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5 Very Intriguing Movies of this Century

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The following movies are known for a high degree of perplexity and an equally high success ratio. A single viewing does not explain the plots and only in the second or third sitting are the subtle and deeper layers unpacked. Unlike other cinematic hits that tend to strike a chord with the audience immediately, these narratives demand greater attention. They, however, have ultimately drawn in enormous admiration for their very enigmatic quality.

5. Mulholland Drive (2001)

Mulholland Drive

This movie is packed with disconnected scenes that introduce a host of new characters, leaving the viewers in a maze. Director David Lynch deliberately created this effect, leaving room for multiple interpretations and analysis. Aspirations of an actress, reality verses dreams and falling in love are some of the themes that are explored in this complex narrative.

4. Primer (2004)

Primer Simply put, this science fiction drama shows two scientists creating a time machine and falling victim to its power. While it intends to examine the impact of technology on relations, elements of multiple timelines, technical language and change of characters fluffs up the complicated narrative.

3. Memento (2000)

Memento Conundrum lies at the heart of this psychological thriller as the protagonist, suffering from amnesia, takes us into his dysfunctional world where he relies on hand-written notes and tattoos to remember his life events. Anachronic presentation of events along with color and black and white sequences leaves one completely gripped in the experience.

2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind A couple erases their relationship memories following a split. The unique idea is compounded by another, of their meeting again and reuniting. The world of memories is probed chiefly through this romantic science fiction with non-linearity and fine details intensifying the confusion.

1. Inception (2010)

Inception The name,to many, reminds of the awkward,soundless cinema hours, when they were fazed, with the rest of the audience, in uncovering the well-concocted science fiction thriller. In addition to the usual devices such as the large number of characters and disconnected events, the film heavily relies on visual effects and layers of dreams to generate a bewildering effect.

Sanam Malik is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Specialist in English Literature. She takes a keen interest in social and cross cultural issues as well as entertainment and lifestyle stories.