I just finished watching Requiem for a Dream (for the hundredth time). Darren Aronofsky needs a serious hug from his daddy.
What movies have you watched that fucked with your head so much that you were still thinking about it the next day?
A Clockwork Orange always makes me think new thoughts.
I do enjoy a malenky bit of the ultraviolence, tolchocking starry teacher type vecks in the yarbles and grudies.
Memento stands out. Just the idea of someone not being able to form any short term memory is a trip.
I think we must have posted roughly at the same time. Yes, Momento was a mind bender, right from the opening when we realized--after the discarded gun flew back into the killer's hand and the Polaroid photo from which the image had vanished before our eyes was sucked back into the camera--that we were watching the entire scene in reverse order.
Moral of that story: if a lovely woman asks you to spit in a cup of coffee, don't!
Night of the Living Dead. I ain't been right since.
@AMGT I avoid all zombie movies. Although, I got stuck in a situation where I had to watch "World War Z". I closed my eyes for most of the zombie parts. I won't watch "The Walking Dead", or it's spinoff. I even have trouble with the White Walkers on "Game of Thrones". The whole idea of the "undead" really freaks me out.
If you get a chance, watch the spoof of that movie. Night of the dawn of the day of the living dead, or something like that. It’s the original film but with all new dialog. It’s cute and might wash the creep factor away. It should be on YouTube
Zombies rock! I live near where they filmed NOTLD, although a little closer to the original Dawn of the Dead location. My sister told me about them filming that and wanting extras for it. My Mother wouldn't let me go, though.
Another great one. I was baffled until after he took the red pill red pill and Kansas went bye-bye!
I watched it with my brother in law, and for some reason I was finishing lines even though it was my first viewing. The bit that surprised him is when I started a rant about smurfette only to find that the movie was also going in that direction.
The Exorcist. I saw it when I was 8 and had nightmares for years about a little girl turning her head around 180 degrees.
The Shining also seriously impressed me.
I saw it when I was young. I laughed at it, the special effects were, though good at the time were easily fake.
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey still blows me away.
A more recent mind bender is Christopher Nolan's Momento.
When I first saw Blade Runner soon after it came out. What really got me was the sci-fi film noir that was juxtaposed with the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack by Vangelis. And then of course many years later came the Director's Cut! Mind blown again. Vangelis refused to release the soundtrack for many, many years,as he did not want to be heard outside the film.
One of the best looking movies I ever saw. No CGI! NOT impressed with CGI. Makes it way too easy.
Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, or Waking Mind.
Requiem for a Dream.
NEVER want to travel after that!
(No mention of David Lynch films? This is no cinema discussion! I'm outta here.)
Mulholland Drive is probably his more famous film about this topic. But more so The Lost Highway. Both films present how, for some of us, our minds cope after a traumatic experience.
But those are just for real mind zingers - when you go WTF after watching them.
Ex Machina was the film that stuck in my head days after seeing it. The Turing Test isn't about whether an AI could pass for human. But whether it could while you know it's AI.
@mrcharlie65 Yeah ... I've not researched Eraser Head.
I didn't know what Mulholland Drive was really about until I decided to research it. Then I was recommended The Lost Highway. And I had to look into that as well.
Lynch is truly unique and masterful in converting the psychosis presented in those two movies into narratives. Of course, they were "WTFs" as viewing experiences.
House of Sand and Fog. Heartbreaking.
@IndySent I Didn't know it was a book! The movie was with Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley. 2003.
The "Shining" , with Jack Nicholson. Man, I wouldnt go on ski vacations with my family without fear for years. That movie is just one of those things that could happen....
Watched the original Phantasm entirely too young. Think about that movie every time I visit a cemetery to this day. Nothing recently has had that effect. :-/
The Exorcist. I was at an age where I was putting magical thinking behind me. This movie caused me to pause and also created a few nightmares. I think the hype this movie created among the religious community added to the movie's impact.
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," but the book got me long before the movie was made. Changed the course of my life.
I lived the movie before the movie... I saw the original... "where the buffalo roams" with Peter Boyle and Bill Murray on acid but it was other times.
@GipsyOfNewSpain I remember "Where the Buffalo Roam." Bill Murray made a great Hunter S.. I think Benicio del Toro played a better Dr. Gonzo than Peter Boyle, though I do love Peter Boyle. In any case, it certainly made a big impression on my teenage mind.
@Lysistrata Homeboy Benicio is a good actor... It was Hunter Thompson after all... he had fond memories of Puerto Rico... he was stationed at Ramey Air Force Base... thus the Rum Diaries. My teen buddies were extras on the Rum Diaries. There will never be Press again as Hunter Thompson.
@Lysistrata They had to blame somebody besides Timothy Leary and with the CIA background and the CIA jumpers on the 50's... hippies with their "peace and love dropped out attitude" were perfect for the government agenda. I lived those days to the fullest. Hippies found a Paradise in P.R. I met many I hanged out with. The runaways.
Viddy well ill brother. Viddy well.