10 Mind-Bending Movies Worth Watching More Than Once To Appreciate

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Some movies are mind blowing in one watch. And some movies are so amazing, they require to re-watch to fully understand and appreciate whether it’s because they’re confusing, unclear, complicated plots or would contain more contents that would necessitate more attention with a second viewing. Here are our top 20 picks. (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD- JUST JOKING)

  1. MEMENTO (2000)

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Director: Christopher Nolan

IMDB Rating: 8.5

 

 

 

This movie is presented in reverse order, it confuses with a protagonist that can’t create new memories and who’s out to find out his wife’s killer. Ultimately this psychological thriller will keep you guessing, deciphering and sorting out events long after your first viewing.

2. Inception (2010)

INCEPTION COVER PHOTODirector: Christopher Nolan

IMDB Rating: 8.8

 

 

 

Complex is an understatement when it comes Inception. Here Leonardo DiCaprio and the company are hired to use their experimental technology to enter their target’s dreams. Although the initial concept is enough to make your eyes cross, this film relies on the concept of dream within dreams and then has the conjoins to leave you guessing at the end. Don’t get stuck in the loop.

3. Fight Club (1999)

FIGHT CLUB COVER PHOTODirector: David Fincher

IMDB Rating: 8.8

 

 

An ordinary man who goes very office space on his mundane life, but eventually it leads him down to path of public destruction which he can’t comprehend nor stop. Upon returning the second time with that information the whole movie makes lot more sense by clearing all the illusions of Brad pitt’s character. Remember the illusion.

4. Shutter Island (2010)

SHUTTER ISLAND COVER PHOTODirector: Martin Scorsese

IMDB Rating: 8.1

 

 

 

The film’s original premise follows Leonardo DiCaprio and Murk Ruffalo as US marshals who investigate a disappearance in a mental hospital in shutter island. But the end the truth of DiCaprio’s character dramatically changes everyone and everything in the film. Excited to watch huh!

5. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

TWELVE MONKEYS COVER PHOTODirector. Terry Gilliam

IMDB Rating. 8.0

 

 

 

This sci-fi film makes you confused but also have marveling at its brilliance. In this Bruce Willis has to travel back in time to prevent a terrorist attack that will cause a future apocalypse. But we see that the future can’t necessarily be changed. It is worth watching to experience the time travel concept.

6. The Usual Suspect (1995)

the unusual suspects coverDirector. Bryan Singer

IMDB Rating. 8.6

 

 

 

This film follows the interrogation of Kavin Spacey as a small-time con man and lone survivor of a brutal massacre. But the second doing is completely different once you have learned the truth behind keyser soze. One thing is for sure: I’ll never look at the physically disabled the same eve again.

7. The Sixth sense (1999)

the sixth sense coverDirector: M. Night Shyamalan

IMDB Rating: 8.1

 

 

 

 

This film starts with a little protagonist boy exclaiming the infamous “I see dead people”. But I won’t spoil it for you – let’s just say the truth behind the character of Bruce Willis’s character that seems so obvious the second viewing round that you wonder how you missed them in the first place.

8. Interstellar (2014)

intersteller cover Director: Christopher Nolan

IMDB Rating: 8.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This epic tale on science fiction centering around a group of astronauts. Why does this film require multiple views? Just try to understand the science and math they put into and to experience the beauty of the space adventure.

9. Scream (1996)

Director: Wes Craven

IMDB Rating: 7.2

 

 

 

This is not just another slasher flick. In this thriller center character sydney who is being pursued by ghost faced mysterious elusive serial killer. This movie deserves another go around just because its climax and the query about who is the real killer.

10. Pulp Fiction (1994)

pulp fiction coverDirector: Quentin Torantino

IMDB Rating: 8.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This film follows a monumental cast featuring the likes of John Travolta, Sammuel Jackson, Uma Thruman and Bruce Willis. It is worth watching second time to catch all of the pop culture references, witty dialogues and bits of trivia sprinkled in.

Here are some honorable mentions of same category.

  1. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
  2. Enemy
  3. Cloud Atlas
  4. Primer
  5. Predestination
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  7. Saw
  8. The Village
  9. Donnie Darko
  10. Mulholland Drive

 

 

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