10 great self-aware movies: ‘Cabin in the Woods,’ ‘Galaxy Quest,’ ‘The Player’

With Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s well-reviewed “meta-“apocalypse comedy “This Is the End” in theaters this weekend, we thought it’d be fun take a look back at some of the other films that have waded into self-referential waters in smart and surprising ways. The final list of ten we came up with is a collection of films that dared to go down the rabbit hole of self-awareness and come up with something both artistically courageous and entertaining for a mass audience. Click on the gallery below for all our picks, then vote for your own favorite “meta-flick” in the poll further down (and/or let us know which movies you think we missed in the comments section).