The best movies are the ones where after it’s over, you need to watch it again immediately.
A recent online discussion asks for examples of movies that blew our minds after we first saw them. Here are the top responses.
1. The Truman Show
Jim Carrey may be best known for his work as a comedian, but this 1998 film proved he had the chops as a dramatic actor as well.
The story is a riveting adventure from start to finish.
2. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
What I’d give to start this movie completely unspoiled. The surprise twist that not only is Arnold back, but he’s the good guy in the sequel blew moviegoers’ minds.
Even today, the action and effects hold up extraordinarily well.
Christopher Nolan‘s masterpiece uses a unique method of storytelling and tracking time.
Many fans mention that they immediately watched it again to pick up on some things they had missed.
4. The Sixth Sense
M. Night Shaymalan’s debut film featured one of the most impressive twists in cinematic history.
Careful viewers were able to pick up some hints on subsequent viewings.
5. Jurassic Park
Where do we begin? Is it the iconic theme song? The beautiful landscape and vistas?
Or is it the fact that these dinosaurs still look better than 95% of modern-day CGI effects? Honestly, it’s all of the above. Jurassic Park is a beloved classic for a reason.
6. The Prestige
We shouldn’t be surprised to see two Christopher Nolan films on our list.
With The Prestige, Nolan ensures that viewers watch closely to learn the secrets of two dueling magicians.
7. The Mist
Based on the story by Stephen King, the 2008 film features an ending that blew us away.
After a story with so many ups and downs, the movie’s ending left many movie watchers in stunned silence.
8. Life Is Beautiful
For many, the 1997 film showed us that movies are more than we thought they could be. It wasn’t just about action flicks and comedies.
Movies were magical; they could show us, for lack of a better term, that life can be beautiful, even during the worst times.
9. Gone Girl
What started as an enjoyable, albeit typical, murder mystery takes a huge turn halfway through the film.
The notion that Amy Dunne was not only alive but behind framing Nick blew our minds.
10. Star Wars
We’re talking about the original Star Wars, not the prequels or sequels.
There truly was nothing like it at the time, and it helped shape the future of the entire movie industry.
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