Movies expanding consciousness

List of the best mind-blowing movies selected by visitors to our site: The Butterfly Effect, Inception, Archive, Mr. Nobody, Fight Club, Peaceful Warrior, Shutter Island, A Distant Neighborhood, The Pursuit of Happyness, Solaris.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Time travel, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural
PlaceHostel
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA
CharactersGeniuses, Robots, Heroes, Scientists, Cyborgs
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Relationship, Obsession, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Serious, Expanding consciousness, Disturbing

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI, and his latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs—being reunited with his dead wife.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersImmortals, Old man
PlotTime travel, Puzzles, Death, Depression, Mystery
PlaceMars, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersLosers
PlotFight, Fights without rules, Obsession, Split personality, Loneliness
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:00
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotFriendship, Gymnastics, Mystery, Rehabilitation
StyleMind-altering, Inspirational, Soulful, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPsychopath, Doctors
PlotPuzzles, The escape, Investigation, Split personality, Chase
PlaceSea, Islands, Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryBelgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens
PlotTravel, Life, Family life
PlaceSchool, Trains, Cemetery, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Serious

Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also try to understand the reasons for his father’s mysterious departure. Can you change the past by living it again?

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersBusinessmen, Parents, Poor
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Deep Meaning, Vital signs, Serious

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:49
CharactersImmortals, Scientists, Psychologists, Astronauts
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy, Dreams
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Psychedelic, Makes me think

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:56
PlotTime travel, Travel, Mystery, Fulfillment of desires, Dreams
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleDeep Meaning, Fancy

An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:42
CharactersInvestigators
PlotTime travel, Puzzles, Death, Supernatural
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot

A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Spain, France, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration02:22
CharactersTeens, Robots, Heroes, Family, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Teleportation, Fate
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Beautiful, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersWriters, Psychiatrists, Actors
PlotObsession, Depression
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart, Fancy

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Multi-part, Technology, Freedom
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Dystopian, Mind-altering

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Time travel, Puzzles, Depression, Jealousy
PlaceTrains, USA, Office
StylePopular, Romantic, Exciting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersDoctors, Immortals, Writers, Terminally ill
PlotPuzzles, Obsession, Loneliness, Death, Cancer
PlaceSpain
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleMind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, Finland, USA, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:58
CharactersGangsters
PlotBank robbery, Revenge, Slavery, Betrayal, Mystery
PlaceMountains, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Smart, Explicit scenes, Makes me think

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:40
CharactersProgrammers
PlotTime travel, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Computer games, Investigation
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleMind-altering, Atmospheric, Deep Meaning, Makes me think, Cyberpunk

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersStrong women, Family
PlotJustice
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Soulful

Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he'd always dreamed he'd be as a little kid. When his ailing father can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home-school them. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPolice, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Adventure, Money, Friendship, Depression
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA
StyleInteresting, Mind-altering, Light, Inspirational, Soulful

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Loneliness, Intrigue, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceSea, Islands, Forest
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersCooks, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotTime travel, Vacation, Success, Dreams, Holidays
PlaceHotels, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Deep Meaning, Touching

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Geniuses, Writers, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotSuperpowers, Money, Experiments, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Smart

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Duration02:03
CharactersTeachers, Family
PlotDeath
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Deep Meaning, Touching

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersKillers
PlotPuzzles, Revenge, Investigation, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Philosophical

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:43
CharactersMutant, Scientists, Writers, Soldier, Clairvoyants
PlotFulfillment of desires, Meaning of life, Fog
PlaceChernobyl
TimePost apocalypse
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded desires are granted.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersMusicians, Astronomers
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
StylePhilosophical, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens
PlotTime travel, Basketball
PlaceParallel worlds, Small cities
StyleTouching

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Military, Disabled people, Friends
PlotLove, War, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSpace, Fantastic worlds, Mountains, Forest
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Mind-altering, Beautiful

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.





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