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Ranker's Best Movies That Break the Fourth Wall

What does it mean to break the fourth wall? Imagine you're sitting in a theater. There are three walls that surround the stage: on the left, on the right, & in the back. Between the audience & the stage exists this imaginary fourth wall, which separates the real world from the fictional world of the stage. So when a film breaks the fourth wall, that means the line has been crossed, there is no longer a boundary between what is real & what is fiction. The spectator is now taken out of the film world; they are purposely being made aware that they are watching a movie. What are some of the ways that a filmmaker breaks the fourth wall? The most common device is when a character turns to the camera & directly addresses the spectator. A film can also be meta, which means it is referencing itself; a film within a film about filmmaking is another way to break the fourth wall. All the films on this list are clever, most are hilariously funny, & of course, all are very self aware." - ranker.com
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Spaceballs (1987)
Spaceballs (1987)
2
Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool (2016)
3
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
4
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
5
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
6
Wayne's World (1992)
Wayne's World (1992)
7
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
8
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
9
Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1960)
10
Goodfellas (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
11
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
12
Barbie (2023)
Barbie (2023)
13
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
14
High Fidelity (2000)
High Fidelity (2000)
15
American Psycho (2000)
American Psycho (2000)
16
Scream (1996)
Scream (1996)
17
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
18
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
19
This Is the End (2013)
This Is the End (2013)
20
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
21
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
22
Annie Hall (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
23
Adaptation. (2002)
Adaptation. (2002)
25
The Player (1992)
The Player (1992)
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