Top 7 Best Mind-Bending Movies Like Inception - Endless Popcorn

Movies Like Inception

Who else had their mind absolutely warped after watching Inception!? Because the movie completely demolished our minds, especially with the indecisive and controversial ending! So are there any films that will make you rethink reality the same way Inception did? Yes, there is! In this list, we have gathered some movies like Inception that will mess with your mind just as much or maybe even more! So, if that piques your interest, keep on reading to find out just what we have in store for you!

1. Source Code

Imagine being able to live the last moments of someone else’s life, through their eyes! That really does sound like some sort of secret government program that could be in the works! This movie transports you to a reality where such a thing is possible! This was one hell of a film, and we definitely recommend you give it a watch!

Source Code Movie Description

Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) takes part in a highly secret military program that helps prevent major catastrophes. The program allows him to experience the last minutes of a man’s life named Sean Fentress, who dies in a bombing on a train. Colleen Goodwin (Vera Farmiga) tasked Colter with finding out who the bomber’s identity is before a second bomb goes off killing even more innocent​ people.

2. Looper

This is possibly the most confusing movie on here, at least until the end! This film completely destroys your perception of reality and time travel! It is also one of the gorier films on this list! So, if you want some non-stop action as well, then this is the film for you!

Looper Movie Description

Loopers are hitmen hired to kill people sent to them from the future. One Looper named Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) may be the best in the business, killing every target that’s ever been sent to him. However, all that changes when his own future self appears in front of him. When his bosses send back his old self for Joe to “close the loop”, for the first time ever, Joe fails at killing his target. Did Joe put his own life and possibly the entire timeline in jeopardy?

3. Interstellar

You already know that Interstellar had to make this list! This film takes you for one hell of a ride mentally! It’s an absolutely stunning movie, and it’s also pretty accurate when it comes to the science behind it! If for some reason you haven’t seen it then go watch it now!

Interstellar Movie Description

Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former NASA pilot, may have one more important mission on the horizon. The Earth has begun a second Dust Bowl and a vigorous crop blight has started killing off the planet’s population. To save the rest of humanity, a NASA physicist named Professor Brand (Michael Caine) and his team have discovered a wormhole that has opened within the solar system.

The wormhole offers a pathway to planets that have the potential to support human life. Lead by a mysterious force to take on this mission, Cooper must travel through the wormhole with his team to determine which planet suits humanity’s needs the best. However, if they fail, this may be the end of the human race meaning that leaving his family behind may have been in vain.

4. The Adjustment Bureau

Are you absolutely sure that you are in complete control of your life? What if someone has already pre-determined your actions in life and you don’t actually have free-will? Well, find out what David does in this situation! If you haven’t seen this film, it is fantastic and worth the watch!

The Adjustment Bureau Movie Description

David Norris (Matt Damon), a politician about to win a Senate seat, meets a stunning ballerina and attempts to begin a relationship with the dancer. However, as David will soon find out, he may not be in control of his life, and something may have already pre-determined everything that happens to him. Mysterious men and events try to keep David and Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt) as far apart as possible. Now, David must fight against fate if he wants any chance of being with the girl he loves.

5. Predestination

Would you be a time-traveling agent if you had the chance? It may sound cool at first, but after seeing the hell that this man has been through we most likely wouldn’t take the job! This film is amazing and has a ton of action that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time!

Predestination Movie Description

A time-traveling temporal agent has chased a bomber known as the “Fizzle Bomber” throughout time but has never managed to catch him. During a mission, the agent sufferers a near-fatal injury which requires him to have facial reconstruction surgery. After his recovery, the agent he works for gives him one last assignment. He must stop the elusive bomber from killing thousands of innocent people. However, this time, the temporal agent may have some help.

6. Catch Me If You Can


This right here is an absolute classic! We get to watch young Leonardo DiCaprio as a pure genius criminal! If you have not seen this film, then you are really missing out! Go and watch it now if you haven’t! We highly recommend it!

Catch Me If You Can Movie Description

Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) has accomplished more than most criminals before his 18th birthday. By the time Frank turned 17, he had become one of the best bank robbers in history. However, Frank now has an FBI Agent named Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) on his tail. Though Agent Carl has made Frank his only concern and objective, he will soon learn that Frank is always one step ahead of him.

7. Shutter Island

For the final film on this list, we have decided to go with Shutter Island! This film will do an absolute number on your mind and will have your whole world spinning! If you haven’t given this one a watch yet, go ahead and do so now!

Shutter Island Movie Description

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) make their way to the Ashecliffe Hospital, an insane asylum isolated on an island. The hospital needs their assistance after the escape of a murderous patient named Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer). However, when a storm hits, the two partners end up stuck on the island. Now stuck in the hospital with criminally insane inmates, the two Marshals begin to uncover the disturbing truth about the Ashecliffe Hospital.

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