Are you ready to have your mind blown? Perhaps you’ve watched these mind-boggling movies before, and even if you have, you’re probably not entirely sure what you witnessed. While some of the movies on this list come around to a perfectly-good explanation by the time the credits stream down the screen, there are others that will have you scratching a hole into your scalp. So here’s a list of 5 baffling movies that will make your mind do somersaults! Don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers.
The Sixth Sense
Jump back to 1999 and Bruce Willis is the hardest man on the screen. In this very unique flick, a young and very talented Haley Joel Osment plays the role of a boy who ‘sees dead people’. While Willis’ marriage is falling to pieces, he finds a unique friendship in the young disturbed boy.
How far can espionage really go? Leonardo DiCaprio puts on one of his best performances in Inception as he delves into the dreams of unsuspecting victims in order to steal their mental secrets. Even though DiCaprio didn’t get an Oscar for his flawless and ultra-convincing acting, he will have you glued to every unfolding scene of the movie. How far will a man reach into the mind of others’ in order to get what he wants?
Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter and Jared Leto… what else could you possibly ask for? While Tyler Durden (Edward Norton) is suffering from severe insomnia, he meets an enigmatic bad-ass who cares nothing about others’ perception of him. They pair up to establish a secret underground fight club. The rules of the club are simple, but the influence the new man in his life brings is far from uncomplicated.
Leo does it again. This time he stars alongside the brilliant Mark Ruffalo as two U.S. Marshals investigating a case of a missing patient/prisoner on Shutter Island. The island houses an institution for the mentally disturbed. Set in the 1950’s, the post-war mentality of those that fought on the blood-stained soil of Europe against the Nazis is far from being the most disturbing element of this story. You’ll soon be wondering who’s stable and who isn’t… including wondering about yourself.
The Truman Show
Wouldn’t it be nice if everything was dandy and friendly? Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) lives a simple and happy life in a small town where pretty much every citizen knows his name. He has a stable job, an average life and a modest wife. however, there’s something dark beneath the smiles and the energetic waves his neighbors throw out at him on a daily basis like clockwork. Truman starts to feel suspicious about the certainty of the world around him, and soon he begins to wonder about every detail of his own private life.