Making movies that raised more questions than answering many have become a fetish for filmmakers. This genre has brought in its wake some brilliant films eliciting conflicting interpretations and compelling audiences to reflect upon them and such movies have left enduring legacies. Such films with tremendous twists in their plots and unpredictable reactions have fascinated people who want to repeatedly watch them. It is often pointed out that these types of movies have long-staying power in the memories of audiences who express the desire to watch more of them. One extraordinary feature of such films is that they are capable of generating great interest in their subject matter and are usually successful at the box office. There are of course certain films in this respect that are extremely complicated and are understood and followed by a few but this is their main strength.
Christopher Nolan twists and turns time yet again in this neo-noir psychological thriller told backward about a man with short-term memory loss who attempts to track down his wife’s murderer.
Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller is a wild ride complete with a haunting performance by Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, as well as a positively befuddling ending that people can’t seem to agree upon.
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Set in the future, with Jared Leto as the last mortal human on Earth, the tangled narrative of the film turns upon retrospection and alternate realities.
Good Time (2017)
The Safdie Brothers are extremely skilled in anxiety, and this film is particularly gripping as Robert Pattinson’s character catapults himself into a night of violence and mayhem, with twists and turns that are beyond stressful.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Richard Kelly’s dense and dreamy mix of ‘80s high school drama, wormhole tunnels, and sinister rabbit men make for one of the most unique films ever made. The best part is that the puzzle actually has a satisfying end!
Black Swan (2010)
Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller set in the world of New York City Ballet is a perfect and unsetting mixture of suspense and supernatural intrigue. Mr. Syed Sharfuddin is a former member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan and is a former Special Advisor, political affairs division, in the Commonwealth Secretariat London, UK. TW