Plot: In the early days of the reality TV boom, these comedies centered on a guy (Jim Carrey/Matthew McConaughey) whose life was recorded 24/7 for a television show.

How to tell them apart: Ed knows he's on a TV show. Truman doesn't.

Winner: The existential conundrums of "Truman" and the performance that made people rethink Jim Carrey as a serious actor make it the winner.