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7 Perplexing Movies Like Dr. Strange

2016

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams

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This story is about an egotistical and talented neurosurgeon from New York City’s Greenwich Village. Doctor Stephen Strange loses the use of his hands after a catastrophic car accident, he immediately sets his mind on finding a cure. Normal medicine isn’t working. When Dr.Strange thinks he’s run out of options, he comes across an odd place called Kamar-Taj. This healing center is more than meets the eye. Kamar-Taj is a place where people learn to use metaphysical abilities and to protect unique artifacts.

It doesn’t take Doctor Strange very long to pick up on these magical abilities and master the martial arts. With his functional hands and new abilities, Dr. Strange must decide if he should return to the life he left behind or use his new abilities to fight a dark evil that is plaguing the world. The special effects in the Dr. Strange movie are very impressive. The warping is brilliant and perplexing. And the cast is amazing.

This movie is epic!

These other stories on the list of movies like Dr. Strange will perplex and amaze you too.

Interstellar

2014

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain

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Set in a future world, Interstellar is about a dying planet that has lost its ability to grow crops. People are famished and running out of time. The only hope for mankind is a small crew of astronauts who are willing to risk it all to save the world.

The group of interstellar travelers must find a recently discovered wormhole in outer space and hope there is a planet in this new galaxy that can sustain life. The problem is that each hour on the newly discovered planets, equal years to the people back on Earth. Will the astronauts get back in time? Or will they be engulfed by the atmospheres of the new planets?

Interstellar is a beautiful and baffling film and must be added to movies like Dr. Strange.


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The Matrix

1999

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss

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Thomas A. Anderson is leading a double life in this movie similar to Doctor Strange. During the day he’s a common computer programmer and in his spare time, he’s a notorious hacker called Neo. When Neo meets Morpheus, a legendary hacker, he is suddenly targeted by the police in this movie called The Matrix.

Morpheus becomes a mentor to Neo and shows gives him a real view of the world. A race of machines is taking over humans and imprisoning their minds in a place called the Matrix. Neo must enter the matrix with his new hacker friends to defeat the powerful machines that are threatening to overtake humanity. This exciting and enigmatic story makes you wonder about your own existence.

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The Butterfly Effect

2004

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, and Melora Walters

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Evan Treborn is a boy who suffers from horrible blackouts. These blackouts cause him to wake up somewhere else and leave him confused. His single mother and friends don’t believe him so he starts keeping a journal of these events. When Evan gets to college he finds the journals and decides to look into his past by reading his entries. This causes flashbacks that cause tremendous repercussions on his life.

The Butterfly Effect must be added to trippy, roller coaster, mind boggling movies like Dr. Strange. If one small event is changed in the past it can alter the future in a horrible way.

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Looper

2012

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt

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The black market in this futuristic world is full of time. Yes, time. Time is a valuable item and if you can afford it you can manipulate it in this movie called Looper. Mobsters buy time to eliminate whoever is next on their list. Once we understand this, we meet an assassin who is charged to kill his future self. This paradox is impossibly possible. Looper’s whole theme makes it a perfect addition to Doctor Strange movie suggestions.


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Inception

2010

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, and Ken Watanabe

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Another awesome, mind-boggling addition for Dr. Strange movie recommendations has to be Inception. Dom Cobb is a thief who doesn’t steal things, he steals ideas straight from the subconscious. There isn’t a single computer hacker that can attain the level of information that Dom can get.

Corporate espionage is the perfect place for Dom to work. Great powers come with consequences and weaknesses. Dom has paid the high price and now must seek retribution before its too late, in this brain-teasing alternative to Dr. Strange.


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Primer

2004

Starring: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, and Casey Gooden

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Primer is one of the most confusing and satisfying movies like Dr. Strange. You’ll want to pause and rewind just to keep up with the storyline, but Primer’s genius story will blow you away.

The main plot of this story is about two engineers, Robert and Phillip, who spend all their free time creating a contraption that turns out to be a time machine. The more they test their creation, the more dark consequences they encounter. Primer is time travel movie must be added to Dr. Strange alternatives.


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Project Almanac

2015

Starring: Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D’Elia, and Virginia Gardner

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David is a science nerd who wants to go to M.I.T. When David and his friends come across blueprints for a ”temporal displacement device” they can’t wait to start working on the project. During their tinkering, they discover that this device lets them manipulate time and space.

Testing the theory,  they start with small steps such as going back in time to buy lottery tickets. At time goes on the group of teens realize that time travel is dangerous and has untold consequences. Project Almanac must be added to movies like Dr. Strange because it has multiple twists and turns that eventually come full circle.

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