Cinema’s Mind-Benders: 12 Films That Twist Your Brain Into a Pretzel

Movies aren't always just entertainment. Some resonate deeply, like love at first sight. So, what movie blew you away at first? See top 12 user responses below:

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

"Raiders of Lost Ark left a nine-year-old mesmerised. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. Every scene was electrifying!" another exclaimed.


"One amazing movie experience!" said a viewer. "In 1986, kids went wild before the movie. But 5 mins in, everyone was captivated. A spectacular film from start to end," another added.

Spirited Away

"Spirited Away felt like an intense, vivid dream with soulfully executed animation," said one. "Leaving the theater was a mix of fulfillment and emptiness," added another.

Terminator 2

"Was obsessed with this movie as a kid" said one. "A sequel better than the original in every way" added another.

Jurassic Park

"I loved how secretive they were about the dinosaurs' looks until release. Seeing Spielberg pose with a blacked-out dinosaur, and finally witnessing that first dinosaur- I had no idea what I was in for."

The Matrix

"Saw it in a theater at release. Despite being a Wednesday matinee, theater was quarter full. Guy ahead exclaimed 'What in the hell?!?' during bullet-time scene."

Fight Club

"Fight Club, a weird yet beautifully shot movie with still relevant themes," one said. Another recalled accidentally watching it at a military base and loving it.

Saving Private Ryan

“Saving Private Ryan. My heart rate was sky high for the whole of the beach landing scene and I felt like I was there with them.” 

Star Wars (1977)

"Star Wars (1977). Unforgettable at 9!" said one. "Seeing it in the theater was amazing," another added.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

"This movie's soundtrack, editing, and non-linear storytelling impressed me greatly while its tender examination of relationship's pain and joy moved me. Wish I could see it again with fresh eyes."

The Prestige

"You think you know the genre until the end." One remarked on the unexpected twist. "Christopher Nolan always finds a unique way to tell stories, it's refreshing." Another added.

The Land Before Time

“The Land Before Time. Granted I was like 4 years old but still…” Said one.  “Still the only movie that made me damn HANKER for some delicious leaves.” Another added. 

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