14 Best Trippy Movies on Netflix

There are a number of trippy movies out there that can really mess with your head. Some of the best ones are “The Matrix”, “Inception”, and “2001: A Space Odyssey”. These movies are all full of mind-bending visuals and complex concepts that can make you question reality.

If you’re looking for a movie that will mess with your mind, these are some great options to check out.

1. The Midnight Sky (2020)

‘The Midnight Sky,’ directed by George Clooney and based on Lily Brooks-Dalton’s debut novel, is a science fiction movie set in the aftermath of a worldwide catastrophe. Augustine Lofthouse, a reclusive academic who has survived a global calamity and is now confronting its consequences, is the protagonist.

When the Artic-dwelling scientist finds out that a foolish crew of astronauts is returning to Earth, he must accept responsibility for preventing them from reentering their formerly safe homes.

2. Cloud Atlas (2012)

‘Cloud Atlas’ weaves together six stories set in different times and places. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, and Hugh Grant play multiple roles in this ambitious film from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer.

Each story is linked by a comet that appears in the sky at different moments in history. The comet has a special meaning for the characters, who are all struggling with their own personal demons.

3. Inception (2010)

Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending thriller ‘Inception’ stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb, a professional thief who is able to enter people’s minds and extract their secrets.

Cobb is approached by a powerful businessman named Saito (Ken Watanabe) to perform an impossible task: planting an idea into someone’s mind. With the help of a team of experts, Cobb sets out to do the unthinkable.

4. The Matrix (1999)

One of the most iconic science fiction movies of all time, ‘The Matrix’ stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, a computer hacker who is contacted by a group of rebels known as the Matrix.

The rebels inform Neo that the world he knows is actually a simulated reality, and they offer him the chance to join them in their fight against the machines that control the world.

5. Oxygen (2021)

‘Oxygen’ is a science fiction thriller from director Alexandre Aja (‘The Hills Have Eyes’). The film stars Mélanie Laurent as a woman who wakes up in a cryogenic chamber with no memories of who she is or how she got there.

As she begins to piece together her memories, she realizes that she is being hunted by a deadly force that wants her dead.

6. Mute (2018)

Directed by Duncan Jones (‘Moon,’ ‘Warcraft’), ‘Mute’ is a noir thriller set in the future. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård as Leo, a mute bartender who is searching for his missing girlfriend.

Leo’s search takes him into the dark underbelly of the city, where he must confront some dangerous criminals.

7. I Am Mother (2019)

In ‘I Am Mother,’ a young woman (Clara Rugaard) is raised by a robot (voiced by Rose Byrne) designed to repopulate the world after a devastating nuclear war.

The woman begins to question her life and the reality she has been living in, and she must decide whether to trust the robot or rebel against it.

8. Bird Box (2018)

In ‘Bird Box,’ a woman (Sandra Bullock) and her young son are forced to flee their home after a mysterious force causes people to go insane and kill themselves when they see it.

They must navigate a dangerous world full of obstacles in order to find a safe place to hide.

9. The Discovery (2017)

In ‘The Discovery,’ scientists (Robert Redford and Jason Segel) have developed a technology that can confirm the existence of an afterlife.

While many people are eager to use the technology, some believe that it could have dangerous consequences.

10. The Endless (2017)

‘The Endless’ is a science fiction film by directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (‘Spring’). The film stars Moorhead and Callum Turner as two brothers who return to the UFO cult they fled years earlier.

As they reconnect with the cult members, they begin to question the reality of their lives and the beliefs of the cult.

11. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

In ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ a group of scientists (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, and Daniel Brühl) are conducting an experiment to harness energy from parallel universes.

However, the experiment goes wrong and the scientists are sent to a different universe where they must fight for survival.

12. Annihilation (2018)

In ‘Annihilation,’ a biologist (Natalie Portman) is sent into Area X, a section of the country that has been contaminated by an unknown force.

As she ventures into the area, she must face the dangers that await her and discover the secrets of Area X.

13. The Black Hole (1979)

In ‘The Black Hole,’ a group of scientists (Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, and Robert Forster) finds a spacecraft that has been lost in space for centuries.

As they investigate the spacecraft, they discover that it is home to a dangerous creature that threatens to destroy them all.

14.  The Gate (1987)

In ‘The Gate,’ a group of kids (Stephen Dorff and Christa Denton) find a mysterious hole in the ground that leads to another world.

As they explore the other world, they must face the dangers that await them and stop the evil creatures that live there.

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