It seems pleasant enough for the first hour or so, but wait… what? I just wanted to watch a movie that everyone’s been talking about for my relaxing Sunday evening away from all the university and college stress. But then everything changed, in a good way though. Every film listed below has a surprise twisted ending. It’s like the assignments and FYPs are not using your brain juices enough that we have some of the best mind-blowing/twisting/bending movies for you.
1. The Sixth Sense (1999)
A child psychologist (Bruce Willis) attempting to help a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) through his unusual condition, which he sees dead people. The twist is so good that I hate myself for not noticing it in the beginning. The Sixth Sense is an all time favorite feat for a thriller movie, dead people were here and there the entire movie, but it’s not a horror movie, it is a movie about communication.
2. Identity (2003)
A group of strangers somehow are stranded at a motel in Nevada on a rainy day. What’s even worse is that the 10 of them are being killed off one by one and the murderer is nowhere to be found. When you thought it was the ending yet, just wait for more.
3. Predestination (2014)
Time travelling has been a common idea in the cinematic world. The film is testing your limit to an extent that you need to take care of your hair loss problem, because you might be scratching your head throughout the movie questioning yourself how tf is that possible.
4. Memento (2000)
A guy (Guy Pearce) suffers short-term memory loss resulting from an injury he sustained which is related to the murder of his wife. I’m telling you this piece is my top pick as it is brain-twisting af. The storyline itself is not outstanding enough to make it to this list, but what’s so great about it is that the filmmaker decided to edit it in an unusual sequence; where one storyline is presented in a chronological order, the other one in a reverse order.
5. The Life of David Gale (2003)
David Gale (Kevin Spacey) is a college professor who is sentenced to death for raping and murdering. A reporter (Kate Winslet) is sent out to get his story before his death sentence. However, it is quite ironic that he is a death row now as Gale has been spending his whole life opposing the death penalty.
6. Interstellar (2014)
Another masterpiece by Christopher Nolan. Interstellar is a science-fiction movie about a group of scientists attempting to save human’s survival by exploring through the wormhole in space in the near future; the film is also Nolan’s dedication to Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, 2001: Space Odyssey. The movie is categorized under sci-fi/adventure genre, but another new genre might be added to it after you’ve seen the movie. (P/S: Interstellar still got some smart kids in UM thinking, I’D BET ON IT!)
7. The Machinist (2004)
A factory worker (Christian Bale) suffers from a severe case of insomnia; he hasn’t been sleeping in a year. His confusion, delusion, anxiety, and paranoia are parts of an escalating series of clues that will lead to the source of his mysterious suffering.
8. Fight Club (1999)
Starring the young Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, the film is about Norton, who is fed up with his white collar job and decided to start up an underground fight club with Pitt. The fight club welcomes everyone to solve their difficulties and differences in a violent way. However, the public did not appreciate Fight Club during the beginning of its release until several years later as the critics were unable to decide if the film was bold and daring or just rebellious without a cost. But it is a 90’s classic cult film that people are still watching today (yes I am…). You don’t know what this movie is yet until you watch till the end.
9. Shutter Island (2010)
This is a psychological thriller by Oscar director Martin Scorsese, in collaboration with another Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio. A U.S. Marshal played by DiCaprio arrives at a psychiatric facility on a shutter island alongside his partner (Mark Ruffalo) for investigation related to the missing of a patient. As the movie goes on, new theories are coming up that will keep you confused what is happening on the island. Bear in mind to not watch it late at night!