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Best mind-bending movies of all time

Here are some of the amazing thought-provoking Hollywood movies that you will surely enjoy watching. Films like The Matrix and Momento are on the list.

Best mind-bending movies of all time

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Last Updated: 09.19 PM, May 14, 2024


Have you ever watched a movie that has influenced how you look at things? It has pointed out the obvious and changed your perspective on reality. Well, here are some of the top mind-bending Hollywood movies that you will surely enjoy watching. Films like Predestination and The Matrix are on the list.

Must watch mind-bending movies on OTT

The Matrix


Directed and written by the Wachowskis, the 1999 science fiction film The Matrix is popularly regarded as the most mind-bending film. Starring the likes of Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, it depicts a terrifying future where intelligent machines have trapped the entire humanity in the matrix. The humans ultimately rebel against the machines led by the hacker Thomas Anderson.

OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

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Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky is an English remake of the 1997 Spanish Film "Open Your Eyes" by Amenábar and Mateo Gil. Starring Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and others in leading roles, the film is one of the top science fiction psychological thrillers. Directed by Cameron Crowe, the film is about a magazine publisher who starts to question reality after a life-altering car crash.

OTT Platform: Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Donnie Darko

Titled after its protagonist, the 2001 film is based on Donnie Darko, an emotionally troubled teenager. In October 1988, Donnie escapes a strange accident after having visions of Frank, a mysterious rabbit figure who tells him about the approaching end of the world. Directed by Richard Kelly and produced by Flower Films, the movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal and others in leading roles.

OTT Platform: Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8/10


Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, the film is an Australian science fiction action thriller from 2014. Ethan Hawke addressed the lead character of Agent Doe/The Fizzle Bomber, accompanied by Sarah Snook and Noah Taylor. Robert Heinlein's 1959 short story "All You Zombies" inspired the movie.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Pan's Labyrinth

Written, directed and co-produced by Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth is a dark fantasy film released in English and Spanish in 2006. The plot is set in Spain in 1944, five years after the Civil War. The film cleverly knots the real and mythical worlds of an abandoned labyrinth and a mysterious creature through Ofelia, the protagonist.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10


One of the finest directorials by Christopher Nolan, Memento is an American neo-noir mystery film released in 2000. The film tracks the story of Leonard Shelby, played by Guy Pearce, a man suffering from anterograde amnesia. Through the course of this psychological thriller, the protagonist uses an elaborate system of photographs, handwritten notes, and tattoos to uncover the murderer of his wife and his culprit.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10


Identity is a 2003 American Mystery thriller based on Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" directed by James Mangold. The story follows ten strangers who are temporarily isolated from the world in a hotel, where they get killed one by one. Starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta, and Amanda Peet, the film uses a reverse chronology pattern with a murderer awaiting a verdict in a parallel story.

OTT Platform: Apple TV+

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

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