7. The Others
We have a movie that still gives me goosebumps just thinking about its ending. We have ‘The Others’ just like ‘The Sixth Sense’ this movie has that same spine chilling moment in it that everybody talks about. It’s a movie where you realize along with the actual three characters in the movie that they have been dead the whole time. And just like the characters in the movie you wonder that how could you possibly miss that. But unlike the characters, you get to watch it all a second time. Upon repeat viewing you’ll notice a whole load of subtle and not so subtle hints that the filmmakers had dropped into give the game away.
There’s no blood for example when the Nicole Kidman’s character pricks her finger, something it could happen to a ghost. The thick fog around the house represents the fact that ghosts can’t leave a place that they are bound to. The mother wakes up screaming from the nightmares of what she has done, killing her own children and then herself and the children also argue throughout the whole film over whether it actually happened then being killed and the list goes on and on and on.
6. The Shutter Island`
For the first half of this psychological thriller, the audience is sold the whole idea that Leonardo DiCaprio’s Teddy Daniels is a sane man dropped into an insane asylum to investigate the case of a missing patient. But through a series of twists and turns, we finally see that he was the insane one the whole time. This whole investigation was actually set up by the hospital in the hopes that Teddy would snap himself out of his own insanity. It’s one of those massive WTF moments at the end, but there were actually clues to this happening the whole time.
His partner was played by Mark Ruffalo and he struggles with holding a gun and remembering where he’s from because he’s a doctor and not a US Marshal. That’s a pretty big clue! There’s also the fact that when Teddy first arrives on the island all the guards are heavily armed and staring at him because their most dangerous prisoner is just walking around outside on his self. The first time you watch it you see the world as insanely as Teddy and you watch it a second time you see the reality of things.
5. Eternal Sunshine On The Spotless Mind
I personally wouldn’t mind watching this movie maybe twice every single day. Many fans of this movie get more and more out of it the second time around the first time watching. If you will spend most of the movie trying to figure out what order everything goes in because it seemed to be scattered everywhere. It puts you into this kind of dreamlike state where you’re not really sure what’s real or not a dream or is it a memory past or present. Just like the way they delve into Joel’s mind to delete his memories of Clementine, but by the end of the movie everything becomes clear that what we saw at the start of the movie wasn’t the first time they actually met it was the two of them reuniting because their subconscious minds had led them there even though they had forgotten each other.
Once your realize this huge fact you instantly want to jump back to the start of the movie and watch it all again. It makes that meeting on the long island railroad train about a million times more fascinating. When you’re not looking at two complete strangers hitting up instead or watching two people who were once deeply in love and they had a whirlwind relationship that ended up with them deleting each other from their own memories. Wow I actually want to go and watch it all over again just from saying that ah such a good movie, but I can’t right now.