Pop culture of which cinema is a major part keeps bringing up ways and mediums to inspire & shake us up. With infusion of creativity, enigma and surreal situations, the movies not only manage to weave magic in front of our eyes, they can also be eye openers as well carrying messages from the universe for our current situations & talking to us in subtle ways. Our time has been blessed with a plethora of mind blogging movies & I have complied a few movies here that challenge the modern day premises and beliefs on which we have built our sand castles.
As keen and naïve I am when it comes to spirituality and creativity, I always question, are we living in the reality or what we are seeing in cinema, the movies, which are a figment of someone’s imagination, are truly real but we are yet to qualify to witness such magic?
Top Six Creative Movies
- Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind
A love story set in the most bizarre setting where two ex lovers meet again after they have wiped off their memories of previous love affair, which was brutal in the best possible way. Joel is a simple guy whereas Clementine is a free spirited soul. After a fight, Clementine decides to get her memories wiped off. Following the league Joel too decides to wipe off the memories only to realize during the process that he wishes to keep the memories of his ex lover. Most of the movie’s events take place in Joel’s brain where he is trying to escape the doctors who are trying to wash off his memories. The beautiful presentation, larger than life setting and infusion of humor make it one of a kind movie. And also leaves us wanting for a system where we could have access to memory erase technology.
2. Requiem for dream
A story about dreams not coming true and usage of drugs with other hallucinatory substances to reach set goals, Requiem for a dream throws light on the current culture where money, lust and passion to have slimmer & youthful body wins over all the other real gains. Pictured beautifully, the film courses through the era of 60s or 70s where it talks about an obsessive mother, a lost son & his girlfriend & a friend. Leaving a lasting impression on the minds of the viewers it states the mental state of addicts and worse effect of over drugging oneself.
Based on intriguing themes of dream and reality, conscious and subconscious and hallucinatory drugs, inception is true piece of art that challenges our everyday thoughts. Pressing us to look deeper into our dream psyche, this movie will leave you begging for more info into the dream world. Leonardo DiCaprio, is a coveted player in the stealing genre and is known to retrieve secrets from the subconscious mind of the people. His life goes for a toss when he becomes a fugitive for stealing precious information that he illegally extracts. Just one chance to redeem himself, the movie is about a man’s attempt to be reunited with his kids, which is mind-boggling & might have to be watched twice to truly understand the deeper layers.
4. Butterfly effect
Yet another movie that challenges our understanding of the reality, Butterfly effect revolves around a young man who suffers blackouts as a child, where he is transported to a completely different reality. He starts to record these events in his journal and with his age the blackouts decrease. Once he retrieves his journal back, he gets the supernatural power to alter his life. He can redo his past and overcome the troubles that had led to the blackouts at the first place. His actions in the past change the present day condition making him go back again to change something. The surreal events in the movie will haunt you for days.
One of the most talked about and controversial movies of the recent times, Interstellar has been difficult to comprehend due to multiple theories but leaves the viewers astounded. The phenomenal film revolves around a team who goes in the space to look for healthier galaxies to survive, as Earth is unavailable to sustain healthy environment for living. Talking about fifth dimension, the movies experiment with the theory of time, wormholes, black holes, and keep us enticed with the events and happening in the movie. A great watch, it is a thrilling, thought provoking as well as a visual treat for us.
6. Tree of life
A depiction of the modern age, the story revolves around relationships, faith, beliefs and how a young boy tries to find a way to comprehend life. Focusing on the scheme of life, the story moves with jack where his life turns from magnificence to a maze and there come real twists and turns. Teaching everyday lessons as well questioning the basic premise of our understanding, Tree of life starts like a prayer and ends with a blaze of reunion with old lost souls.
Wacth these top seven creative movies and let us know how did u like them and whether they gave your creative wings a flight or not?