As Virtual Reality technology improves, the world of virtual reality becomes a more immersive experience. This list of the top best Virtual Reality movies will give you an idea of how this technology is evolving.
- The Matrix, 1999
In The Matrix, humans are slaves to a computer program that lives in the virtual reality known as the matrix. The Matrix movies are about the relationship between human and machine.
- Inception, 2010
Inception is a 2010 science fiction film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie follows a thief, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who steals information from people’s subconscious while they dream. The film has a rich screenplay and it was well received by critics. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won four of them, including Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing. It also won the BAFTA award for Best Film and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Director.
- Ready Player One, 2018
Ready Player One is a 2018 science fiction adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.
- Total Recall, 1990
Total Recall movies are a sci-fi phenomenon that have had many different interpretations over the years, but they all follow a similar theme with the protagonist having memories of a past life or alternate realities.
- Tron, 1982
There are some movies that are remakes of movies from the past. This one is actually based off of a video game from over 30 years ago. The film is supposed to have some light bike battles and crazy 3D graphics but what else do we know about this movie?
- The Matrix Reloaded, 2003
The Matrix Reloaded is a science fiction movie that was released in 2003. The movie has a very deep philosophical meaning and is about the Matrix-a software that controls the human minds. The Wachowski brothers who were the writers and directors of the movie, intended to make Neo, a computer programmer, as an anti-hero who wants to save humanity from its misery. The Matrix Reloaded has achieved cult status among many film enthusiasts because it offers so many hidden meanings for those who are willing to invest their time in order to find it.
- Equilibrium, 2002
Equilibrium is a movie that takes place in a dystopian society. In this society, emotions and individuality are not allowed. The protagonist has to face the consequences of rebelling against this strict totalitarian regime. The movie is set in a futuristic world where all emotions have been eradicated by a drug called Prozium. The protagonist lives in an alternate version of the 21st century where technology had advanced beyond our imaginations and human life is almost perfect but without any form of feeling or individuality.
- Tron: Legacy, 2010
Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction film that was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. The film is an installment to the Tron series and takes place 28 years after Tron. The story follows Sam Flynn, the son of Kevin Flynn, who investigates his father’s disappearance and gets pulled into the digital world of Tron in order to save him. Along with Kevin Flynn, they have to fight off a new digital foe known as Clu and face his army of Black Guards.
- The Thirteenth Floor, 1999
The Thirteenth Floor is a 1999 science fiction film directed by Josef Rusnak. The film was produced by Warner Bros. and stars Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Armin Mueller-Stahl. The movie follows Douglas Hall (Bierko), who is an architect at a cutting-edge software company called The Zetatech Corporation. He has just been promoted to the firm’s elite R&D team of thirteen people, who work on the building’s thirteenth floor. After he’s introduced to his new coworkers, Douglas is left alone with one of them – an attractive female named Betty (Mol), who tells him that they are part of a virtual reality experiment with a new interface called ZETA
- Johnny Mnemonic, 1995
In the movie Johnny Mnemonic, a data courier, played by Keanu Reeves, carries his employer’s most sensitive data in his head. The plot revolves around the difficulties faced by the protagonist and a group of allies as they try to deliver intelligence while being pursued by heavily armed thugs intent on stealing it.
- The Matrix Revolutions, 2003
The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final movie of the Matrix trilogy. It was made fourteen years after The Matrix Reloaded. This movie is the peak of a technology that has exceeded its creators’ capacity to control it. The Machines have taken over Earth, and they are ruling with an iron fist. They have killed billions of humans, both willingly and unwillingly, in order to end all possible resistance to their plans for total domination.
- Hackers, 1995
It’s a 1995 movie about a hacker who is under the control of an evil genius. In this film, he is given the task to hack into the computer systems of various major corporations and make them crash. The film also has some other plots as well, such as the romance between hacker and his client, which is followed by a twist.
- The Lawnmower Man, 1992
The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 science-fiction novel that was adapted into a 1992 movie and a 1994 video game. The protagonist of the story is Jobe, a mentally challenged man who becomes intellectually gifted when he interfaces with an artificial intelligence called S.A.I.N.T. The book is based on the premise that humanity’s evolution will come from our merging with cybernetic technology and computer systems in an act known as “transhumanis.”
- The Cell, 2000
The Cell movies are a series of sci-fi movies that followed the story of Dr. Jackson Tyler, a medical doctor who was captured and implanted with an alien parasite in order to use his body for experiments.
- Strange Days, 1995
Strange Days is a American cyberpunk thriller film written and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film, starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, and Juliette Lewis, was released in the United States on October 25, 1995 to critical acclaim but short box office returns. The film’s storyline follows Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes), a former cop who now deals in data-discs of recorded human memories. He is hired by ex-actress Josie McCoy (Angela Bassett) to help track down a former associate of her recently slain pimp; McCoy’s daughter had been killed as part of the same set up that killed her father, and she wants revenge.