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5 Mind Bending Movies Like Inception

2010

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

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The Inception movie is a story about a master thief who steals in a non-conventional way. Dom Cobb can enter people’s minds, giving him the power to extract deep dark secrets from his victims. Dom’s unique ability makes him a valuable player in the world of corporate espionage. His ability also makes him lose everything that is important to him and marked as an international fugitive.

Redemption is the only option for Dom. He gets offered one last job that could make everything better, but this time he must plant a thought in someone’s mind instead of extracting it. A dangerous enemy is waiting and no amount of tedious planning can prepare Dom for this heist. Here are 5 more movies like Inception that keep you thinking even after the story is over. Some even have to be watched a few times to fully understand.

Shutter Island

2010

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mark Ruffalo

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Here is a film that brings us back to 1954, to Boston’s, Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. Teddy Daniels, a U.S. marshal, is covering the case of the disappeared patient. He has his own personal reasons for accepting the case.

The more Teddy investigates, the more he wonders if everything is tied together, if you loved movies like Inception, then you’ll love Shutter Island. During his investigation, a freak hurricane cuts off all communication to the outside. Patients escape, chaos ensues, and Teddy wonders if he is losing his mind and own sanity. Like the Inception film, this movie will blow your mind.


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The Adjustment Bureau

2011

Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and John Slattery

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David Norris gets a look at his fate in this movie similar to Inception. He is not happy with what he sees so he decides to follow a different path. Elise Sellas is a beautiful ballerina that has caught David’s attention. He pursues her and knows he has made the right choice, she is the love of his life.

Unfortunately, Fate doesn’t like the path he chose and has sent henchmen from the Adjustment Bureau to deviate David’s choice. Will David accept the preordained path, or will he try his luck against Fate itself? The Adjustment Bureau is a great addition to Inception movie recommendations.


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Source Code

2011

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, and Vera Farmiga

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Source Code is about Army Captain Colter Stevens. Colter is part of a special program, he can enter another person with his own consciousness for 8 minutes. A bomb has been planted on a train. Colter must use the special program to enter the body of a teacher and for 8 minutes at a time, gather clues, in hopes of finding the bomber before it’s too late. Watch this mind-blowing film in movies like Inception and try to find the bomber before Colter.


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The Game

1997

Starring: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, and Deborah Kara Unger

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Nicholas Van Orton is a wealthy loner, he even spends his 48th birthday alone. His estranged drug addicted brother suddenly comes to visit Nicholas and gives him a card granting him access to something called the C.R.S. (Consumer Recreation Services) Nicholas refuses to go at first but curiosity gets the better of him, leading him to C.R.S. Nicholas is about to have all sorts of bad things happen to him. The Game is about to start and Nicholas will have to quikly learn the rules if he wants to make it out alive.


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Black Swan

2010

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, and Vincent Cassel

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Ballerinas are ruthless and determined. Exactly like Nina. Dancing has consumed her life and adding to the pressure is her suffocating mother, Erica. Thomas Leroy, the artistic director, is looking for a new lead to Swan Lake. He needs someone who can play both the White Swan, grace and innocence, and the Black Swan, cunning and sensual.

Nina is perfect for the part, but so is Lily. The girls start as rivals but the relationship between them soon turns twisted. Black Swan is counted among movies like Inception because it dives into the mind and makes it awkward to step back into reality once it’s over. Black Swan will make you question reality, just like the Inception full film.

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