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      Cool Inspiring, mind bending or awesome movies?

      I'm talking movies like waking life, fight club, pi, requiem for a dream, the matrix. That make you question the nature of reality, social condition, yourself or just fucking awesomely weird movies

      Go go go go!!

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      12 Monkeys: A time travel story about a guy from a post apocalyptic future getting sent back to investigate the past. One of my favorite movies, watch it before you have the plot spoiled~

      Interstellar: Dude goes to space to find a new planet for humanity. Time is also involved and it also gets wacky here.

      Memento: This movie is presented in the weirdest possible manner; the first scene you see is actually the ending of the story. Then each following scene is the part that took place before the last scene. Plus a couple of flashback scenes thrown in between. It's confusing, but not too confusing. It's fucking awesome.

      Groundhog Day: Also kind of time travel related. A guy gets stuck on the same day and is forced to relive it over and over. For me, this feels like one of those movies that are just great inspiration for your own fantasy scenarios. If you could choose a day that you'd live over and over, which day would it be?

      Primer: Of loopy wacky and confusing time travel plots, there is no-one better than Primer. Honestly, I like my timelines linear and my time loops stable, but when other approaches are done well, there's no problem. You see, movies like Looper are full of plot holes and they don't care about how they apply time travel. Primer's timeline is not careless, it is just absolutely insane. (Don't read all of that unless you want the plot spoiled, lol.)

      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: I can't remember what this one was about or if it was any good. I think I thought it was good? In any case, it was weird.

      List is vaguely arranged with the ones I liked best at the top.

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      I really like Pi (Darren Aranofksy) with regards to mind bending movies. That really messes with your head and I recommend to people who can handle it. Also my guilty pleasure favourite movie is the Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson .
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      You have to see Interstellar man. That is probably the best space movie I have ever seen. It gets you thinking and has a really good story.

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      Soul Surfer and Man of Honor. Both are great examples of dying of the flesh and being reborn of the spirit.

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      - Enemy, with Jake Gyllenhaal.

      - Donnie Darko, also with Jake Gyllenhaal.

      - The Tree of Life.

      - I, Origins.

      - Moon.

      - Inception.

      - Upstream Color.

      - Altered States.

      - Oculus. (Horror movie, but the only one I've seen that involves really good mind tricks and reality alteration).

      - Coherence, really good mind-bending movie.
      I like destruction and reality, and one invariably leads to the other.

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      Thanks for the input. I've already seen a lot of them. Going to check out coherence looks like a cool concept. And probably altered states aswell it's based on john lilly the mad ketamine/shrooms deprivation tank professor right?? And maybe later upstream color and the conspiracy theory..

      I watched interstellar in the cinema and I must say cool concept but a typical example of how hollywood overblows everything and ruins the integrity to make it appealing too the mainstream.

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      I don't know if this is what you're looking for but here are two David Lynch's movies that force you to use your brain - Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway. They are also weird as a motherfuck.

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      Predestination is really good. It's about time travel and kind of has to do with fate vs free will. It's pretty intense, not a light-hearted movie. I also really like Bunny and the Bull. It doesn't have to do with questioning reality, but the sets are done in a way that gives it an overall surreal feeling. The protagonist has lots of flashbacks, and will be looking at an object, and then it transitions to the past, and that same object will be there. There are parts of the set that make it look artistic, and sometimes intentionally unrealistic. Also, I recommend What Dreams May Come.

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      It's not really too crazy, but I love Pan's Labyrinth

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      Thank you man, I had a nice time with the movies. Especially Groundhog Day was fantastic, it gave me so much motivation and inspiration ! (:

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      Are anime allowed? Because Steins;Gate.
      There's also the Butterfly Effect -- that one I also really liked.
      And my favorite movie that does that is definitely Inception, it's also one of the things that got me into Lucid Dreaming.

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      Forrest Gump
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      Zorba the Greek

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      A Scanner Darkly. A movie representation of Philip K. Dicks classic science fiction novel by the same name.

      "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."-IMDb

      Director: Richard Linklater

      Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, etc.
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      The Machinist.

      "An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity."-IMDb

      Director: Brad Anderson

      Writer: Scott Kosar

      Stars: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

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      I'm not saying that it made me question my faith or anything, but I've just finished watching The Da Vinci Code (and now currently watching Angels & Demons), and I got to say, this is one heck of a freaking movie.

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      Mirrormask. You might love it, it's like a lucid dream; a teenage girl whose family has a Circus goes into another world after she falls asleep. I don't want to explain everything and give it all away but yeah, I'd recommend it.

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      I like the story of walking life. It's the best movie that I watched about dreams.

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      For inspiring, how about The Impossible?

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      Mr. Nobody, Cloud Atlas, The Fountain, Truman Show, Ex Machina, About Time

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      Alice by Svankmajer captures the dreamlike qualities of original novel better than anything else, it has very bizarre imagery and atmosphere, surreal in the full sense. I quite adore it.





      They say The Holy Mountain by Jodorowsky is surreal, feverish and dreamlike, but I haven't seen it. I will update this post when I will.
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      I loved the Coherence (2013) and The One I Love (2014) from indie category.

      I also really like Only God Forgives (2013) for its awesome soundtrack and camera work.

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      No one mentioned 2001? Watch it.
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      This was that cult, and the prisoners said it had always existed and always would exist, hidden in distant wastes and dark places all over the world until the time when the great priest Cthulhu, from his dark house in the mighty city of R'lyeh under the waters, should rise and bring the earth again beneath his sway.

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      Definitely have to parrot 2001: A Space Odyssey.
      Jacob's Ladder
      The Machinist

      As far as just good movies go (including 2001, not to say the other two above aren't good):
      Mystic River
      Blade Runner

      I'll add more when I can think of them.

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