This selection of films for fans of puzzles. Even attentive viewers will not be able to catch all the details and connections between events and characters from the first viewing.
Some movies from this list will havereview several times to understand their depth and understand the multi-linear narrative. And others, it seems, can not be grasped at all by the mind, they can only be felt.
Mr. Nobody / Mr. Nobody (Jacquo van Dormel, 2009)
People on the planet have long been immortal, their cellsartificially renewed and organisms do not age. They are happy to watch the TV show, in which the protagonist is the last of the mortals, 118-year-old old Nemo, telling various stories from his life, including mutually exclusive, than confusing the audience. What was his real life? This is a film about the fact that every person is forced to make a choice, and until he is done, there are endless possibilities.
Control / Kontroll (Nimrod Antal, 2003)
Hungarian film about a gloomy future, where actionbasically occurs in the underground. The film is truly impressive, full of brilliant transitions from drama to comedy, from comedy to thriller. "Control" is one of the strangest, most complex and disturbing films.
Existence / eXistenZ (David Cronenberg, 1999)
Psychological thriller "Existence" can beconsider as a remake to the fantastic horror film "Videodrome" (Videodrome). A strange adventure involving the best game console designer in the world, Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Lee) and security trainee Ted Pikl (Jude Law), assuredly confuses both heroes and spectators. Is it possible to understand where the reality is, where is the virtuality, where the dream and the game ended?
Pi / Pi (Darren Aronofsky, 1997)
Psychological thriller Darren Aronofsky ongifted mathematician Max Cohen, who leads a closed life and suffers from paranoia. He devotes himself entirely to the search for a digital code predicting a change in the stock exchange's exchange rates. With the next calculations, the computer designed by him produces a set of numbers that not only can predict the behavior of the stock exchange, but also learn the real name of God. Now Max is pursued by analysts from Wall Street, and fanatics from a secret religious sect.
This black and white film - the first full-lengthwork Aronofsky. Despite the budget of only 60 thousand dollars, the film captures the story line, perfectly conveys emotions through lighting and music.
12 Monkeys / 12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995)
A fantastic film by Gilliam, based onFrench short film "Runway", acquired the status of the cult. The role of the main character was played by Bruce Willis. He played a prisoner who goes back in time to gather information about the virus that killed most of the world's population.
Communication / Coherence (James Ward Birkit, 2012)
A company of friends is going to spend the evening togetherfor conversation and dinner. Just on this day, Comet Miller flies over the Earth, as one of the assembled people tells. Friends begin the dinner, but suddenly the light goes out in the whole house, the cellular communication disappears. Further events are more and more strange and mysterious.
Spy, get out! / Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Thomas Alfredson, 2011)
This spy movie is filmed completely out of sorts"James Bond." The film is based on the novel of the same name by John Le Caree, the events that unfold in the midst of the Cold War. In the ranks of the British special services, a "mole" started working for the USSR, but repeated attempts to reveal it fail. Through someone in the ranks of MI-6, the leakage of data continues and now the secret search for the spy is taken by retired agent George Smiley, played by Gary Oldman.
Remember / Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
Psychological detective about a young man bynamed Leonard Shelby, who suffers from a rare disorder. He can not hold anything in the memory for longer than 15 minutes. The hero remembers everything until the death of his wife, but constantly forgets about recent events and surrounding people. Leonard is forced to leave to himself photographs, notes and even make tattoos to find the murderer of his wife and take revenge.
New York, New York / Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
The director's debut of the Oscar-winning screenwriter CharlieKaufman's theatrical director Kayden Kotarde, who is obsessed with the idea of his latest play. This is a strange, ridiculous and grandiose film about loneliness, creative crisis, unsatisfied desires and the search for love.
Only God will forgive / Only God Forgives (Nicholas Winding Ref., 2013)
Criminal art house thrillerDanish-French director and screenwriter Nicholas Winding Refna "Only God will forgive" is a kind of continuation of his successful neo-noir thriller "Drive". The main role was again entrusted to Ryan Gosling. He played American Julian, who leads the Thai Boxing Club in Bangkok. The club serves as a cover for the drug trade. Julian's older brother, Billy, rapes and kills a 16-year-old prostitute. Thai police lieutenant Chang allows the girl's father to beat Billy, but he goes too far and is straightened out with the killer daughter. In Bangkok, the brothers' mother, Crystal, arrives to avenge the death of her son.
The film is not rich in replicas, but it is made in an expressive graphic style. Silence is more often disturbed by the sound of a knife that pierces someone's throat.
Impurity / Upstream Color (Shane Carrut, 2013)
The second full-length film writer anddirector Shane Karrut tells of two people who, after infection by a parasite, are susceptible to the influence of hypnosis robbing their Thief. They lose their memories and sense of self-awareness, they try to restore their ruined life and for inexplicable reasons start to perceive memories and personal life of each other as their own.
Donnie Darko / Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
Mystic thriller with the idea of a parallelreality, built on the principles of magical realism. High school student Donnie remains alive only thanks to the prophecies of the giant rabbit Frank, which affects the fate of several characters in the film. The plot allows you to look at the version of what is happening from the "what if" position.
A highway to nowhere / Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)
"Highway to Nowhere", like all the weird moviesLynch, this is the most complicated labyrinth of parallel worlds and mysterious symbols. The creators defined the genre of the film as "noir horror of the XXI century". In the film, it is reported that saxophonist Fred Madson is convicted of killing his wife and sentenced to death in an electric chair. But before the execution of the verdict, another person is found in his cell in his cell.
Hiccup / Hukkle (György Palfi, 2002)
In a quaint Hungarian village sits nearhis house is an old man and can not cope with hiccoughs. It would seem that nothing can happen here uncommon, but the history to the brim is full of weirdness. One by one, local men die, and a young policeman is going to investigate this case. The picture is taken in the original style, there are no dialogues here, but the video series is at the highest level.
Stay in my shoes / Under the Skin (Jonathan Glaser, 2014)
The film is by Jonathan Glazer, in which Scarlett Johanson played, perhaps, the best role in her entire film career.
Scarlett is an alien creature whose namewe still do not know. It takes on a human form, begins to seduce men and leads them to themselves .... If you continue to talk about the story, you can greatly deprive you of the experience of viewing.
"Stay in my skin" stuns. You look at the screen with wide-open eyes, trying to comprehend and interpret what you saw. If the previous films on this list study the issues of life, death and reincarnation, then in this tape we deal with human consciousness and personal impressions / sensations.
Paprika / Papurika (Satoshi Kon, 2006)
Original anime, which is easy to get lostamong surrealistic fantasies and plot lines. An innovative device has been created that allows therapists to watch the dreams of their patients in order to treat mental disorders. But when the device is stolen by intruders, the dreams of people merge and mingle with reality. Save the situation only Paprika can.
Matrix / Matrix trilogy (brothers (now sisters) Wachowski, 1999-2003)
Cult science fiction thriller,which gave rise to a lot of new ideas and polished old ideas to shine. A real masterpiece of fantasy about the true nature of reality, where every scene has a deep impression.
Satyricon Fellini / Fellini - Satyricon (Federico Fellini, 1969)
The Roman empire of the reign of Nero is shownat the peak of his decline and debauchery. The film is based on the novel of the same name Petronius and is filled with scenes of adultery, lust, gluttony, envy, cruelty and lush erotic episodes. Federico Fellini drama "Satyricon" takes the audience to Lupanari (brothel) and draws a vivid picture of Rome as a place where there is room for all sorts of bizarre fantasies. In this case, the characters resemble modern society, striving for "complete freedom", drugs and sexual relations of all stripes.
Schizopolis / Schizopolis (Steven Soderbergh, 1996)
The film is not at all like those of the director,"Erin Brockovich" or "Ocean's Eleven". "Schizopolis" is an experimental comedy by Sodebergh, in which he also played one of the main roles. After the first viewing, most likely the story will remain misunderstood, but every next scan will put everything in its place. The film received the status of a cult.
Inborn Vice / Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
This adaptation of Paul Thomas Anderson in the form ofcomedy drama about a talented and unlucky private detective who tries to unravel another complicated affair, and at the same time heal his broken heart. However, the brilliant detective Larry Sportello, whose role was played by Joaquin Phoenix, has an irresistible craving for marijuana and is constantly high. The film is based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon "Inner vice" (Congenital malformation), published in 2009.
And dwarfs began with a small / Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (Werner Herzog, 1970)
The second full-length film of the legendarya German director and screenwriter. The film tells of the chaos that swept the colony of mutinous Lilliputians. The newfound freedom was filled with acts of anarchy and took an alarming turn.
Detonator / Primer (Shane Carrut, 2004)
Some critics have called thisSci-Fi drama film "for thinking people." Shane Carrut twisted the intrigue around a random discovery, allowing two scientist physicists to travel in time. They decided to return to the past and secure a rich and famous future. The film was shot at a very limited budget of 7000 dollars. Ethical issues are intertwined in the plot chaos. This is a smart movie with a certain amount of understatement.
Lunch naked / Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg, 1991)
Cronenberg presented an extremely freeinterpretation of the semi-autobiographical book of William S. Burroughs. He used the title of the work and several other elements, as well as the main episode of the novel, which also became decisive in the life of the writer himself. William S. Burroughs killed his wife at a party when in a state of intoxication announced that he would shoot "in the style of William Tell". She put a glass on her head, but Burroughs missed. This tragic event formed the basis of a film about a writer, drug addict and spy, whose role was played by Peter Weller. "Lunch naked" - a continuous mixture of reality and hallucinatory semi-paranoid narcotic delirium.
Cloud Atlas (Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, 2012)
Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and other star actor actors appear in various images and play many roles in this fantastic epic spanning centuries.
"Cloud Atlas" is one of the most grandiose andmysterious fantastic films in history. Through a seemingly hopelessly incoherent narrative there is a comprehensive theme. The actions of each individual character are an echo of the past, the cause of the present and the future.
Corporation "Holy Motors" / Holy Motors (Leos Karaks, 2012)
French actor Denis Lavan (pictured) playsthe main character in this absurd art-house film, where for one ordinary day he appears in a series of unexpected and at the same time convincing roles, constantly reincarnating in a new character. Secondary characters portrayed: Edith Skob in the role of limousine driver of the hero Lavan, Eva Mendez as a model and Kylie Minogue as a former girlfriend of Laban.
House / Hausu (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977)
A horror film about how a teenage girlgoes with her friends to her aunt, whom she has not seen since childhood. A relative lives in a big, horrible mansion and, it seems, is very pleased with the guests. Almost immediately the story turns into a mixture of phantasmagoric surrealism and horror.
Inland Empire / Inland Empire (David Lynch, 2006)
The "inner empire" is a mysterious, mysterious andone of the most intricate modern films. In this psychological drama we can observe the specific philosophical concepts described by Schopenhauer, in particular, it is a relationship of memory with a sense of self-identification.
Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974)
"Mirror" - non-linear film of the Soviet directorand screenwriter Andrei Tarkovsky. The film is largely autobiographical and tells of Tarkovsky's childhood. It is considered to be one of the most difficult, the best and most beautiful films of Andrei Arsenyevich. Magnificent, very personal visual poem.
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Khodorovski, 1973)
Our list could not do without the surrealistfiction with elements of psychedelic from the Chilean director Alejandro Khodorovski. This cult film presents a kind of alternative reality, full of religious symbols and references to Christianity, tarot cards, alchemy and mystical philosophy.
Space Odyssey 2001/2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
It is a cult sci-fi masterpiece anda milestone not only in the genre, but also in the world cinema. The film combines stunning visual effects and the grandeur of classical music with fragments of micro polyphonic works by Gyorgy Ligeti. According to the American Film Institute, this is the best science fiction film in the history of Hollywood, and according to the version of international film critics - and throughout the history of world cinema. This Stanley Kubrick's work on exploring the history and future of mankind stirs the viewer, confronting the great unknown of space and time.