The Truman Show [1998]

Stunning blend of sci-fi, drama and dark comedy depicts the ultimate reality show: the life of unwitting TV star, Truman Burbank, surprisingly played with restraint by Jim Carrey (who should stick to dramatic roles, in my opinion). With expert camerawork by director Peter Weir as well as Andrew Niccol’s deft screenplay, The Truman Show is a masterpiece. I’ve been reading a lot of praise for Ed Harris’s performance, but it just didn’t resonate with me as much as Carrey or Laura Linney’s. Instant favorite.