Once in a while comes a movie that doesn’t follow the traditional rules. Instead, these movies go totally out of track and surprise us by entirely messing with our minds. Movies such as Shutter Island, Black Swan, Vanilla Sky, Enter the Void, Adaptation, The Truman Show, Persona and Adaptation are some of the best movies of this kind. With many twists and turns, these movies keep you on the edge of your seats and make you say wtf! quite a few times. So here are movies the 10 Movies That Mess With Your Mind, in particular order.
Inception is the definition of mind messing movies. This movie is one of a kind, probably none of us has watched any movies like this one before. Nolan’s movies are always intriguing but this simply tops all of the other ones when it comes to messing with our minds. And upon that, the cast starring DiCaprio delivers a performance of a lifetime.
2. The Sixth Sense:
M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense might seem like any other movie that includes a child who can see spirits at the start. But the twist at the end of the movie differs from all the other movies. The truth revealing moment just leaves you shocked with a messed up mind.
3. Mulholland Drive:
David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive one of the most mind messing movies ever. Lynch is known for his movies like Eraserhead and shows like Twin Peaks. Mulholland Drive is about two women slowly reversing roles.
4. Fight Club:
A movie you can watch as many times as you want. David Fincher’s Fight Club surprise you at every other step on the way. Starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, the movie is a visual treat. Fight Club is adapted from Chuck Palahniuk’s novel.
Christopher Nolan never disappoints his fans. Nolan’s Momento is another movie along with The Prestige and Inception that will make you say wtf! Momento is about a guy who’s lost his short-term memory and how he takes revenge on his wife’s murderer. The way the movie plays out in reverse is really engaging.
6. The Butterfly Effect:
The Butterfly Effect shows us how tiny changes in complex systems can cause huge consequences. Directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, The Butterfly Effect will make you think hard about your past actions. The movie stars Ashton Kutcher as Evan who suffers blackouts which gives him the ability to travel back in time.
7. The Machinist:
Brad Anderson’s The Machinist is about a Trevor Reznik, brilliantly played by Christian Bale. In the movie, Blae suffers from insomnia and OCD. The movie wait tills the end to reveal what actually cause Bale’s conditions. From believing someone is trying to get him to search for evidence as to Ivan’s schemes and whereabouts to finding the truth. This movie is a journey that will keep you engaged until the end.
David Lynch is no stranger to mind messing movies. His Eraserhead is a brain freezingly confusing movie. This is one of those movies that will make your brain work and say wtf! or it will fly totally over your head and make you say wtf!. Eraserhead not only messes with your mind but also make you uncomfortable at times.
9. Predestination :
Starring Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook, Peter and Michael Spierig’s Predestination are one of the best time-travel movies. The confusing film with interlocking timelines might give you a headache. Ethan Hawke plays a temporal agent who is trying to save thousands of people by preventing an attack.
Another movie about time loops and body duplication but not just another movie. Christopher Smith’s Triangle is one of the most underrated movies. The movie is about a group of people stuck in the middle of the ocean during a storm. As they board a passing deserted ocean liner they begin to be stalked and murdered by their own time-loop doubles. The movie keeps you guessing until the very end.