Spectral Protagonists

SPOILERS Films that reflect the turn-of-the-century trend of featuring a protagonist who by the end of the film is revealed to be spectral, virtual, imagined, delusional, or otherwise compromised as a participant in the narrative.

  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Spanish Prisoner
  • eXistenZ
  • Fight Club
  • The Sixth Sense
  • American Psycho
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Others
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Cypher
  • Identity
  • The Machinist
  • Secret Window
  • Hide and Seek
  • The Jacket
  • The Prestige
  • The Number 23
  • Premonition
  • Shutter Island
  • Unknown
  • Third Person