Our favorite flicks that seriously make us think
Inception – While this movie takes plenty of concentration and brainpower to get through it, it’s certainly a no-brainer for this list! Cob takes you through layers and layers of dreams, so far into the mind that it’s quite possible to get lost forever, all in order to plant an idea in a man’s head. The movie (which requires multiple watching to understand) leaves viewers with the question: Is this reality or a dream?
Avatar – This movie takes you into a whole other world: the moon Pandora. It follows Jake Sully as he goes back and forth between his wheelchair-ridden body back at the science department and his fully functioning, blue-skinned avatar (a human-Na’vi hybrid) in the forests of Pandora.
The Truman Show – Truman is a normal businessman living an ordinary life with his wife, kids and friends. But what he doesn’t know is that his life is completely fake. He’s actually the star of a reality TV show called “The Truman Show” and everyone he thought he knew is just another paid actor. When Truman makes this discovery, his paranoia kicks in as he realizes his entire world has been confined to a large movie set.
The Prestige – Throughout three different narratives, we learn the stories of two rivaling magicians and their quest to outdo one another. The petty competition turns rather dangerous, and one magic trick teaches the audience that it’s better that a magician doesn’t reveal his deadly secrets.