Top 10 Most Confusing Movies

The Top Ten

1 Inception Inception Product Image

I have Inception 10x's and there has never been a film that angers & frustrates me more. It actually gives me a headache when I watch it. I can't possibly form a logical or educated opinion about a film that is schizophrenic and all over the place...its dizzying. Just thinking about Inception, while I type this, is actually frustrating me. I understand the concept, I just cannot put it all together. I feel very unsatisfied when I watch Inception. Making a twilight zone, rabbit hole, LSD-trip movie that cannot be accurately understood, does not make the movie clever, cute, cool, neat or good. Just qualifies the film as a ball of cinematic confusion. I loathe this film.

Not only is it confusing, the movie allows you to form your own opinion and interpret it the way you want to. Ultimately, you'll never know where you got it wrong because there will always be gaps in your interpretation. The more I watch it and read about it (and the explanations and theories around it) online, the more I see that there is more into it; had it been a book, it would have been a classic. Everything in it has some meaning behind it. I can never stop watching it. Thumbs up to Chris Nolan, he is a genius.

Each time you watch it, it becomes a little more clearer, then you start thinking about it again and it all becomes twice as confusing as before!

Inception is a MASTERPIECE! Nolan is a Genius, Zimmer is the God of music and DiCaprio the Smartest actor of all time!

2 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey Product Image

This should be first. It isn't a movie. It's something that stays in your head after one view and it bugs you cause you can't figure out what HAPPENED and you have to watch it again, but it doesn't help, in fact it bugs you even MORE. Eventually you find yourself watching it 100 times and by then you have still no clue whatsoever and you wonder that WHY THE HELL DID THEY MAKE THIS MOVIE? But it was good.

I am a great fan of inception as well as space odyssey but undoubtedly the latter one is more confusing. I like this movie because of its unique way of description and I don't even bother to understand it as it sems that it was not meant to be understood. You don't find enough conversation in the movie so that you can understand. You just watch this movie ending in front of you leaving you blank. This is what happened to me.

This movie is confusing has a lot going on but not enough time to process it

2001 is more confusing than inception. Inception has words but 2001 barely has any which makes even more difficult to follow. Also we will never understand what kubrick was thinking because he's dead. I've seen it 6 times and I still don't get it.

3 Mulholland Drive Mulholland Drive Product Image

I was rooting for the movie not to end when it did, but it did end, leaving me in a state of stupefaction and desperate for answers. Brilliant movie.

Inception? Are you kidding me? Its a great movie but its not confusing at all compared to Mulholland Drive. When the credits roll at the end of this movie I guarantee the first words out of your mouth will be "what the f did I just watch? " If you understand it, its a great movie but you won't understand it the first time through or the second for that matter.

Most movies don't make me feel too much after watching them, this one made me feel stupid.

After watching I feel completely hopeless and over confused

4 Eraserhead Eraserhead Product Image

This move space and sounds will kill you

5 Donnie Darko Donnie Darko Product Image

Confusing film, but it's a masterpiece

Inception is not confusing at all, just a controversial ending. You MUST pay attention on this one.

Great movie, and it's better that even when you understand it, there are no plot holes. It's all about tangent universes.

Very confusing especially in the end, do know what happens to the girl in the end?

6 Inland Empire Inland Empire Product Image

This one is the confusion itself. Even watching it 10 times doesn't help to understand what is going on.

7 Cool World Cool World Product Image

There's so many characters popping over the screen that it's hard to take the movie seriously.

8 Memento Memento Product Image

Oh boy was this an amazing movie. It takes a great amount of time to understand it. But when you do you won't be able to stop thinking about it. Epic movie.

Awesome movie! Its amazing that they could come up with a entertaining movie starting off with the end!

The structure was scattered, but that was what made the film one of the best Nolan films ever.

This should be Number 1.

9 Melancholie Der Engel
10 Primer Primer Product Image

This should be in the top! It makes Inception look like a children's book! It is s short film, 71 min and just required $7000 for its production! Must watch! And I promise that you will not understand one bit in the first go!

I LIKED THIS because, this one is the most confusing movie that actually has an explanation for each and every scene.

First of all tell me how many timeline is there in this movie, totally confusing but great movie love it.

9 timelines. 9 TIMELINES. And you don't know which you're watching each moment

The Contenders

11 Sucker Punch Sucker Punch Product Image

Had to watch this movie several times to actually understand it. Although much of the movie is confusing, I thoroughly enjoyed it. A must - watch.

Still don't know whats going on...

12 Strange Circus Strange Circus Product Image
13 The Departed The Departed Product Image
14 Antichrist Antichrist Product Image
15 Rock-A-Doodle Rock-A-Doodle Product Image
16 Shutter Island Shutter Island Product Image

In the last 10 mins you realize that your interpretation is just wrong

17 Fight Club Fight Club Product Image

Well boy, from starting to the last minute you will think it's a normal movie. But boy in last couple of minutes it will blow your mind. Amazing of its own kind.

18 The Tree of Life The Tree of Life Product Image
19 Persona Persona Product Image

Great film that most will not hope to understand on their first watch.

20 Interstellar

Best science fiction movie ever showing an emotional relationship of a father and daughter in very different way

This movie is one of my favorites.

21 Natual Born Killers Natual Born Killers Product Image

I guess the only part that makes sense was the riot part

22 The Mirror The Mirror Product Image
23 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Product Image

Razzie winner of 2009 makes less sense than the first movie

24 The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Rocky Horror Picture Show Product Image
25 The Matrix The Matrix Product Image

Just Watched This Movie Today, And I'm Gotta Be 100% Honest. This Was AWESOME. The Characters, Plot, Effects Everything Was Amazing! And Yes It Can Be Confusing, But You'll Only Understand The Plot If You Really Listen And Watch The Smallest Details. If You Understand The Plot, But Even If You Don't Understand It, Hey Look On The Bright Side! Lots Of Action At Least!

My number 1 favourite movie leaves Inception for dead

Got lost very quickly, even after reading the plot on wikipedia. Good film though.

I felt this movie is more confusing than inception

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