The 15 Most Confusing Movies in Cinema History

Some of the productions that met with the audience on the big screen and became cult in their own genre over the years, with the question marks they left in our mindsis remembered.

Even though it means a lot while watching, when it’s over, what exactly happened now?‘, we have compiled the most ‘confusing’ and memorable ones from these films.

The 15 most confusing movies in cinematic history

Blue Velvet – David Lynch (1986)
They Live – John Carpenter (1988)
The Shining – Stanley Kubrick (1980)
Brazil – Terry Gilliam (1985)
Lost Highway – David Lynch (1997)
Being John Malkovich – Spike Jonze (1999)
2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick (1968)
Inception – Christopher Nolan (2010)
Memento – Christopher Nolan (2000)
Predestination – Michael and Peter Spierig (2015)
Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford (2016)
Mulholland Drive – David Lynch (2001)
Donnie Darko – Richard Kelly (2001)
I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Charlie Kaufman (2020)
Tenet – Christopher Nolan (2020)

Blue Velvet – David Lynch (1986)

  • Type:Detective
  • IMDb:7.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes:95%

Returning to his home, where he had been away for a while, after his father had a heart attack, Jeffrey Beaumont found a nearby home. finds a cut ear . Jeffrey, who started to investigate the situation by playing detective himself after the police did not take this interesting situation very seriously, finds himself in a world full of mysteries and crimes that are difficult to solve.

They Live – John Carpenter (1988)

  • Type:science fiction, thriller
  • IMDb:7.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes:85%

Finding a mysterious spectacle that shows the world as it really is, Nada tells people that the media and government are showing people on color screens, advertisements and billboards. sending subliminal messages that command constant obedience. notices. Moreover, those controlling this entire system are actually aliens who look like ‘skulls’ even though they look like ordinary people without glasses. Nada starts a war to fight aliens who control people’s minds after her shock.

The Shining – Stanley Kubrick (1980)

  • Type:Thriller, Horror
  • IMDb:8.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: %84

In this legendary Kubrick film, writer Jack Torrance moves into the hotel to take care of the Overlook Hotel, which will remain closed throughout the winter. However, as time progressed, the family that they are not alone in the hotel notices. When a blizzard hits and the family is stranded at the hotel, Jack begins to lose his mind…

Brazil – Terry Gilliam (1985)

  • Type:Fantastic
  • IMDb:7.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: %98

Sam Lowry is a bureaucrat and has a rather monotonous life. What saves him from this monotony is a dream he dreams of getting tired over and over again. In this dream, Sam himself a hero who saves a beautiful woman as he imagines. While working on a critical case involving a terrorist, the impossible happens and Sam meets the woman of his dreams. Moreover, he has to help the woman. But trying to make his dreams come true leads Sam to a path full of chaos.

Lost Highway – David Lynch (1997)

  • Type:thriller, drama
  • IMDb:7.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes:64%

A musician and his wife, who think they’ve been cheated on, mysterious footage of their house being watched They take it and call the detectives. While the mystery of the incident has not been solved yet, the woman suddenly dies and the musician, who is held responsible for the murder, goes to jail. However, after this point, the events become increasingly complicated as two completely different stories come together with mind-blowing details…

Being John Malkovich – Spike Jonze (1999)

  • Type:Comedy, Fantasy
  • IMDb:7.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes:94%

Craig Schwartz, who started a boring but extraordinary job, in his already rather awkward office, a portal to the mind of famous actor John Malkovich discovers. This strange discovery turns Schwartz’s life upside down.

2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick (1968)

  • Type:Science fiction
  • IMDb:8.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: %92

Thousands of years ago, primates, and then humans who have sailed into space. of a mysterious monolith The team of astronauts, who set out to search for the source of the signals it sends, undertakes a great questioning about human evolution, development and the tension between human and machine during this journey. Moreover, they are accompanied on this journey by their increasingly strange computer, HAL.

Inception – Christopher Nolan (2010)

  • Type:Action
  • IMDb:8.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes:87%

Thief Dom Cobb, who has the ability to steal people’s subconscious information by entering their dreams, is highly sought after due to this special ability. One day A task that everyone says is ‘impossible’ When he gets it, Dom gets a chance to radically change his life. But this task of putting an idea in one’s mind presents him with difficulties he has never faced before.

Memento – Christopher Nolan (2000)

  • Type:Action
  • IMDb:8.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: %93

Leonard, who is tracking the man who raped and killed his wife, is also at the same time in this difficult process. He also has to struggle with an illness he has . His disease, which causes memory loss, which is rare and incurable, prevents what he did recently and why he did it. This makes things very difficult for him on his journey to search for his wife’s murderer.

Predestination – Michael and Peter Spierig (2015)

  • Type:science fiction, action
  • IMDb:7.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: %84

A top agent hunts down a tough criminal on his latest mission. Preventing a crime that will kill thousands of peopleand his journey to catch this criminal turns into a time travel full of intertwined events.

Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford (2016)

  • Type:Thriller, Mystery, Crime
  • IMDb:7.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: %74

A wealthy art gallery owner whose husband travels constantly and has plenty of time to spend alone, one day finds a manuscript novel belonging to his ex-wife . The terrifying story of this novel pushes the woman to ask some questions about the past.

Mulholland Drive – David Lynch (2001)

  • Type:Mystery, Thriller
  • IMDb:7.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes:84%

Betty’s path, whose biggest dream is to become a famous Hollywood actress, crosses with another woman named Rita after interesting events. The mysterious relationship of these two womenbecomes increasingly incomprehensible by blending with the intertwined dream and reality.

Donnie Darko – Richard Kelly (2001)

  • Type:Fantastic
  • IMDb:8.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: %86

A teenager named Donnie Darko receives bad news from a mysterious and giant rabbit who comes across him one night; the world is coming to an end and only 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds remain. Donnie Darko, whose balance is disturbed after this news, leaves everything behind and starts to follow the rabbit.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Charlie Kaufman (2020)

  • Type:drama, thriller
  • IMDb:6.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes:82%

The woman, who is thinking of breaking up with her new lover, goes on a long journey with her lover while their relationship continues, to the remote farm of the man’s family. Extraordinary events both on the journey and on the farm,takes the viewer on a journey inside the woman’s mind.

Tenet – Christopher Nolan (2020)

  • Type:science fiction, action, adventure
  • IMDb:7.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes:69%

A CIA agent sets out to save the world from the great war he’s been dragged into. He joins a secret organization called Tenet.To successfully complete this challenging task, he must develop and use the art of reversing time.

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