The best movies with multiverses or alternate realities go beyond the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You'll find indie darlings like Everything Everywhere All at Once by the Daniels and Coherence. There are also classics like Jumanji and Space Jam, both of which have sequels/reboots. Of course there's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Whether you're enjoying The One with Jet Li and Jason Statham or you're flying through space with Zathura, stepping into another reality can be a lot of fun. But which one of these films deserves to be at the top of the list.
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Worlds where rocks are sentient beings. Romances where people have hot dog fingers. Restaurants where chefs are controlled by raccoons. Brilliantly directed by Daniels, Everything Everywhere All at Once uses the multiverse to examine human behavior and the how the choices we make have effects. Some are boring, others devastating, but all end in laundry and taxes.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse proved that heroes come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and dimensions. What makes the multiverse great in this film is that each one is distinctly unique with its own visual style. Spider-Man Noir is only in black and white, Peni Parker and SP//dr are anime, Spider Ham is a zany cartoon pig. While from separate universes, there is a common thread between each timeline that keeps up watching.
Everybody get up, it's time to slam now. In the original 1996 classic, Michael Jordan's world collides with the Looney Tunes universe. It has Billy Murray, angry aliens, 90s basketball legends. There are only two universes that collide in Space Jam, but the team up of Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan is enough to over look it.
It's hard to fault Spider-Man: No Way Home for giving us three Peter Parkers. Yet as a multiverse film, it doesn't give us much beyond that. We don't see Peter 2 or Peter 3's lives beyond the ones they live for a short time in Peter 1's universe. Beings from other universes fly into this one via Dr. Strange and Ned's powers. While its a brilliant Spider-man story, it doesn't fully fit as a multiverse story.
While projects like Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home gave us a glimpse into what the Marvel Cinematic Universe's multiverse looks like, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gave us a clearer picture. An entire collective of powerful beings from different universes including Professor X, Mister Fantastic, and Maria Rambeau's Captain Marvel is a great addition to the Doctor Strange world.
In the 1995 Robin Williams classic, an entire world exists within a board game. As people play, new jungle creatures emerge including terrifying lions and creepy giant spiders. We definitely would think twice before taking a turn playing this game.