Top Ten Movies That Make You Think

Mind freaks? Not necessarily. But these movies will guarantee some use of your brain.

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After you've watched it a couple of times, it seems simple enough. Then you get to the really complicated stuff. Stuff like: Is Mal real? Is she a projection of Cobb's mind, which has grown so much that it became a constant presence in not only Cobb's dreams, but others as well (she appeared in Eames' dream at one point in the movie) what if she stayed in the dream so long, she accepted it as her reality, and Cobb had to incept her to make her understand that she had to kill herself in the dream to get back to real life? But what if that didn't worl, and because she was so deep in the dream, she ended up in limbo, and tried to kill herself and Cobb there? What if, in the movie, Cobb was secretly incepting Saito as well as Fischer, in order to get himself home? What if Cobb wanted Mal to be there?

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2The Last Temptation of Christ

No matter what, we lead only one storyline as mortals, and choosing a path to decide the next step of this storyline is the most sobering reality of being human. - Wopwop

Pointless and obvious top 10, no thought, ironic...

3The Matrix

This is based upon the cavern story / theory of Plato. All our life we see the projection of the reality in the cavern we're living and we think this is the only existing reality. But if we're able to get out of the cavern we will see the reality ( and not his projection ) as it is.
The projection comes trough a hole in the cavern where the light of the outside ( the reality ) gives us only the shadows of what happens in the real world. Once we have seen it and understand it, we will be able to understand the world we're living in and also understand his place in the universe. After that it's to complicate to write here this theory in his full context.

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4The Truman Show

Another comedy actor out of his ballpark, but this works quite well most of the time. If a man is raised in a closed environment, how does it change him? - Wopwop

5The Number 23

This is a big one. What if there is something bigger controlling destiny? What if the apocalypse will be brought about by forces we cannot understand? - Wopwop

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6The Dark Knight

The first 20 times I saw this movie, I noticed something new every time. - Ajkloth


A man who is lost in time and without new memory cannot be sure of anything. You have no logic to stand upon. Everything could play against you. - Wopwop

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8American History X

Every person on earth can have a profound effect on others, and how we tolerate people ultimately comes from inside. - Wopwop

9The Butterfly Effect

Are you predetermined to be a certain person? Could the president have just as easily been a serial killer? You bet. - Wopwop

10Fight Club

In my opinion, one of the most memorable movie and main characters ever. It's like puzzle, you should watch very carefully because in every second, there is answer to question that you will ask yourself in the end of movie.

Makes you really think through the movie

The Newcomers

?Inside Out
?Toy Story 3

The Contenders

11Shutter Island
12The Book of Eli

How far will our faith truly take us when life hits the fan? When we need guidance most? - Wopwop

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13The Godfather

I don't know why but after reading this movie I've behaved like Vita Corleone for 2 days.

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14Donnie Darko

Really good movie. Everyone plays a part in some way you really need to pay attention to figure it out

This movie is not only a journey of a character..

15Super Size Me

Possibly the most physically real of all the movies out there. They debunked fast food single handedly. People began to realize that what we eat is bigger than we think. - Wopwop

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17Cloud Atlas

The greatest illusion in this world is the illusion of separation.

18Inside Man
20American Beauty
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