Starts from Alfred Hitchcock to modern mavericks like David Fincher, cinema has plenty to offer a genre of film that continually engages you, captivate you, leaving you in complete awe by the end. These kinds of movies trying to second-guess what could happen next. It may sometime active your mind and maybe you need to watch twice or thrice to understand the plot of the movies. Most films aren’t truly suspenseful as due to prior film knowledge we can more or less understand exactly how it will resolve. Here we have compiled the list of top 10 best movies that will defiantly screw your mind.
1. Inception (2010)
Inception’s title itself tells everything about the film as it is the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious. The movie is based on dream within a dream strategy. The film stars Leonardo Di Caprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious and is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious. The film’s hero tests a young architect by challenging her to create a maze, and Nolan tests us with his own dazzling maze.
2. Triangle (2009)
The title itself has a silent story of the plot, based in part on the story of Sisyphus, a figure in Greek mythology. Jess who is a single mother went on the trip with her six friends. They jumped from a yacht to another ship during a trip to save themselves from mysterious weather conditions but they get trapped into a “triangle”. Jess tries to solve this mystery that is really mind-twisting.
3. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Gone Baby Gone is American mystery drama which is based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The movie has an emotional center of characters as it’s a story about a four-year-old girl who disappears from her home. Affleck starring as Patrick Kenzie impresses as a private investigator caught up in an abduction case with his partner Monaghan starring as Angie Gennaro. They are brought in by the child’s uncle and aunt as they know the bad attitude of her mother. The movie is a haunting thriller of abduction and a moral quandary.
4. Memento (2000)
Memento is an innovative structured movie in the genre of murder that will definitely make your mind to think twice that what is going in the movie. The film turns around the man Guy Pearce as Leonard who is suffering from anterograde amnesia keeps looking for his wife’s killer. Leonard takes pictures of evidence and tattoos important information onto his body so that he does not forget critical information. The movie connects an audience with its storyline that is its one in color and one in black and white that open-ended finale which makes them wonder.
5. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
A Tale of Two Sisters is horror flick and definitely blow your mind. It is based on the famous Korean folktale about loss, guilt and grief ever made. The plot focuses on a recently released patient from a mental institution who returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family’s history.
6. Gone Girl (2014)
Gone Girl the title itself reveals the story is about a missing girl in mysterious situations. The story turns around Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) as, On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, he reports that his beautiful wife has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. He sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. The film is exposing the irrational side of our fear of coupledom.
7. Shutter Island (2010)
Shutter Island is a psychological mystery thriller revolves around the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. The movie’s surprises and twists, while somewhat transparent. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as U.S. Marshal Edward “Teddy” Daniels who is investigating a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island after one of the patients goes missing. Mark Ruffalo plays his partner officer, Ben Kingsley is the facility’s lead psychiatrist, and Michelle Williams is Daniels’ wife. The clue here lies in Daniels’s troubled personal life: his war record and the death of his wife.
8. The Tree of Life (2011)
The story of Jack O’Brien who as an adult recalls his life as a young boy and particularly he is sometimes demanding and overly strict father. Jack has a contentious struggling relationship with his father (Brad Pitt) but gets along well with his beautiful mother (Jessica Chastain).It is one of the most emotional as well as visual treating movie. The Tree of Life ranked seventh on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century in August 2016.
9. Predestination (2014)
Predestination retrospective for the first half and then changes gears into a great sci-fi flick as it takes place when a time traveler is caught in a loop of events that “predestines” or “predates” him or her to travel back in time. It is based on the short story “—All You Zombies—” by Robert A. Heinlein. For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is considered as the greatest films of the 21st century. It follows an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories, then, started dating again. Joel (Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory.