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ariannafelidae
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My absolute favorite type of movie...the ones that you can't guess the ending to and/or just blow your mind! Now, if someone has spoiled any of these for you, you just let me know and I'll come over with my handy-dandy baseball bat.
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Memento is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The screenplay was written by Nolan based on his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story ...more

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, ...more

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del ...more

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze The Game is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Propaganda Films and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. It tells ...more

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The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay adapted by him and his brother Jonathan Nolan from Christopher Priest's 1995 World Fantasy ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer 12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange. It employs disturbing, violent ...more

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. ...more

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The Jacket is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
The Jacket Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Jacket is a 2005 psychological thriller film directed by John Maybury that is partly based on the Jack London novel The Star Rover. Massy Tadjedin wrote the screenplay based on a story by ...more

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Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Unbreakable Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The film tells the story of ...more

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Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 crime mafia thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu and ...more

The Sexiest Characters in Thrillers

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Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Hard Candy Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson Hard Candy is a 2005 vigilante thriller film focusing on the torture of a suspected sexual predator by a 14-year-old female vigilante. The film was directed by David Slade, written by Brian ...more

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Hostage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Hostage Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis, Ben Foster Hostage is a 2005 American action thriller drama film starring Bruce Willis and directed by Florent Emilio Siri. The film was based on a novel by Robert Crais, and was adapted for the screen by ...more

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Gaslight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Gaslight Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury, Charles Boyer Gaslight is an American 1944 mystery-thriller film adapted from Patrick Hamilton's 1938 play Gas Light. It was the second version to be filmed, following the British film Gaslight, directed by ...more

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The Skeleton Key is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
The Skeleton Key Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant The Skeleton Key is a 2005 American supernatural horror film starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joy Bryant. The film centers on a young hospice nurse who ...more

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Brick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Brick Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin Brick is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It was Johnson's directorial debut and won the Special Jury Prize for ...more

The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

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Mindhunters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Mindhunters Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater Mindhunters is a 2004 American-British crime thriller film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Kathryn Morris, LL Cool J, Patricia Velásquez, Clifton Collins, Jr., ...more

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Running Scared is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Running Scared Paul Walker, Elizabeth Mitchell, Vera Farmiga Running Scared is a 2006 American crime thriller film, written and directed by Wayne Kramer, and starring Paul Walker, Cameron Bright and Vera Farmiga. It was released in the United States on ...more

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A Perfect Getaway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
A Perfect Getaway Milla Jovovich, Chris Hemsworth, Timothy Olyphant A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 American thriller adventure film, written and directed by David Twohy that stars Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez and Steve Zahn. The film was ...more

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Equilibrium is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Equilibrium Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, and Taye Diggs. The film follows John Preston, an ...more

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Pandorum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Pandorum Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster Pandorum is a German-British 2009 post-apocalyptic science fiction film, with elements of locked room mystery, horror, and survival adventure. The film was directed by Christian Alvart and ...more

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The Hole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
The Hole Keira Knightley, Thora Birch, Embeth Davidtz The Hole is a 2001 psychological horror film directed by Nick Hamm, based on the novel After the Hole by Guy Burt. The film stars Thora Birch, whose headlining credit and highly publicized seven ...more

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April Fool's Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
April Fool's Day Deborah Foreman, Thomas F. Wilson, Ken Olandt April Fool's Day is an American mystery dark comedy horror film released in 1986 by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Fred Walton, from the screenplay by Danilo Bach. The original music ...more

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Cry Wolf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Cry Wolf Jon Bon Jovi, Jared Padalecki, Lindy Booth Cry Wolf a 2005 American horror/slasher murder mystery directed by Jeff Wadlow after he won $1,000,000 at the 2002 Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival.

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Gossip is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Gossip Kate Hudson, Lena Headey, Joshua Jackson Gossip is a 2000 American teen drama film directed by Davis Guggenheim and featuring an ensemble cast including James Marsden, Lena Headey, Norman Reedus, and Kate Hudson.

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Peacock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Mind-Bending Thrillers!
Peacock Susan Sarandon, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy Peacock is a 2010 American psychological thriller directed by Michael Lander, written by Lander and Ryan Roy, and starring Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Susan Sarandon. It was editor Sally ...more