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 85 mystery films in this list.

  • Enemy
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Cube
  • Cure
  • Incendies
  • Rashomon
  • High Life
  • Stay
  • Spiral
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • Frank
  • Kaili Blues
  • Brick
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Gattaca
  • Videodrome
  • The Thing
  • Burning
  • Mind Game
  • The Neon Demon
  • Blue Velvet
  • Source Code
  • Arrival
  • Personal Shopper
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Dark City
  • Get Out
  • Identity
  • Santa Sangre
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Lost Highway
  • The Lighthouse
  • Confessions
  • mother!
  • Audition
  • Paprika
  • Demonlover
  • Trance
  • Shutter Island
  • Se7en
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Angel Heart
  • Memento
  • Possession
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Prestige
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Hereditary
  • The Witch
  • Angel's Egg
  • Quién te cantará
  • Pi
  • Inland Empire
  • Exotica
  • Unbreakable
  • Minority Report
  • Sound of My Voice
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Exam
  • Circle
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Strange Circus
  • Survive Style 5+
  • Oldboy
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Inherent Vice
  • Spider
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Seconds
  • Solaris
  • Irreversible
  • The Game
  • The Others
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • The Forbidden Room
  • Session 9
  • Buster's Mal Heart
  • The Wailing
  • Vertigo
  • Hukkle
  • The Skin I Live In