Top 10 enigmatic movies.of our time.

You saw a movie, you look a bit confused and even days after you are thinking about it. These are all symptoms of being touched by an enigmatic creation that hits you in the subconscious and leaves an impact on your brain for a long time. It works slowly and steadily and seeps inside the depths of your mind. There is one thing about these movies- either you get them or they are just plain boring for you. I have tried to compile a list, unfortunately I cannot guarantee if they are the top 10, but then who can?

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)



If you thought that Eyes Wide Shut is a straightforward movie about a jealous husband who goes out to avenge her wife's cerebral infidelity, I bet you're wrong. The fact that goes in my favor is that very few of Stanley Kubrick's movies are that simple and have multiple layers. Critics have never been Stanley's fans and even after acquiring a solid reputation in years most of them dumped this one too. Just tells you how many lesser mortals are pretending to be the judges in society. Anyways, there is plenty in this movie to shock you and those who think this is just a sex movie for adults, well guys I would say, "Shame on you guys. Go home and watch it again."

Memento (2000) 



"She's gone and the present is a trivia". It will take you some time to forget Leornard Shelby. there's a scene in the movie where Teddy calls our Lenny, Einstein, little he was aware how exactly. Well, Shelby is a genius and so is Christopher Nolan. The movie was not a box office hit as usual but I am not aware how many directors throughout the world have made movies inspires by this one. The great thing about Memento is that it never gets old. Every time you see it, you're still impressed by how it dupes you into a lie, which seems so true.

The Fountain (2006)




The Fountain is a challenging movie that connects space, love and death. Since, I was a kid I have have always turned up to the stars and have asked the question from the heavenly skies as to how we all are related to them. The Fountain seems to accomplish the same telling how  they're all interconnected. If you like this movie, you will treasure it for lifetime or else it's just not for you.


Mulholland Dr. (2001)



Even Jesus doesn't have a clue about David Lynch's recent creations. I sometimes doubt he makes movies just for himself and be happy about it as he would be the only person in the world knowing "What the hell is going on". Mulholland Drive is as enigmatic as you can possible get in Hollywood but surely won't miss the sexy pair of Laura Harring and Naomi Watts. As to David Lych, he certainly knows how to make such movies and yes you need to see it more than a couple of times.


Blade Runner (1982)



Ridley Scott must have had a real brainstorm while going through "Do androids dream of electric sheep" that he decided to make one of the most influential Sci-Fi movies of all time. Even after decades this movie is still ahead of its time. Blade Runner talks of a future where you don't know for sure if you were a human or android thanks to the advancements in technology that would make androids as complex as us. It talks about the pain of not being one among the them and the desire to break free.


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)




Even scientists at NASA were impressed by Kubrick's 2001. A movie that many saw after getting high and a movie that got others high without the use of official stuff. 2001 is a movie that is taught at movie schools and is admired by the best and worst of people around the globe. One of the most objective creations of mankind in the history of times. This movie is truly the zenith of what a filmmaker can achieve.


Donnie Darko (2001)




Donnie Darko is haunting and weird. For most part of the movie you're not aware of what's going on and nor is the protagonist of the movie, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. It is somewhere between as  Sci-Fi and a psychological thriller. For whatever it is it will keep you guessing and failing thanks to the cerebral masterpiece from Richard Kelly.


In the Mood for Love (2000)



I wouldn't lie. I haven't seen a more sexy romantic movie than this one. You'll fall in love with this one, all you have to be is  little sympathetic with the characters of this movie. In the Mood for love is like a poem of love that doesn't compromise beauty with brevity. The question is whether two people suffering from pain of love can fall in love with each other, and if not then what is it that makes them away forever.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) 



The wheel of dharma spins for real in this movie. An intersection of spirituality, lust, love and sacrifice, the Korean masterpiece comes off beautifully telling that we may shell ourselves remotely just like the house above in the center of lake but the ways of life are many and we cannot keep ourselves untouched from our own vices. The film takes you through the four seasons of nature and in what hard ways awakening comes.

Three Colors: Blue (1993) 



Though all three movies in Three color trilogy are masterpieces in case you have to choose one among them I would go for the blue one (Yes, it is my favorite color). Nobody can beat Kieslowski in his territory as he was the sole master of his technique. He never seems to be in a hurry and gives the moment the time it deserves to have. Directors like him and Kubrick leave behind a legacy and give reason to people to pursue a profession that not only needs insight and passion but also loads of talent.