This list is for people who enjoy surfing riddles or watching detective stories. Even attentive viewers fail to notice all the details of the film for the first time and link all the events and characters. To understand a multi-story, you may even need to watch some movies from this list multiple times. And for some, it seems impossible to comprehend at all, they can only be felt. So, it seems like a great movie night is on the way!
A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
Let us start with the classics. This film is a masterpiece of science fiction and an entire epoch not only in this genre but also in the history of world-wide cinema. According to the American Film Institute, this is the best science fiction movie in the history of Hollywood and perhaps best one of the space topics that was ever created in the world. Stanley Kubrick’s work, which explores the themes of human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, excites the viewer to this day and allows the face-to-face encounter of the great mystery of space and time.
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973)
This cult movie created by Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky depicts a peculiar alternative reality with many religious symbols and references to Christianity, Tarot cards, alchemy, and mystical philosophy. The movie is difficult, slow, and mystical but it catches your attention until the last second.
Pi (Darren Aronofsky, 1997)
This movie of Darren Aronofsky is a psychological thriller about one talented mathematician Max Koen who lives in confinement and is suffering of a paranoia. He puts all his energy into searching for a digital code that predicts changes of prices in the stock market. The computer he designed provides a combination of numbers that can not only predict the changes of the stock market, but also represent the true name of God. Max is now being persecuted by Wall Street analysts and fanatics from a secret religious sect. This black-and-white film is the first full-length work by Darren Aronofsky. Despite a small budget of 60 thousand USD, the movie perfectly conveys emotions with its lighting and music.
Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)
Like all movies of David Lynch films, this is the strangest maze of parallel worlds and mysterious characters. The creators described this genre as “the black horror of the 21st century “. The movie tells the story about one saxophonist Fred Medson who was found guilty of murdering his wife and sentenced to death in an electric chair. But before the execution, another person is found in his place in prison.
Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
A psychological detective about a man named Leonard Shelby who suffers from a strange memory disorder. Nothing stays in his mind for longer than 15 minutes. This man can remember everything until the moment of the death of his wife, but constantly forgets recent events and the people around him. Leonard is forced to leave himself photos, notes, and even tattoos as he is going to find the killer of his wife and take the revenge on him.