“We're reviving a cancelled undercover police program from the '80s and revamping it for modern times. See, the guys in charge of this stuff lack creativity and are completely out of ideas. So all they do now is recycle shit from the past, and hope that nobody notices.” ― Capt. Hardy, '21 Jump Street' (2012)
A collection of films wherein things become either mildly self-aware, or crazily self-referential.
Many of these films are aware that they are films, and the very act of movie-making (or movie-watching) is factored into the experience, or coded into the narrative.
A Beginner’s Guide to Meta-Films, via CoS: tinyurl.com/y9u8c996
The Joys Of Meta Cinema, via Raindance: tinyurl.com/ydac5533
The Year Of The Meta-Blockbuster, via CO.DESIGN: tinyurl.com/y88g4f9n
The 20 Best Meta Movies of All Time, via Taste of Cinema: tinyurl.com/ydaxho8b
The Heady Joy of Meta Movies, via Fandor: tinyurl.com/y97akyco
The 10 Best Meta Horror Movies, via Collider: tinyurl.com/y7m754w6
High Five: The Podcast has an episode entitled Most Meta Movies (and Deadpool!): tinyurl.com/ycznjjdb
'They Came Together' and the Best Meta-Comedies of All Time, via Signature: tinyurl.com/yavvzv2o
The Rise of Self-Awareness in Cinema: Is Film Doomed to Become a Mockery of Itself?, via /Film: tinyurl.com/y9pwh9z5