Movies expanding consciousness

List of the best mind-blowing movies selected by visitors to our site: The Tree of Life, Mr. Nobody, Yes Man, The Fountain, The Butterfly Effect, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Fight Club, The Matrix, The Thirteenth Floor, The Truman Show.

In the top there are new films of 2011, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Tree of Life (2011)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, drama
StyleMind-altering, 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.

    Mr. Nobody (2009)
    Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
    Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
    CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France
    CharactersOld man
    PlotTime travel, Meaning of life, Consciousness, Growing up, Mystery, Mystery, Fate, Death, Divorce, Depression
    PlaceMars, Parallel worlds
    StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Fancy, Makes me think

      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.

      Yes Man (2008)
      Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
      CountryUSA, Australia
      CharactersPolice, Friends, Girlfriends
      PlotHappiness, Love, Success, Depression, Money, Adventure, Fate
      PlaceHospitals, USA, Party
      StyleLight, For men, For relax, For a cozy evening, Uplifting, Soulful, Interesting, Inspirational, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Deep Meaning, Fancy

        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.

        The Fountain (2006)
        Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.2)
        Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
        CountryUSA, Canada
        CharactersDoctors, Writers, Terminally ill
        PlotDreams, Consciousness, Cancer, Death, Loneliness, Obsession
        TimeMiddle Ages
        StyleMind-altering, Expanding consciousness, 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.

          The Butterfly Effect (2004)
          Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
          Genrefantastic, thriller
          CountryUSA, Canada
          PlotTime travel, Fate, Meaning of life, Supernatural, Death, Jealousy, Love, Superpowers, Consciousness
          StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Philosophical, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering

            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.

            A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
            Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
            Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
            CharactersChildrens, Robots
            PlotArtificial Intelligence, Consciousness
            StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Makes me think, Mind-altering, 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.

              Fight Club (1999)
              Mark9 (imdb: 8.8)
              Genrethriller, drama, crime
              CountryUSA, Germany
              PlotSplit personality, Fights without rules, Fight, Consciousness, Obsession, Loneliness
              StyleWorth watching, By books, Interesting, Unexpected ending, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Deep Meaning, Philosophical, For men, Depressive, Atmospheric, Action, Makes me think, Fancy

                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.

                The Matrix (1999)
                Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.7)
                Genrefantastic, action
                CountryUSA, Australia
                CharactersHackers, Heroes
                PlotArtificial Intelligence, Multi-part, Technology, Consciousness, Rivalry, Virtual Reality, Freedom
                StyleWorth watching, Cyberpunk, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Deep Meaning, Exciting, Makes me think, Interesting, Philosophical, Spectacular

                  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.

                  The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
                  Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
                  Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
                  CountryGermany, USA
                  PlotVirtual Reality, Consciousness, Rivalry, Time travel, Investigation, Lost memory, Computer games, Computers, Technology, Cheating
                  PlaceParallel worlds
                  StyleCyberpunk, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Deep Meaning, Atmospheric

                    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.

                    The Truman Show (1998)
                    Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
                    PlotMeaning of life, Love, Intrigue, Mystery, Freedom, Cheating, Loneliness
                    PlaceSea, Forest, Islands
                    StyleWorth watching, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Smart, Makes me think, Touching, Interesting

                      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.

                      Good Will Hunting (1997)
                      Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.3)
                      CharactersJanitors, Psychologists, Geniuses, Mathematicians
                      StyleDeep Meaning, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, To cry, Philosophical

                        Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.