Top 10 Mind-Blowing, Yet Thought-Provoking Movies

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If there’s one thing movies do better than any other art form, it’s weirdness. The combination of sight, sound, and music make for a perfect cocktail to take the audience away on a wild and spaced-out ride; and in recent years filmmakers have even started using film as a way to explore heady philosophical ideas like the nature of identity, time, and consciousness.  With this in mind, the following are ten movies that have some of the most far-out, inventive, and thought-provoking plotlines in film history. There are countless honorable mentions that could have easily made this list, so please feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments section.

10. The Prestige

If you want to mystify an audience, you can’t go wrong by taking a page out of the magician’s book of tricks, which is exactly what director Christopher Nolan did with his 2006 film The Prestige. The story follows two turn-of-the-century magicians who get into a fierce rivalry after one of them invents an extraordinary—and totally inexplicable—new trick.  It’s a film filled with twists, reversals, and red herrings, and it asks some pretty lofty questions about the nature of identity and obsession which are bound to keep you thinking. It’s like a ninety-minute magic trick transplanted to the screen—but unlike so many magic tricks, it features a payoff that’s actually worth sticking around for.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
The Prestige is at its best when it’s showing the two magicians, played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, performing on stage. Of these scenes, the best is surely the first occasion when Bale’s character performs ‘The Transported Man,’ the trick that sparks a deadly rivalry between his and Jackman’s character. The trick is simplicity itself—Bale’s character bounces a ball across his stage and manages to somehow teleport between two doors, reappear, and catch it—but it’s so elegantly portrayed in the film that it’s easy to understand why Jackman’s character would become so obsessed with discovering its secret.

9. Seconds


If you’re in the mood for a movie that’s really going to make you think, look no further than Seconds, a little-known gem from the late 1960’s starring Rock Hudson. The film follows the story of a middle-aged banker who is contacted by a shadowy organization that offers a most-tempting service: new life. For a fee, the company fakes the man’s death, sets him up in a brand new career and house, and gives him plastic surgery so that he comes out looking like the famously handsome Mr. Hudson. Not a bad deal, right? Well, think again. These being the movies, things are much more complicated than they seem, and the story soon takes an abrupt turn toward the creepy. Director John Frankenheimer used some truly revolutionary shooting techniques for the movie, and the result is a harrowing and hallucinatory experience that you won’t easily forget. Brian Wilson sure didn’t. According to his biography, seeing Seconds while in the middle of his drug years and teetering on the edge of schizophrenia affected the Beach Boys front man deeply, and he claims that after watching the film he didn’t go to the movies again for almost fifteen years.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
Early on in Seconds, the company drugs the main character in order to con him into accepting their service. The filmmakers used ultra-wide angle and fisheye lenses to create a feeling of unease for the sequence, and in some shots they even mounted the camera on the actor’s body, a technique that has some really disorienting effects.  To top it all off, they even built a room with an off-kilter, warped floor that resembles something you might see in a funhouse. The result is one of the weirdest and most effective dream/drug sequences you’ll ever see.

8. A Clockwork Orange

When it comes to weirdness in film, Stanley Kubrick is king. From 2001, to The Shining to Eyes Wide Shut, he was a director always interested in exploring the deeper, more twisted reaches of the subconscious. Nowhere is this more apparent than in A Clockwork Orange, his 1972 masterpiece of satirical science fiction. The story takes place in a dystopian future and follows the exploits of Alex, the sociopath leader of a gang of ‘droogs’ who go around terrorizing people on the streets of Britain. Alex is eventually arrested for murder and given a radical treatment that attempts to instill an extreme aversion to violence in him—with somewhat mixed results. A Clockwork Orange was quite controversial upon its release, and was even briefly banned in the UK, but today it has become one of the quintessential cult movies for its bizarre style and philosophical undertones. Mostly, though, it’s remembered for being one hell of a strange ride, at turns disturbing and hilarious—sometimes both at the same time.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
A Clockwork Orange has so many seminal scenes that it’s hard to pick just one, but when it comes to the bizarre, it doesn’t get much more unsettling than the scenes where Alex undergoes his “treatment” to scrub his consciousness of all tendencies toward violence. He’s put in a movie theatre, strapped to a chair, and forced to wear a nightmarish helmet that holds his eyes open while the screen shows one act of violence and murder after another. It’s not an easy scene to watch, but it is guaranteed to stick with you for a while.

7. The Man From Earth

Taking your viewers on a wild ride doesn’t always require millions in special effects and a convoluted plot—sometimes it’s just about taking a good idea and exploring it for all it’s worth. Such is the case with 2007’s The Man From Earth, a small independent film that unfolds like a mixture of a well-written stage play and a brilliant philosophical treatise. The story centers on John Oldman, a college professor who, during a party with some friends, makes the bizarre claim that he is immortal. He explains that he was born in Cro-Magnon times, but never aged, and that for 10,000 years he has been walking the Earth, moving every five years so that no one will catch on to his secret. His friends are understandably skeptical, but they are willing to play along with what they think is a game, and what follows is a lengthy dialogue on the nature of time, knowledge, and aging that never ceases to be fascinating.  It’s a film that’s confined to a single room and a single subject, but even though it’s shot on the smallest scale possible, the ideas it presents and the questions it raises are bigger and more ambitious than movies with budgets ten times bigger.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
The Man From Earth might as well be a filmed play, so there are no big set pieces to remember. There are several memorable moments, though, and of these the most notable has got to be the scene where John first lets his friends in on the secret that he is more than 10,000 years old. At first, they take it like a joke or some kind of parlor trick, but when the realization finally hits them, it’s a sight to behold.

6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


Writer Charlie Kaufman has come up with some pretty heavy premises in his time, but his best foray into the realms of the strange and bizarre came in 2004’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a sci-fi romance story notable for its mind-bending plot and mesmerizing visual style. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet star as Joel and Clementine, two former lovers whose dysfunctional relationship leads them to a technology company that specializes in erasing painful memories from subjects’ minds. This ingenious premise allows director Michel Gondry to really have some fun playing with time and space, and in some scenes objects and people will disappear out of the shot as they are systematically being erased from a character’s memory. All this makes for some amazing sequences, but what really makes Eternal Sunshine such a weird trip are all the questions it forces the viewers to ask themselves: are we nothing but the sum total of our memories? Would it be worth it to delete bad experiences from your mind even if you lost a little of yourself in the process? That kind of depth of subject matter is a rare find in movies, and it’s a big part of what makes this film such a strange and memorable experience.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
The trip the film takes through Joel’s memories stops at a number of odd points in time, but by far the strangest and the funniest has got to be a scene where we’re taken all the way back to when Joel was a baby. Gondry shoots the scene from the floor up, as baby Joel sits under his kitchen table desperately trying to get his busy mother’s attention, nearly losing his mind in the process. It’s a hilarious, wonderfully imaginative scene, and easily one of the most memorable parts of the film.


5. Primer

Time travel movies are always one of the easiest ways to throw an audience for a loop, simply because of the inherent paradoxes and logical traps that jumping back or forward in time creates. It’s a plot device that’s been used time and again, but rarely has it been employed as effectively as it was in Primer, a 2004 science fiction film about two struggling engineers who accidentally invent a time machine. Primer is a movie that’s notable for two things: being made independently for $7,000, and having one of the most convoluted, mind-blowing, and intentionally dense plot lines of all time. The filmmakers choose not to spoon-feed their audience any information, and the result is a movie that features a good deal of technical banter and hard science. The heady dialogue and twisty plotting is guaranteed to lose some of the audience, but for those that get into it, Primer is ultimately one of the most rewarding and thought-provoking movies of the last few years.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
This is a movie that is focused entirely on studying the paradox of time travel, so every little scene is a part of a bigger, more meaningful whole. But none of this is made apparent until about twenty minutes into the film, when the character of Abe takes his friend Aaron out to a field by promising to show him “the most important thing that any living organism has ever witnessed.” When they get there, Abe hands Aaron a pair of binoculars, and the two watch as Abe—a second Abe, fresh from the time machine—leaves the storage unit where the device is being stored.

4. Mulholland Drive

Pretty much every movie director David Lynch has made could be put on this list, but if you’re looking for a good intro to the carnival of weirdness that is his career, start with Mulholland Drive, a 2001 psychological thriller that ranks among his best films. The story follows a young actress who moves to L.A. with the intent of breaking into the movie business. She soon meets up with a mysterious woman with amnesia, whom she tries to help recover her identity. From there, the narrative unravels into one of the most unsettling, complex, and downright fascinating movies of the last few years. It’s the kind of movie where each viewer is destined to come away with their own personal reading of what it means, and there’s little doubt that this is what Lynch, who has refused to comment on what he believes it’s all really about, always intended.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
Outside of its main plot, Mulholland Drive is made of up small vignettes, many of which are based around characters that have little or no contact with the major players.  But it is one of these scenes that provides the film’s most unforgettable moment. The sequence takes place in a diner, where two men are eating breakfast. One begins to describe a terrible dream he’s been having, and as he does the details of it start to unfold around him, right down to the gruesome creature that’s hiding in the diner’s back alley. It’s a masterful scene that rivals the best horror films in terms of creepiness. Try as you might, you won’t easily forget it.

3. The Matrix


What is there left to say about The Matrix? This film was a real game-changer in Hollywood, and when it came out in 1999 it immediately became established as one of the weirdest, most influential, and stylistically inventive movies of all time—and all this despite having Keanu Reeves in the starring role. The film is essentially based around a simple philosophical idea that’s been troubling philosophers since the days of Descartes: how do we know what is real? The filmmakers took this thought experiment and built their story around it, throwing in a dose of heavy firepower and kung fu for good measure, and the result is a movie that is at turns thought-provoking as well as pure, simple fun. It features some of the most eye-popping visual effects and action scenes in recent memory; but what The Matrix will really be remembered for is pushing the envelope of the kinds of subjects that can be tackled in movies, whether it’s the nature of sensation and experience or our ever-changing relationship with technology.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
During Neo’s training in how to bend the rules of space and time while in the Matrix, there is a scene where he and Morpheus are transported to a dojo straight out of a Hong Kong action movie and forced to square off in hand-to-hand combat. All of the best parts of the film—from its intriguing concept to its superior fight choreography—are on display in this scene.

2. Fight Club

1999 was a big year for mind-blowing movies, and of these Fight Club is the one that still hits the hardest. Insomuch as it can be explained, the story follows a nameless office drone (played by Edward Norton) that comes in to contact with a flamboyant soap salesman played by Brad Pitt. Together the two start an underground bare-knuckle boxing club, and after it catches on, they slowly mold their group of disaffected young men into an unofficial guerilla army that rebels against the status quo by performing bizarre acts of sabotage and vandalism.  Anyone who’s seen Fight Club knows this is just a tiny part of the story, but that’s why this film continues to be one of the weirdest experiences you’ll ever have at the movies. The filmmakers keep throwing new curves at the audience, each more preposterous than the one before, and it all leads up to one of the most warped, mind-bending, and truly surprising twist endings of all time. But the film doesn’t just work on a gimmick. It’s also one of the most thematically audacious stories of the last few years, tackling everything from violence and masculinity to advertising and consumer culture.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
Fight Club is filled with memorable moments, some of them hilarious and some of them downright disturbing, but one of the best comes when Norton’s character, fed up with his job, literally beats himself up during a meeting with his boss. After punching himself in the face and throwing himself through a glass table, he tells security that his boss attacked him, and manages to walk away with a hefty settlement that allows him and Pitt to really shift their mischief making into high gear.

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

The late 90s might have been a renaissance of inventive style and bold ideas on screen, but none of it would have been possible if not for the 1968 release of Stanley Kubrick’s seminal film 2001: A Space Odyssey. It might be difficult to understand now, but before 2001, the kinds of ideas that would become the staple of modern mindbenders just weren’t being addressed in mainstream film, and science fiction was certainly not taken seriously as a genre. Kubrick not only spent millions constructing the most realistic vision of space travel then possible, but he matched it all with a story that actually tried to tackle not just the origin of humanity as a thinking species, but also speculated on where our next scientific leaps might take us. I won’t even pretend to know exactly what the final third of the movie means, and I don’t know if anyone really does for sure, but what is certain is that 2001 gave its viewers more food for thought than any movie before it, and forty years later it still hasn’t lost one ounce of mystery or inventiveness.

Most Unforgettable Scene:
2001 is divided into four chapters, and of these the most mind-blowing is certainly the last, a section called ‘Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite’ that features an astronaut being sucked into a ‘star gate’ and getting hurtled through space and time. What follows is a lengthy explosion of color and sound that can only be described as a psychedelic. It’s one of the trippiest sequences in film history, so much so that when 2001 first premiered, it gained a reputation with the youth culture as a popular movie to see while high on acid.


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120 Comments

  1. Kubrick’s “Clockwork Orange” was a boring,idiotic movie– On the other side of the coin I agree that his “2001: A Space Odyssey” would be number 1.

    • shame on you dennis – can’t you recognise a good piece of orwellian cinema when you see it?

      Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange tells the story of a dismal, near future society under the control of severe authoritarian rule. Survival of the fittest and mind control a-plenty.

      Watch it again, then go watch CNN for a couple of days. You won’t see the difference.

      • To Jimbo, Speaking of CNN, you should have seen it when Malcolm McDowell was on the Larry King show and was asked by Larry if he will ever live that movie down to which Malcolm said a resounding “NEVER”

  2. This needs to be updated and have shutter island as numberone. And maybe the Univited? good list tho!!

  3. “Visitor Q” … ridiculous amounts of unnecessary coated in hyper-disturbing nonsense. Not for the faint at all

  4. The Prestige is without a doubt my favorite movie.. The Ending, oh dear, it took me a few days to figure it out completely

  5. I loved “The Prestige” also and I agree with “Space Odyssey” at # 1. But I would also add to the mind- blowing list, “Far North” with Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Krusiec and Sean Bean. This is a very disturbing movie.

  6. That preview for ‘The Prestige’ showed way too much of the movie. If you were to watch that preview right before you watched the actual movie, it definitely wouldn’t be as good.

  7. Enter the Void is mindblowing, enlightening, disturbing. It messed me up and had my head spinning for weeks after I watched it. I had quite a paradigm shift. Its about a guy, we see in the movie that’s about to trip, i’m thinking he’s about to take dmt maybe. The entire movie you spend in first person, and while stoned this creates the effect that everything the protagonist is experiencing you experience a little too. A friend early on asks him if he’s read the book he gave him yet. The book is The Tibetan Book of the Dead, which is a book that leads a person through the stages of death onto rebirth then liberation. Early on the main character gets shot when he goes with a drug dealer friend to a place that gets raided. The camera or ‘you as the main character’ lingers and examines his own dead body. So he is now still conscious but not in his body as he visits, dreamlike, moments from his past, looking in on his sister, his friend etc. It is quite a trip, with psychedelic first person tunnels that his consciousness and yours travels through to the next “dream/life” sequence/level/state. It could be disturbing to some, if you have a problem with almost x rated scenes, or the fact that the main character was a little too close to his sister….but that’s all if you look at sex from only a physical point of view…and anyone with vertigo will not be able to take the trip scenes and possibly the first person wobbly camera effect, or anyone who just wants comedy/pot movies. If you are shallow or superficial, that’s what you will get out of the movie, but if you like to plumb the depths of consciousness, you will find treasures in this movie to contemplate for a long time! About a month after watching it, I am still very impacted by the movie and ran across this 16 page essay or chapter from Ken Wilber entitled Death Rebirth and Meditation that I think could almost be a companion piece for the movie, and adds even more mindblowing facets to aspects of the movie that you might have overlooked. If you don’t trust the link or it doesn’t post just Google for a pdf of the article. Good stuff! smoke up and go watch this movie! it’s streaming now on netflix if you have account.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/7287311/Ken-Wilber-Death-Rebirth-And-Meditation

  8. @roshant Enter the Void is the latest from the same director of Irreversible (not sure i’m ready for that one! 🙂

  9. great list but thought Twisted with Morgan Freeman, the Illusionist, Fracture, and Inception should have made the list

  10. i think you have left out “Identity” it’s a thriller with an absolutely mind blowing twist. i was surprised not to find “Memento”in the front line of your list. also, inception was in fact mind blowing for me. it challenges our perception of what we call reality and the dream world.
    thank you for the interesting list

  11. Eyeless Dog Pawless Dog Loveless Dog on

    So, only you yanks make mind-blowing movies?
    my friend Murnau would disagree

  12. Primer is absolutely challenging….so is 2001 and mullholland drive.donnie darko needs a mention…pi is also amazing.
    Irreverrsible is ignored.it deserves to be in the list.

  13. I would have put in “Butterfly Effect” for sure–I watched that movie at a rather young age and it’s STILL stuck with me.

  14. Great list. Mine would go as follows:

    1. Enter the Void (my all time favorite movie. like nothing i’ve ever experienced)

    2. Memento

    3. The Fountain

    4. Inland Empire (Took me 5 watches, and then I finally understood it. Insanely weird movie.)

    5. A Scanner Darkly

    6. Franklyn (Underrrated to death, but fantastic)

    7. The Machnist

    8. Brazil

    9. The Man from Earth

    10. Watchmen (Another underrated gem)

    • helo myles i think the return of the king (lords of the rings part 3) and no country for old man should be included, without them list is not looking extra ordinary….no doubt that all the movies in your list are very very good movies.

  15. Hey, I only saw the prestige from this list and i was amazed. But what you’ll have to say about ‘Se7en’ the ending was good enough to be in this list. I might be wrong.

  16. in my opinion the best top 10 list wich is according to my point of view is following:
    1- The Return Of The King (2003) also known as lords of the ring part.3
    2- Batman begins (2005) & No country For Old Man (2007)
    3- Inception (2010)
    4- Angels & Demons (2009)
    5- Dark Knight (2008) & Valkyrie (2008)
    6- The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) First part of lords of the ring series & Enemy At The gates (2001)
    7- Departed (2006)
    8- The return Of the King (2002) second part Of The Lords Of the Ring Series
    9- Public Enemies (2009), The King’s Speech (2010), Avatar (2009), The Core (2003), National treasure (2004)
    10- Rocky Balboa (2006), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Aviator (2004), King Kong (2005),The Last King Of Scottland (2006), Indiana Jones And Kingdom Of Crystall Skull (2008), The Hurt Locker (2009) , True Grit (2010)……

    There are many mnay good movies from 2001 to 2010,, every reay has produced 10 or 12 very very good movies and in 2008 ithink atleast 20 very very good movies were released,,, and i have very very difficulty to pick the best movies.

    Hollywood Film Industry is the best film industry of the world and that is the reason why many people have too many point of opinions,, the top 2 or 3 movies of someone is not in the top 25 movies of another one.

  17. No.8 “A Clockwork Orange” should be in a list of its own. It is far and wide my favorite movie ever made and of course the genius/director Stanley Kubrick is the director (besides “Eyes Wide Shut” what movie of his is NOT a masterpiece). It was voted #46 in the AFI Top 100 movies ever made and the photography is needlepoint perfect. WARNING : Guys, I highly recommend that you do NOT take your woman or wife to see this movie due to the graphic scenes of rape and violence. However, it has one of the greatest story lines ever written. This movie is an exhilirating movie to watch and I have read only two books in my lifetime TWICE. “A Clockwork Orange” and Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas”

    • “WARNING : Guys, I highly recommend that you do NOT take your woman or wife to see this movie due to the graphic scenes of rape and violence.”

      What does gender have to do with that? Are you saying men are comfortable watching rape scenes?…

  18. Not A Squirrel on

    Love A Clockwork Orange. How was that one supposed to blow my mind though? I know a lot of people had their minds blown by The Matrix, but there are a fair number of people, including me and a few of my friends, that had their Descartes moments in elementary school (for all of us that was before that movie came out). 2001, I assume you’re talking about the ending, I’m not sure about that. Fight Club was quite interesting.Not unlike The Machinist.

  19. the list which i gave was from 2001 to 2010 movies,,,,,,, if i have to pick the best movies of all times,,,,,,,,, then i will have to select firstlybest movies of hollywood year by year and thne to check that which movies are not best i some year but are better than best movie of another year,,,,,,,, i gave my list of top 10 movies of hollywood from 2001 to 2010…..see this and tell me which movie do you think is not so good ,,,,,,,,

    1- The Return Of The King (2003) also known as lords of the ring part.3
    2- Batman begins (2005) & No country For Old Man (2007)
    3- Inception (2010)
    4- Angels & Demons (2009)
    5- Dark Knight (2008) & Valkyrie (2008)
    6- The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) First part of lords of the ring series & Enemy At The gates (2001)
    7- Departed (2006)
    8- The return Of the King (2002) second part Of The Lords Of the Ring Series
    9- Public Enemies (2009), The King’s Speech (2010), Avatar (2009), The Core (2003), National treasure (2004)
    10- Rocky Balboa (2006), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Aviator (2004), King Kong (2005),The Last King Of Scottland (2006), Indiana Jones And Kingdom Of Crystall Skull (2008), The Hurt Locker (2009) , True Grit (2010)……

    every year from 2001 to 2010,, hollywood produced 35 to 40 movies which are good to watch and atleast 15 to 20 very good movies and atleast 7 or 8 very very very good movies and they are so much brilliant movies that you have difficulty to pick the best movie,,,,, so i have picked the top movies in the top list………….

    • Not A Squirrel on

      Never seen 2, 4, 5, Enemy at the Gates, Public Enemies, Avatar, The Core, Aviator, The Hurt Locker or True Grit.. The second part of the lotr series is called the Two Towers, btw. Also I think when there are multiple listings tied for a number, they take the place of as many listings as there are. Basically if there are two tied for first, there’s no second place. Here’s mine:

      1: The Departed
      2: LOTR Return of the King
      3: Gangs of New York
      4: Inception
      5: The King’s Speech
      6: Crash
      7: Gladiator
      8: There Will Be Blood
      9: Mystic River
      10: Cinderella Man

      That said I have also not seen The Pianist, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, or City of God, all of which are supposed to be excellent.

  20. Awesome list …. I would only take out “Mulholland Dr” and “2001” since i didn’t get the purpose of those movies completely so i couldn’t be mind blown. I would replace them with “Shutter Island” and “The Usual Suspects” then the list would be perfect for me.

    • I would find it highly advisable to anyone who sees the last third of “2001 : A Space Odyssey” that they are not under the throes of a hallucinigenic drug like LSD or “Magic” Mushrooms. The greatest experts and critics in movie and cinema history still can’t figure out what the last third of that movie is supposed to mean !!

      • Pedro Urrutia on

        Off course they do, read the Wikipedia entry or read the novel. Joking. Not joking.

  21. I like the list, but honestly the Matrix, and A Clockwork Orange weren’t exactly mind blowing to me personally. Not that I didn’t like them, but movies like Primer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Man From Earth are more up my alley of mind blowing. Of course I agree with the other comments, its a personal taste. I didn’t care for 2001 either, but would of loved to have seen Memento on the list.

  22. syed aleem shah on

    There are so many great films in hollywood which were relesed from 1991 to 2000, in my opinion more than 100 movies can be caleed very very very good movies, but this is just my opinion about the top 10 holywood movies relesed from 1991 to 2000 which are following:

    1- Brave heart (1995).

    2- A Few Good Men (1992).

    3- The English patient (1996).

    4- Gladiator (2000).

    5- Good Will Hunting (1997).

    6- Terminator 2 (The Judgement day) (1991).

    7- As Good As It gets (1997) & Titanic (1997).

    8- Sheakespeare In Love (1998) & Silence Of the Lambs (1991) & Pulp Fiction (1994).

    9- Scenet Of A Woman (1992), Jurrassic Park (1993), Shawshank Redemption (1994), Forrest Gump (1994), Speed (1994), Die Hard 3 (Die hard With A vengeance) (1995), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), The Ghost & The Darkness (1996), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Insider (1999) & Cast Away (2000).

    10- The Unforgiven (1992), The Last OF The Mohicans (1992), The Fugitive (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Heat (1995), Elizbeth (1998), Hurricane (1999), Vertical Limit (2000), Mission Impossible 2(2000).

    This is my top 10 list & in my top 10 list if you look with care and attention that NUMBER 9 & 10 have many movies, I picked all of these movies with very care , i picked top 10 movies of each year and i compared them with each other,

    I know that a very very good action and drama movie schinder;s list (1993), a very very goodromantic movie Jerry Mcguire (1996), a very very goof war movie the thin red line (1998), romantic and social drama American Beauty (1999) and movies like matrix and mummy are not in my list, i know that there are also some other movies which were great like faceoff, franky and johny, carlito’s way, golden eye, the world is not enough, erin brokovich, the jurassic park 2 (the lost world), mission impossible (1996), enkino man (1996) sense and sensibility are also very very good movies,

    ut the top 10 movies movies list which i presented is better according to my opinion, because this list has every kind of movie , romantic, art and social drama, old historic, epic, science fiction, action, suspence, adventurte, war, court room drama, comedy etc.

    the list which i gave was from 2001 to 2010 movies,,,,,,, if i have to pick the best movies of all times,,,,,,,,, then i will have to select firstlybest movies of hollywood year by year and thne to check that which movies are not best i some year but are better than best movie of another year,,,,,,,, i gave my list of top 10 movies of hollywood from 2001 to 2010…..see this and tell me which movie do you think is not so good ,,,,,,,,

    1- The Return Of The King (2003) also known as lords of the ring part.3
    2- Batman begins (2005) & No country For Old Man (2007)
    3- Inception (2010)
    4- Angels & Demons (2009)
    5- Dark Knight (2008) & Valkyrie (2008)
    6- The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) First part of lords of the ring series & Enemy At The gates (2001)
    7- Departed (2006)
    8- The Two Towers (2002) second part Of The Lords Of the Ring Series
    9- Public Enemies (2009), The King’s Speech (2010), Avatar (2009), The Core (2003), National treasure (2004)
    10- Rocky Balboa (2006), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Aviator (2004), King Kong (2005),The Last King Of Scottland (2006), Indiana Jones And Kingdom Of Crystall Skull (2008), The Hurt Locker (2009) , True Grit (2010)……

    every year from 2001 to 2010,, hollywood produced 35 to 40 movies which are good to watch and atleast 15 to 20 very good movies and atleast 7 or 8 very very very good movies and they are so much brilliant movies that you have difficulty to pick the best movie,,,,, so i have picked the top movies in the top list………….

  23. There has never been a film that makes me think more than Fight Club. 13 years later and I still find myself thinking about it. 2001 was certainly a mind f*** but it was so confusing at the end I can’ begin to image what it was going for.

  24. I said the list missed “The Usual Suspects” and “Shutter Island” , I forgot to add “Vertigo” Hitchcock’s best and most hypnotizing movie.

  25. Solaris (2001). The movie that messed with my head so much and got me thinking about it for days.

    • Pedro Urrutia on

      That’s the kind of movies I like! Not the ones you forget leaving the theatre aka most Hollywood crap.