What’s reality? That’s one of the questions that humanity has been trying to figure out since time immemorial. Defining reality is difficult because it changes with perspective. What’s I deem to be my reality may not be your reality. Then, there’s existence, which in a way qualifies reality. Something that exists is real. Or is it? Probably, I have already confused you. So, without wasting anytime, let’s get down to the list of great films that have explored and questioned the themes of reality and existence.
10. Pi (1998)
‘Pi’ is notable for its covering of an array of themes including religion, mysticism and the relationship of the universe to mathematics. The story about a mathematician and the obsession with mathematical regularity contrasts two seemingly irreconcilable entities: the imperfect, irrational humanity and the rigor and regularity of mathematics, specifically number theory.
9. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Chaos theory is a mind-boggling theory. According to it a small event at some place could lead to influential events far away. When Eric Bress and Mackye Gruber made this theory into a film, obviously that was going to be something we hadn’t seen before. Evan (Ashton Kutcher) is a teenager who frequently blacks out due to unbearable headaches and is transferred to the past, where he can make alterations to his life and of others too. But when he finds out that small changes in the past can drastically change the present, Evan finds himself in macabre parallel realities. It is not a perfect film, but it is a damn interesting one.