10 Movies Nobody Could Stop Thinking About

These movies entered your mind and never left.

Scarlett Johansson Under The Skin

While there's nothing wrong with an undemanding movie that you stop thinking about the second it's over, there's also nothing quite like a film that sticks around and sets up shop in your mind, lingering there for weeks, months, years, or even decades.

An easy sign of a great movie is one that you can't get out of your head - its themes, ideas, characters, and story feel totally unique, and the moment the film is over, you know you've just seen something extremely special.

And so, inspired by this recent Reddit thread on the very subject, here are 10 films which nobody could stop thinking after that glorious first viewing.

Some were simply impressively creative and imaginative works of cinema, while others offered up a vision and atmosphere so vivid it felt like you lived it.

The common thread among these 10 movies, though, is that they said something genuine about the human condition, forcing audiences to look inward at themselves and consider who they really are. Such is the power of cinema expressed in perhaps its grandest form of all...

10. Under The Skin

Scarlett Johansson Under The Skin

Under the Skin certainly isn't a movie that'll work for everyone, but it is a movie that, well, has its title for a damn good reason.

Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi film about an alien humanoid (Scarlett Johansson) preying on men in Scotland is like no entry into the genre you've ever seen before.

While at first glance it might seem like the "arthouse" equivalent of Species - given that Johansson's alien uses her sexuality to lure men to their doom - Glazer focuses instead on just how fundamentally weird the human experience would be to an outside entity.

With brilliantly restrained detachment, Johansson expertly portrays a creature struggling to make sense of Earth and the strange people on it, while Glazer avoids most of the expected genre elements in favour of a more grounded, often horrifyingly realistic treatment.

And above all else, there's a scene involving a beach and a baby boy that'll haunt your dreams for weeks, whether you love or hate the film.


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