While most of us turn to movies to decompress and tune out for a bit, some movies have plots that make us question everything we believe is true. If you’re looking for some mind-hurting movies to watch soon, here’s a list of top-rated remarkable films that are recognized for their plot twists. Spoiler alert, these movies will really make your mind hurt for months just by thinking about them.
1. Inception (2010)
There’s no way to explain this movie since most of us who watched it are still trying to wrap our heads around it. A thief who steals corporate secrets is given an intricate task to perform inception, which means planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
2. Memento (2000)
Imagine losing your loved one. Then, imagine having short-term memory loss and not being able to put together the pieces that could explain your loved one’s murder. That’s the story behind Memento. Every 15-minutes, the man in the film loses his memory, starting all over again.
3. The Prestige (2006)
For a real mind-hurting movie, watch this one. After a tragic accident, two magicians engage in the ultimate battle to create the ultimate illusion. The film takes you through a series of battles that don’t hold back. Both magicians are willing to sacrifice everything to outwit each other. Everything they must do to gain the prestige.
4. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
A film that sheds light on a rare medical condition. The butterfly effect causes Evan Treborn, played by Aston Kutcher, to experience complete blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he figures out a way to remember his lost memories. Then, he finds a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his daily journal.
5. Black Swan (2010)
For a mind-hurting experience that keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire movie, watch this film. Black Swan tells the story of a committed dancer that struggles to keep her sanity as she works to obtain the lead role in a production of “Swan Lake.” What she doesn’t know is that her obsession with the role will lead her to an unimaginable fate.
6. Now You See Me (2013)
For a film with a genuine mind-hurting plot twist, this team of illusionists won’t disappoint. The film follows a team of illusionists being tracked by the FBI and Interpol. The magicians can pull off the most intricate bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. All while leaving both the FBI and Interpol even more confused than before. This one will surely result in a few laughs as many of their tricks are too perfect to be true.