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I am a spunch for mindfuck films, and here are many good suggestions. Some I havent seen also that I will get. But I also have to mention that some here dont mention mindfuck films.
Here is a MUST SEE list:
SAW ( first )
Lucky Number Slevin
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
The Truman Show
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Being John Malkovich
Gummo (this one will fuck with you, not necessarily in a good way)
A Beautiful Mind
The Usual Suspects
Primal Fear (my favorite)
Cube (sort of… the sequels are mind fucks, but you need to watch this for context)
Eraserhead (wtf did I just watch)
I am sure many have already been mentioned. I do warn you that some are quite crazy and disturbing. All with IMDB links to make it more easy to find (and review).
+ The Game – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119174/?ref_=sr_2
+ The Sixth Sense – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167404/?ref_=sr_1
+ Fight Club – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137523/?ref_=sr_1
+ The Devil’s Advocate – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118971/?ref_=sr_1
+ The Descent – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435625/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
+ Arlington Road – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137363/?ref_=sr_1
+ The Others – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230600/?ref_=sr_1
+ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/?ref_=sr_1
+ The Matrix – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/?ref_=sr_1
+ The Human Centipede II – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1530509/?ref_=sr_2
+ Antichrist – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0870984/?ref_=sr_1
+ Benny’s Video – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103793/?ref_=sr_1
+ Dogtooth – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1379182/?ref_=sr_2
+ Requiem for a Dream – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0180093/?ref_=sr_1
+ Salò, or 120 Days of Sodom – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073650/?ref_=sr_1 (Don’t watch it. Listed for how Twisted it is)
+ Hard Candy – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424136/
I am a film fanatic. I can list many (mostly) unknown ones if you really want some crazy movies.
A very cool psychological scifi/action story about a young man who’s pretty much sick of life. Until one day he meets a strange girl and reluctantly ends up on a quest for a treasure that’s somehow related to him. This is a very good movie, I strongly recommend it.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1054606/
Dr Parnassus is running a travelling show where they take people into their minds, but things aren’t as good as they seem. An old friend of the doctor visits to claim what belongs to him. It’s a very weird story, with one character being played by four different actors, but it’s a good film.
Enter the Void http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1191111/
A teenage boy observes the events following his death, mostly it revolves around his sister and their memories. It’s not a typical linear story, that’s part of what makes it interesting.
A man gets locked up and has his mind tinkered with, for seemingly no reason, so he attempts to find out who did it and why. The story gets weirder and weirder, and so does the backstory.
Sucker punch http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978764/
A young girl called Baby Doll is framed with the murder of her sister, and her step father (the actual killer, who abused both the girls) has her sent to an insane asylum so nobody will find out. But it turns out it’s no ordinary madhouse, it’s just a front. The story follows the girl in her delusional alternate realities, where she goes to escape the horrible reality.
Oh, and pay attention to the very unsettling message by the narrator at the beginning and ending of the last one. I think that was the most unsettling part of the whole story.
“Waking Life” for sure!!! Don’t forget Beautiful Mind and if you want something that can get hard to watch the whole thing through (6 seasons) watch “LOST” =P Yeah I know, I know. if you want start at season 4 and go from there but still.. you want a mind fuck nothing gets better.
Also “The Prestige” is a good one. Clockwork Orange is not a mindfucker to me its a political statement. Yellow Submarine is not a mindfucker but its a good one. And I have only found it on Netflix but the Movie “Ink” will fuck you up. “Lo” is another good indie mindbender (not a full on mindfucker though).
@ty94, Nice! It really is an amazing movie. Even after having watched it about 7 or 8 times, I went and read a detailed plot summary, and I still learned new things. I then had to go watch it again to pick up on the new things I had learned. Now I just watch it to fully enjoy it’s awesomeness.