The super hit sci-fi action film directed by Christopher Nolan is about a team that specializes in stealing people’s secrets. These highly skilled thieves enter anyone’s dreams and steal it but they are now thinking of doing something else with this power; they want to plant an idea in other people’s minds. Inception delivered so much thrill and blew our minds! If you want to watch more movies like that, look no further, here are some excellent options…
1. Donnie Darko (2001)
‘Donnie Darko’ is a movie directed by Richard Kelly. It’s about a troubled teenager who is plagued by visions of a man dressed in a rabbit suit manipulating him to commit crimes. The unique thing about this movie is that every viewer has a different interpretation of how it ends. I wonder what you will think of it if you watch it.
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2003)
This movie is about a couple that undergoes a medical procedure to erase all the memories they have of each other. It’s a movie about loss and complexity of relationships. How far are you willing to go in order to forget someone who hurt you? It’s a great movie which offers almost everything; drama, comedy, and romance!
3. Interstellar (2014)
Interstellar is probably the most similar to inception, not just because it has been directed by the same director but because both movies involve excellent sci-fi concepts. This movie is about an explorer who travels through a wormhole in space to try and ensure humanity’s survival.
4. The Matrix (1999)
This movie is responsible for making the genre of thriller and science-fiction drama popular! If you love this movie, you are in luck because there are two more in the series, and three video games as well.
5. Shutter Island (2010)
Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, and Mark Ruffalo is a movie set in the 1950s where a US Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer. The movie is based on a book with the same title but Martin Scorsese somehow managed to make it even better.
6. Memento (2000)
Another movie directed by the brilliant Christopher Nolan, this is about a man who suffers from short term memory loss and is trying to look for the person he thinks killed his wife. DiCaprio also suffered from memory loss in inception.
7. Source Code (2011)
Jake Gyllenhaal is a pilot who wakes up in a different man’s body who died in a train explosion. He is a part of a secret experimental government program to find the identity of the person who caused the explosion, but he realizes he doesn’t have enough time to investigate this. A thrilling movie that will keep you glued to the screen.
8. The Prestige (2006)
Another Christopher Nolan masterpiece. This movie is about two magicians who hate each other and battle to create the ultimate illusion. The climax of this movie will leave you amazed for days.
9. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Starring Ashton Kutcher this movie is about a man who experiences blackouts and during these blackouts he travels back in time. Every time he changes something in the past, he affects the present and so finds himself in various alternate realities, and in the end, he must make an important decision that will change his life forever. We have always seen Kutcher in comedies, but in this movie, he proves he can do so much more than just romcoms.
10. Fight Club (1999)
“Things you own end up owning you.” Yep. That famous quote is from this movie! You would probably have heard the catchphrases and dialogues from this movie before you even watched it. Fight club is a brilliant movie with stars like Edward Norton and Brad Pitt who make the movie a must-watch.
All the movies mentioned in this list are brilliant in every way; cast, story, direction, you name it. These kind of movies are rare, they blow your minds and make us think, “what did I just watch?!”
Have you watched any of these movies? Which one is your favorite?