The Life of the Mind

A very rough list of eccentric cerebral films - films that are consisted of many wonderful imaginative ideas and creations, that came directly from the vision of the psyche. Sometimes they don't make a lick of sense but they are powerful enough to suck you into their hypnotic and chaotic world(s). This list will be updated constantly.

Suggestions welcome

There are 84 films in this list released in the 2000s.

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Fountain
  • Enter the Void
  • Triangle
  • Castaway on the Moon
  • Adaptation.
  • Stay
  • Spiral
  • Amer
  • Bug
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris
  • Big Fish
  • Mr. Nobody
  • Brick
  • Pulse
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Persepolis
  • Visitor Q
  • Waking Life
  • Mind Game
  • Vanilla Sky
  • The Science of Sleep
  • A Snake of June
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Dogtooth
  • Dogville
  • Ghost World
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • Symbol
  • Identity
  • Frailty
  • Funny Games
  • Millennium Actress
  • Paprika
  • Demonlover
  • The Fall
  • Amores Perros
  • Southland Tales
  • Memento
  • Spirited Away
  • 2046
  • Donnie Darko
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Prestige
  • Martyrs
  • Moon
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • The Man from Earth
  • Inland Empire
  • Unbreakable
  • Minority Report
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Gozu
  • The Machinist
  • Memories of Murder
  • Ex Drummer
  • My Winnipeg
  • The Taste of Tea
  • Tropical Malady
  • Antichrist
  • Exam
  • Love Exposure
  • Strange Circus
  • Survive Style 5+
  • Oldboy
  • American Psycho
  • Timecrimes
  • Control
  • Primer
  • Spider
  • The Box
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Irreversible
  • The Others
  • Sunshine
  • Session 9
  • Tideland
  • Hukkle