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Coherence (2013)

Mind blowingBrilliantComplexMysterious

On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ward Byrkit
CAST:  Hugo Armstrong  •  Emily Baldoni  •  Nicholas Brendon  •  Elizabeth Gracen

On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ward Byrkit
CAST:  Hugo Armstrong  •  Emily Baldoni  •  Nicholas Brendon  •  Elizabeth Gracen

Predestination (2014)

Mind blowingComplexFuturisticSmart

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Spierig  •  Peter Spierig
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Sarah Snook  •  Noah Taylor  •  Christopher Kirby

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Spierig  •  Peter Spierig
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Sarah Snook  •  Noah Taylor  •  Christopher Kirby

Triangle (2009)

Mind blowingComplexFantasticalMysterious

When Jess sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety, a ship Jess is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Smith
CAST:  Melissa George  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Emma Lung  •  Rachael Carpani

When Jess sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety, a ship Jess is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Smith
CAST:  Melissa George  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Emma Lung  •  Rachael Carpani

The Sixth Sense (1999)

DarkGrippingMind blowingMysterious

Following an unexpected tragedy, child psychologist Malcolm Crowe meets a nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Toni Collette  •  Olivia Williams

Following an unexpected tragedy, child psychologist Malcolm Crowe meets a nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Toni Collette  •  Olivia Williams

Wadjda (2012)

UpliftingMind blowingCharmingEnjoyable

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Quran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Haifaa al-Mansour
CAST:  Reem Abdullah  •  Waad Mohammed  •  Abdullrahman Algohani  •  Ahd Kamel

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Quran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Haifaa al-Mansour
CAST:  Reem Abdullah  •  Waad Mohammed  •  Abdullrahman Algohani  •  Ahd Kamel

Perfect Blue (1998)

Mind blowingDarkBrainyDepressing

Pop singer Mima Kirigow looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually charged murder mystery, Mima’s life begins to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Rica Matsumoto  •  Junko Iwao  •  Shinpachi Tsuji  •  Masaaki Okura

Pop singer Mima Kirigow looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually charged murder mystery, Mima’s life begins to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Rica Matsumoto  •  Junko Iwao  •  Shinpachi Tsuji  •  Masaaki Okura

The Dreamers (2003)

OriginalRomanticBrilliantMind blowing

When Isabelle and Theo invite Matthew to stay with them, what begins as a casual friendship ripens into a sensual voyage of discovery and desire in which nothing is off limits and everything is possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Eva Green  •  Louis Garrel  •  Anna Chancellor

When Isabelle and Theo invite Matthew to stay with them, what begins as a casual friendship ripens into a sensual voyage of discovery and desire in which nothing is off limits and everything is possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Eva Green  •  Louis Garrel  •  Anna Chancellor

The Age of Stupid (2009)

Thought provokingFunnyMind blowingInspiring

The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franny Armstrong
CAST:  Pete Postlethwaite

The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franny Armstrong
CAST:  Pete Postlethwaite

Akira (1988)

FuturisticDarkMind blowingAdventurous

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katsuhiro Otomo
CAST:  Mitsuo Iwata  •  Nozomu Sasaki  •  Mami Koyama  •  Tessyo Genda

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katsuhiro Otomo
CAST:  Mitsuo Iwata  •  Nozomu Sasaki  •  Mami Koyama  •  Tessyo Genda

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

ClassicFuturisticEpicMind blowing

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Keir Dullea  •  Douglas Rain  •  Gary Lockwood  •  William Sylvester

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Keir Dullea  •  Douglas Rain  •  Gary Lockwood  •  William Sylvester

The Fountain (2006)

BeautifulBrilliantThought provokingMind blowing

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Mark Margolis

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Mark Margolis

Source Code (2011)

Thought provokingThrillingOriginalSuspenseful

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Russell Peters

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Russell Peters

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Action-packedIntenseFast pacedBrilliant

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Inside Man (2006)

BrilliantHeistBrainyMind blowing

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

Waking Life (2001)

Thought provokingBrainyBrilliantOriginal

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Wiley Wiggins  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Trevor Jack Brooks  •  Julie Delpy

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Wiley Wiggins  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Trevor Jack Brooks  •  Julie Delpy

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

OriginalEnjoyableThought provokingMind blowing

Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Queen Latifah

Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Queen Latifah

Cloud Atlas (2012)

ComplexThought provokingBeautifulBrilliant

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilly Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski  •  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Halle Berry  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugo Weaving

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilly Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski  •  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Halle Berry  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugo Weaving

Primer (2004)

Mind blowingBrainyComplexAction-packed

Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Carruth
CAST:  Shane Carruth  •  David Sullivan  •  Casey Gooden  •  Anand Upadhyaya

Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Carruth
CAST:  Shane Carruth  •  David Sullivan  •  Casey Gooden  •  Anand Upadhyaya

Trainspotting (1996)

Thought provokingDarkDisturbingGripping

Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Kevin McKidd

Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Kevin McKidd

Now You See Me (2013)

BrilliantCleverHeistGripping

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher
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