benjamin (Patrick Bergin), a genius computer engineer. The conflict rages both in cyberspace and in the real world.

15. Strange Days (1995)

Virtual reality-like recordings that allow users to feel the emotions and past experiences of others are being illegally sold by former policeman Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes). In contrast to the regular bootlegs, Nero is surprised to get one that shows the murder of a character. His former partner in crime, Mace (Angela Bassett), joins him in his search for the assassin, and the two soon uncover a massive conspiracy including the police department Nero formerly served.

16. Hackers (1995)

It’s a hacker’s worst nightmare: being accused of stealing millions of dollars from an enormous organization. It has been prohibited for seven years for hacker Dade Murphy, known as Zero Cool or Crash Override, who crashed over 1,500 Wall Street computers at the age of 11. He is now in more difficulty than he has ever been since he is eager to be back in front of a monitor.

17. Virtuosity (1995)

Virtuosity (1995)

When Parker Barnes (Denzel Washington) was imprisoned for killing the psychopath who killed his family, he was approached by a new virtual reality program called SID 6.7 (Russell Crowe), whose goal is to apprehend a computer-generated being that has been modelled after hundreds of deranged criminals. Barnes must capture or destroy SID if he manages to escape into the real world before the heartless entity goes on a killing spree.

18. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier in this film based on the William Gibson story who has a hidden store of information implanted in his memory. However, if Johnny does not recover the data within 48 hours, he will be killed. Johnny sets out to collect the passwords he needs to save himself, accompanied by his physically augmented bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer). Worse, Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and Takahashi (Takeshi), both gangsters and businessmen, are after the data Johnny holds.

19. Disclosure (1995)

Tom Sanders (Michael Douglas) is a high-ranking executive at a cutting-edge technological company that is about to release a revolutionary new product. Meredith Johnson (Demi Moore), a vamp from Tom’s past, swoops in and steals his promotion and then – double down – sues him for sexual harassment, causing a rift between the two.

20. Brainscan (1994)

Teenager Michael (Edward Furlong) is fascinated by horror films and computer games, and a CD-ROM that depicts murder from the killer’s point of view brings these two passions together. A stranger is killed and a foot is chopped off the first time Michael plays the game, believing it to be a virtual reality simulation. Trickster (T. Ryder Smith) emerges from the program the next day and pushes Michael to continue playing – and to continue committing horrific acts.

21. Demolition Man (1993)

In the escalating war on crime in Los Angeles, both detective John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) and deadly gangster Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) have been sentenced to “CryoPrison,” a state of frozen incarceration where innocent people are caught in the crossfires. 36 years later in 2032, when Spartan is finally thawed out, Los Angeles has been transformed into a pacifist utopia known as San Angeles. While Spartan must work with future cop Lenina (Sandra Bullock) to catch Phoenix, the killer is still on the free.

22. Arcade (1993)

ARCADE, the hottest new video game, has everyone in town drooling. The problem is that once you start playing, you might forget about reality. Players in Arcade can experience seven varying degrees of thrills, spills, and chills. Stunning graphics, dramatic sound effects, and a virtual reality simulation immerse you in a whole new universe. It’s the pinnacle of a video game’s experience. But thrills like these aren’t cheap – you’re risking your life when you confront ARCADE. The kids are completely engrossed in the game and have accepted the challenge. Their disappearances are tied to ARCADE, but Alex (Megan Ward) is the only one who knows. She’s on her own against the computer. What a shame she’s never been particularly skilled at them!

23. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

A scientist bent on refining virtual reality software conducts an experiment on a dimwitted gardener, who transforms into a terrifying superhuman entity as a result. Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) believes he can improve the IQ of Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey), a mentally challenged landscaper, by administering him a regimen of experimental drugs and computer-simulated training sessions. Jobe’s personality begins to change with time, and he also learns to do better with women of the opposite sex. It is only later in life that he discovers that many around him have taken advantage of his simpleton nature, and he sets out to exact his own personal revenge.

24. Total Recall (1990)

A construction worker in the year 2084, Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) fantasizes about going to Mars, which has been colonized by humans. “Rekall,” a firm that implants false memories into people’s minds, allows him to experience the excitement of Mars without really being there. It turns out that Quaid’s entire existence is a fabricated memory, and the individuals responsible for implanting it in his brain now intend to kill him.

25. Brainstorm (1983)

Christopher Walken and Louise Fletcher play researchers Michael Brace and Lillian Reynolds, who create a technology that records and plays back a person’s thoughts on videotape. When Brace and his colleagues begin utilizing the technology to investigate severe sexual and near-death experiences, the experiment spirals out of hand. In order to prevent the military from taking control of the research, Brace enlists the support of his estranged wife (Natalie Wood).

26. Videodrome (1983)

It is a television show that seduces and controls its viewers, David Cronenberg’s devilish invader (Scanners). James Woods, a cable programmer on the prowl for the utmost in viewing excitement, finds himself sucked into the macabre world of reality television. Max Renn (James Woods) is the head of a sleazy TV station, and he is anxious for new shows to draw in viewers. Max recognizes a potential smash when he comes across a TV show called “Videodrome,” which features brutal acts of cruelty and punishment. Since Deborah Harry never returned after her audition for the program, Max begins to examine what really goes on in the world of Videodrome, discovering that the violence on display may not be as false as he had previously imagined.

27. Tron (1982)

When Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), a brilliant computer engineer, discovers that Ed Dillinger (David Warner), a business executive, has been stealing his work, he attempts to hack into the system. Dillinger’s electronic likeness, Sark, and the intimidating Master Control Program are all waiting for him in the digital realm. He is aided by Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and Yori (Cindy Morgan) in his efforts to free the grid’s imprisoned programs.