Is the fourth wall broken?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more where the fourth wall is broken.
Shows, movies or games that break the fourth wall (For example, a character turning to face the camera and talking to the viewer, or a game tampering with files on the player's computer) may trigger paranoia or anxiety in some people.
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Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
186
No
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rainbear
There's a narrator, which is normally fine but there is a moment in the middle of the film where she comments on a casting choice.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
113
No
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12
runasoul
A self-aware character near the game’s end will find your PC or Steam name (in a safe, virus-free way) and address you with it instead of the name you chose at the game’s start. Smaller, less noticeable fourth wall breaks are made by the character beforehand to hint at the truth.
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kaiser
*SPOILER*
that is a major trope in episode 3
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
78
No
4
13
Jadespade
In the Kung Fu universe, Evelyn stars in the movie itself, and we see her watching it in a movie theater.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
64
No
0
12
LauraMcG
It's a large plot point, and happens multiple times in every episode.
Video Game Report
Yes
64
No
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r3bEL
It is a Minecraft series and the creators will often talk to the audience to ask their opinions on something and Technoblade canonically hears the voices of his chat in his head.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
57
No
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wenclair
SLIGHT SPOILER???? KINDA
adding to the other answers, at the very end of season 1 last episode, over a black screen wednesday says something along the lines of "The suspense is killing you, I know." which could be seen as a 4th wall break
Video Game • 2015 Report
Yes
57
No
0
14
sevendollarsofbeans
The fourth wall is broken a lot the more you play the game, with some characters addressing you the player and not the character you play as
Yes
57
No
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11
andymoo
Bruce Campbell cheerfully says "It's over!" in a post credits scene.
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
49
No
0
13
jdpamv
A better question would be when ISN’T there a fourth wall break in Deadpool— he does it so much.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
48
No
0
0
dekusfreckle
The main character also serves as a narrator for the viewer
Movie • 1975 Report
Yes
47
No
0
8
sticksandstans
There is a criminoligist narrating the story to us and frequently speaks directly to the audience and looks into the camera
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
45
No
15
1
Vitya
In more meta episodes like “The Monster at the end of the book” (s4), “Fan fiction” (s9) and “The Real Ghostbusters” (s5)
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
42
No
0
4
PeachiePaola
there is narration and a scene of the movie set
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
42
No
1
6
AteIsa
Mr wolf talks to the audience during the beginning and the end, and every once in a while he glances at the camera without saying anything
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
42
No
3
4
aspen_giggle
at the beginning of every episode, a character will talk to the viewer and catch them up on what happened in the last episode.
Video Game • 2009 Report
Yes
39
No
5
11
PeppaPigLuvr69
kinda? when you beat the game you're referred to directly
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
39
No
1
2
Tffr
Constantly, in like every episode. That is intentionally the style of this show, it's mockumentary style.
TV Show • 2000 Report
Yes
38
No
3
7
DeenGray
Dora always talks to the audience and asks them for their help.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
37
No
3
2
IhateChess
When Lemon and Tangerine recap their day
Video Game • 2022 Report
Yes
36
No
0
12
Anonymous
yes and it is used in a threatening way towards the player
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
34
No
0
3
AstaLothbrok
1.01- Jennifer does it three times, and the whole episode is actually formatted as a story she's telling the audience
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
33
No
0
9
tinycatfriend
lazy villagers have dialogue exclaiming "what if all this isn't real and we're just someone else's entertainment?" and the player will get visibly nervous. the villager will describe how illogical some of the game mechanics are. but, it ends with them laughing it off as a joke. this is random dialogue that doesn't happen often, but isn't easily avoidable either.
Video Game • 2013 Report
Yes
32
No
0
10
nanadaiba
Constantly.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
31
No
7
12
oliviaaline
The narrator (God) talks to the audience multiple times but mostly in the beginning of the first episode. No other character does this.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
31
No
2
8
Mkosmorama
Right before the credits, Lumalee speaks to the audience about how the film is over, and says something about it not truly being a happy ending because "it's just you and the void". Lightened up by him pulling out a saxophone and playing some music shortly afterwards.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
30
No
14
7
balaclava
A character looks directly at the camera a couple times through the movie.
[SPOILER]
However, the audience is not directly acknowledged due to the nature of the story.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
29
No
1
4
Parfaedia
A major segment of the game is a huge 4th wall break
Book Report
Yes
29
No
0
3
Zemyla
Some characters literally break through the fourth wall to escape a dying universe.
YouTube • 2023 Report
Yes
29
No
0
13
BonEpic
Given the medium, the fourth wall is flimsier than cheap toilet paper.