A brain that hasn't been tickled enough is the devil's playground (or something like that that, I'm not too sure). In case you were looking for a list of movies that could thoroughly scramble your brain up, look no more. We felt it imperative to share some of the most mind-bending and boggling movies that'll have you questioning your existence.
1.The Double (2013)
With no relation to the José Saramago novel, this Jesse Eisenberg starrer is intriguing with its retro-futuresque setting, and the battle between what seems to be the protagonist's overall more qualified doppelganger. The Double is as hilarious as it is thought provoking, and Jesse Eisenberg's performance with the double-roll is nail-bitingly gripping.
2. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
You probably have heard about the famous butterfly effect explanation (of why something works or happens the way it does), but the 2004 Ashton Kutcher starrer is no manner of explaining it to the people. Ashton Kutcher somehow finds himself in a position to be able to alter life events from the past, which consequently repaint the future. He begins to fool around with time lines again and again until he gets it right...
3. The Prestige
Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered and normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige". An illusion that goes horribly wrong puts two 19th-century magicians, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman), head to head in a fight to see who is best with terrible results.
4. Shutter Island
The amazing escape of a murderer attracts the attention of Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his partner (Mark Ruffalo) to a small, secure mental hospital. As the act of asking questions and trying to find the truth about something deepens, Teddy must face his own fears.
Another time related action adventure. Ethan Hawke is a Temporal agent who begins a time-travelling mission to stop a criminal from launching an attack that kills thousands.
Christopher Nolan's dreams-within-dreams blockbuster kept cinemagoers' collective grey matter on overdrive throughout, before delivering a colossal mind-boggling moment in its closing minutes.
7. American Psycho (2000)
A satirical horror thriller based on the societal structure of the upscale urban professional in America during the 1980s. American Psycho won itself both audience and critical acclaim for its direction and script. Considered as one of Christian Bale's most memorable performances, the movie is a horrific tale of a sociopathic serial killer living among the New York city's elite.
I can explain this movie in a single word - Déjà vu. Watching the early scenes of this film, you may feel as if you've seen it before. When a group decide to go sailing together, unprepared for strange events, they find themselves in trouble and are relieved when they get the chance to board a passing steamer. With the steamer apparently abandoned and mysterious events on the gangways, that's only the beginning of their problems...
9. Fight Club
David Fincher's razor-sharp satire on crumbling masculinity and capitalism delivered one of great mind-bending plot twists that allows you to repeat watch this movie with even more admiration. 14 years on, the finale in this movie still leaves you reeling.
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Widely believed to be the ultimate mind-bending movie. Space travelers are sent on a strange mission and soon become concerned with HAL, their onboard computer and AI. The film is known for psychedelic scenes later in the movie.