2001: A Space Odyssey is often considered to be the most confusing movie ever made, though the accolade isn't really ever supposed to be an insult of any kind: 2001: A Space Odyssey is an undeniably confusing movie, and though it's proven itself to be a rather impenetrable cinematic experience for the masses, there's no denying its intelligence and density. It's "confusing" because it wants you to make your own mind up about what you've seen, and to ponder its meaning because it understands the power of interpretation. Generally speaking, Hollywood doesn't like to put its money in confusing flicks, because they risk alienating audiences in doing so. When the word is used for critical purposes, "confusing" is often used as a synonym for the word "complex" - that isn't always the case, though. Here's 9 movies that wanted to appear either complex or intelligent, but wound up being unnecessarily confusing because there wasn't enough substance working beneath the surface. Or maybe there was just too much to begin with?