Today we are listing down “7 Movies That Will Put Your Brain To Work”. Some movies are so brilliant that you need to put all the attention into them during the entire runtime. Such movies really put our brains at work and leave us satisfied. So for the people who like smart movies, here are our picks.
7 Movies That Will Put Your Brain To Work:
7The Butterfly Effect
In The Butterfly Effect, Evan is a tortured soul given to blackouts as a child. Now in college, as his memories begin to return, Evan regrets not having been able to save Kayleigh, the girl he loved, from her abusive father.
He realizes that he can go back in time and change the direction of events, but each time he does he makes things worse. Evan goes back to the moment in which he agreed to take his clothes off for a child porn video made by Kayleigh’s father.
Instead of saying no or running away or calling the police, 7-year-old Evan’s second-chance decision is to explain to Kayleigh’s father in the words of his adult persona that her father shouldn’t destroy her life. Somehow, this instantly persuades him to stop molesting her.
Then college-age Evan, back in the present but of course remembering the original reality, is transformed from cool guy to frat boy, with Kayleigh transformed from suicidal waitress to happy sorority girl.
But when 7-year-old Evan showed Kayleigh’s father the error of his ways, he forgot about Kayleigh’s brother, who now, in scenario number 2, as the recipient of all of the abuse in the family, is over-protective of his sister. Disaster ensues and Evan has to find a way to go back again to try to make things work out better.
Released: 23 January 2004
Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Writer: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress
Actors: Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart, Elden Henson
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Eight friends get together for dinner while a comet is passing overhead. After a power blackout across the neighborhood, strange events start occurring. Venturing out to investigate why a particular house has lights, the friends find themselves in a world where alternate versions of themselves exist.
Released: 06 Aug 2014
Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: James Ward Byrkit
Writer: James Ward Byrkit (screenplay by), James Ward Byrkit (story by), Alex Manugian (story by)
Actors: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
A mad villain known as the “Fizzle Bomber” is on the loose. A time-traveling Temporal Agent gets close to stopping him but is injured in the explosion. With some restorative surgery and a new face, he travels back to the 1970s, where he begins his search anew.
Working undercover as a bartender, the agent meets a young man and hears an astounding story: The young man was born as a female and was once trained to be a special agent for the Space Corps but was suddenly forced to leave.
She met a man, became pregnant, and then both the man and the baby disappeared. Back in the bar, the bartender offers the young man a chance to gain his revenge. But how does it all connect to the Fizzle Bomber?
Released: 09 Jan 2015
Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Writer: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Robert A. Heinlein
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Christopher Kirby, Christopher Sommers
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
At night and on weekends, four men in a suburban garage have built a cottage industry of error-checking devices. But, they know that there is something more. There is some idea, some mechanism, some accidental side effect that is standing between them and a pure leap of innovation. And so, through trial and error, they are building the device that is missing most.
However, two of these men find the device and immediately realize that it is too valuable to the market. The limit of their trust in each other is strained when they are faced with the question: If you always want what you can’t have, what do you want when you can have anything?
Language: English, French
Released: 27 May 2005
Runtime: 77 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Shane Carruth
Writer: Shane Carruth
Actors: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Jake Gyllenhaal headlines this Sci-Fi time-travel thriller directed by Moon’s Duncan Jones from a script by Ben Ripley and Billy Ray. A bomb explodes on a Chicago train, derailing the locomotive and killing hundreds.
In an attempt to identify the bomber and prevent another larger attack on downtown Chicago, Captain Colter Stevens agrees to take part in a clandestine government experiment dubbed “Source Code,” which allows him to enter the body of a male passenger during the eight minutes before the man is killed.
But during his first trip back, Capt. Stevens fails to gather enough clues to prevent the second attack. With time quickly running out, he repeats the mission in a desperate race to head off one of the most deadly terrorist attacks ever to take place on American soil.
Released: 01 Apr 2011
Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Duncan Jones
Writer: Ben Ripley
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
A young man leads a pretty humdrum life assessing car crashes to determine if his automobile company should issue recalls to fix problems. He also suffers from insomnia and takes to attending group therapy sessions for people who have survived various diseases.
There he meets Marla, who likes him to attend these sessions, though she is neither a victim nor a survivor. His life changes when he meets Tyler Durden on a flight home. Tyler seems to be everything that he’s not and together they create a men-only group for bare-knuckle fighting.
It soon becomes all the rage with fight clubs springing up across the country and the group itself becoming an anti-capitalist domestic terrorist organization. Tyler and Marla develop a relationship leaving him often on the outside of what is going on. He soon finds that the group is out of control and after a major self-revelation decides there is only one way out.
Released: 15 Oct 1999
Runtime: 139 min
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Chuck Palahniuk (novel), Jim Uhls (screenplay)
Actors: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Dominic Cobb is a spy who instead of breaking into a person’s home, office, or even computer, gets the information he needs by getting into the person’s mind through their dreams. Cobb is also a fugitive who misses his children.
Someone approaches Cobb and wants to hire him, but instead of getting information out, the man wants Cobb to implant something, a process called “inception”, which is not easy to do. Cobb is hesitant to do it, but when the man offers to help Cobb go back to his children, Cobb agrees.
So he assembles his team, but when they begin, there are things Cobb didn’t tell his team that could jeopardize the job, and when they occur, they’re not sure if they should continue.
Language: English, Japanese, French
Released: 16 July 2010
Runtime: 148 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
That’s all from us on 7 Movies That Will Put Your Brain To Work. Which movie among these is your favourite? Do let us know in the comments below.