Just as viewers look to movies to transport themselves to uncanny worlds, movies will surely continue to return to the concept of people walking through doorways into the vast unknown. The preceding titles are just a handful of the films of this subgenre – you can probably think of even more. We'll leave you with a few that didn't quite make the list, but still involve some heady travels outside the human experience.
In the meantime, keep looking for the stars behind that closet door.
The Wizard of Oz (1939): The one that – for all intents and purposes – started 'em all.
Being John Malkovich (1999): Spike Jonze' s savagely weird debut feature centers about a portal that takes people to rather different plane of existence – the interior life of actor John Malkovich.