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Old 03-07-2014, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default Movies with deluded protagonists?

***There MIGHT be spoilers here for folks who haven't seen some classic movies, so stay away if that might be you!***


I'm trying to think of examples of movies with deluded protagonists - specifically where the big reveal in the end is that much of their experience was an illusion.

Fight Club
A Beautiful Mind
Memento

Those come to mind. Anyone else have suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:42 AM   #2
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Shutter Island. I think. Haven't seen it yet though.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:43 AM   #3
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Yes! Thanks, Nat.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:58 AM   #4
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Unusual Suspects
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:00 AM   #5
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Usual Suspects, sort of. But that's more about being told a fabricated story. I'm looking more for mental delusion as seen from the protagonist's POV.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:46 AM   #6
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Check out Spider by David Cronenberg. If you haven't seen it, I'm not really spoiling much. It's a really interesting movie.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:15 PM   #7
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The Sixth Sense
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:10 PM   #8
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Downfall (der untergang) probably the ultimate delusion

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Old 03-07-2014, 04:34 PM   #9
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I think some of you have the wrong idea about what the OP is looking for because he used the word "deluded." But as he said, he's looking for films where the protag's world is revealed to be an illusion.

Others would be Jacob's Ladder and Secret Window. Depp was superb in that one.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #10
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The Devil's Advocate---at least because of that tacked-on ending at the courthouse. (It was all a dream.)

The first act of the Matrix. Though I guess that wouldn't count as "at the end".
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