Movies Provoking Reflection

ByNida Faraz

Active in social circles


June 11, 2022

Thought provoking movies

Nida Faraz Talks About Some Films That Make Filmgoers to Think

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 Thought provoking movies 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.

Tenet (2020)
This movie is a visually dazzling puzzle of a film following a secret agent as he embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III. It is full of mind-bending twists and turns and makes the audience puzzle over its theme.

Never Let Me Go (2010)
This British dystopian romantic tragedy, based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel, presents a haunting alternative history starring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and Keira Knightley, which is sure to leave you questioning the idea of fate.

The Master (2012)
Paul Thomas Anderson’s psychological drama about a World War II veteran who finds solace in a strange religious movement is equal parts enigmatic and gripping. It’s a popular re-watch because of its various interpretations.

Shutter Island (2010)
Martin Scorsese’s twisted neo-noir psychological thriller avoids becoming an art-house enigma but ends with a stunning plot twist that leaves room for big questions.

Mulholland Drive (2001)
David Lynch’s surrealist neo-noir mystery is not like other films where if one is watching closely enough then one can explain the mystery. Instead, one has to be willing to see it from farther away to really appreciate it.

Inception (2010)
Christopher Nolan bends time and explores consciousness in this cerebral spectacle centered on the placement of an idea into a character’s subconscious. The big unanswered question at the end is always fun to discuss. TW


The writ of international law
The writ of international law
M Ali Siddiqi looks at a crucial...
Resurgence of fascism
Resurgence of fascism
M Ali Siddiqi describes a dangerous...
President Xi Jinping
XI on his way to ruling China for life
M Ali Siddiqi talks about apparent...
Governance and equitable distribution of resources
Governance and equitable distribution of resources
M Ali Siddiqi talks about Governance...
The Need For Pakistan
The Need For Pakistan
M A Siddiqi expresses surprise...
The Presence And Essence Of Pakistaniat
The Presence And Essence Of Pakistaniat
M Ali Siddiqi describes a strong...

Get Newsletters


Subscribe Us