Saint Maud (2019) IMDb 6,7
Deeply religious Maud, a tight-lipped live-in nurse with a dark past, takes a job in a humdrum English coastal town to look after Amanda Köhl: a once-celebrated, now terminally ill former dancer and choreographer. Convinced that she has been sent to sensualist, chain-smoking Amanda with a purpose, ascetic Maud soon becomes obsessed with saving her vulnerable patient from herself, and in the process, lead her to the light. However, is worldly Amanda prepared to receive absolution for her sins?
A Quiet Place Part II (2020) IMDb 7,4
Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.
The Vigil (2019) IMDb 5,7
In the Hasidic community of Boro Park, Brooklyn, a despondent young man, short on both faith and funds, reluctantly agrees to assume the responsibility of an overnight shimmer and fulfill the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased member of the Orthodox community. With only the company of the recently departed and an ailing widow who expresses cryptic reservations as to the man’s ability to carry out the task, he soon finds himself exposed to a terrifying haunting within the claustrophobic confines of a home that has become host to a malevolent entity. In what is essentially a one-man show, Dave Davis is profoundly affecting in his portrayal of the hesitant sentinel, exuding an empathetic combination of frayed nerves and timid weariness. Throughout this uncanny night, his vigil gradually transforms into a harrowing spiritual investigation of both his cursed surroundings and his pitiable past – a journey in which the very recesses of his community’s collective trauma is confronted. By the surreal and unnerving climax, under the assured auspices of writer-director Keith Thomas – making his feature film debut – the plentiful, hair-raising scares give way to poignant catharsis with a specter of dread that is sure to stick with audiences and occupy their subsequent nightmares. Operating within the parameters of a horror sub-genre that more commonly trades in Christian mysticism, The Vigil uniquely unveils a supernatural domain less trodden. It’s thrillingly rife with demons, curses, and all the under-your-skin scary stuff that Midnights are made for.
Lucky (2020) IMDb 5,1
A suburban woman fights to be believed as she finds herself stalked by a threatening figure who returns to her house night after night. When she can’t get help from those around her, she is forced to take matters into her own hands.
Violation (2020) IMDb 5,4
A troubled woman on the edge of divorce returns home to her younger sister after years apart. But when her sister and brother-in-law betray her trust, she embarks on a vicious crusade of revenge.
Caveat (2020) IMDb 6,0
A lone drifter, Isaac suffering from partial memory loss accepts a job from his old landlord Barrett, to look after his niece Olga, a psychologically troubled woman living in an abandoned house on an isolated island. When Barrett convinces Isaac to confine his movements to the house and leaves the two of them alone, a game of cat and mouse ensues with Isaac fighting to survive amid the terrifying resurgence of his own memory.
The Queen of Black Magic (2019) IMDb 6,6
Families were terrorized at the orphanage. Someone wants them dead, apparently with black magic that is very deadly. She has a grudge and she was also born because of the sins of the orphans who formed her into the Queen of Black Magic.
The Night (2020) IMDb 5,6
An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.
Sator (2019) IMDb 5,2
Adam ives a lonely existence in a cabin in a desolate forest, checking Deer Cam feeds on his computer and occasionally receiving visits from his brother Pete. Another family member looms large in his life: his grandmother “Nani”, who has long been a receptor for a spirit she calls Sator.
Jakob’s Wife (2021) IMDb 5,3
Spending her days on cooking, housekeeping, and gardening, Anne, the dutiful, obedient, and supportive suburban wife to local pastor and pillar of the community, Jakob Fedder, realises that decades of passionless marriage have taken a toll on their relationship. Trapped in an uneventful existence, suddenly, Anne finds her world turned upside down when her old flame, Tom Low, drives into town, eager to pick up where they left off. Now, against the backdrop of unaccountable disappearances and an inexplicable rat infestation, temptation takes over, and Anne starts to build self-confidence, a whole new attitude, and her dream wardrobe. What is wrong with Jakob’s wife?
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The 400 Blows – Francois Truffaut (1959) IMDb 8,1
A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.
The Ballad of Narayama – Keisuke Kinoshita (1958) IMDb 7,9
A kabuki theatre-inflected story about a poor village whose people have to be carried to a nearby mountain to die once they get old.
Being John Malkovich – Spike Jonze (1999) IMDb 7,7
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.
A City of Sadness – Hou Hsiao-hsien (1989) IMDb 7,9
The story of a family embroiled in the “White Terror” that was wrought on the Taiwanese people by the Kuomintang government after their arrival from mainland China in the late 1940s.
Cure – Kiyoshi Kurosawa (1997) IMDb 7,4
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they’ve done.
Fanny and Alexander – Ingmar Bergman (1982) IMDb 8,1
Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.
Deliverance – John Boorman (1972) IMDb 7,7
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it’s dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they’ll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Fargo – Coen Brothers (1994) IMDb 8,1
Jerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen’s bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
The Great Escape – John Sturges (1963) IMDb 8,2
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
The Housemaid – Kim Ki-young (1960) IMDb 7,3
A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for.
Intentions of Murder – Shohei Imamura (1964) IMDb 7,7
A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar.
Io Island – Kim Ki-young (1977) IMDb 6,7
An investor planning on developing a tourist resort begins an investigation into the legends of the mysterious Io Island in the hope of exploiting its unspoiled beauty.
Life Is Sweet – Mike Leigh (1990) IMDb 7,5
A shop assistant, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.
Lola Montès – Max Ophlus (1955) IMDb 7,3
When she is reduced to appearing in a circus, a notorious beauty thinks back on her past loves.
Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller (2015) IMDb 8,1
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
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Stalker (1979) IMDb 8,2
Two men and their guide, a ‘stalker’, travel through a mysterious and forbidden territory in the wilderness called ‘the zone.” In the zone, nothing is what it seems. In the zone, there’s said to be a bunker, which contains: a ‘magical’ room, where people who make wishes…come true.
Only by following the Stalker’s lead can the two men hope to make it to the bunker – and the room.
As they travel, they realize it may take something more than just determination to succeed.
No Country for Old Men (2007) IMDb 8,1
In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself. This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander, and even employer in the pursuit of his quarry and the money. As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in. Meanwhile, the laconic Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart.
Groundhog Day (1993) IMDb 8,0
TV weatherman Phil Connors is cynical, to say the least, and having to go yet again to Punxsutawney, Pa. on February 2 to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow isn’t his idea of fun. He’s grumpy with his segment producer Rita and downright nasty with cameraman Larry. He doesn’t take the shadow business at all seriously but the next morning awakens to find he is reliving the same day. Initially disbelieving and fighting what is happening to him, Phil eventually accepts that he will re-live the same day over and over again. He uses the opportunity to acquire new skills – piano playing and ice carving among them – and soon becomes the most admired man in Punxsutawney. Just how many times he relives the day, however, is anyone’s guess.
Persona (1966) IMDb 8,1
Swedish actress Elisabet Vogler, while on stage during a performance of Elektra, becomes mute. The day following, she is in a near-catatonic state. The doctors in charge of her case diagnose no medical reason that would cause these disabilities. A nurse named Alma is assigned to be Elisabet’s caretaker, who believes that there is some sort of inner strength that Elisabet possesses to choose not to speak. Since Elisabet is not allowed visits by either her husband or her son, the doctor provides her own secluded beachside summer house as a respite for Elisabet and Alma. To break the silence during the respite, Alma speaks continually to Elisabet, ultimately about personal details of her life. Elisabet responds to Alma’s talking, and Alma uses these situations as her own therapy sessions. Alma admires Elisabet and wants to be like her. As the women spend more time alone together, Alma learns more about her patient. But Alma also begins a transformation, which she now knowingly tries to stop because of those things she has learned about Elisabet.
Solyaris (1972) IMDb 8,1
The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three scientists on the base, the main character is sent out to replace him.
He finds the station run-down and the two remaining scientists cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife who has been dead for ten years, he begins to appreciate the baffling nature of the alien intelligence.
Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Gyeoul Geurigo Bom (2003) IMDb 8,0
A young boy lives in a small floating temple on a beautiful lake, together with an elderly master who teaches him the ways of the Buddha. Years later the boy, now a young man, experiences his sexual awakening with a girl who has come to the temple to be healed by the master. The youth runs away to the outside world but his lust turns his life into hell, so he returns to the lake temple to find spiritual enlightenment.
Die unendliche Geschichte (1984) IMDb 7,4
The boy Bastian misses his mother, who has died and is bullied at school by three bullies. One day, he is running away from4 the three boys and hides in a bookstore, where the owner shows him a book that he has never read called “The Neverending Story”. Bastian does not resist and shoplifts T book, leaving a note telling them that he will return the book after he reads gfffit. He goes to the school attic and anxiously reads the book that tells the story of the magic kingdom of Fantasia that is doomed to destruction unless the boy Atreyu can’t go save it. But he needs the help of an Earthling boy to avoid that The Nothing destroys his world.
The Fountain (2006) IMDb 7,2
Three stories – one each from the past, present, and future – about men in pursuit of eternity with their love.
A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that’s wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.
Eraserhead (1977) IMDb 7,4
In a highly industrialized and somewhat stark alternate reality, Henry learns from the beautiful woman that lives across the hall from him that he has been invited to dinner at the home of Mary and her parents, which surprises him as he has never met Mary’s parents and wasn’t even sure that he and Mary were still dating or a couple. At the dinner, Henry will learn that there is an ulterior motive to the invitation: Mary has just given birth and her mother expects Henry to marry her daughter. Despite the offspring’s premature arrival, Henry initially doesn’t believe the baby is his as the math just doesn’t compute. Regardless, Mary and the baby move into Henry’s small apartment with him. Unable to endure the baby’s incessant crying, Mary abandons them, leaving Henry to care for the baby on his own, he unsure if only temporarily or for good. In their solitude, Henry begins to have visions – unclear if they are real or hallucinations – which point to the possibility that the baby is biologically his, but that perhaps that the world in which they live is controlled by otherworldly forces.
Holy Motors (2012) IMDb 7,1
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.
Prometheus (2012) IMDb 7,0
Following a faint trail of clues, the accomplished archaeologist, Doctor Elizabeth Shaw, and her partner, Charlie Holloway, along with a seventeen-man crew, embark on an ambitious, deep-space scientific expedition. Aboard the revolutionary space exploration starship, USCSS Prometheus, the team sets foot on the rocky terrain of the desolate exomoon, LV-223, in 2093, to investigate the existence of the superior extraterrestrial species known as the “Engineers”. But, there, inside a mysterious, complex structure of cavernous dark chambers and an intricate underground system of tunnels, more enigmas await. Now, a terrifying discovery threatens not only the outcome of the bold outer-space mission but also the very future of humankind. Is the world prepared for the answers to the fundamental questions of human existence?
Inside Out (2015) IMDb 8,1
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
Top 10 Most Complex Movies of All Time
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) IMDb 8,3
A black monolith has an effect on humans, the monolith’s effects focusing on two specific time periods. The first period is four million years ago, at the dawn of man. After the appearance of the monolith, the ape-men begin to display behavior unknown before then. The second period is the near future, in the year 2001. There are five astronauts aboard Discovery One, which is on a mission to Jupiter. At the beginning of the mission, the reason for it is unknown to the five astronauts. Three of the astronauts are in hibernation at the start of the mission to preserve the manpower over its entire course, leaving mission commander Dr. Dave Bowman and Dr. Frank Poole as the two manning the spacecraft. There is another what is often considered “sixth” astronaut on board, HAL 9000 – referred to simply as Hal – the artificially intelligent computer which controls all of the craft’s functions, including the systems keeping the three hibernating astronauts alive. Hal is made all the more astronaut-like as it is given an artificial voice, Hal and the astronauts often having conversations. A 9000 series computer is considered infallible, any error one has ever made being human-caused. Ultimately, Bowman and Poole believe that Hal is malfunctioning, they are unaware that Hal’s behavior is due to knowledge of classified information it has about events at Clavius, a lunar outpost, eighteen months earlier. However, the issue between the astronauts and Hal becomes a fight for survival. The mission in its entirety has profound consequences for the human race.
Mulholland Drive (2001) IMDb 7,9
After a brutal car accident in Los Angeles, California, Rita is the sole survivor but suffers mass amnesia. Wandering into a stranger’s apartment downtown, her story strangely intertwines with Betty Elms, a perky young woman in search of stardom. However, Betty is intrigued by Rita’s situation and is willing to put aside her dreams to pursue this mystery. The two women soon discover that nothing is as it seems in the city of dreams.
Primer (2004) IMDb 6,9
Engineers Aaron, Abe, Robert, and Phillip are working on an invention, the prototype being built in Aaron’s garage. This project is beyond their day jobs. The project truly does belong to Aaron and Abe, as they use all their free time working on it, primarily trying to overcome the many engineering-related problems they’ve encountered. It is during one of his tests with the invention running that Abe discovers that a protein inside the main unit has multiplied much more rapidly than it could in nature. Rather than the invention being a protein super incubator, Abe, using himself as a guinea pig, and a very meticulous one at that, discovers that the invention can be used as the time machine. In his self-experiment, Abe was especially careful not to interfere with his own self in that time warp.
Abe passes along this discovery to Aaron, who he expects will tell his wife Kara what is the sanctity of their marriage, but he doesn’t want to tell either Robert or Phillip. Much to Abe’s surprise, Aaron does not want to tell Kara, it is the sole intellectual property of just the two of them, in the process of moving the base of operation to a locked storage unit. Aaron’s plan for the two of them is to use the invention to win big in the stock market by knowing through time travel what has happened in the market. With two thoughts on the matter now instead of just one, Aaron and Abe may hit some logistical and philosophical roadblocks in how to move forward.
Jacob’s Ladder (1990) IMDb 7,5
ew York postal worker Jacob Singer is trying to keep his frayed life from unraveling. His days are increasingly being invaded by flashbacks to his first marriage, his now-dead son, and his tour of duty in Vietnam. Although his new wife tries to help Jacob keep his grip on sanity, the line between reality and delusion is steadily growing more and more uncertain.
The Fountain (2006) IMDb 7,2
Three stories – one each from the past, present, and future – about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that’s wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.
Mr. Nobody (2009) IMDb 7,8
In a utopian future, Nemo is the oldest and last man to ever have the choice of immortality. The film explores Nemo as a young boy faced with an impossible decision: should he stay with his father or go with his mother? The film is based around all of his possible lives that could occur, of which are all dependent on his one decision.
Enemy (2013) IMDb 6,9
Adam Bell is a Toronto area History college professor. He is a rather somber man, largely because he is stuck in a routine, which includes a relationship with his live-in girlfriend, Mary. While watching a rental movie, he spots an actor in a bit part that looks like him. He becomes obsessed with finding out about this double of his. He learns that the actor’s stage name is Daniel Saint Claire, whose legal name is Anthony Claire. Claire is a Toronto-based actor with only a few on-screen credits and is married to a woman named Helen who is currently several months pregnant.
Adam then becomes obsessed with meeting Claire, who he learns upon first sighting that they look exactly the same, from the facial hair to a scar each has, but Claire who outwardly is more “put together” than Adam. Their lives become intertwined as Claire himself ends up becoming obsessed with Adam but in a slightly different way.
Predestination (2014) IMDb 7,5
Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
Vanilla Sky (2001) IMDb 6.9
Incarcerated and charged with murder, David Aames Jr. is telling the story of how he got to where he is to McCabe, the police psychologist. That story includes: being the 51% shareholder of a major publishing firm, which he inherited from his long-deceased parents; the firm’s board, appointed by David Aames Sr., being the 49% shareholders who would probably like to see him gone as they see him as being too irresponsible and immature to run the company; his best bro friendship with the author, Brian Shelby; his “friends with benefits” relationship with Julie Gianni, who saw their relationship in a slightly different light; his budding romance with Sofia Serrano, who Brian brought to David’s party as his own date and who Brian saw as his own possible life mate; and being in an accident which disfigured his face and killed the person who caused the accident. But as the story proceeds, David isn’t sure what is real and what is a dream/nightmare as many facets of the story are incompatible to be all real. The mysterious man in the restaurant may be able to shed some light on David’s confusion.
Moon (2009) IMDb 7,8
Sam Bell has a three-year contract to work for Lunar Industries. For the contract’s entire duration, he is the sole employee based at their lunar station. His primary job responsibility is to harvest and periodically rocket back to Earth supplies of helium-3, the current clean and abundant fuel used on Earth. There is no direct communication link available between the lunar station and Earth, so his only direct real-time interaction is with GERTY, the intelligent computer whose function is to attend to his day-to-day needs. With such little human contact and all of it indirect, he feels that three years is far too long to be so isolated; he knows he is beginning to hallucinate as the end of his three years approaches. All he wants is to return to Earth to be with his wife Tess and their infant daughter Eve, who was born just prior to his leaving for this job. With two weeks to go, he gets into an accident at one of the mechanical harvesters and is rendered unconscious. Injured, he awakens back at the station in the infirmary, he assumes assisted by GERTY. GERTY tells him that a rescue team named Eliza will come to the station to clean up the aftermath of the accident. After his recuperation, he takes an unauthorized trip back to the broken harvester, where he makes an unexpected discovery. Because of his find, he begins to doubt his sanity, then his true identity, then the company, and GERTY’s willingness to do what is best for him. Because of his resulting beliefs, his sole mission becomes how to get back to Earth on his own.