Self-Aware Movies and Games

Some examples of movies/games which break the fourth wall ie. they know they are a movie/game. Also called meta/self-aware/self-reflexive.

Doom (2016)


I am here to kill demons, that’s all. Watch the documentary – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS6SBnccxMA
http://store.steampowered.com/app/379720/

The Beginner’s Guide


http://store.steampowered.com/app/303210/

Stanley Parable


http://store.steampowered.com/app/221910/

Sonic/Sonic Colors


idle animation/talking to player
https://youtu.be/1pVaVyWGkpM?t=3m13s

The Devil Inside


This game considers itself a TV show
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_Inside_(video_game)

Further reading
http://www.giantbomb.com/breaking-the-fourth-wall/3015-138/
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MediumAwareness (a lot of examples)
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/132475/a_circular_wall_reformulating_the_.php

And some movies…

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)


Movie about a guy who discovers he is a main character from a book.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420223/

Deadpool (2016)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpool_(film)

Funny Games (2007)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808279/

Starship Troopers (1997)


its a war documentary, duh.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120201/

The invention of Lying (2009)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1058017/

How I Met Your Mother

Season 6 episode 11: Characters wait for the narrator to remember what they should do (checking their watch and looking into camera). In S7E6 they talk to camera again.

A bit of “Soliloquy” in House of Cards


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOLrSAbg_Lk

Other lists
http://www.imdb.com/poll/_wPML8ZzCbY/?ref_=tt_po_q4
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Self-reflexive_films

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