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Dozens of directors have explored Multiverse Movies. We assembled 25 of the best ones.

Inception (2010)

Inception
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Nolan, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page, Ken Watanabe
Rated PG-13

Inception is a science fiction thriller directed by Christopher Nolan. The film follows Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his team of experts as they use a new technology called “inception” to infiltrate people’s dreams and manipulate their subconscious. Cobb’s mission is to plant an idea into the mind of a wealthy client, Robert Fischer (Cillian Murphy), in order to secure a major business deal. As Cobb and his team journey into the dream world, they must confront their own personal demons, and fight to keep their minds from collapsing into “limbo”. In the end, Cobb and his team must use the power of their subconscious to succeed in their mission.

The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving
Rated R

The Matrix is a 1999 sci-fi action movie directed by the Wachowski Sisters. The film follows Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves), a computer programmer living a double life as a hacker called Neo. Neo is contacted by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) who reveals that the world around him is actually a computer simulation called the Matrix and that humanity is trapped in a power struggle between machines and their human prisoners. Morpheus offers Neo a chance to join the real world and fight against the machines. With the help of Morpheus and the rebel crew of the hovercraft the Nebuchadnezzar, Neo is trained in martial arts and hacking techniques, and learns that he is the chosen one who can save humanity from their enslaved existence. Neo eventually faces off against the machines' leader, Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), and discovers the truth about the Matrix. Ultimately, Neo defeats Smith and helps humanity to break free from the control of the machines.

Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy
Rated PG-13

Interstellar is a 2014 science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. The film follows a group of explorers as they travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Along the way, the explorers discover secrets about the nature of time and space, and the limits of human endurance. The film includes themes of love, loss, and sacrifice, as well as exploring the power of the human spirit to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick
Rated R

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. Set eleven years after the events of the first film, the story follows Sarah Connor and her son John, as they are pursued by a new, more advanced Terminator, the liquid metal T-1000. With the aid of a T-800 model 101 Terminator, they must protect John from the T-1000 while attempting to stop the looming threat of Judgment Day, a nuclear holocaust caused by Skynet, a self-aware artificial intelligence system. The film was a box-office hit and was met with critical acclaim. Its success led to a sequel, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, in 2003.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
Rated PG

It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film written and directed by Frank Capra. The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help his community in the small town of Bedford Falls. After a financial disaster threatens to destroy the town, George is visited by an angel who shows him how the world would be if he had never been born. Through this experience, George learns the value of life and the impact his actions have made on those around him. This classic Christmas film teaches a powerful lesson about the power of kindness and appreciation for life.

Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
Rated PG

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale. It stars Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly, who is sent back in time to 1955, where he meets his future parents in high school and accidentally becomes his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents-to-be to fall in love again and with the help of eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown, he must find a way to return to his own time. Along the way, Marty discovers the significance of his family's legacy and the importance of friendship. The film's successful combination of comedy, adventure and science fiction elements has made it a classic favorite.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter
Rated G

2001: A Space Odyssey is an epic science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke. The film follows a voyage to Jupiter with the intelligent computer HAL after the discovery of an alien monolith. Along the way, the film explores themes of technology, human evolution, and extraterrestrial life. The film follows a series of encounters between humans and artificial intelligence, as the crew of the Discovery One spacecraft explores the mysteries of the monolith and its creators. As their journey progresses, they find themselves in a grandiose and surrealistic landscape of strange otherworldly images, slipping ever further into the unknown. The film culminates in an emergence of humanity into an extraordinary new realm of existence. A timeless masterpiece of cinematic storytelling, 2001: A Space Odyssey continues to inspire and challenge viewers to this day.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Michel Gondry, starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne
Rated R

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is a 2004 romantic science fiction drama directed by Michel Gondry. The film follows a couple, Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet), as they decide to erase all memories of their tumultuous relationship. Joel discovers the regret of his decision as his memories of Clementine return during the erasure process. The film follows Joel's innermost thoughts as he desperately tries to hold onto his memories, while Clementine embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Through this journey, Joel and Clementine come to understand the power of love and the importance of cherishing its memories.

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield
Rated R

The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction action film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular character. The film follows a cyborg assassin, sent back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will grow up to save humanity from the robots that control the future. Connor is aided in her fight by Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier sent back in time to protect her. The Terminator is relentless in its pursuit of Sarah and Kyle, and the pair must battle their way through a number of dangerous situations in order to survive and prevent the future war.

Groundhog Day (1993)

Groundhog Day
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky
Rated PG

Groundhog Day follows Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray), an arrogant and cynical TV weatherman who is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to report on the annual Groundhog Day celebrations. After arriving, he finds himself stuck in a mysterious time loop, repeating the same day over and over. As he becomes increasingly desperate to escape, Phil slowly realizes he must change his selfish ways and make amends with those around him in order to break the loop. In the end, Phil is able to start living life to the fullest, finally leaving Punxsutawney on February 3rd.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor, starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr
Rated PG

The Wizard of Oz (1939) is a classic musical fantasy film based on the novel by L. Frank Baum. The movie follows young Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) and her dog Toto as they are swept away by a tornado to the magical land of Oz. With the help of the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy embarks on a quest to meet the Wizard of Oz in order to find her way back to Kansas. Along the way, they must face the Wicked Witch of the West and her henchmen, the Flying Monkeys. Along the way, they discover the power of friendship and loyalty and that there is no place like home.

Donnie Darko (2001)

Donnie Darko
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Kelly, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne
Rated R

Donnie Darko is a psychological thriller set in 1988 that follows the troubled teen Donnie Darko as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and sanity. After being awoken in the middle of the night by a mysterious figure wearing a bizarre rabbit costume, Donnie begins to have visions of a giant, malevolent rabbit named Frank, who tells him that the world will end in 28 days. As Donnie struggles to make sense of his visions and his increasingly strange behavior, he begins to uncover a sinister plot involving time travel, government conspiracies, and a mysterious group of individuals known as the “Manipulated Dead.” Along the way, Donnie must battle his own inner demons and confront the consequences of his actions before the world is destroyed.

12 Monkeys (1995)

12 Monkeys
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Terry Gilliam, starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito
Rated R

12 Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt. It follows the story of James Cole (Willis), a convict from 2035, who is sent back to 1996 to help scientists discover a cure for a devastating virus that will eventually decimate the human race. Cole discovers the virus was released by an extreme environmentalist group, the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, and finds himself in a desperate race against time to prevent the destruction of mankind. Along the way, he is aided by a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. Kathryn Railly (Stowe) and an eccentric mental patient, Jeffrey Goines (Pitt). Together, they must unravel the mysteries of the Twelve Monkeys and uncover the truth before it’s too late.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Edge of Tomorrow
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
Rated PG-13

Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 science fiction action film directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film follows Major William Cage (Cruise), an officer in the US military who is killed in a battle against an alien race known as Mimics. However, he soon discovers he is stuck in a time loop and must relive the same day over and over again. With the help of a fellow soldier, Rita Vrataski (Blunt), Cage comes to understand the alien enemy and discovers how to defeat them. Cage must use his knowledge and skills to save humanity from the Mimics and break the loop.

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy
Rated PG-13

Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction action adventure film directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It is the eleventh film in the Star Trek film series, and is also a reboot of the series. The film follows James T. Kirk and Spock as they work together on a mission to save the planet Earth from a vengeful Romulan from the future. The crew of the USS Enterprise must prevent Nero, a Romulan from the future, from destroying the planet. With the help of Nero's unlikely ally, the crew of the Enterprise is able to save the day. Kirk and Spock must both come to terms with their respective pasts, and their relationships with each other, in order for them to succeed in stopping Nero. The film was a box office success, grossing over $385 million at the worldwide box office.

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Mulholland Drive
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From David Lynch, starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates
Rated R

Mulholland Drive is a psychological thriller directed by David Lynch. The movie follows the story of two women: Betty Elms, an aspiring actress newly arrived in Los Angeles, and Rita, a woman with amnesia. Betty teams up with Rita to unravel the mystery of Rita's identity and finds herself drawn into a complex web of deceit and mystery. As the movie progresses, it becomes apparent that both Betty and Rita are in fact the same person, and the events of the movie may be the workings of Betty's subconscious mind. Throughout the movie, Lynch presents the viewer with a series of surreal and dreamlike sequences, creating a sense of disorientation and mystery. Ultimately, the film serves as an exploration of the dark depths of the human psyche, and of the power of dreams.

District 9 (2009)

District 9
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Neill Blomkamp, starring Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt
Rated R

District 9 is a 2009 science fiction action film written and directed by Neill Blomkamp. Set in a dystopian world in Johannesburg, South Africa, the story follows the tense relationship between humans and an alien race known as the "prawns." The prawns arrive in a giant spaceship, seeking refuge, but due to their social and economic differences, they are segregated from the human population and confined to a slum dubbed District 9. However, when government agent Wikus Van De Merwe is exposed to a mysterious virus that begins transforming him into a prawn, he must rely on the help of one of the aliens he was tasked with relocating in order to save himself, uncover the truth behind the virus, and restore peace between humans and prawns.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alfonso Cuarón, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths
Rated PG

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third installment in the Harry Potter film series, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and released in 2004. The film follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, as he returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his third year. This year, however, brings a dangerous new development: Sirius Black, an infamous escaped convict and dangerous criminal, is believed to be on the loose and searching for Harry. In an effort to protect Harry, Professor Lupin is hired as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and the castle walls are guarded by a magical creature called a "Dementor." Despite these precautions, Harry and his friends soon find themselves in danger as Sirius Black tracks them down and reveals a surprising connection to Harry's past. With the help of his friends, Harry must face his fears and confront Sirius Black in an epic battle between good and evil.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Days of Future Past
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Bryan Singer, starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy
Rated PG-13

X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 superhero film directed by Bryan Singer. The story is based on the 1981 X-Men comic book story arc of the same name. It is the seventh installment in the X-Men film series and the sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). The film stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, and Ian McKellen. The storyline of the film centers on the mutant superheros of the X-Men who are fighting for the survival of their kind against the Sentinel robots. In order to prevent a future where mutants are hunted and killed, Wolverine is sent back in time to convince the younger Professor X and Magneto to join forces and stop the Sentinel program before it becomes a reality. As the two sides battle, Wolverine must find a way to unite the two warring mutants and save the future of their species.

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Mr. Nobody
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Jaco Van Dormael, starring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh-Dan Pham
Rated R

Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama about a 118-year-old man named Nemo Nobody, who is the last mortal on Earth after the human race has achieved quasi-immortality. With his death approaching, Nemo reflects on his life and the choices he made that brought him to this point. He flashes back to three different timelines and reflects on the possibilities of the decisions he could have made. As he looks back, he begins to realize that all possible paths he could have taken in life were equally valid, and he learns to accept his fate and the choices he made.

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Back to the Future Part II
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson
Rated PG

Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Bob Gale. It is the sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future and the second installment in the Back to the Future trilogy. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Thomas F. Wilson. In the sequel, Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the year 2015 to prevent Marty's future son from ending up in prison. However, they inadvertently disrupt the timeline, creating a new future in which Marty's friend Biff Tannen has become a powerful tycoon. With the help of a 1955 version of Doc Brown, Marty and Doc must find a way to restore the original timeline before it's too late.

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Being John Malkovich
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Spike Jonze, starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich
Rated R

Being John Malkovich is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, and John Malkovich. The film follows Craig Schwartz, a puppeteer who discovers a portal that leads into John Malkovich’s mind. Craig and his wife Lotte, along with Maxine and Craig's co-worker Stuart, use the portal to enter Malkovich's mind for fifteen minutes at a time. They develop a business in which they charge money for the experience. As the business grows, Craig and Lotte's relationship begins to suffer. Eventually Craig becomes obsessed with being inside Malkovich's mind and begins to lose his grip on reality. The film follows the characters’ attempts to find a way out of their strange predicament.

About Time (2013)

About Time
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Richard Curtis, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson
Rated R

About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard Curtis. It stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy. The film follows Tim Lake (Gleeson), a young man from Cornwall, England, who discovers he can travel in time. He meets Mary (McAdams), and eventually falls in love with her, but is running out of time due to his ability. In order to keep Mary in his life, he must use his newfound power of time travel to his advantage. As Tim struggles to make sense of his new abilities, he discovers how precious time really is and how one should make the most of it. The film explores the themes of love, family, and the importance of making the most of each moment.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller
Rated PG-13

Midnight in Paris is a romantic fantasy comedy written and directed by Woody Allen. The film follows Gil Pender, a successful but creatively unfulfilled Hollywood screenwriter, who is visiting Paris with his fiancée and her parents. One night at midnight, he is magically transported back to the 1920s, where he meets a variety of famous writers, artists, and musicians, and finds himself drawn into their lives. He falls in love with a beautiful French woman, Adriana, and begins to question his life choices. He soon realizes that he is happiest when he is in Paris in the 1920s, and decides to stay there and pursue his dream of becoming a great writer. In the end, he is able to find a balance between his modern life and his newfound love of the past.

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch
Rated PG-13

Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 science fiction action film directed by J.J. Abrams and the twelfth installment in the Star Trek film franchise. The film follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as they come face-to-face with an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization. Led by Captain James T. Kirk, the crew of the Enterprise is called back home to Earth where they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated a devastating attack on Starfleet headquarters. In retaliation, the crew embarks on a manhunt to capture the party responsible and settle the score. In the midst of their mission, they find themselves forced to face one of the most powerful and enigmatic villains of all time, Khan, a genetically-enhanced superhuman bent on vengeance. In a desperate race against time, the crew must find a way to stop Khan before his plans of destruction and chaos put an end to the Federation and all of mankind.

 



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