Movies, one of the great time pass item I have. I watch lots of movies. But like the other movie freaks, I don’t just watch one or two kind of the movies. What I look for is a good movie to call and I just watch that. Action, romantic, comedy, science fiction, other fictions, no matter what, I just love movies. So, I decided to write about some of the best parallel universe fiction movies I watched and liked. In this list I didn’t include any movie after 2006. And again, I’ve listed some really old movies.
Let’s first know what a parallel universe is. According to Wikipedia
A parallel universe or alternative reality is a hypothetical or (fictional) self-contained separate reality coexisting with one’s own….. While the terms “parallel universe” and “alternative reality” are generally synonymous and can be used interchangeably in most cases, there is sometimes an additional connotation implied with the term “alternative reality” that implies that the reality is a variant of our own.
OK, now come to the list of the movies.
- Logan’s Run (1976) | IMDB Rating: 6.8
The movie is about the year 2274. The condition is like everyone is living within an enclosed dome. People got almost no work to do and are allowed to persue all the pleasure they can get. There is one catch however: your life is limited and when you reach 30, it is terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony known as Carousel.
- The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) | IMDB Rating: 7.7
Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey during the Depression and is searching for an escape from her dreary life.
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) | IMDB Rating: 7
Prof. Lindenbrook leads his intrepid party on an expedition to the centre of the earth, via a volcano in Iceland, encountering all manner of prehistoric monsters and life-threatening hazards on the way.
- Alice in Wonderland (1951) | IMDB Rating: 7.4
Disney version of Lewis Carroll’s children’s story. Alice becomes bored and her mind starts to wander. She sees a white rabbit who appears to be in a hurry. She chases it into its burrow and then a most bizarre series of adventures begins.
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) | IMDB Rating: 7.7
‘Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters, and lots of references to classic animation.
- The Little Mermaid (1989) | IMDB Rating: 7.5
Loosely based upon the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Ariel, youngest daughter of King Triton, is dissatisfied with life in the sea. She longs to be with the humans above the surface, and is often caught in arguments with her father over those “barbaric fish-eaters”. She goes to meet Ursula, the Sea Witch, to strike a deal, but Ursula has bigger plans for this mermaid and her father.
- Jumanji (1995) | IMDB Rating: 6.6
After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child wins his release from the game. But, no sooner has he arrived that he is forced to play again, and this time sets the creatures of the jungle loose on the city. Now it is up to him to stop them.
- Dark City (1997) | IMDB Rating: 7.8
John Murdoch awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he has lost his memory and is wanted for a series of brutal and bizarre murders. While trying to piece together his past, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of beings known as The Strangers who possess the ability to put people to sleep and alter the city and its inhabitants. Now Murdoch must find a way to stop them before they take control of his mind and destroy him.
- The Thirteenth Floor (1999) | IMDB Rating: 6.8
Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He’s about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that’s just like the 30’s with seemingly real people with real emotions. Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine.
- The 10th Kingdom (2000) | IMDB Rating: 8.2
A young woman named Virginia and her father, Tony are lured into a land where fairy tales are real! But the adventure is only beginning for the longer they stay in fairy tale land the more their lives become one.
- Possible Loves (2000) | IMDB Rating: 6.9
Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits, something happens which will change his life. A scene, an encounter, an unfinished sentence… Something insignificant, but which will determine the character’s life. Fifteen years later, we follow three completely different versions of Carlos’s life. In one, he is a man divided between the stability of a secure life in a lukewarm marriage, and the growing desire to live a great love affair. In the second, he is homosexual and places passion above all else. In the third possible life, Carlos is a man who hasn’t yet discovered love, and lives through successive disastrous relationships in search of the perfect woman. One of them is his real life. Another is not his life. And a third is the life he’d like to lead. Which is his true life?
- Neil Gaiman’s NeverWhere (1996) | IMDB Rating: 7.1
Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he’s pulled into the fantastical world of London Below. Pursued by the murderous Messrs. Croup and Vandemar, Door and Richard with the help of Hunter and the Marquis de Carabas, attempt to find the Angel Islington, who knows the secret behind the murder of Door’s family, and possibly a way for Richard to go home.
- The Butterfly Effect (2004) | IMDB Rating: 7.7
Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan’s friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick!
- MirrorMask (2005) | IMDB Rating: 6.8
In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl named Helena who works at the family circus with her father and mother, who wishes–quite ironically–that she could run away from the circus and join ‘real life’. But such is not to be the case, as she finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds and dangerous sphinxes. She must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get back home.
- Silent Hill (2006) | IMDB Rating: 6.5
After the continuous sleep walking episodes of Sharon, the young daughter of Rose Da Silva, the decision is made to take Sharon to the place only mentioned in her restless dreams- Silent Hill. However, the road to Silent Hill is anything but easy to access, and Rose creates a high speed chase between herself and a police officer only to end in a crash for them both. When she wakes up, Sharon has disappeared and Rose is at the entrance to the deserted, dream-like town of Silent Hill. As Rose begins the search for her daughter, she does not realize the terror and mystery surrounding her. Rose is led on a blind search for her beloved daughter, finding herself getting more and more entwined into disturbing past of Silent Hill.
So, this was the 15 parallel Universe Fiction movies list which I really recommend you to watch. All the texts were either copied or re-written from IMDB, and the covers for the movies were copied from different website through Google Image Search.
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