The best "Mind FAK" and visually enthralling films!

A list of the movies that gave me goosebumps while watching, and pulled me into a total different world...
These are all carefully seleced movies that left a deep impact, so you must see them, you won't regret it. Enjoy!

(Films are in no particular order.)
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The Fountain (2006)
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As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ Aronofsky at his best! It's best not too know too much about this film before watching it, for the greatest experience possible. ” - Yua-119-789427
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ I can't believe this movie didn't crush the box office, and that I didn't hear about it untill recently.
What visually pleased me the most, was the shape-shifting of the buildings. Amazing! ” - Yua-119-789427
The Fall (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (117 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
“ The colours! And the storyline! This film became one of my top favourites. It takes me back to the time that I could just let my imagination go wild and go on an amazing adventure! ” - Yua-119-789427
Mr. Nobody (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. (141 mins.)
“ What if?... What if we could see what any of our decisions would have as an an outcome? And we could see all the possibilities? What would you choose? ” - Yua-119-789427
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ This is not your typical alien movie. Filmed documentary like at the beginning, you slowly change from an outsider to someone that is actually "experiencing" the movie. The aliens were made so understandable and you really pitied them, eventhough they looked so creepy. A really well done movie. ” - Yua-119-789427
Children of Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ What if noone could have any children anymore? And you know that humanity is on the brink of extinction? And everyone is desperate to survive....but then suddenly there is hope? ” - Yua-119-789427
Oldboy (2003)
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ This movie left me speechless... I couldn't believe the end. ” - Yua-119-789427
Donnie Darko (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ When your mind doesn't always do what you wish it would do....
Jake Gyllenhaal is amazing as always. ” - Yua-119-789427
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ One thing about this movie; it begins really slow. I almost turned it off while watching, cause I got annoyed of the mundanity of the first half an hour. You have to give it time to sooth you in, it's worth it! When the film really starts rolling, it keeps you on the end of your chair. It's also one of the only few movies I could take Jim Carrey seriously. ” - Yua-119-789427
K-PAX (2001)
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PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations. (120 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
“ A different way to tell the story about an extra-terrestrial visiting earth. Throughout the movie you're kept wondering if he's telling the truth, or just mad. I believe him, do you? ” - Yua-119-789427
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Another film that truly made me appreciate the acting gift Jake Gyllenhaal has.
This movie takes a total different approach on how memories and time works! Really well done. The ending was perfect! ” - Yua-119-789427
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ I've seen this movie as a 7 year old girl, and I remember that eventhough I couldn't really follow what was happening, (I understood the he was backtracing his memory, going backwards) I really was impressed and tied to the screen. My brother was even younger when he saw this and he had a similiar experience. Now, I recently resaw this and fell in love with it all over again. ” - Yua-119-789427
Big Fish (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ An absolute classic! The story of a man who made the most he could about his life. And the son who slowly starts to understand the actual meaning of the stories his father was telling him all these years. ” - Yua-119-789427
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ It's in this movie that I started to understand the whole fuss about Brad Pitt. He showed that he was indeed the charming chap he always was praised to be.
And the story was absolutely fantastic. A man who was born old, and dies young. And meets the love of his life inbetween. ” - Yua-119-789427
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ I never realised that this movie was made by the same guy as Black Swan, untill recently. Aronofsky truly is a marvelous director.

In this film we see how hard everyone fights for their dreams, and how easily that same dream is destroyed by ourselves.
A real eye-opener! ” - Yua-119-789427
The Illusionist (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
“ Ed Norton, one of my absolute favourite actors.

And in this movie he shows you magic, keeps you in awe, and you'll realise he's the greatest Illusionist of all time, not only as the character in the movie, but as an actor aswell.
If you truly love someone, not even death can keep you apart. ” - Yua-119-789427
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Can we escape fate? Can we change what's already happened? This movie will give you some insight and will open a new world to you! ” - Yua-119-789427
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ This movie will change you.
It's very violent, but it's not violence to shock you, but to free you. Sometimes you need to fight to feel alive again.

This movie started a cult, and if you haven't seen it yet, shame on you. ” - Yua-119-789427
Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ The man on the moon. You'll wonder, if he went mad all these years that he was alone up there? ” - Yua-119-789427
Limitless (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
“ What would you do if you had a pill that would bring out the best of the best out of yourself?

What I loved about this movie, is how the sequences are shot when he's on the pill and when he's not. You really feel sought into the movie and its feeling of limitless possibilities. And then topped off with just the right amount of action. ” - Yua-119-789427
Pi (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ A mathematician is on the brink of finding the number that ties the whole universe together.
This movie is in black and white, and I usually am not a big fan of film noires, because I think they leave out the expression that colour could give... but in this one, the black and white UNDERLINES the story. You wouldn't believe on how low the budget was and still managed to pull of this masterpiece. I think you could guess by now who pulled this off? ” - Yua-119-789427
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. (106 mins.)
Director: George Nolfi
“ I love movies like these, that can set up a love-story in a "believable" and original way. Believeable as in; the emotions these characters have for eachother, couldn't have been different. You really root for them. It's not the typical romance flick, it's touched with a bit of science-fantasy.
They have to follow the road fate has set up for them, but luck is on their side. ” - Yua-119-789427
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ A man who has always been told that he was inferior and for whom it was impossible to achieve his dream, will fight to get where he always dreamt to be. By all means neccessary. ” - Yua-119-789427
Paprika (2006)
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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it. (90 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
“ An animation that did what inception was so scared of to do. Inception peeked into paprika's concept of dreams, but executed it so horribly.
Dreams are the language of our subconsious, they have no limits, and no boarders. They are wild, mad, unrealistic and so confusing. (Don't tell me you never woke up wondering what the heck you just dreamt...)
If you liked Inception, you'll love Paprika. ” - Yua-119-789427