Time travel: see some cool dinosaurs, noogie Albert Einstein, kick Hitler in the balls, all good stuff; well, not so much in these seriously trippy sci-fi tales, in which the present starts looking real good.
The protagonists on this list relationship to reality must be described as 'it's complicated'; watch as madness seeps through the cracks, aided by frankly ineffective asylums, lack of sleep, and drugs.
Movies in the vein of 'Jumper' or 'Limitless': where normal people are granted supernatural abilities, only to learn the wisdom of Uncle Ben's adage 'with great power comes great responsibility'. Mainstream superhero movies excluded in favor of more realistic, and often grittier, narratives.
Fast-paced movies like Memento, featuring amnesiacs in a race against time to discover their true identities, regain their lives, and dodge whoever's responsible for the whole mess in the first place! Check out 'Unknown' for Liam Neeson in one of his finest roles!
This harrowing collection of dramas depicts the effects of sexual assaults on the victims who survive, and the courage they must possess to pursue justice against their attackers. Make sure to give 'The Accused' a watch for one of the most challenging legal thrillers of all time.
Decade hopping mobsters, covert government operations, and institutionalized time-travelers whose journeys may only take place in their heads. You're guaranteed to be left scratching your head after checking out these chronologically crafty thrillers!
A disturbing collection of contemporary thrillers, featuring some of the most harrowing performances of all time from actors like Christian Bale in 'The Machinist', Brad Pitt in 'Fight Club' and Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Zodiac'. Yoga for your mind!
Because who says science can't be romantic; watch these lovers battle oppressive technocracies, impending planetary disaster, and the ravages of time itself with this list of the very best 21st century sci-fi romances.