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 119 thrillers in this list.

  • Enemy
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Coherence
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Endless
  • Cube
  • Cure
  • Norfolk
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • High Life
  • Parasite
  • Stay
  • Sucker Punch
  • Amer
  • Bug
  • Monos
  • Pulse
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Gattaca
  • Visitor Q
  • Burning
  • The Neon Demon
  • Only God Forgives
  • Blue Velvet
  • Source Code
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Take Shelter
  • A Snake of June
  • Open Your Eyes
  • Predestination
  • Personal Shopper
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • The Lobster
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Get Out
  • Dogville
  • Repulsion
  • Identity
  • A Field in England
  • Run Lola Run
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Lost Highway
  • Dead Ringers
  • Frailty
  • Confessions
  • Black Swan
  • Funny Games
  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • Audition
  • Paprika
  • Demonlover
  • Tag
  • Trance
  • Shutter Island
  • Se7en
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Amores Perros
  • Southland Tales
  • Memento
  • Strange Days
  • Under the Skin
  • Perfect Blue
  • The Prestige
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Hereditary
  • Martyrs
  • The Double
  • Pi
  • Inland Empire
  • Unbreakable
  • eXistenZ
  • Minority Report
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • Blade Runner
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Gozu
  • The Machinist
  • Memories of Murder
  • Ex Drummer
  • Sound of My Voice
  • Antichrist
  • Crash
  • Exam
  • Circle
  • Cronos
  • Strange Circus
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Oldboy
  • Us
  • American Psycho
  • Lost River
  • Timecrimes
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Wild at Heart
  • Inferno
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Control
  • Primer
  • Spider
  • Seconds