What if your life was not really yours but instead a staged reality show in which all of your friends were paid actors? While this might be the dream of many Instagrammers today, it was downright scary in 1998 – to the point that many psychiatric patients believed it was happening to them (in a bad, Black Mirror kind of way). A disturbing, yet un-creepy masterpiece.
Director: Peter Weir
Screenplay by: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Ed Harris, Holland Taylor, Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Natascha McElhone, Noah Emmerich
Major nominations on original release : Academy Award for Best Director, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Harris); BAFTA for Best Film, Director (won), Original Screenplay (won), Supporting Actor (Harris)See all nominees