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Philosophical Issues and Questions

Reality As Illusion (Maya)

Brazil (1985)
Dark City (1998)
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004)
The Island (2005)
The Matrix (1999)
The Truman Show (1998)
Vanilla Sky (2001)


Being John Malkovich (1999)
The Family Man (2000)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Melinda and Melinda (2004)
Pleasantville (1998)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Sliding Doors (1998)
Stay (2005)

Magic is Real

Field of Dreams (1989)
Magnolia (1999)
Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)