12 Mind-Bending Movies That Left Us a Little Dazed

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Some movies will leave you laughing. Some will make you mad. And others will have you walking around in a daze for a few days after you watch them.

Here are 1o of those movies.

1. Nocturnal Animals

A wealthy art gallery owner, played by Amy Adams, is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale. Also starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Asks probing questions with few answers.

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2. The Lobster

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they must find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Dark and mind boggling.

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3. We Need to Talk About Kevin

A mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up.

A story about parenting a master manipulator.

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4. Ex Machina

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.

Not for light-hearted viewing.

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5. Funny Games

Two young male psychopaths take a family hostage in their cabin. A mother, father and son are forced to play sadistic games with each other.

What would you do?

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6. Cloud Atlas

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.

Everything is connected.

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7. Nightcrawler

A con man, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism and blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

A unique thriller.

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8. The Skin I Live In

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Dark and sad.

9. Dancer in the Dark

An East European girl travels to the United States with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Emotionally draining.

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10. Jesus Camp

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become big evangelists.

This one’s wild.

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11. A Tale of Two Sisters

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

A psychological thriller.

12. White Bird in a Blizzard

In 1988, a teenage girl’s life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.

Do you really know the people around you?

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These films may not be good for family movie night. But if you’re in in the mood for something dark and twisted, these will fit.

Just be prepared for people to snap their fingers in front of your face to get your attention!