13 Of The Most Mind-Bending Movies–How Many Have You Seen?

You know the ones. Movies that are so unpredictable, you have no idea what will happen next. Movies that leave you feeling confused or empty. Movies with amazing twists that you never saw coming. Movie fans recently listed their favorite mind-bending movies spanning many genres including horror, suspense, and sci-fi. How many have you seen?

Coherence (2013)


It’s even better when learning about how the director held back certain premises from the actors so their reactions would be more genuine as they improvised scenarios.


Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Jacob’s Ladder

I’ll probably never watch Jacob’s Ladder again. Wonderful film.


Frailty (2001)

Jacob’s Ladder

It’s amazing, total mind fuck too. Also, anything with Bill Paxton is an insta-watch for me.


eXistenZ (1999)


I feel like the less explanation given, the better. If you like the kinds of movies in this thread, watch eXistenZ. Don’t google it before you watch it, just let it unfold.


Triangle (2009)

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Triangle – it messed with my head for aaages.


The Machinist (2004)

The Machinist

The Machinist! Can’t recommend it enough.


Primer (2004)


Primer is incredible. I’ve watched it with one of the full timeline flowcharts in front of me and it was still hard to follow. I’m amazed that there is a consistent thread throughout all of that.


The Truman Show (1998)

The Truman Show

I think The Truman Show is a fun example of this idea inverted. We KNOW as an audience that the character’s paranoia about the nature of his reality is justified. But will he discover the truth? That’s a different sort of dramatic tension than we usually get from the reality-crumbling genre.


The Prestige (2006)

(L-R) Hugh Jackman, Andy Serkis

This was my gateway movie into mindfuck genre as a kid.


Being John Malkovich (1999)

Being John Malkovich

I was far too young the first time I saw Being John Malkovich. To say it fucked with my mind would be a massive understatement.


The Game (1997)

The Game

My favorite Michael Douglas movie. I wish I could pay Consumer Recreation Services to hypnotize me so I can experience it again.


Mulholland Drive (2001)

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland is like two movies, once you see it the first time it’s a completely different movie the second time round. Absolutely amazing and worth checking out.


Predestination (2014)


It will fuck you up.

Brilliant movie