15 Movies That Will Positively Blow Your Mind

We at Bright Side have put together a list of movies that will make you see the world from a different perspective and never go back. After watching these again and again, you'll certainly feel recharged and reconnected to the universe.

The Theory Of Everything

'The Theory of Everything' is a great tale of a great man. With just a few simple yet elegant strokes, a life story of an English scientist turns into a discussion about the connections between art and science, true love, and the infinity of human will and mind. It offers some food for reflection.

Waking Life

This is a philosophical parable filled with eternal questions about life and unexpected answers. Every step here gives a start to new puzzles. This film is a collection of pulsing thoughts aimed straight at your head. The images are secondary, so they blur into one big, chaotic, beautiful mess.

La cité des enfants perdus

(The City of Lost Children)

If we try telling you the plot of this one, it won't make any sense. If we attempt to describe the visual wonder we're seeing before us, we'll look like crazy people who are endeavoring to put the indescribable into words. So go ahead and watch it for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

'Cloud Atlas' shows that there are no borders; they exist only in our mind. Through the centuries we keep making rash decisions and wallowing in our mistakes. Choosing between freedom and captivity, we should consider the consequences. By changing one, we change the other. 'Everything is connected.'

I Origins

This film teaches us a very important thing — the ability to see beyond our own world, to change, and to give a chance to seemingly unrealistic, impossible things. This film is for those who feel deeply and, at times, experience uncertainly.

The Danish Girl

This is one of the most interesting transformations of male actor Eddie Redmayne. The story takes place in 1920s Copenhagen. He plays the husband of a young female artist, Gerda Wegener, who asks him to stand in one day for a female model. Redamayne’s character — Einar — discovers he loves dressing and living as a woman. This story ends with the first sex reassignment surgery in the world.

Donnie Darko

'Donnie Darko' addresses important philosophical issues: the idea of destiny and whether it can be changed, the idea of self-sacrifice for the good of others, and the idea of everything happening for a reason. Questions keep popping up and buzzing around, making you a bit dizzy, but definitely intrigued.


The characters in this movie barely speak. Their emotions are not easy to guess. You'll have to look beyond the faces, to the flower fields, under surfboards and shabby sweaters. There's not a lot of music, but the soundtrack is full of silence, breathing, wind, whispering waves and birds chirping. The meaning of it all is hidden so well that everyone will have to find their own personal interpretation. 


Sometimes it takes finding yourself on the edge to realize your problems and start looking for solutions. Sometimes this realization comes when you still can get out of bed and pick up the phone, and sometimes it doesn't. This movie is about how, why and when we're making our decisions.


Despite it's peculiar genre, 'Cube' will bring to mind a lot of things: the situations when circumstances are stronger than us, the fragility of the things that we consider set in stone, how hard it is to save both your face and soul, and how there's always a way out, even when you don't see it. This movie provides plenty of questions on which to chew. Who created our world? Does it even matter? After all, we're already here.


Not without a few giggles aimed at the entertainment industry, Alejandro González Iñárritu managed to turn the story of a Broadway production into an exciting and witty black comedy about the soul that has flown above despair. Not only will you see inside the world of cinema and theatre making, but also into the thoughts and methods of the actors who are not afraid to take a step into the abyss.

El laberinto del fauno

(Pan's Labyrinth)

This is a cruel and divine fantasy about war and peace, growing up way too soon and escaping into a fairy tale. The only problem is that the 'fantasy' part will seem disgusting, and the 'real' one? Even more so. Is this a horror story or a harsh reality? You'll have to decide for yourself.

Twelve Monkeys

This movie covers the ever-hot topics of madness, the end of the world, love and the everyday drama of our lives. The tale of James Cole will bring to mind a lot of unresolved — and probably unsolvable — problems of humanity that can potentially turn our world into ruins.

What Dreams May Come

This film is not trying to explain the laws of life and death or the miracle of love, and yet you'll certainly learn a few crucial lessons. 'What Dreams May Come' will leave you with a peculiar aftertaste, making you rethink everything you knew about death and, oddly enough, life. Ever wondered what your personal heaven will look like?

Interstate 60

'Every event is inevitable — if it wasn't, it wouldn't happen.' This film has catchy visuals, charming characters, quality wits and unearthly love. And, most importantly, a deeper meaning. Most of us at some point wish to meet a supernatural person who will make all our heart's desires come true. And, while we're at it, a magic ball with all the answers. But is it what we really need? If you think about it, everyone can be their own wizard, making dreams come true on Interstate 60.

Preview photo credit Working Title Films
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