Here is a short list of the best movies that open your mind and alter your perception of reality.
1. “Fight Club” (1999)
The film was based on the book of the same name by Chuck Palahnuik. It refers to a consumer society imposed on false values, the dependence of modern man on material things. The main character, wedged into the framework of comfort and everyday life, meets a man who helps him get rid of it all. They work together to create a community where people find freedom through self-destruction, and zest for life.
2. “The Jacket” (2005)
This is a story of a person who is subjected to physical and mental torture in a psychiatric clinic. As a result of this suffering, he learned to travel with the help of his subconscious mind and look into the future. A very deep film of special mood and atmosphere. The actors are very believable, which forces the viewer to experience the feelings experienced by themselves.
3. “Mr. Nobody” (2009)
Complex and at the same time very interesting film. Its subject matter is diverse: it talks about freedom of choice, about the time as a spatial dimension, and about the “butterfly effect”, as well as about true love and its counterfeits. All of these ideas are constantly intertwined in the movie, creating a unique beauty of the storyline.
4. “The Thirteenth Floor” (1999)
The main characters of the movie (scientists) create a virtual reality model in which they are immersed one by one. Furthermore, this pattern applies not only to the genre of science fiction… This is also a fantasy, thriller, romance, and, for the most part, a detective story. In general, this film is a clever and thought-provoking puzzle.
5. “The Fountain” (2006)
It is an incredible movie full of feelings and emotions, with an intricate, well thought out and beautiful story of love and eternal life.
6. “Dark City” (1998)
All this looks like a nightmare… The endless darkness of the streets that resemble mazes, constant pursuit and struggle… The city from which there is no escape. The film itself is very grim.
7. “The Matrix” (1999)
A cult movie the meaning of which is very easy to understand. The whole world is an illusion and only exists in our imagination. “The Matrix” is a kind of philosophical action movie with incredible special effects, which are admired to this day.
8. “The Truman Show” (1998)
Jim Carrey in the lead role! And it means that the movie is great! How would it feel to learn one day that the whole world is fake? The person was born, grew up and lives in front of millions of TV viewers, without realizing it. His behavior is totally natural – this is the secret of the show’s success.
9. “Martyrs” (2008)
A psychological thriller that is most likely not for the faint of heart. However, everything in life is relative. A quick rise to new levels of human consciousness is necessarily accompanied by pain… The pain can be both physical and psychological. In general, the name of the film makes it clear.
10. “The bothersome man / Den brysomme mannen” (2006)
The main character finds himself in a ‘perfect’ city under mysterious circumstances. Everything is there for a normal and successful life! Everything except happiness that no one seems to seek. The movie is about the true eternal values.