7) Shutter Island
Directed by Martin Scorsese, “Shutter Island” (2010) has a deceptively straightforward beginning: a police inspector (Leonardo DiCaprio) comes to the titular island investigating a murder case. Once he is cut off from the mainland, odd things start happening which make it increasingly hard to tell friend from foe or even who is who.
8) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004) combines science fiction with romance. A couple in the middle of a bad break-up uses technology to erase their own memories of their relationship. Midway through the process, though, they start to have second thoughts and decide they want to hold onto their memories.
9) Usual Suspects
“Usual Suspects” (1995) is a latter-day film noir told from the POV of Kevin Spacey’s “Verbal” Kint, a disabled con artist. He is one of the only survivors of a massacre that resulted from a crime gone horribly wrong. Since most of the movie has Spacey narrating his sordid story to a police inspector, it has lots of flashbacks. The film also eventually reveals the identity of Keyser Söze, the notorious crime lord who had hired Kint and his fellows.
10) The Truman Show
“The Truman Show” (1998) takes reality television to an extreme. Jim Carrey plays Truman Burbank, the first person to have been adopted by a corporation. He is raised in and lives in an idyllic town called Seahaven that is actually a massive TV set. Everything is artificial – even the sun overhead is just a sophisticated special effect.
11) Source Code
“Source Code” (2011) combines action with questions on identity and reality. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a soldier who wakes up aboard a train in another person’s body. Since his last memories were of his plane crashing in Afghanistan, he’s understandably confused. He doesn’t have much time for contemplation, though, given that he’s now expected to find the bomb on the train.
Rated as one of the best movies on Hulu and one of the best sci-fi movies in the last decade, Interstellar follows the story behind an engineer who has to come aboard the human’s last spaceship in order to find a new suitable planet. To do that, they have to travel through a wormhole recently discovered in our solar system. From this point, the movie’s plot is going crazy as the crew is reaching the singularity. The time paradox where Cooper guides his younger self to the exact steps he did is similar to the one found in Arthur C. Clarke’s novel “2001: A Space Odyssey”.