5 movies that will fry your mind and leave it well and truly blown

How many of these have you seen?

Here are 5 movies that are just, well, themselves. Bordering the enigmatically fine line between genius and insanity they will leave you with a thousand unanswered questions. Have a look at the trailers below for our favourite cinematic picks of the WTF variety.

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Inland Empire (David Lynch, 2007)

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Nikki (Laura Dern), an actress, takes on a role in a new film, and because her husband (Peter J. Lucas) is very jealous, her co-star Devon (Justin Theroux) gets a warning not to make any romantic overtures — especially since the characters they play are having an affair. Both actors learn that the project is a remake of an unfinished film in which the stars were murdered.

A Field in England (Ben Wheatley, 2013)

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Two men capture a small group of deserters during England’s civil war. After the captives ingest some wild mushrooms, they fall victim to the powerful energies of a mystical field.

Bad Boy Bubby (Rolf de Heer, 1994)

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After being kept a prisoner in his own home for 35 years, a man (Nicholas Hope) accidentally kills his parents and escapes into the real world.

Valhalla Rising (Nicholas Winding Refn, 2010)

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In 11th-century Scandinavia, an enslaved man dubbed One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen) because of an old facial wound stages a violent uprising against those who imprisoned him. One Eye links up with Eirik (Ewan Stewart) and other Christian fanatics who aim to use their muscle to spread God’s word. Headed for Jerusalem, One Eye and his shipmates must cope with crew infighting and attacks from the coastline. But the journey’s challenges are only a harbinger of even greater brutality.

Audition (Takashi Miike, 2001)

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This disturbing Japanese thriller follows Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), a widower who decides to start dating again. Aided by a film-producer friend (Jun Kunimura), Aoyama uses auditions for a fake production to function as a dating service. When Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami (Eihi Shiina), they begin a relationship. However, he begins to realize that Asami isn’t as reserved as she appears to be, leading to gradually increased tension and a harrowing climax.


Written by MarkCross

Assignment Editor for Press On This. Twitter @MarkCrossPOT

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