Well, for starters mindfuςk movies doesn’t mean or is even related anywhere to pοrn. These are the movies that keep you confused all the time during the movie and leaves you bedazzled when you are exiting the cinema hall.
Many movie buffs love such movies as it establishes the thrill and suspense around the plot as well as makes them think and think too hard about what’s going to happen next! These are not your ordinary films, where they’re a hero, a villain, and the story is wound around them and in the end, the hero saves the day.
Instead, these movies are completely opposite and follow a storyline or plot that’s completely out of the box and the climax comes out to be something that you have never imagined. Hence, these movies are grouped as mindfu*k movies as these films literally blow your minds out. Also, most of these movies require you to watch it a couple or more times to really understand the plot and get the story right. The best quality of these Brain Twisting movies is that nobody gets it the first time.
So, in order to blow your minds off, we bring you some of the best Mind twisting movies you must watch before you die.
Best Mind-Bending Movies of All Time
Directed by Christopher Nolan, The Prestige follows the tale of two rival stage magicians Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale respectively, who compete with each other to perform the best stage illusion for the audience. However, their brawl becomes a bit aggressive ending up with some dire consequences. With magic and illusion being its main focus, The Prestige will keep you wondering until the end.
Forgive me, but you will see a lot of Christopher Nolan films on this list as he has the nag of making some of the best brain twisting movies of all time. One such movie is 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller Memento. The interesting fact about the movie is that it is presented in two different versions; one version is in black-and-white that follows the story chronologically while the other version is color showing the sequences in reverse order. Throughout the movie, it is difficult to make out what’s going on until the end when both the versions meet and unveil the full narrative.
No Smoking is directed by Anurag Kashyap starring John Abraham (K) and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. This is the only Indian film in the list of Most mind bending movies. The film is about a society which helps “K” to quit smoking but their methods and techniques take him to more problems and confusions. No Smoking was a disaster at the box office and most of the critics were not able to understand the film in India, but after few years of the release, this film has got some huge fan following for some mind-blowing cinematic experience.
Enough with Nolan, here’s a Martin Scorsese film, Shutter Island, on our list as well. Shutter Island revolves around the character of U.S. Marshal Edward “Teddy” Daniels played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who arrives at the psychiatric facility on Shutter Island for investigation after a patient goes missing at the facility. As the film moves forward, new findings and theories will keep you confused and mesmerized throughout. Well, if that’s not enough then wait till the climax as it will completely blow your mind as the truth unveils in the end.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic sci-fi film starring Jim Carry and Kate Winslet in the lead roles. The movie is about an estranged couple, who decided to wipe out the memories of each other after a fight. The film tries to focus on the nature of memory and what importance it holds for romantic love. The film is not your regular romance saga, but it still has a happy ending.
Well, time traveling is nothing new in the cinematic world and almost every industry around the globe has used this notion in their films every now and then. But, Predestination, a 2004 Australian Sci-Fi film, will test its limits to an extent that you will keep scratching your head asking yourself, how the hell is that possible!
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Based on the 1996 novel of the same name written by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club is a 1999 American drama film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. The film is about a man played by Norton, who is fed up with his white collar job and decides to start a fight club alongside Tyler Durden, a soap maker, played by Pitt. The film is full of violence and fearsome brawls between people using the fight club platform to solve their differences. Although a cult success today, the film faced a lot of criticism and controversies at the time of its release.
Starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, The Game is a 1997 mystery thriller film that doesn’t let you blink your eye even for a second. The film is about an investment banker played by Douglas, who finds himself in a mysterious game that somehow mixes up with his everyday life. Although taken lightly at first, the banker realizes that a big conspiracy is at a place within the game and decides to take up the challenge to outplay the game. However, there are dire consequences to deal with once the game is over. Yet, the big surprise is at the end, when the game opens up and leaves everyone shocked.
Yet another Nolan marvel, Inception is a kind of movie that makes you see the film more than twice to get the blend of the overall concept and if lucky then understand the whole story. The movie is about infiltrating someone’s consciousness and implanting an idea into another person’s consciousness. Well, you must already be confused but then that’s the base of Inception. The beautiful of the movie is its filming and the special effects blended into it to give the audience, the real feel of the world through one’s subconscious.
2001: A Space Odyssey
If most of the movies on the list were about unbelievable plots and not so easy to grasp storylines, 2001: A Space Odyssey is different from the others. The main plot of the film is about a space voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer Hal after they find a mysterious black monolith affecting human evolution. The film will keep you enticed and astonished at the same time because of its accurate space flight adventure with great special effects and indistinct imagery. The film is a must watch for all who wish to get an experience of the outer space traveling.
A black comedy film based around a serial killer, American Psycho is the screen adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel of the same name. The film is set in 1987 and follows the life of an investment banker, Patrick Bateman, living in Manhattan. Patrick Bateman is highly competitive and keeps up with the trends of a lavish lifestyle to stay ahead of his associates. However, his evil side is sparked when a co-worker flaunts a superior business card and he starts his killing spree. The film is dark but is presented in a comic way that makes us wonder throughout the movie.
Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film based on drug abuse and its repercussions. Based on Hubert Selby Jr.’s novel of the same name, the film is directed by Darren Aronofsky, who has also co-written the screenplay. The films deal with four different types of drug addiction and how that makes the characters confuse the real world with their own world of delusion and reckless desperation.
The Sixth Sense
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Bruce Willis, The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural horror-thriller film about the relationship between a young boy and his psychologist. The film revolves around Cole Sear, portrayed by Haley Joel Osment, who is a troubled, isolated boy and is able to see and talk to dead people. Bruce Willis plays the child psychologist, who tries to help the boy cope up with his problems. However, the film opens up some new mysteries and surprises that leave you amazed by the end of the movie.
Final Destination is one movie that would make you scare off your surroundings even when you are in the comforts of your house. The movie starts with Alex Browning having a premonition of a plane crash about the same plane that he was about to. After being terrified about what he believes is a warning, Alex leaves the plane along with a bunch of people, some of who are annoyed with him and others who believe in him. The plane takes off and is met with a terrible accident as predicted by the Alex. However, the things get pretty weird when the people who left the plane after Alex’s warning start dying one by one as if death itself has marked them and wouldn’t rest till the end. Yet, the terrible thing is not everyone dying but the way they encounter death. And, I promise you that it will literally scare the hell out of you.
The triangle is a 2009 British psychological thriller movie starring Melissa George in the lead role. The film revolves around Jess, a single mother played by Melissa George, who goes on a boating expedition along with her friends. However, fate plays its role and their boat is hit by a storm. In order to survive, they are forced to board a deserted ocean liner. Once on the ocean liner, Jess experiences mysterious things and sees her friend killed by a burlap-masked shooter one by one. She fights the killer and overpowers her assailant only to hear screams from herself and her friends alive on the upturned boat crying for help. She realizes that she is in the midst of a causality loop that’s completely unimaginable. The film will simply confuse you, bewilder you and amaze you as you get on with it.
Interstellar is yet another Christopher Nolan that makes into our list of top mindf*ck films of all time. The movie is about a space expedition headed by former NASA pilot, Cooper played by Matthew McConaughey along with Dr. Amelia Brand played by Anne Hathaway and other crew members and robots. The entire mission of the space voyage is to locate potentially habitable planets for human survival as life on Earth is in jeopardy due to the lack of vegetation thanks to the crop blight that has made farming difficult. The film presents us a whole new world of the Universe and how different the ecosystem could be on other planets within the Universe. The film also draws our attention to the whole concept of the wormhole and how it affects time.
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