Audiences know what to expect from a film now more than ever before. As a result, Hollywood and international cinema must work harder than ever to provide something that captures their attention and, if they’re lucky, leaves them with some unanswered questions. In most cases, a storey will severely telegraph what is happening and why it is happening. Who is the good guy and who is the bad guy, and where is the plot going? However, not all films are created equal. Some enthral audiences and leave them with unanswered questions and speculations. Below are some kind of most re-watchable movies which you have to re-watch in order to understand them.
1. Memento (2000)
Director- Christopher Nolan
Memento is a complex head-spinning journey that is a memory inside a memory. Leonard is hell-bent on avenging his wife’s death. However, because he can’t recall what happens on a daily basis owing to a condition he developed, short-term memory loss. He has to write himself note after note that he can’t remember once he falls asleep. As he tries to figure out who killed his wife. The film goes back in time to disclose each piece of the puzzle. As a result, leaving the audience as perplexed as he is. The story is loosely based on a phone conversation Pearce has with a former customer named Sammy Jankis, who he believes has the same problem.
2. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Director- Charlie Kaufman
Cotard obtains a fellowship and financial aid at the start of the film. That he may use to express himself artistically. He is motivated to create a magnificent work of art, informed by his feelings and experiences, if given the chance. After that, he assembles a cast and directs them. Meanwhile, Cotard is dealing with his own personal issues, including the loss of his daughter. Along with the fact that he is afflicted with a weird disease that is causing havoc on his body. He marries Claire, an actress in his play, after some time. As time passes, Cotard gets increasingly consumed with his artistic work. Immersing himself in it and blurring the barriers between truth and imagination. As he strains his personal and professional relationships, these distinctions become muddled for him as well. Cotard has his final moments as the screen fades to grey after a terrible warehouse accident.
3. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Director- Quentin Tarantino
The unpredictable stories of a well-dressed pair of low-level hitmen; a gangster’s statuesque moll. A double-crossing prizefighter become inextricably intertwined as the small-time crooks, Honey Bunny and Pumpkin, summon the courage to hold up their favourite L.A. diner, as they face life’s cruel irony. The dark-suited assassins, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield. They are tasked with retrieving a glow-emitting leather briefcase that belongs to their boss. The powerful crime godfather, Marsellus, but instead end up with a horrific disaster. Fortunately, with men like Mr Wolf always on hand to manage a crisis, there’s time to cool off in a long twist contest. While Butch, the proud champion boxer, takes a life-changing decision. Things will soon come full circle, as Jules and Vincent will once again find themselves in the ideal dead-end circumstance. The place right where it all started: an all-too-familiar cafeteria.
4. Vertigo (1958)
Director- Alfred Hitchcock
Madeleine is the lady who brings John “Scottie” Ferguson to high areas. As he is a retired San Francisco police investigator who suffers from acrophobia. Scottie is approached by a wealthy shipbuilder who is a college classmate. Also, wants him to accompany his gorgeous wife, Madeleine. He believes she has been possessed by a deceased ancestor who committed suicide. He fears she is going insane, possibly contemplating suicide. Scottie is sceptical at first, but once he sees Madeleine, he agrees to the task.
5. The Machinist (2004)
Director- Brad Anderson
Trevor Reznik works as a manufacturing machinist. He hasn’t slept in a year due to a severe case of sleeplessness. As a result, his physique has deteriorated to nearly nothing. He has an obsessive need to scrawl reminder notes for himself. In order to keep track of his declining weight on yellow sticky notes in his flat. Stevie is a prostitute, is the only person he trusts into his life emotionally. Though he has a crush on Maria, a single mother waitress working in an airport café. His coworkers avoid him and are suspicious of him since they don’t know what’s going on in his life that has resulted in his emaciated physical look.
Trevor feels that someone or some people – possibly one or some of his coworkers. They are out to get him, using a phantom employee named Ivan as their front. After a workplace event further alienates him from his coworkers. Along with some unusual pieces of paper he finds in his residence. Trevor may come to a genuine understanding of what has caused his insomnia as he searches for evidence of Ivan’s plots and whereabouts.
6. Inception (2010)
Director- Christopher Nolan
Dom Cobb is a master thief, the best in the deadly art of extraction, stealing priceless information from deep within the subconscious during the dream state. When the mind is at its weakest. Cobb’s exceptional ability has made him a sought-after participant in this perilous new world of corporate espionage. But it has also turned him into an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever cared about. Cobb is now being granted a second shot. Only if he can pull off the impossible, conception, would he be able to reclaim his life. Instead of pulling off the perfect robbery, Cobb and his team of experts must do the exact opposite. They must plant an idea rather than steal one. It may be the ideal crime if they succeed.
However, no amount of meticulous planning or knowledge will be enough to prepare the team for the hazardous enemy that appears to anticipate their every move. Cobb was the only one who could have foreseen the threat.
7. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Director- James Foley
The salesmen (Shelley Levene, Ricky Roma, Dave Moss, and George Aaronow) are given a tremendous incentive by Blake to succeed in a sales challenge while times are tight in a Chicago real-estate agency. What are the prizes? A Cadillac El Dorado is the first reward, a set of steak knives is the second prize, and the sack is the third prize! In this profoundly masculine society, there is no space for losers; only “closers” will obtain the good sales leads. Because there is a lot of pressure to achieve, the characters conduct a robbery, which has unintended implications for all of them.
8. The Quiet Earth (1985)
Director- Geoff Murphy
When scientist Zac Hobson wakes up in the morning, he discovers that he is seemingly alone in the universe. He drives around in circles, unsuccessfully looking for additional survivors and trying to figure out what went wrong. He begins to show signs of insanity after a few days as a result of his loneliness. Zac unexpectedly encounters Joanne, and the two remain together in search of survivors. When Zac meets the suspicious black Api, he says that he believes the anomaly was produced by a project he was working on in the government laboratory. To put an end to the experiment, the trio resolves to blow up the facility.
9. Blade Runner (1982)
Director- Ridley Scott
Rick Deckard, the grizzled former Blade Runner, is summoned out of retirement in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles of towering buildings when four rogue Nexus-6 replicants hijack a spaceship and illegally visit Earth to find their creator, Dr Eldon Tyrell. Deckard, the ruthless bounty hunter, leaves no stone unturned in the future, neon-lit metropolis in order to track down and “retire” the hazardous androids as the synthetic humanoids become increasingly desperate to find him. Rick, on the other hand, is increasingly dealing with mixed emotions.
10. Interstellar (2014)
Director- Christopher Nolan
Cooper, an ex-science engineer and pilot, is tethered to his farming land with his daughter Murph and son Tom in the near future in the American Midwest. As violent sandstorms damage Earth’s crops, the people of Earth understand that their time on the planet is coming to an end as food becomes scarce. Cooper is asked to go on a daring trip with a few other scientists through a wormhole after stumbling onto an N.A.S.A. base near his home because of his scientific intellect and ability to control aircraft unlike the other crew members. Cooper must choose between staying on Earth and risking never seeing his children in order to save the human race by finding another livable planet while Earth decays.
That’s our top 10 re-watchable picks. It was pretty similar from everybody’s list really. What are yours? Let us know in the comments below!