A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Change the way you look at the world.
Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
I travel light.
K-PAX is a beautiful movie with twist and turns that can be interpreted in many ways.
Kevin Spacey does an amazing performance and makes the movie his own. Spacey manages to be do the best peformance in this movie despite having a faceless expression but he turns that to his favor by making the strong scenes stronger.
But Spacey isn't the only one who makes this movie great
the camerawork is fantastic with clever use of the light in both from a apperance and story standpoint.
The movies have alot of great scenes between Spacey and Birdges that can be dramatic but also really funny.
I see many mixed opinons about this movie and I can understand people that don't like it because some characters are used way to little but despite that I thought the movie was great!
I gave this film 1 star as a punishment rather than leave it unrated, all because it is obviously a remake or if not that then a re-imagining of Man Facing Southeast, and yet there is no credit at all anywhere in the film to indicate this. In fact, the makers of the film expressly denied having ever heard of Man Facing Southeast. With such an original story, that is highly unlikely. There is very little that I find more disgusting than stealing like this. All they had to do was add a credit.
Amazing story, Kevin Spacey is brilliant as always.
From the moment it begins the audience are engrossed within Iain Softley's fascinating, fully involving science fiction mystery. This sensitive story, adapted from Gene Brewer’s novel, follows an intriguing man who seeks to convince a psychiatrist that he is in fact an alien named Prot from a distant planet K-PAX.
It’s a gentle, yet powerful film that captivates the audience through the power of its storytelling alone. The constantly evolving, fully involving narrative drives towards a rewarding conclusion. There are several unexplained inconsistencies, the unfortunate consequence of such a complex science fiction narrative, but none are significant enough to sour this truly heartwarming experience.
Kevin Spacey’s central performance is one of his finest, but it’s more understated than the typical…
Watched this for my psych class, and, um, wow... not good.
I was under the impression that a lot of people liked this movie, and I'm not sure if that's true or not, but if it is - why? For the first hour or so, K-PAX is fine. Nothing about the film is particularly gripping or intriguing, but Spacey kept me at least mildly entertained. Of course the depiction of mental illness within the other characters is unsavory to say the least. This is another example of far too many turn-of-the-century Hollywood films that made mental illness out to be cute. Mental illness is anything but cute. But the shit really hits the proverbial fan when the twist comes along…
Intriguing movie. I love Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey and I think Spacey was great in his portrayal of Prot, a being that may or may not be extraterrestrial.
Is this a remake of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? Because they forgot to include most of the passion, the great performances and the power. Still, K-PAX isn't bad and the main story is quite interesting.
Asked my mom (not a movie person, at all) what movie should I watch. She randomly points at K-PAX. I start watching it expecting to be at least worth it. Well, now it's over all I can say is that it was quite an impressive ride. K-PAX is pretty good indeed.
Beyond oversentimentality, some dated editing, and pretty stagnat dialogue, K-PAX offers a wonderfully mutual portrayal of the same story offering a unique chance to see both the average and supernatural simultaneously and allows the audience to openly chose their interpretation.
But beyond that, Spacey's performance is the true selling point here. My god. I'd watch him read the phone book. Also baby Aaron Paul is a nice surprise.
Flawed but unique and insightful storytelling.
Adorei o filme! Passa muito a frente desses filmes mais novos onde se prioriza efeitos especiais ao invés de uma boa narrativa. A história é um espetáculo a parte, os personagens são envolventes e fazem com que entre com eles na trama. A solução para a grande pergunta é fantástica e magnifica. Vale muito ver esse filme!
Interesante película de ciencia ficción mezclada con reflexiones sobre las complejidades de las relaciones humanas. Maravillosa la actuación de Kevin Spacey, como siempre. Muy entretenida de ver.
I really like the sci-fi with little bit of mysterious essence in it. At one point, I started to question whether K-Pax is for real or not.
Cleverly crafted plots with interesting dialog delivery in between K-Pax and Doc.
BGM was really soothing and makes it more interestingly to watch the movie.
Ending was a great rewarding.
I'm giving this one a good rating because it's definitely one of the more fascinating films I've watched in a while. Combining "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," "Rain Man," and "ET The Extraterrestrial" is a pretty risky gamble to make. But it does work, mostly.
Trying to copy Steven Spielberg is probably what keeps it from being incredible and only makes it merely good. But a good movie is nothing to be ashamed of.
Take away the kooky mental patients and the bad supporting performances (only Bridges and Spacey are any good), and you'd have a much more powerful feature, albeit one that would be kinda threadbare.
The clever part about this film is that the entire central conceit…
This is another "is he crazy or not" story in the fine tradition of Don Quixote, but isn't as well-scripted as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (an established classic), nor as charming as Don Juan DeMarco (an overlooked romantic masterpiece).
Basically it's fluff. Although Kevin Spacey is nice to watch as always, Jeff Bridges doesn't even look like he's trying. Bono's sunglasses actually upstage him in several scenes.
A strange, at times realistic and unique film that plays with mental illness in a trope fashion but adding some interesting elements along with it.
Kevin Spacey gives a wonderful performance as Proc, a man who is believed to be an Alien from outer space. He gives such an honest, sad and heavily intriguing character study. Jeff Bridges plays a neglecting father who is more so interested in Proc and what he has to say.
Visually, there are a lot of pleasing elements to this movie with the use of dim and cool lights around Proc but in terms of story and character. Proc's backstory is heavily explored and is at times very interesting but Bridges character, Dr. Powell, isn't…
I'm posting this list earlier than normal as I'm not sure I'll be around much next week.
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