First off, it’s nearly impossible to define. Like “airness,” you either have it or you don’t. Inspired by “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” (which opens Friday), I put this list together of the Top 10 Modern Magic Realism Movies.
That is to say, these films are all fairly new and they mix the uncanny with reality in a way that leads to a greater understanding of the world and the characters that inhabit that world. Regardless of the definition (which I try again to explain in the introduction), they are all great movies, so I’m sure you’ll have a good time checking out my list of Top 10 Modern Magic Realism Movies. And, as always, if you have a Top 10 list you’d like to contribute, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.