Get ready for incredible psychological questions and bone-chilling suspense.
At the end of the 20th century, moviegoers were treated to many great movies. The Silence of the Lambs or Seven still represent the genre. But we decided to pick some lesser known films that can surprise you with their unique style, plot and action.
1. 12 Monkeys
This film was directed by the legendary Terry Gilliam. 12 Monkeys is a mind-bending sci-fi thriller that will make you question reality.
The movie is set in the year 2035, when a monstrous, incurable virus has wiped out five billion people. The survivors are forced to live underground.
Starring Bruce Willis in a career-defining performance, the story follows criminal James Cole, who volunteers for a dangerous journey in a time machine. He must travel back in time to help scientists find the source of a terrible virus and solve the mystery of the "Twelve Monkeys".
With its non-linear narrative and complex plot, the movie keeps you guessing until the very end. It explores themes of mental illness and the blurred line between reality and perception.
2. Open Your Eyes
Directed by Alejandro Amenabar, this Spanish psychological thriller challenges the audience's perception of reality.
The movie is about a handsome and rich guy, Cesar, who accidentally falls in love and steals a girl from his friend. In a cruel twist of fate, the character's face becomes ugly as a form of punishment.
Open Your Eyes will leave no one indifferent to the issues of identity and love.
3. Funny Games
Directed by Michael Haneke, Funny Games is a disturbing and thought-provoking thriller that takes a unique approach to the genre.
The movie tells the story of two sadists who show up at a couple's picturesque lake house. Pretending to be their neighbors, they kill the couple's dog and then offer the owners a bizarre wager.
What sets Funny Games apart from other thrillers is its self-awareness and commentary on violence in the media. Haneke deliberately breaks the fourth wall, forcing the audience to confront its own voyeuristic tendencies.