Inception best movie of Leonardo Dicaprio

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

2001 A Space oddessy Movies about other planet and space

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.

American Psycho

American Psycho mind twisting films

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

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

The Sixth Sense movie with a twist

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

Final Destination film series

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.


Triangle 2009 film

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.


time travel movie

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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