Watch these 10 movies that will blow your mind. You will be on the edge of your seat the whole time, and you won’t be able to predict what’s going to happen next. These movies are a great way to get your adrenaline pumping. Check them out!
10 Movies That Will Blow Your Mind
1. What Happened to Monday (2020)
The film, entitled “What Happened to Monday” or, under another name, “Seven Sisters,” tells the story of 7 identical twins who have to live in hiding because there is a rule that requires only having one child. There were many challenges that had to be faced until finally, one by one, they died miserably because of their own siblings!
What Happened to Monday is a science fiction film about the current problem of human overpopulation. The uncontrolled growth of the human population raises concerns that the earth’s natural resources will not be sufficient to support all humans.
This film was directed by Tommy Wirkola, who also directed a film called Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. This film can be considered as a symbol that women are not only weak and resigned to circumstances, but also shows that women can also be tough and able to fight against the oppression and injustice they experience.
2. In Time (2011)
As with the previous films written and directed by Niccol, In Time is also a metaphor regarding Niccol’s views on the current world political and social conditions which he wraps with the presentation of a sci-fi storyline.
In “In Time,” the year is 2161, and science has managed to alter the genetic makeup of the human body, causing it to stop aging at the age of 25. Due to human overpopulation, a way was found to reduce overcrowding naturally: making age the valid currency. When someone turns 25, they have to work to get an extended life span. Otherwise, after a year of being 25, those people would die on their own.
Will Sallas (Justin Timberlake) is a 28-year-old working man who lives with his mother, Rachel (Olivia Wilde), who is 50 years old. One day, Will saves a millionaire with more than a century to live, Henry Hamilton (Matt Bomer), from a group of people who intend to steal Henry’s age.
In gratitude, as well as because he feels that he has lived long enough, Henry gives the rest of his life to Will. Henry’s death later became a sensation for several security forces who believed that Will stole Henry’s entire life and caused his death. Fighting back, Will ends up running from the pursuit of many parties who want the life he currently holds.
3. Don’t Look Up (2021)
Don’t Look Up tells the story of Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), a pair of students and professors of astronomy. One day, the two of them find a large meteor that is ready to destroy the Earth. The two of them then alerted the government, but their discovery was ignored, even though it was a threat to humanity.
In Don’t Look Up, the satire is directed at politicians, businesspeople, and ordinary people who don’t believe in scientific matters. Because, in this film, politicians really take advantage of the existence of the meteor for their political interests. Likewise, business people prioritize the benefits of the meteor over the safety of mankind.
Interestingly, even though the theme is about the threat of meteors, this film’s satire is actually quite satirical and relates to the condition of the world which has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in recent years. This is because several governments initially underestimated the existence of the virus, even though they initially received warnings from scientists. Their attitude ultimately had a bad impact on society.
4. Game Night (2018)
Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) always get together with their friends for their game night. However, different from the previous night, without them knowing it, the game they were playing brought them into a murder mystery.
The strength of this film lies in its dark comedy dialogues. Some of the humor in it shouldn’t be laughed at. Apart from that, Game Night managed to make you laugh with light and catchy jokes. As a spectator, you will be laughed at and confused by the plot twist that is tucked in.
Another excitement shown by Game Night is not only from the comedic side but also the layered plot twists. Thanks to the script by Mark Perez, the plot that is presented is somewhat different. In fact, it’s not easy for you to guess the next direction.
5. The Tomorrow War (2021)
In The Tomorrow War, Chris Pratt plays a man with bad memories of his father who abandoned him at a young age, and now must participate in a fight against aliens from outer space to save Earth.
With a story that has a background in the year 2022, this film whose story script was worked on by Zach Dean (24 Hours to Live, 2017) tells the story of a former member of the United States Army special forces who now works as a teacher, Dan Forester (Pratt ), who was then elected to return to the battlefield and help troops from the future to face a group of aliens from outer space who are attacking Earth in 2051.
Dan Forester’s choice to advance into the future turns out to be due to the involvement of Colonel Muri Forester (Yvonne Strahovski) who turns out to be Dan Forester’s daughter who has grown up. And Forester was certainly in awe of his daughter’s future accomplishments. However, Colonel Muri Forester himself summoned his father’s arrival to take advantage of his father’s intelligence in biology. An ability that will determine the fate of the existence of human civilization on the surface of the Earth.
6. Pain & Gain (2013)
This film, which is based on a true story that is either stupid or magical, tells the story of a crime committed by three burly members of Sun Gym, a fitness center that has become their second home. The initiator is Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) who somehow suddenly intends to kidnap a wealthy businessman who is a member of Sun Gym, namely Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub).
Yes, Daniel is tired of his life not improving financially. So he thought it was time to experience living the American dream, namely by seizing all of Victor’s wealth. For some people, Victor is an annoying person; in a nutshell, he deserves to go bankrupt.
Pain & Gain simply becomes a crime drama film that is actually brutal but is presented in a quirky style and often provokes laughter. A very ‘unusual’ work that came out of Michael Bay’s directing style.
Pain & Gain tells of a crime that goes in the wrong direction. Almost the same as Guy Ritchie’s unique and ridiculous crime heist films, the difference is that Pain & Gain is based on the true story of Daniel Lugo, and to be honest, I’m still confused about what was on his mind when he decided to kidnap Victor Kershaw because he was only motivated by a motivator who said that he was a “doer,” which made the silliest decision ever.
7. A Quiet Place (2018)
A family lives in a remote place. Sadly, they have to live in a quiet atmosphere. Yes, their obligation is to always maintain calm. You see, if they make the slightest noise, a mysterious entity will appear that will hunt them. In fact, they can get endless terror if they make noise or communicate with other family members.
Although not told clearly, this film takes a post-apocalyptic setting. Yes, the future when Earth is under the invasion of terrible creatures. Cultivating the story of A Quiet Place can be said to be simple. You see, only focusing on how to survive a family. Interestingly, the film is mostly told in silence.
It’s so quiet, 95% of the dialogue between the players uses sign language. There can’t be the slightest sound. In fact, the footsteps must be slow. You can even hear the sound of water that you gulp while watching. So, can you imagine, right, how quiet this film is?
A Quiet Place will be a fresh horror and thriller spectacle. You see, apart from horror, you will be presented with the nuances of a puzzle in each scene. However, there are no surprises or plot twists in the story. The flow just flows. Uniquely, you will be told how to muffle the sound with objects or the players’ behavior.
8. The Man From Toronto (2022)
The Man from Toronto is a Netflix original action film directed by Patrick Hughes, starring comedians Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson. Tells the story of Teddy, a New York man who is an expert in failure. Wanting to perfectly celebrate his wife’s birthday, he again fell into large-scale trouble.
This time he made a mistake that made him identify as the “Man from Toronto.” Known as a mysterious figure, the Man from Toronto is known to be an expert at carrying out his “special method” to get the information needed from the target client.
As an action comedy film, “The Man from Toronto” does not present comedy material that is absolutely funny. Considering action comedy films like “Rush Hour” or “21 Jump Street,” which managed to attack the audience with a barrage of humor, this one film will feel bland. There are several scenes with funny scenarios, but they won’t make you laugh out loud. Kevin Hart may be a comedian who can make the audience laugh as a comedian.
9. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
In accordance with the title given by Daniels to their film, Everything Everywhere All at Once presents many colorful stories that come from many layers of conflict that move and develop simultaneously. Don’t be fooled by the first half of the film’s storytelling, which besides often presenting moments with comedy nuances, is also wrapped in an action-packed adventure story that will bring a number of characters as well as the audience to penetrate the ranks of the universe.
Starting with an explanation a la The Matrix (Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, 1999) where the character Evelyn Quan Wang is described as the chosen figure who can save the universe – which at the same time gives her the opportunity to escape from the various chaotic routines that occur in her life – Daniels’ story script intelligently, observantly, and thoroughly then built to produce a more intimate story about the character. The utterances which will then succeed in producing emotional turmoil will be memories of the relationship between children and parents.
Everything Everywhere All at Once is proof from Daniels regarding their ability to come up with story ideas that are actually so familiar and simple but then process them into story arrangements that are extraordinarily grand, wild, and imaginative. The description of the feud that occurs in several universes does sound complicated. However, Daniels, with the help of really classy image editing from Paul Rogers, was able to make the story of the film so easy to follow.
Each universe can be presented with its own uniqueness and charm – one universe is shaped like a film presentation directed by Wong Kar-wai while the other is a parody of Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2017) – which makes visiting each universe feel so evocative. The final moment when the universes collide with each other is also executed very deftly. Daniels never loses grip on the principle that each universe is related to one another which makes the moment of collision between universes in the storytelling of this film appear neat and convincing. Don’t doubt the director duo’s execution of the film’s visual effects. So impressive.
10. Predestination (2014)
The story told in this film is brilliant and creative, and has never been done before in any film that I have seen. If you are still confused by questions like “Who was born first? Chicken or egg first?” Then you might find it in this film because the concept is more or less the same as raising that question.
The story in this film deserves to have the best twist story in 2014, maybe even it should be compared to other mind-bending films. Like quoting from Peter Travers “trying to put all the plots in Predestination into your head at once will only make you crazy” I have to agree with his sentence because Predestination has a story that cannot be simply guessed at.
In the future time travel is not impossible, by using a time machine that resembles a violin bag. Although it was not impossible at that time to travel across time, its use was strictly enforced and controlled by a government security agency that worked in the strictest secrecy. An agent from the organization is tasked with catching the perpetrator of the bomb terror named “Fizzle bomber” from time to time.
One time he was too late to defuse the bomb from the Fizzle bomber and it exploded right in front of him, seriously injured he managed to return to the time where his agency was. After being treated and recovering, he got his last assignment to go to 1970 in New York, the reason is of course to stop the terror of the Frizzle Bomber in that year.
For those of you who like serious films, you will probably like this film. Because there are very few comedic elements in this film to be found, I even thought that there was not a single joke that at least relaxed the serious atmosphere that was very thick throughout the film.
It’s no wonder that this film is full of intensive and in-depth conversations so that the audience understands the concepts presented and slowly but surely realizes what’s actually going on throughout the film, and believe me, when you “realize,” it’s like getting enlightened, and the feeling that results is very pleasant as it gets its own satisfaction and learns something new.
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