Mind-blowing theories in Films

by masandaglinus123 | created - 27 Dec 2014 | updated - 21 Feb 2015 | Public

(WITH NEW ENTRIES) These unproven theories scattered around the internet and people still debate whether these theories were true or not. We were really wondering what the film-makers are really trying to say. Which of these mind-blowing unproven theories in films actually make sense to you?

Credits to watchmojo.com and gamesradar.com as my source to this idea. Thanks to TsarStepan. jamesh5 and Drvobradi :)

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1. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

95 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 754,827 | Gross: $191.80M

All Pixar Movies actually existed in the same universe. Go to this site so you can learn more about Jon Negroni's Pixar Theory: [link]http://jonnegroni.com/2013/07/11/the-pixar-theory/[/link]

2. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 914,031 | Gross: $659.33M

Jack never existed. He was only a product of Rose's imagination because she was depressed at the thought of marrying Cal so she dreamed up her perfect man, Jack. (c)gamesradar.com

3. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 888,183 | Gross: $210.61M

Doc Brown is attempting to commit suicide when he tests out the DeLorean. He states that all his previous experiments have been failures, then proceeds to stand directly in front of the speeding car, guaranteeing his own death if his latest attempt stays true to form. (c)gamesradar.com

4. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 153,116 | Gross: $4.00M

Willy Wonka was a deranged, child-hating killer who staged the industrial accidents that took place in his factory. How else do you explain the fact that there are only a specific number of seats on his ferry after Augustus got stucked in the pipe? Or that the Oompa Loompas are always ready with a death song?

5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 279,772 | Gross: $70.14M

The entire film takes place in Cameron’s head, with Ferris created by his buddy as the polar opposite of his own depressive personality. As a quiet and depressed, quiet high school-er, it’s not that farfetched to think Cameron would create an alter ego who’s cool, fearless and can do the things he’d never do in real life. So, he created Ferris Bueller.

6. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 199,578 | Gross: $188.76M

While singing “Summer Nights,” Danny boasts about Sandy: “I saved her life. She nearly drowned.” Sandy actually did drown and “Grease” is just a dream she had before meeting her death. At the end of the movie, we saw Sandy and Danny fly off in a red convertible as they wave goodbye to their friends on the solid ground below. Is this a metaphor for heaven?

7. Toy Story 2 (1999)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

88 Metascore

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 447,883 | Gross: $245.85M

Jessie's owner was actually Andy's Mom. Watch the beginning scene of Toy Story (1995), look closely, we saw Andy wearing a cowboy hat similar to Jessie's hat while playing with his toys. So, where did Andy actually get that cowboy hat?

8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,335,807 | Gross: $448.14M

Bruce didn't fix the autopilot and he really does die at the end of the film., and the ending is just Alfred's dream.

9. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,566,462 | Gross: $107.93M

The bandage on the back of Marsellus Wallace's head is there to cover up the hole created when his soul was removed, and his soul was put inside the briefcase. The fact that the briefcase’s combination is 666, the mark of the beast!

10. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

63 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 742,412 | Gross: $44.02M

Stanley Kubrick helped fake the moon landings, and The Shining contains several coded admissions. Didn’t you notice Danny’s jumper? Check out the documentary film, Room 237 (2012) for more further details!

11. Dr. No (1962)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

78 Metascore

A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 130,256 | Gross: $16.07M

“James Bond” isn’t a man but rather a codename, passed on from one MI6 agent after the other over the years. The theory explains the multiple faces and slightly differing personality of the different Bonds, from Connery to Craig.

12. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

86 Metascore

When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 306,374 | Gross: $217.35M

Due to a slip of the tongue by the Genie, we know that Aladdin is set some time in the future, where “Arabia” is the dominant global power. (c)gamesradar.com

13. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 609,829 | Gross: $28.26M

Travis Bickle didn't actually kill anyone in this film. He had just cooked it all up in his mind.

14. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 734,609 | Gross: $74.28M

Anton Chigurh is described in the film as a ghost by Ed Tom Bell, there's also another ambiguous scene in which Ed Tom goes into a motel room in which Llewelyn Moss was murdered in the viewer can see Anton Chigurh hiding behind the door, but as Ed Tom enters the room it's empty. Theories have suggested that Anton doesn't exist and that Sheriff Ed Tom is the killer (also explaining the fact that he knew about the weapon that 'Chigurh' uses.)

15. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

65 Metascore

In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

Votes: 378,267 | Gross: $317.10M

Indy spends the entire film trapped in that fridge, slowly losing his mind on account of radiation poisoning, and imagining everything else that follows. Including the aliens. (c)gamesradar.com

16. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wreaking havoc in a beach resort.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 491,992 | Gross: $260.00M

The town of Amity had been covering up its shark attacks for years, with the tiger shark being planted by the Mayor in order to distract attention from the real culprit. (c)gamesradar.com

17. Signs (2002)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 304,894 | Gross: $227.97M

Those marauding creatures aren’t aliens at all. They’re demons

18. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

86 Metascore

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 225,409

Cuddly woodland guardian Totoro is not the loveable critter you thought he was… he’s actually the God of Death. Satsuki’s search for her sister Mei is actually fruitless… the fact that both of them encounter Totoro means that actually, both of them are dead. (c)gamesradar.com

19. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,078,282 | Gross: $322.74M

Chewbacca and R2-D2 are secret Rebel agents, using their knowledge of Anakin’s transformation and the rise of the Galactic Empire, rather than inexplicably forgetting it. (c)gamesradar.com

20. The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Elroy Jetson invents a time machine that takes his family back to prehistoric times, where they meet the Flintstone family.

Directors: Don Lusk, Ray Patterson | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Henry Corden, Penny Singleton, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 1,886

The time machine didn't transfer The Jetsons to the past, but to the future. The world of The Jetsons is an advanced futuristic era, with cities set above clouds... but we never see the ground. The only explanation is that the Earth was devastated by something (war, virus, plague...) and that's why people are living 'in the sky'. So, according to that theory, The Flintstones is set on Earth, after the society of The Jetsons crumbled/left to space - that's why we have TALKING dinosaurs & prehistoric animals, coexisting with humans - evolution/mutation did that. That's also why there are TV sets, automobiles and other 'modern' equipment in the 'stone age'.

21. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

Votes: 207,946 | Gross: $53.42M

RoboCop is Jesus. Albeit an extremely violent one, with a very firm idea of right and wrong. (c)gamesradar.com

22. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

Votes: 150,688 | Gross: $50.29M

The characters don’t travel back in time… they’re actually in limbo, with Lou having successfully killed himself before the trip. (c)gamesradar.com

23. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,439,612 | Gross: $171.48M

Neo is actually a machine, with the “real world” of Zion actually turning out to be just another level of human-created simulation, designed to keep technological advances in check. (c)gamesradar.com

24. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 602,358 | Gross: $27.00M

Not only is Deckard a Replicant, but he is a Replicant implanted with the memories of a former Blade Runner. Detective Gaff to be precise. (c)gamesradar.com

25. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 525,984 | Gross: $126.48M

The film is set some time before Blade Runner, with the room in which the Hologram Weyland has recorded his message in turning out to be the same as one that appeared in the earlier film. (c)gamesradar.com

26. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 109,212 | Gross: $12.73M

Labyrinth is a metaphor for a girl struggling with the onset of puberty. (c)gamesradar.com

27. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,755,847 | Gross: $292.58M

Cobb’s totem isn’t actually his spinning top, but his wedding ring. In the “real world” he takes it off, but in the dream world, he’s always wearing it… (c)gamesradar.com

28. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

83 Metascore

A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier, Lorna Raver

Votes: 173,256 | Gross: $42.10M

Much of what we are seeing can be explained away as the hallucinations of a bulimic. An old photo reveals a younger Christine to be a bit fat, we never see her eating, and many of the nasty things that happen to her are related to eating (a corpse vomming down her throat, for example!). Drag Me to Hell is all about eating disorder. (c)gamesradar.com

29. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 312,415 | Gross: $238.63M

Crossing the streams causes the Ghostbusters to die, with the city’s celebration of their achievements turning out to be a posthumous affair. (c)gamesradar.com

30. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 337,034 | Gross: $7.27M

It’s A Wonderful Life is actually a tragedy, with the “happy ending” seeing George Bailey forced to return to a job he hates because that’s the bed he’s made, and he must damn well lie in it. (c)gamesradar.com

31. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 285,731 | Gross: $134.07M

Sean Connery’s character is actually James Bond (more on him later). Caught spying in America, he has spent the rest of his life banged up in various prisons… (c)gamesradar.com

32. Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

80 Metascore

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Votes: 454,983 | Gross: $132.07M

The ending of the film is a fantasy created by Tom Cruise’s character while he languishes in captivity. (c)gamesradar.com

33. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 316,436 | Gross: $13.78M

The bottle that Kurt Russell offers Keith David towards the end of The Thing is actually one of the Molotov cocktails they were chucking around earlier. (c)gamesradar.com

34. Radio Flyer (1992)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.

Directors: Richard Donner, David Mickey Evans | Stars: Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Adam Baldwin, Elijah Wood

Votes: 11,347 | Gross: $4.65M

Rather than riding his radio flyer off to salvation from his brutal father, the younger brother in Radio Flyer actually kills himself. (c)gamesradar.com

35. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Votes: 252,192 | Gross: $103.05M

There was a third killer involved in the Woodsboro murders… and it was Dewey! Because if you buy into it (and admittedly, Dewey does seem like a bit of a nut-case), then he gets away with the whole thing! Creepy… (c)gamesradar.com



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