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What Movies Really Bend Your Mind?

  1. MalcolmKlock profile image61
    MalcolmKlockposted 6 years ago

    With Inception out, I've been on kind of a mind bender kick. Some of Nolan's older movies (like Memento and The Prestige), Aronofsky's films, even revisiting the first Matrix.

    What movies really blow your mind?

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The Sixth Sense did, when it first came out.  Haven't seen a movie yet, which got me as good as that one did.  I was freaked out for weeks.

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yea...forgot about that movie...it was good!  it creeped me out too.

        1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
          IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh yeah, I was literally freaked out!  It was crazy.  Good movie though, actually I thought is was excellent.

          1. MalcolmKlock profile image61
            MalcolmKlockposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Here's  a shocker, I've actually never seen the Sixth Sense. Worth seeing if you know the twist?

            1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
              IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Oh man I do not know, because it was the twist that made it so real.  I do not know..., however I have seen it more than once.  I had to watch it a second time.  I had missed a lot, from having my eyes closed the first time.smile

            2. Shadesbreath profile image89
              Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You know, funny you should ask.  My wife and I watched it again last night for the first time in years (I think that was my first re-watching since I saw it in theaters), and it was great.  I definitely recommend it even if the "twist" has been ruined.

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      suscanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Both Memento and Prestige were excellent. I have not seen Inception yet,

    3. skyfire profile image73
      skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fight Club

      Inception

      Matrix

      Resident Evil

      Shutter Island

      Man from the earth

      Alien vs Predator (1)

      The pursuit of happiness

  2. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    definitely Inception, Matrix, Pi, The Game.. I'll probably think of more.. now I want to see Memento..

    1. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Momento was great and I still love " 2001 Space Odyssey ' too.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image90
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        of course, how could we forget Hal?? 
        Inception blew me away, so I'm looking forward to seeing Memento.

      2. thirdmillenium profile image71
        thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        aye sir, 2001 SO will always be ahead of its time, even in 2050

    2. MalcolmKlock profile image61
      MalcolmKlockposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You remind me I still really need to see the Game. Fincher is certainly a master of the mind bender.

      1. Sweetsusieg profile image84
        Sweetsusiegposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome twist to this!!

  3. Mutiny92 profile image85
    Mutiny92posted 6 years ago

    Fight Club and Memento for me.

  4. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Jacob's Ladder really screwed with my head!!

    1. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OOOOOHHHHH ! That was a good one !

  5. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Tony, did it mess with your head like it did mine?

    1. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Habee you know damn well my head is already messed up ! smile

  6. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Mine, too, Tony - but the film made it even worse! lol

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Habee hey,

      That film scared the sh*t out of me when it came out, remember those scenes when those people seen had their heads looking like they were wrapped in bandages and moving too fast? I had dreams like that when I was a small kid, and those memories came flooding back when I first saw the film @ 20 years old (gulp)

  7. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    First one to come to mind was "A Clockwork Orange."  Weird!!!!

    1. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OHHH another Kubrick classic. Did that guy make some strange movies or what ? And David Lynch a favorite of mine makes some weird stuff too. " Blue Velvet " was pretty strange. And " Mulholland Highway " too.

  8. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Laurel, I almost said that one, too!

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know about youse guys, but I saw it when released-I was WAAAY to young for Mr. Kubrick!

  9. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    Yes...David Lynch has put out some really off the wall movies...Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction....and The Shining got to me - that was a weird and scary movie...."Redrum"....

    1. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wasn't " The Shining ' Kubrick too ?

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I googled it - yes it was Kubrick....Jack Nicholson was so creepy and weird in that movie!  I can still see his smile...he's one good actor.

  10. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
    ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago

    Most recent on my list was definitely Shutter Island.

  11. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Oh, I agree! Shutter Island was a mind bender!

  12. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Videodrome
    Brazil
    Crash (not the recent one made in 2004, the one made in 1996 directed by David Cronenberg)
    Donnie Darko
    Naked Lunch (geez, getting a David Cronenberg vibe here lol )

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      One more to add...The Cube, is defo a who, what, where movie, as well as heaps of conspiracy shenanigans.

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    L4Blueposted 6 years ago

    Synecdoche for me. I watched when half asleep however. Think it's double edged really, it needs a few rewatches I think, which gives it longevity but also makes it a bit annoying. Can't decide whether it was really clever or a bit too self-indulgent.

  14. William R. Wilson profile image60
    William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago

    Koyaanisqatsi.

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    chaiyo555posted 6 years ago

    Most recent on my list wasdefinitely Inception

  16. blondepoet profile image78
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    The Aussie horror one. Something about a creek.
    What's the name of it again?
    Set in the outback that maniac tortures those kids.
    I had night mares for years I mean weeks after it, omg totally freaky.

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How about District 9?
      I would think you would be horrified at how the prawns were treated! LOL!

      1. blondepoet profile image78
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ROFL oh those poor prawns. Yes Logic I saw District 9 and I can tell you yes I was horrified to see a prawn treated like they were.Top movie though especially got exciting when he started turning into a prawn himself. Poor man,can you imagine the trauma he suffered.
        I remembered the one I was thinking of....Wolf Creek....have you seen it Logic. The scariest freakiest thing I have ever seen.

        1. profile image68
          logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Just think though how big a meal a 6 foot 200 pound prawn would be!  smile

  17. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    inception
    shutter island
    rashomon
    ran (symbolism is simply amazing when used masterfully like akira kurasawa does in this movie)
    sixth sense
    8 1/2 (on the surface of the film it may not seem too complex, but it has a lot of symbolism that will blow your freaking mind)
    unbreakable
    memento
    vanilla sky
    fight club


    and probably many others, as these are just the ones at the top of my head at the moment.

  18. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    because they are not mentioned yet


    eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

    requiem for a dream (can never watch again)

    Old Boy (can also never watch again)

    I was equally entertained  by "the Others" as Sixth Sense..enjoyed the overall mood a bit more too

    and cashback

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oh yeah, i completely forgot about eternal sunshine.  how could i have forgotten about that movie, as that's like the best love story of all time.  oh man, i can't believe i missed that.  d' oh!  lollollol

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        suscanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I loved Eternal Sunshine. Jim carrey is such a talented guy.

  19. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 6 years ago

    Some of the afterlife concepts in “What Dreams May Come”

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    Mindbenders for sure!

  21. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    what about

    A Beautiful Mind?

    1. lilypjmom2122 profile image71
      lilypjmom2122posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      that is one of my favorites. A great movie and good minder for me:)

  22. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Another one I just saw: After.Life, with Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci.

  23. fucsia profile image59
    fucsiaposted 6 years ago

    Matrix was a genius movie ... I mention also "the Others" as "Sixth Sense"

  24. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 6 years ago

    Most people took mine, so I'll throw in some additional ones:


    The Mothman Prophecies
    The Time Machine-The newer version (although, I didn't think it was a great movie, the concept was out there)
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    ...and what about another Jim Carrey movie...Number 23

    And last but not least...

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...just why oh why?

  25. MJClarke17Twelve profile image61
    MJClarke17Twelveposted 6 years ago

    Perfect movies for this.

    the Matrix series
    Shutter Island ------------------- THIS ONES THE BEST!
    Inception
    Momento
    Da Vinci Code
    Angels and Demons

  26. profile image68
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Washington D.C.!  Those morons really bend my mind!

  27. WoodsmensPost profile image66
    WoodsmensPostposted 6 years ago

    Book of ELI
    when they go to the old couples house... thats a mind bender!!

  28. humili profile image59
    humiliposted 6 years ago

    shutter island for me too!
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  29. dream_wilder profile image60
    dream_wilderposted 6 years ago

    The Departed
    Dark City
    Death Proof
    Snatch
    Pitch Black
    Frailty
    The Book Of Eli
    The Prestige

    1. Flowerbee profile image59
      Flowerbeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mr Nobody - I loved that movie, it really makes you think about life.
      Shutter Island - Absolutely loved that, and I knew nothing about it going in, even better.
      Inception
      The Matrix

      There's others I love, escaping my mind at the moment.

     
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