Mind-Screwing Movies

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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I'm a big lover of movies that screw with your mind. The definition can be hard to explain, since it doesn't only include movies with a good twist or a hard story to follow, like many David Lynch movies.

In this thread i will give a list of as many mindf''ck movies as i can remember in the thinking that other people like me, might love these and don't know everything that's out there. I haven't seen all the mindf'ck movies in this list, only heard they should have that label put on them. I will state which movies i haven't seen yet, behind every title, and recommendations will be most welcome from people who had seen these movies.

But the main reason i have created this thread, is from the purely selfish reason, that there are more movies which fits this criteria out there, that i haven't heard of and my hope was that some of you maybe could be able to recommend some of these.

My list so far:

12 Monkeys (Favorite)
1408
2001 A Space Odyssey (Favorite)
A Beautiful Mind (Favorite)
A Clockwork Orange (Favorite)
A History Of Violence (Favorite)
A Scanner Darkly (Favorite)
Adaptation
Akira (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
American Beauty (Favorite)
American Psycho (Favorite)
Angel Heart
Antichrist
Apocalypse Now
Barton Fink
Being John Malkovich (Favorite)
Black Swan (Favorite)
Blue Velvet
Brazil (Favorite)
Bronson
Cannibal Holocaust (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Cypher (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Dark City (Favorite)
Day Watch (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Dead Mans Shoes (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Dead Ringers (Favorite)
Donnie Darko (Favorite)
Dreamscape
Eraserhead (Favorite)
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Favorite)
Event Horizon
eXistenZ (Favorite)
Fallen
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (Favorite)
Fight Club (Favorite)
Following (Favorite)
Frailty (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Freeway (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Gattaca (Favorite)
Gothica
Hard Candy
Hellraiser
Hellraiser II: Hellbound
Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Hellraiser IV: Bloodline (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Hellraiser V: Inferno (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Hellraiser VII: Deader
Hellraiser: Hellworld (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Identity (Favorite)
In The Mouth Of Madness (Favorite)
Inception (Favorite)
Inland Empire (Favorite)
Intacto (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Jacobs Ladder (Favorite)
K-Pax (Favorite)
Lady In The Water
Lost Highway (Favorite)
Lucky Number Slevin
Man Bites Dog (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Matchstick Men
Memento (Favorite)
Moon (Favorite)
Mulholland Drive (Favorite)
Naked Lunch
Natural Born Killers
Night Watch (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Nightmare On Elm Street 1-7
Oldboy (Favorite)
One Hour Photo
One Point O (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Paprika (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Pi (Favorite)
Pink Floyd The Wall (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Primal Fear
Primer (Favorite)
Rashomon (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Reconstruction
Repo Man (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Requiem For A Dream (Favorite)
Revolver (Favorite)
Scanners
Secret Window (Favorite)
Seven (Favorite)
Session 9 (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Shutter Island (Favorite)
Solaris
Spellbound (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Sphere
Spider
Spun Limited
Stephen Kings Misery
Swimming Pool (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Synecdoche New York (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Taxi Driver
Tetsuo (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
The 13th Floor (Favorite)
The Butterfly Effect (Favorite)
The Devils Advocate
The Fountain (Favorite)
The Game (Favorite)
The Illusionist
The Jacket (Favorite)
The Machinist (Favorite)
The Man From Earth (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
The Manchurian Candidate (Favorite)
The Matrix (Favorite)
The Mist (Favorite)
The Nines
The Ninth Gate
The Number 23
The Others (Favorite)
The Prestige (Favorite)
The Salton Sea (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
The Science of Sleep (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
The Sixth Sense (Favorite)
The Usual Suspects (Favorite)
The Village
They Live
THX 1138 (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Timecrimes (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)
Total Recall (Favorite)
Triangle (Favorite)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With me
U-Turn
Unbreakable (Favorite)
Valhalla Rising
Vanilla Sky (Favorite)
Videodrome (Favorite)
Waking Life (Favorite)
What Dreams May Come (Favorite)

Hopefully you can understand my meaning with mindf'ck now. I hope you have some of your own to add or can recommend some of the ones i haven't seen as a good mindf'ck. I marked the movies which i personally prefer, which is quite a lot of them, with the word "favorite" at the end, so you can get i picture of the type of movies you would like to recommend to me. But feel free to recommend any movie that fits this criteria, foreign and domestic, so other people than me, with a passion for this type of movie, can get something out of this thread.

If you don't know any other movie like this or haven't seen the one's i haven't seen, feel free to discuss the one's i have and give us your opinion on those.

I apologize in advance, if i made too many grammar mistakes or something, since i'm not to sure, because english is not my main language. I'm from Denmark, which is also why i would not mind at all, if you had som foreign movies to recommend, thank you!!
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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"U turn"......outstanding movie....star studded, and directed by oliver stone....truly strange



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:02 PM
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you got a nice list going but the one(s) that get me the most are the Hellraiser movies i'm a grown a$$ man i i still cant watch them before i go to bed



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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i imediatly thought of a film when i saw the thread title, but couldnt think of the name. hehe it was on your list though, Lost Highway. will have to find it and watch again


edit: as for repo man, its a fun film , def' wortha watch.
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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Pink Floyd The Wall (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)


I give it the thumbs up for sure (but I am a huge floyd fan so I might be biased)

I see you didnt mention the matrix, but I suppose everyone here knows about that one.

Other than that your list is either complete or I just cant think of them off hand. There are some real favorites of mine already mentioned.



Repo Man (Haven't seen yet, anyone who can recommend it?)

(Edit; my bad I thought you were talking about repo men(2010) not repo man(1984)


Moon is another good one for the list. en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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Can't forget:

Taxi Driver

Man Bites Dog

Cannibal Holocaust

Apocalypse Now

And Bambi - which should have won for best Horror film of that decade.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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Akira should definitely be up there. It's an animated masterpiece and it is DEFINITELY a mind # movie.

Pink Floyd "The Wall" is the trippiest music video I've ever seen, I recommend it. I also recommend listening to Dark Side of the Moon all the way through.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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You forgot Fight Club.

Never mind. I must have overlooked it. My apologies. An excellent list.
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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I love most of those movies. I wanted to add a couple.

Freeway (with Reese Witherspoon back in the day).

The Village (M. Night Shaymalan)

Also Lady in the Water also by M.N.S

I'm sure I can think of others. S&F, those I didn't see I will look into.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply's and great recommendations.

I have now added:
U-Turn - Thanks to BadBoYeed
All the hellraiser movies - Thanks to Alucard666
Nightmare On Elm Street 1-7
Twin Peaks: Fire walk with me

All of which i have seen, exepct some of the Hellraiser movies, but can only agree, they are freaking scary.

And will now ad:
Taxi Driver
Man Bites Dog
Cannibal Holocaust
Apocalypse Now

Where Cannibal Holocaust is the only one i haven't seen.

Thank you ThinkingCap

Edit: I see there's more to add already. Thank you NoRegretsEver and prepared4truth
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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Intacto



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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"Nightwatch" and it's sequel "Daywatch" are both pretty wild movies and worth watching......
Definitely check out "Pink Floyd:The Wall", preferably on a nice 5.1 receiver.....
"THX-1138" is sort of like a low-budget "1984".A little slow in pace at times, but it's still good and worth watching just to see George Lucas' work BEFORE he did "Star Wars"....
And I see you are a Cronenberg fan-nice!



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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OMG
How could i forget the Matrix?



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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Have you mentioned IDENTITY starring Ray Liota and John Cusak?
You think its a run of the mill slasher movie until near the end they drop the twist in the tale on you and I promise you, you won't see it coming!
Its a classic.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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you have to watch the salton sea...made me a val kilmer fan again.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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Someworth a mention to add to the list:

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (From the Oldboy trilogy).
Waking Life
The Science of Sleep



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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Se7en

Went to see it with my gf at the time and she couldn't put a complete sentence together for an hour afterwards as she tried to come to terms with the twist (and twisted) ending.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by maya27
Someworth a mention to add to the list:

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (From the Oldboy trilogy).
Waking Life
The Science of Sleep


Waking life was already on the list
But have added the other two, thank you!!



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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I actually thought i already had seven on the list, but i guess not. Thank for pointing that out



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Some great recommendations so far, thanks everybody


Can see that it' s Pink Floyd The Wall i will check out next, since it's the most recommended one. But there are some other great recommendations too, that i simply have to check out.

Just keep them coming folks. It's much appreciated!!
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