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 –

The Beginner’s Guide

Stanley Parable

Sonic/Sonic Colors

idle animation/talking to player

The Devil Inside

This game considers itself a TV show

Further reading (a lot of examples)

And some movies…

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Movie about a guy who discovers he is a main character from a book.

Deadpool (2016)

Funny Games (2007)

Starship Troopers (1997)

its a war documentary, duh.

The invention of Lying (2009)

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

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