Occasionally, you will watch a film that leaves you completely stumped. These are the kind of films that have you thinking about it for days after, and this is usually down to a complex and intricate plot which is difficult to get your head around. Some films are notorious for melting the minds of the audience, and often these films will require some further reading to understand. These mind melting films will often include time travel, parallel universes or fake realities which will leave the audience unsure what day of the week it is once the credits roll.
10. The Game (1997)
David Fincher is a hugely talented director, and he has proven that he is capable of creating some truly mind melting films (including number six on this list). 1997’s The Game is a great example of this, and it will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, it sees a wealthy investment banker (Douglas) who is haunted by witnessing his father commit suicide. For his birthday, his brother (Penn) gives him a birthday present which he claims will change his life. It is a voucher for a game where players are pushed to their psychological limit as they come to believe that their life is in danger. Douglas’s character is rejected by the game, but soon his life begins to crumble around him and he is not sure whether he is in the game or not, or who he can trust.