Shawn's Top 30 Films - #16: The Truman Show

When I was putting this list together I was a little surprised to see The Truman Show continuing to creep its way higher and higher up the ranks. Then I watched The Truman Show again and I immediately remembered why – this movie is god damn amazing.

Even if you’ve never seen the movie before, you must know the premise since people have spent the last 15 years making references such as “you ever think your life is The Truman Show” . The idea of your life secretly being an elaborate TV show is brilliant and it’s as well executed here as you could hope for. You also have some of Jim Carrey’s best dramatic work at a time where nobody could picture him doing anything aside from comedy. If like me you haven’t seen this one in a while, go back and revisit it because it is still incredible.