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List of Mind Blowing Movies

Here is my curated list of mind f*ck movies. These are movies with a bizarre twist / ending. Highly recommended and must watch.

A Beautiful Mind (2001) - IMDb

Directed by Ron Howard. With Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer. After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish.

A Clockwork Orange (1971) - IMDb

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke. In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem... but not all goes to plan.

Along Came a Spider (2001) - IMDb

Directed by Lee Tamahori. With Morgan Freeman, Michael Wincott, Monica Potter, Dylan Baker. A congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school by an insider who calls Det. Alex Cross, sucking him into the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.

American Psycho (2000) - IMDb

Directed by Mary Harron. With Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage. A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Angel Heart (1987) - IMDb

Directed by Alan Parker. With Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling. Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple...

Arlington Road (1999) - IMDb

Directed by Mark Pellington. With Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Hope Davis. A college professor begins to suspect that his neighbour is a terrorist.

A Scanner Darkly (2006) - IMDb

Directed by Richard Linklater. With Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane. An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Barton Fink (1991) - IMDb

Directed by Joel Coen. With John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner. A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Basic (2003) - IMDb

Directed by John McTiernan. With John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, Tim Daly. A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

Blue Velvet (1986) - IMDb

Directed by David Lynch. With Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern. The gruesome discovery of a severed human ear he found in a field leads a young man on a dark and dangerous journey into a dark and sinister underworld that exists in his hometown.

Chaos (2005) - IMDb

Directed by Tony Giglio. With Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe, Wesley Snipes, Henry Czerny. Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.

Chinatown (1974) - IMDb

Directed by Roman Polanski. With Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez. A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.

Cube (1997) - IMDb

Directed by Vincenzo Natali. With Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller. 7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

Cube²: Hypercube (2002) - IMDb

Directed by Andrzej Sekula. With Kari Matchett, Geraint Wyn Davies, Grace Lynn Kung, Matthew Ferguson. Eight strangers awaken with no memory and find themselves in a puzzling cube shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.

Cube Zero (Video 2004) - IMDb

Directed by Ernie Barbarash. With Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Martin Roach, Michael Riley. A young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavours to rescue an innocent woman trapped in one of its rooms.

Cypher (2002) - IMDb

Directed by Vincenzo Natali. With Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu, Nigel Bennett, Timothy Webber. An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

Dark City (1998) - IMDb500 Error

Directed by Alex Proyas. With Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt. A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Dead Man (1995) - IMDb

Directed by Jim Jarmusch. With Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen. On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Indian named "Nobody" who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Derailed (2005) - IMDb

Directed by Mikael Håfström. With Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Melissa George. When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.

Devil (2010) - IMDb

Directed by John Erick Dowdle. With Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green. A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Diabolique (1996) - IMDb

Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. With Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates. The wife and mistress of a cruel school master collaborate in a carefully planned and executed attempt to murder him...

Event Horizon (1997) - IMDb

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. With Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson. A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

eXistenZ (1999) - IMDb

Directed by David Cronenberg. With Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe. A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Fallen (1998) - IMDb

Directed by Gregory Hoblit. With Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz. Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) - IMDb

Directed by Terry Gilliam. With Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin. An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.