Mind Bending Movies Top List for 2016
Chess isn’t the only thing that bends the brain. That’s right, Over the past few decades, a number of amazing mind bending movies have hit the theaters for all to enjoy, but many have missed these great films and will be learning about them for the first time ever today. Since 2015 is almost over, think of this top list as PART 1 as we put together PART 2 which we will update beginning of 2016. Although there are many great movies not mentioned in this list, prepare to have your brain twisted because the movies you are about to witness will have your head spinning. Movies that have done an excellent job of portraying the conflict and the reality of the situation at hand, ensuring that the viewers are left with their brain overthinking and twisted to the point that it’s not just bending your brain cells , these movies will leave you mindf**k . Here are the first 13 selected mind bending movies to start the new year 2016 off. Part 2 to come soon… so stay tuned!
13. The Lawnmower Man (1992)
A brilliant scientist who enlists a slow-witted gardener for his virtual reality experiments. who then turns into a genius through the application of computer science. Watch The Lawnmower Man is one of the hottest and most underrated science fiction films that will BLOW YOUR MIND. If this is your first time hearing about this great movie, DON’T MISS IT, one of the rarest films that will mindfuck your brains! What’s even cooler is this movie was made before “The Matrix” and and the concept is almost similar. Check it out!
12. Enter the Void (2009)
A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. Experience a psychedelic acid trip in which a young man takes a wild journey into the afterlife. EXCELLENT MOVIE If there was ever a two minute opening credit sequence that could grab you by the balls, it’s from Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void. we’re confident it will have that effect on most people!
11. Waking Life (2001)
A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. “Are we sleep-walking through our waking state or wake- walking through our dreams”? Join Wiley Wiggins as he searches for answers to lifes most important questions in a world that may or may not be reality in the “most visually alive movie of the year.” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times)
10. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. He then decides to fight the powerful Adjustment Bureau, risking his political future to be with the only woman he’s ever loved This movie will creep you out just because is has “conspiracy” written all over it, this movie was even mentioned by President Obama during one of his speech!
9. Groundhog Day (1993)
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. Bill Murray (R.I.P) who played the weatherman is trapped in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life.
8. Primer (2004)
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention. Watch as two small time engineers trip upon an invention that far surpasses their aspirations.
7. Ink (2009)
A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child’s soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi – the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE meets SIN CITY in this high-concept visual thriller. John and Emma, father and daughter, are thrust into a fantastical dream-world battle between forces of good and evil in this allegorical tale of love, loss and the search for redemption.
6. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
A man awakens to discover a bloody shirt in his house and his boss murdered the night before. Did he do it? Why can’t he remember? “The Thirteenth Floor” is a sci-fi thriller that explores the ominous possibility of computer-simulated universes, where people only believe they are real.
5. Triangle (2009)
The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas. Jess (Melissa George) sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm in the Bermuda Triangle and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety. The TWISTS alone in this movie will keep you in suspense. Check it out if if you enjoy horror films that will bend your mind!
4. The Truman Show (1998)
He doesn’t know it, but everything in Truman Burbank’s (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates “The Truman Show,” a live broadcast of Truman’s every move captured by hidden cameras. This is a CLASSIC and a MUST WATCH movie! Learn what happens to Truman when he doesn’t realize that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, that even his incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player. The Truman Show will have you thinking about your REALITY!
3. Dark City (1998)
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans. This movie is a RARE GEM that will mindfuck you! Separated from his wife, John Murdoch awakens alone in a strange hotel to learn he is wanted for a series of brutal killings but he can’t remember if he did or didn’t commit these murders.
2. Inception (2010)
A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of the dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. Inception is one of those rare breed of movies done well that combine human science, technology, action, international crime. Inception, like The Matrix, is about perception. The audience is never sure what reality is because the protagonist isn’t sure what’s real. This film will screw with your brain for sure! You might want to watch this one more than once to understand the concept.
1. The Matrix (1999)
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. Our number 1 pick is the Infamous “Matrix” which is loved by MANY. Watch as lead actor Keanu Reeves stars in an explosive sci-fi adventure about a man who comes to believe that his everyday world is the product of a computer-driven digital matrix that feeds on humans.