Consciousness Movies

List of the best mind-blowing movies selected by visitors to our site: A.I. Artificial Intelligence, A Beautiful Mind, The Truman Show, The Tree of Life, Channel Zero, Hello, My Name Is Doris, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Banker, Land, Judas and the Black Messiah.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Duration02:26
CharactersRobots, Childrens
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Adoption
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Makes me think, Expanding consciousness

A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Inventors
PlotLove, On real events, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Fascinating, Smart

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

The Truman Show (1998)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Loneliness, Intrigue, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceSea, Islands, Forest
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

The Tree of Life (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersDinosaurs
StyleMind-altering, Philosophical, Expanding consciousness

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Channel Zero (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:45
CharactersMonsters, Psychologists
PlotSupernatural, Supernatural, Missing people
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTense, Depressive

A horror anthology series inspired by “Creepypasta” online tales.

Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLosers
PlotDancing, Friendship, Loneliness, Computers, Fate
PlaceOffice
StyleLight, Cute

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersChildrens, Losers, Fish, Poor
PlotFlooding
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Gloomy, Touching

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe—for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

The Banker (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersScammers
PlotFight, Money, Friendship
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.

Land (2021)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersIndians, Nurses
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Depression, Hunting, Meaning of life
PlaceMountains, Forest
StyleDeep Meaning, Womens in main roles, Depressive

Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again.

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersFBI
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Revolution, Death
PlacePrison, Hospitals, Chicago, USA
StyleVital signs

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

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Hitman: Agent Jun (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, comedy
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersArtists, Writers, Former Special Agent
PlotChase, Skirmishes, Family life
StyleExciting

Jun is a top agent of the National Intelligence Service who can strike down dozens of terrorists in one fell swoop. Disenchanted with his life, Jun disguises his death and succeeds in leaving the NIS to lead a normal life as a family man and fulfill his dream of becoming a webtoon artist. However, his unexciting webtoons are ignored by readers and even his wife. Depressed and angry at himself, Jun suddenly draws a webtoon of his past as a secret agent.

Source Code (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTerrorists
PlotLove, Time travel, Investigation, Body exchange, Death
PlaceTrains, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

7 from Etheria (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlotTime travel, Slavery, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Seven female directors present seven short films.

The Strange Ones (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Friends, Criminals
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Passion, Investigation
PlaceCaves, Forest, Hotels, USA, Small cities
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is the feature film version of the 2011 short film going by the same name.

Landline (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Fathers, Sisters
PlotFriendship, Mystery, Cheating
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleFascinating, Smart

A teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan during the 1990s discovers that her father is having an affair.

Fun Mom Dinner (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersTeens, Jews, Family, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotFriendship, Divorce, Parenting
PlaceParty, USA
StyleLight, Fascinating

Four women, whose kids attend the same preschool class, get together for a "fun mom dinner". When the night takes an unexpected turn, these unlikely new friends realize they have more in common than just marriage and motherhood.

Sandy Wexler (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
PlotLove, Adventure, Obsession, Friendship, Fate
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, Light, Soulful, Fascinating, Smart

When a hapless but dedicated talent manager signs his first client who actually has talent, his career finally starts to take off.

Ashby (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersTeens, CIA, Hired assassins, Killers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Fate, Moving
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, Light, Cute, Smart

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

Ender's Game (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersChildrens, Geniuses, Heroes, Soldier, Gifted children
PlotWar, Adventure, Alien invasion, Space wars, Saving the World
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:34
CharactersArtists, Writers, Artists
PlotTime travel, Magic, Vacation, Fate, Dreams
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.




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