Best Mind-Twisting/Mind-Freaking/Mystery Movies

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1.
The Science of Sleep (2006)
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A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world. (105 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
2.
Dark Floors (2008)
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A man emerges with his autistic daughter and three others from a hospital elevator to find themselves trapped in the building with devilish monsters. (85 mins.)
 
3.
The Castle (1997 TV Movie)
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When a land surveyor arrives at a small snowy village, local authorities refuse to allow him to advance to the nearby castle. Increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles arise. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
4.
The Red Shoes (1948)
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (134 mins.)
 
5.
Dream (2008)
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In the aftermath of a car crash, a man discovers his dreams are tied to a stranger's sleepwalking. (95 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
6.
Possible Worlds (2000)
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A man lives in parallel worlds, falling in love with the same woman, while the police hunt down a serial killer who steals brains. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Lepage
 
7.
Spiral (2007)
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A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's... (90 mins.)
 
8.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Murphy
 
9.
Nothing (2003)
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After a terrible day, two good friends and housemates find the outside world converted into a featureless and empty white void. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
10.
The Forbidden Door (2009)
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The life of a successful sculptor named is turned upside down when he began receiving mysterious messages from someone who asked for his help. (115 mins.)
Director: Joko Anwar
 
11.
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague... (100 mins.)
Director: Josef Rusnak
 
12.
Strange Circus (2005)
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The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear. (108 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
13.
Anguish (1987)
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A controlling mother uses telepathic powers to send her middle-aged son on a killing spree. (86 mins.)
Director: Bigas Luna
 
14.
Dead Friend (2004)
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A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost. (98 mins.)
Director: Tae-kyeong Kim
 
15.
Antarctic Journal (2005)
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Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic. (115 mins.)
Director: Yim Pil-sung
 
16.
Waking Life (2001)
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A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. (99 mins.)
 
17.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
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A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Director: Charlie Kaufman
 
18.
Inland Empire (2006)
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As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
19.
Murder by Death (1976)
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Moore
 
20.
Spider Forest (2004)
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A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. (112 mins.)
Director: Il-gon Song
 
21.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
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A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own. (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
22.
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
 
23.
Timecrimes (2007)
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A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences. (92 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
 
24.
Millennium Actress (2001)
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A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career. (87 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
25.
Moss (2010)
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A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village... (163 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
 
26.
Hello Ghost (2010)
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A man's failed suicide attempt enables him to see ghosts, who later keep following him everywhere. It is now up to him to fulfill their wishes to make them go away. (111 mins.)
Director: Young-Tak Kim
 
27.
Segunda mano (2011)
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As the film begins, we see Owen (Rico Blanco) and Mariella (Angelica Panganiban) are fighting in a car by a lake... (110 mins.)
Director: Joyce Bernal
 
28.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
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On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life... (163 mins.)
 
29.
The Dead Girl (2006)
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The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect. (85 mins.)
Director: Karen Moncrieff
 
30.
The Singing Detective (2003)
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From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots. (109 mins.)
Director: Keith Gordon
 
31.
In the Cut (2003)
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New York writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood. (119 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
32.
Mercy (2000)
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Detective Catherine Palmer investigates a series of sexually gruesome serial murders and becomes embroiled in a world of lesbianism and bondage after she becomes obsessed with one of the victims' paramours. (117 mins.)
Director: Damian Harris
 
33.
Body of Evidence (1993)
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A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
34.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
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A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
35.
Blink (1993)
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Emma is a blind violinist who finally gets the opportunity to see. Meanwhile, a string of bizarre rapes and murders has taken place. All of the victims have had transplants within the last month. A coincidence, or is Emma next? (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
36.
Unforgettable (1996)
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Unsuccessfully framed for his wife's murder, Dr. David Krane attempts to find the real culprit by utilizing... (117 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
37.
Laura (1944)
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. (88 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
38.
Addicted (2002)
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Two brothers, Ho-jin and Dae-jin, were the only family they had. The older brother Ho-jin married Eun-soo... (110 mins.)
Director: Young-hoon Park
 
39.
Suspect X (2008)
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It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru. (128 mins.)
 
40.
Buried (2010)
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Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. (95 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés