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5 Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

Updated on April 13, 2013

Prepare for Brain Pain

Introduction

The last 10 years, in my opinion, haven't been the best when it comes to movie production. Everything is completely centered around special effects and putting on a good show, that no one really makes a plot that is worth following and leaves you wanting more. I can't remember the last time i watched a movie and said to myself "I am going to buy this on DVD". I understand that no one really buys DVDs anymore because of the Netflix and the Redbox, but I still believe that everyone should have a movie collection. If you don't, that is just sad.

5 Movies That Hurt My Brain

1. Fight Club

Fight Club is an instant classic. The first part I love about Fight Club is that, despite the title, it really isn't all that much about fighting. Most of these fake UFC guys are probably fans of Fight Club but have never actually seen it. I mean, what else do you want in a movie besides split personalities, drug addicts, men with boobs? and a twisted storyline? This movie is definitely on my top 5 list. If you were reading this and didn't know that Edward Nortan and Brad Pitt are the same guy in the movie, then I guess I have successfully blown your mind. It is true, Brad Pitt is supposed to symbolize the split personality of Tyler Durden. The cool part about this movie is that they never really let you know this, you kind of have to figure it out on your own. Another interesting part of this film is that it is a thriller, but at the same time a comedy. If you didn't think this movie was a little humorous then you have no soul.

2. Shutter Island

Shutter Island is one of the few good movies that is based on a book. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't even compare to the book but they still did a good job. Shutter Island has many great elements to it that will blow your mind. First thing is that all the characters in the movie are sort of creepy in a sense that you know that they are all up to something. As the story unfolds you start to put pieces together and think that you are on the right track, but you aren't. Nice try though. In the end you still won't have idea what is going on. A lot of people take the movie for face value and so "Oh, he is crazy" and just leave it at that. Take in consideration that he had never met his partner that he came to the island with and that his purpose there was to take the place down for experimenting on peoples minds. So is he really crazy? Wrap your head around that one.

3. Inception

Inception. Oh what a glorious movie. Do I really have to even explain why this movie will blow your mind? They go into peoples dreams and extract information! How much crazier can you get. The funny part about this movie is that I totally thought of it first. I am dead serious. Not really but you get the point. The cool part about this movie is that they take quantum mechanics and dream theory to a level where a person with a high school education can understand. I have met plenty of people that have watched it twice and still don't get it. Go back to high school I say. Like Shutter Island, the ending keeps you guessing, wanting you to know more. Has he been dreaming since he first tried the sedative they used for inception? Or maybe he never escaped Limbo. I guess it is up for you to decide. I doubt they will ever make a sequel. If they do I won't watch it. Some things are just better left alone.

4. Seven

Seven is arguably the best thriller murder-mystery ever made. It is classy, action packed and mind boggling. What a great combination of Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. Pitt is extremely edgy and makes mistakes easily. Freeman is calm cool and collective and the combination of the two characters makes the movie great. The main part of the movie that will blow your mind is the ending. What a masterpiece of a plot! If anyone saw the ending coming, please comment and verify your IQ level. The whole movie is kind of gross too in its own aspect. If offers a version of gore and horror that you really haven't seen. Its so realistic. If you are queasy, don't watch this movie. I mean think of the worst cases of the 7 deadly sins you have ever seen thrown into one movie with a bunch of close ups and angles. That is Seven.

5. Memento

Memento isn't as mind blowing as the previous 4 titles I mentioned. However, it is still a great concept to get your mind going. The ending is pretty unpredictable as well. This film isn't directed by Quinten Tarantino but if you aren't a fan of his movies, you probably won't like this film. The whole movie is completely backwards. It play part the movie until it leaves you with something you don't understand, then it time travels and explains in in a different clip until you that leaves you with something you don't understand and then it time travels again. If you do this enough times it is kind of like a roller coaster. It leaves you dizzy and confused by the end. Possibly throwing up. In the end, Memento is a film that fans of the 4 titles above should check out. By the way, do you remember Sammy Jankis?

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Which Movie Blew Your Mind More?

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    • Discordzrocks profile image

      Gavin Heinz 

      2 years ago from Austin TX

      Um, Pulp Fiction, Twelve Monkeys, Pshyco. But otherwise I liked the list, and I agree with Fight Club

    • MountainManJake profile imageAUTHOR

      MountainManJake 

      5 years ago from Seattle

      With Seven, it isn't about the ending. It is about the concept and the construction of the crime. Brilliant on both ends. Thanks for the comment though. This isn't supposed to be a "Top 5" anyway.

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      seven _? 

      5 years ago

      Other movies are fine but as you can see from the vote results seven isn't just that mind blowing u can see the ending coming from 30 minutes ago

    • MountainManJake profile imageAUTHOR

      MountainManJake 

      5 years ago from Seattle

      The Island is amazing. It is definitely list worthy.

    • RachaelLefler profile image

      Rachael Lefler 

      5 years ago from Illinois

      I liked Looper. I think The Island was mind-blowing, it's so underrated but it has clones who don't know their clones, and Ewan McGregor and Steve Buscemi are both great in it.

    • MountainManJake profile imageAUTHOR

      MountainManJake 

      5 years ago from Seattle

      Looper really wasn't a "mind blow" for me. Just because it had time travelling in it doesn't mean its noteworthy. I felt that the plot was predictable and the lack of depth when it came to the "Rain Maker's" story was really poor. The movie could have been better had it shown more from Bruce Willis' time line in the story.

    • jimmyglaughlin profile image

      Jim Laughlin 

      5 years ago from Connecticut

      Good list, but you missed some. Looper(2012), Primer(2004) and Mulholland Dr.(2001). Primer is a real mind blower!!!

    • RachaelLefler profile image

      Rachael Lefler 

      5 years ago from Illinois

      Hm, I've read the book of Fight Club and seen Inception, but I haven't seen anything else on this list. I guess I should.

    • Mel Carriere profile image

      Mel Carriere 

      5 years ago from San Diego California

      A fundamental concept like how to create a feature film length sleep aid, you mean?

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      Mel Carriere 

      5 years ago from San Diego California

      That sounds like a cheap shot. Boring movie, sorry, but I don't think you have to get personal.

    • MountainManJake profile imageAUTHOR

      MountainManJake 

      5 years ago from Seattle

      I'm sorry Mel Carriere, I guess your brain isn't well equipped enough to fundamentally understand what concepts Inception brought to the world that have never been discussed before.

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      Mel Carriere 

      5 years ago from San Diego California

      Sorry, my friend, but none of these movies are really on my list. I fell asleep watching Inception at the movie theatre waiting for that damn car to finish falling down the cliff. Movies about sleeping tend to make me well...drowsy. I guess that's what makes horse races. You probably wouldn't like any of the movies on my list either.

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      I haven't seen any of these movies but I hope to see them, since you recommend them, this coming summer when hopefully I will have more time.

      I like geeks and I like simplicity, so I decided to check your hubs out and follow you to keep informed about what you're doing. Voted up!

    • MountainManJake profile imageAUTHOR

      MountainManJake 

      5 years ago from Seattle

      Thanks BernietheMovieGuy. The reason why Shutter Island blows my mind is that I try to imagine myself in the shoes of the main character. Fight Club is one of those movies where you find a new angle every time you watch it. Thanks for the comment!

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      Bernie Ment 

      5 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      Nice list. Fight Club never really grabbed me like it did some people and I was just bored to tears with Shutter Island since I figured out the punch line two minutes into the movie. Memento and Inception are spot on though, and Seven is just classic. Thanks for the list. Voted up!

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      rmcmillen 

      5 years ago

      I agree with this list as it stands AFTER Fight Club.... Fight Club doesn't so much blow my mind as it just blows..... it was the kind of movie I was thinking of when I wrote my hub "A Call To Arms... Sort Of"... check it out

    • MountainManJake profile imageAUTHOR

      MountainManJake 

      6 years ago from Seattle

      Memento is about a guy with short term memory loss that is hunting the murderer of his wife. Each day he wakes up and can't remember yesterday. It's pretty amazing. He tattoos clues on his body to give him hints.

    • CrazedNovelist profile image

      A.E. Williams 

      6 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Great list Jake. I've seen Fight Club and Inception. I have wanted to see Shutter Island... thought out Seven and never heard of Memento. I'll definitely check those out. Great hub!!

    • MountainManJake profile imageAUTHOR

      MountainManJake 

      6 years ago from Seattle

      No I haven't! I am definitely gonna check them out though. Have you seen Donny Darko?

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      timmathisen 

      6 years ago

      Films that require brain power are the best. Have you ever watched anything from David Lynch? His works, such as Lost Highway or Mullholland Drive, are a Rubik's cube.

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