15+ Best Mind Bending Movies You Must Watch Once in your Lifetime

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

The Prestige

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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.


Memento Nolan Film

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

No Smoking John Abrahim Anurag Kashyap Film

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.

Shutter Island

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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 for 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.


Predestination movie on time travel

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!

Also Check : Best Time Travel movies of All the Time

Fight Club

Fight Club mind twisting movies

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.

The Game

The Game mind twisting movies

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.

Rajeesh Nair is a true Gizmofreak and an addictive movie buff. He blogs at LifeBlender.com – a lifestyle Blogzine which focuses on general life related topics of the 21st Century.