There are some movies like Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’ that leaves the viewer with their own interpretation of the events. Friends ends up going to war with each other as they try to put across their own perception of the movie, as each person tries to enforce their own theory. It can get pretty brutal!
We are all guilty of scrambling to the Internet- our only friend at such times- when we are left baffled by insane plots and ‘oh-my-god’ shock endings.
Here is a list of such brilliant movies with the most twisted storylines that have the best of us pulling our hair out by the roots!
1. The Machinist
The iconic flick shows Christian Bale in a shocking avatar, completely different from his buff superhero role and instead as an insomniac lathe-operator who hasn’t slept for almost an entire year. His emaciated, skinny appearance will terrify and leave you in awe at the same time, as it shows his complete dedication towards the role.
Trevor (Christian Bale) experiences unusual occurrences at work and home. And at times it seems like a strange man follows him everywhere, but no one else seems to notice him. It is tough to differentiate what’s illusion and what’s real.
Watch it for how unusual it is. A mind-blowing movie that will give you a never-before experience.
2. The Wailing
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‘The Wailing’ is a South Korean horror movie and I would say it is one of the best one of its kind that I have ever seen. From a Shaman, to a mysterious Japanese man, a woman in white and a haunting plague, it has all the ingredients to make a perfect scare flick. Watch it and figure out for yourself who the ‘real’ demon is.
3. Beyond the Black Rainbow
‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’ is a Canadian science fiction-horror film written and directed by Panos Cosmatos, which is also his feature film debut.
The story revolves around a young woman who despite being under heavy sedation, tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasi (apparently) futuristic society. It is the kind of movie which will not let you leave your spot, will keep your eyes glued to the screen and your mind perplexed… all at the same time.
4. The Fountain
It is the story of a man who is desperately trying to save his wife from dying. Pretty simple right? Wrong!
The story takes place in three different timelines – past, present, and future. The three different men represent one man’s pursuit. Watch this awesome science fiction melodrama and see for yourself if you can solve the puzzle.
5. Donnie Darko
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What if you get a chance to save the world from its doom? A parallel universe is created by mistake, which could mean the end of the real world. A troubled teenage boy, Donnie finds himself ready with all the powers to take on the ultimate challenge. This is his chance where he could make and break rules to save the real world.
6. A Beautiful Mind
‘A Beautiful Mind’ is an American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. There are high chances you have already seen this masterpiece, but if you have not, believe us when we say you are going to get your mind blown away.
Nash develops a new concept of governing dynamics which is still utilized and considered as one of the best and path-breaking concepts of time and ever. Be prepared for the shock twist. You have been warned.
7. Jacob’s Ladder
The main character is a Vietnam war veteran who is struggling to separate delusions from reality. (Hollywood sure loves this concept!)
The movie begins with Jacob and his platoon being suddenly attacked in Vietnam and just a few seconds later Jacob is found living in New York, where he finds odd, terrified people around him. Unable to remember what happened in Vietnam he loses his ability to determine what’s real and what’s not. Watch the movie to find out if you are in the same boat as Jacob.
8. Shutter Island
Another gem in the list is our beloved Leonardo DiCaprio’s master performance which left our skin crawling and gave us sleepless nights.
It is the story of two US marshals, who are sent to an asylum on a remote island in order to investigate the disappearance of a patient. And when they arrive, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) starts uncovering a shocking truth about the place. What could it probably be? Who is lying and who should he trust? You will find yourself inching towards the edge of your seat with every passing minute.
9. Fight Club
A complete mind f*** movie. With its psychedelic cinematography and power packed script, ‘Fight Club’ is the film where you see Brad Pitt in all his glory and you become an instant fanboy!
It is the story of an insomniac white-collar office worker, who is looking for a way to change his life. By chance, he crosses paths with Tyler, a devil-may-care soap maker. Together they form an underground fight club that evolves into something even they had never imagined. Nope. Can’t tell you anything more than that. Watch for yourself and get ready to have your jaw drop to the floor.
10. American Psycho
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As the name itself suggests, it is the story of a filthy rich American psycho Patrick Bateman. He is a troubled guy who has all the comforts in life a person could ever wish for. Despite having an apartment suite, a limo, a personal secretary and a bevy of beauties, there is something he desperately wants but doesn’t know what it is.
His complete lack of empathy towards humans turns him into committing gruesome murders. We suggest you watch this with the lights on and preferably before it gets dark.