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Hugh G. Rection (@asdfghjkl77)    2 years, 3 months ago

HELP !!!
Name as many psychological/mind-fuck movies as you can. I would appreciate it. I need as many as possible.

32 votes, posted 07.23.2012 at 9:14 pm

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MattH (@lucidmatt)2 years, 3 months ago ago

inception, shutter island, donnie darko, SNYNECDOCHE NEWYORK, fear and loathing in las vegas

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Ben (@cognizantelephant)2 years, 3 months ago ago

The Cable Guy is kinda twisted

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Zykanthos (@chodebalm)2 years, 3 months ago ago

Source Code, Contact, Limitless, 12 Monkeys, Pi.

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DaJetPlane (@lytning91)2 years, 3 months ago ago

I’ve never seen it but Clockwork Orange gets a lot of attention for being pretty twisted.

If you have never seen Pi, as was mentioned, man is that one crazy.

Perhaps American Psycho, The Island or The Truman Show?

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yoinkie (@yoinkie)2 years, 3 months ago ago

@lytning91, clockwork orange ranks as my second favorite movie ever. Yes its very very twisted, but at the heart of the movie lies the real problems with society, and people, and how some assume that we can be modified to their liking. Its not for everyone as it is very gruesome and not for the easily squeemish.

OP, besides the ones everyone has mentioned, here are some lesser known movies that will scramble your brains and leave you in awe:

Wrist cutters; a love story, The fall, Mr Nobody(I need to tell everyone to see this movie, really), sunset limited, Blade Runner, Brazil, Following, The Illusionist, being john malkovich(pretty well known, but if you havent seen it, see it), Gattaca(A recent gem I found that i dont know how I missed), Mullholand drive(the biggest mindfuck movie of all time IMO), and i could go on forever but that is a good enough start.

I try and go out and find the most bizarre, mind numbing movies made, and often it leads me to independent films which definitely hold their own against any big budget hollywood movie that tries to tingle your senses. If you ever want to know more, send me over a message, Im sure I could conjure up a few dozen more.

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Anonymous (@)2 years, 3 months ago ago

I would add The Man From Earth, probably throw Fight Club on there, and one of my personal favorites, Primer
If you haven’t seen Primer, I would say watch it right now, in fact, i’m going to watch it right now. The first time I saw it I watched it 2 more times within 24 hours. Easily the best movie ever made on a $7000 budget. I’ll come up with some more though

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Ben (@cognizantelephant)2 years, 3 months ago ago

I feel like i’ll be making a trip to blockbuster tomorrow..

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Martijn Schirp (@martijn)2 years, 3 months ago ago

Being John Malkovich.


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RidetheWayves (@snoop626626)2 years, 3 months ago ago

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2001: A Space Odyssey. The ultimate “mindfuck” movie. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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jasmine (@jazz)2 years, 3 months ago ago

Womb and Donnie Darko. Plus if you want absolutely twisted, the Saw movies (all of them) are fabulously disgusting

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Jake (@jesus)2 years, 3 months ago ago

Donnie Darko
Total Recall
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Being John Malkovich
Fight Club
The Prestige
Black Swan
The Fountain
Gummo (this one will fuck with you, not necessarily in a good way)
The Game
A Beautiful Mind
The Usual Suspects
Primal Fear (my favorite)
American Psycho
12 Monkeys
Cube (sort of… the sequels are mind fucks, but you need to watch this for context)
Saw 1-4
Eraserhead (wtf did I just watch)
The Illusionist

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Ellie (@tangledupinplaid21)2 years, 3 months ago ago

The Machinist, Enter the Void

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savmot (@savmot)2 years, 3 months ago ago

Mulholland drive

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George (@collins)2 years, 3 months ago ago

Requiem for a Dream is quite dark.

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Anonymous (@)2 years, 3 months ago ago

Event Horizon anyone?

That movie fucked my mind in ways I didn’t think were humanly possible.

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Hugh G. Rection (@asdfghjkl77)2 years, 3 months ago ago

@lytning91 @yoinkie if clockwork orange didnt end the way that it did, the movie wouldnt be as good as it is. A clockwork orange is a phenomenal film.

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Dan (@danfontaine)2 years, 3 months ago ago

What the Bleep Do We Know
Star Trek (how did they make it so good?)
Avatar (how did they make it so good?)

Watch for the Hobbit, coming later this year. I will be peaking 30 minutes into the movie. Going to be the biggest mind fuck of my life.

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cynikal (@cedricb)2 years, 3 months ago ago

@yoinkie, what is your number one favorite movie?
(impressive list right there I must say, can’t say I have seen them all, but Mulholland Drive is also one of my favorite movies, Eraserhead is incredibly mindfuck as well!

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Gaje (@gaje)2 years, 3 months ago ago

How can you forget Waking Life!?!?!

This is an ABSOLUTE must on this list.

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Soap (@n309210)2 years, 3 months ago ago

Suprised no one has mentioned A Scanner Darkly, also a great movie.

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stryder (@stryder)2 years, 3 months ago ago

Ichi The Killer.

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Anonymous (@)2 years, 3 months ago ago

I watched Garden State yesterday. It was a personal mindfuck. Remembered some things from my childhood/life that it seems I have completely blocked to remember. It was an interesting experience.

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Dylan Grant (@sleepwalker)2 years, 3 months ago ago

waking life