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Most Cerebral Movies

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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 04:52 PM
Figured i would throw together a short list of Movies (before im off work in 10 min) of movies that are meant to expand consciousness and make us think. Hope it leads to a few replies of ones I have not seen. Ill will be adding to my list tmrw when Im back to getting paid to do so haha.

The matrix trilogy
Waking Life
Pulp Fiction
I heart Huckabees
A clockwork Orange
Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind
Fight Club
A Scanner Darkly
The Sixth Sense
The Game
Good Will Hunting
The Butterfly effect
Donny Darko

Ugh.. gotta close this place up.. Looking forward to adding tmrw and seeing your thoughts.

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 04:57 PM
reply to post by Shneal

Twelve Monkeys
Shutter Island
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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 05:08 PM
What Dreams May Come
The Fountain
Requiem for a Dream
Pan's Labyrinth
American History X

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 05:20 PM
Cerebral doesn't always mean that the movie will make you think. Sometimes, (IMO), the simpler the movie and its premise makes you approach your ideas about life in a different way. I enjoy anything (movies, books, music) that makes me slow down a bit and think a while.

Lost in Translation
On the Beach
There Will Be Blood
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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 05:30 PM
Dances with wolfs
Dr. strangelove or how I stopped worrying and loved the bomb
One flew over the cuckoos nest
Taxi Driver
Midnigth Cowboy
American Psycho
No Country For Old Men
The Big Lebowski (had to add that one)
Reservoir Dogs

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 06:41 PM
reply to post by rockymcgilicutty

Ha Ha Dances with Wolves, I haven't thought of that movie in so long. You know, Costners character was given the name Dances with Wolves because the first time the Natives saw him that is what they perceived him to be doing. If they had shown up only an hour later his name could have been Wipes with Leaves.

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:05 PM
There are wonderful directors who try to make films for thought. If you follow the directors, then you'll probably be able to always find thought-provoking films. Among the best directors of the art of thought-provoking films in my view...

Robert Bresson
Michelangelo Antonioni
Stanley Kubrick
Luis Bunuel
Max Ophuls
Chantel Ackerman
Alfred Hitchcock
Hiroshi Teshigahara
Ingmar Bergman
Werner Herzog
Yasujiro Ozu
Asghar Farhadi
Michael Haneke
Francois Truffaut
Roman Polanski

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 09:42 PM
reply to post by Agarta

Tell me about it.I owned a small 2nd run theater for 5 years.We had Dances With Wolfs for 3 months 2 showings a day.By the time we changed I could recite almost every line.But if it came on T.V today I would watch it.

"Dances with Wolf you are my friend"

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 10:42 PM
Movies that were thought-provoking to me:

2001 A Space Oddesy
A Beautiful Mind
Inherit the Wind
To Kill A Mockingbird
Vanishing Point (the original from 1971)
The Adjustment Bureau
The Butterfly Effect

A couple others that popped into my head:

The Green Mile
Lord of the Flies
Vanilla Sky
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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 10:53 PM
Apart from some already mentioned, I saw a movie recently on Youtube that I really enjoyed (Spanish with subtitles).
A bit of horror and the occult, with major moral dilemmas.

It's titled The Day of the Beast. (There seem to be movies with similar titles, so it's the one from 1995.)

I also still love:
Quest for Fire
The Emerald Forest
The Mission
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
The Remains of the Day
Life is Beautiful
The Name of the Rose
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 11:13 PM
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I forgot about Quest for Fire. One of my favorite movies. I always remind myself of Amoukar -- Ron Perlman's character -- when I'm trying to pick up more than four coconuts.

posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 12:23 AM
Valhalla Rising.

posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 12:24 AM
Sorry double post.
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 07:56 AM
Hell yeah, there are a ton that all of you have posted that I havent seen! and Im a pretty big movie buff lol. Looking forward to checking some of these out!

posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 08:31 AM
How about

The Number 23
The Life Aquatic
Total Recall (original)
Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas
Terminator 1&2
Being John Malcovich
American Beauty
Forest Gump
The green mile
The Truman Show
Deja Vu
Saw (only the 1st one)
Manchurian Candidate

posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:20 AM
Forgot a good one.


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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 11:25 PM
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Winters Bone

Synecdoche, New York


The Master

Knife in the Water

Last Year at Marianbad

Angel Heart

Erasure Head

Pink Flamingos
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 07:10 AM
reply to post by Shneal

Nice choises guys

Some of my favs:

They live
The man from earth
Lost highway
13th floor
The addiction
Fahrenheit 451
The killing room
Das Experiment
The lives of others

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 08:31 AM
The Fountain
Being John Malkovich
Lost In Translation
Little Miss Sunshine
Dark City
2001 ASO

Most others have been mentioned

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