Mind-bending/non-linear/mind-twisting movies have a special place in my heart. So here’s a list of some non-linear movies that I’ve watched, those of which I can remember.

  1. Inception
  2. Interstellar
  3. Identity (2003)
  4. Mr.Nobody (2009)
  5. Mulholland Drive
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  7. Memento (2000)
  8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  9. Groundhog Day
  10. Black Swan (2010)
  11. Pi (1998)
  12. Shutter Island (2010)
  13. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
  14. Triangle (2009)
  15. Confessions (2010) [Japanese]
  16. Donnie Darko (2001)
  17. 3-Iron (2004) [Korean]
  18. Be With You (2018) [Korean]
  19. Fight Club
  20. The Man from Earth (2007)
  21. Source Code (2011)
  22. Birdman (2014)
  23. The Fountain (2006)
  24. Timecrimes (2007) [Spanish]
  25. Paprika (2006) [Anime]
  26. Mirage (2018) [Spanish]
  27. The Double (2013)
  28. Predestination (2014)
  29. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
  30. Primer (2004)
  31. Enemy (2013)
  32. Vanilla Sky (2001)
  33. Looper (2012)
  34. The Others (2001)
  35. Mother! (2017)
  36. Magnolia (1999)
  37. The Machinist (2004)
  38. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  39. Minority Report (2002)
  40. The Game (1997)
  41. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  42. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  43. Gone Girl (2014)
  44. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  45. Lucia (2013) [Kannada]
  46. Coherence
  47. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
  48. Her
  49. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  50. Tenet
  51. The Illusionist
  52. The Lobster (2015)
  53. Moon
  54. Split (2016)
  55. Men (2022)
  56. The Invitation
  57. The Gift
  58. The Skin I Live In
  59. Rosemary’s Baby (1975)
  60. Cypher (2002)
  61. Lucy (2014)
  62. Transcendence
  63. Source Code
  64. Maanaadu (2021) [Tamil]
  65. No Smoking [Hindi]
  66. 24 [Tamil]
  67. Deja Vu (2006)
  68. The Time Machine (2002)
  69. Dogtooth [Polish]
  70. The Sixth Sense
  71. Under the Skin
  72. Irreversible [R]
  73. The Shining
  74. Eyes Wide Shut
  75. Oldboy [Korean]
  76. Upstream Color (2013)
  77. ARQ (2016)
  78. Synchronic (2019)
  79. In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)
  80. The Signal (2014)
  81. Knowing (2009)
  82. Back To The Future (I,II,III)
  83. Videodrome (1983)
  84. Contact (1997)

And the list continues…

I have listed down the movies that I think are mind-bending or thought-provoking and I’ve excluded some (many) of them by putting them in the category of thrillers. I might update this list often, so keep an eye on this post, to look inwards, maybe?