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Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Movies That Will Make You Go "Huh?"
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Most films are pretty linear and easy to follow in their story telling. But some, some are designed to bewilder, obfuscate, and confuse. From the uneasy viewing to the unsettling, the ‘what did I just watch’ to the ‘why did I just watch this’,here’s a thought-blender (hopefully unique) list compiled for you.

If you have any others to add, please PM me for consideration.

I will be updating this list, so check back often.


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Movie: The Jacket ( 2005 )
A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.
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Movie: Melancholia ( 2011 )
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
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Movie: A.I. Artificial Intelligence ( 2001 )
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
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Movie: Timecrimes ( 2008 )
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
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Movie: Cube ( 1998 )
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
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Movie: The Fountain ( 2006 )
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.
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Movie: Contact ( 1997 )
Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
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Movie: K-PAX ( 2001 )
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.
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Movie: The Abyss ( 1989 )
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
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Movie: Paprika ( 2006 )
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.
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Movie: Predator ( 1987 )
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
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Movie: Dark City ( 1998 )
A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.
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Movie: The Signal ( 2014 )
On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.
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Movie: Gattaca ( 1997 )
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
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Movie: Impostor ( 2001 )
In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence.
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Movie: Ex Machina ( 2015 )
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.
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Movie: Mr. Nobody ( 2009 )
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
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Movie: The Butterfly Effect ( 2004 )
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
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Movie: Children of Men ( 2006 )
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
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Movie: Ant-Man ( 2015 )
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
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Movie: Moon ( 2009 )
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
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Movie: Alphaville ( 1965 )
A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.
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Movie: District 9 ( 2009 )
An extraterrestrial race, forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth, suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
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Movie: Blindness ( 2008 )
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.
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Movie: Under the Skin ( 2014 )
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
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Movie: The Discovery ( 2017 )
Two years after the afterlife is scientifically proven, a man attempts to help a young woman break away from her dark past.
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Movie: 12 Monkeys ( 1996 )
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
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Movie: Cloud Atlas ( 2012 )
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
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Movie: Donnie Darko ( 2001 )
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
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Movie: The Thing ( 1982 )
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
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TV Show: Welt am Draht ( 1973 )
 In the present day, Cybernetics and Future Science's new supercomputer hosts a simulation program that includes an artificial world with over 9,000 "identity units" who live as human beings, unaware that their world is just a simulation.
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Movie: The Thirteenth Floor ( 1999 )
A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.
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Movie: eXistenZ ( 1999 )
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
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Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey ( 1968 )
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
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Movie: Blade Runner ( 1982 )
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
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Movie: Back to the Future ( 1985 )
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
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Movie: Alien ( 1979 )
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
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Movie: Interstellar ( 2014 )
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
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Movie: The Matrix ( 1999 )
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
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Movie: Inception ( 2010 )
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
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Movie: Brazil ( 1985 )
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.
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Movie: Primer ( 2005 )
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.
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Movie: Pi ( 1998 )
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
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Movie: The Zero Theorem ( 2013 )
A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.
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