There are many who believe that movies are just for entertainment. Watch it once and forget about it. But what if a movie is meant to be watched twice? Think about this: Isn’t it fun that every once in a while a movie comes along that completely f**ks up your brain? Yes, you may come out irritated–or, completely mesmerized, in my case–but slowly, you have the temptation to watch the film again just so that you can fully understand it. These 10 movies are the perfect examples of films that you may have got a gist of when you first watched but never fully understood it. So, you watch it again. Here is the list of 10 movies you need to watch twice to completely understand.
Predestination’s a befitting reality to how time-travel movies are made, and how uncertain they are. It embodies a timeless traveller, revolving in time between 1945 to 1993 in search of the fizzle bomber. The movie plays Ethan Hawke as a “temporal agent” and Sarah Snook, his “predestination”.The opening scene, itself, is paradoxical start as it combines a time-loop of 3 generations. Overall, ‘Predestination’ might be the simplest movie on this list to understand but only if you pay very careful attention to each and every scene in the film. Read: Full Explanation
9. Synecdoche, New York
‘Synecdoche, New York’ is a difficult movie to watch, and even stomach. It is not something which needs to be understood; movies like this need to be observed, felt and reflected upon. Intensely cerebral, often-times shocking, ‘Synecdoche, New York’ would not appeal to everyone; it is a celebration of everything an artist aspires to be, and yet it is ultimately a tragedy, showing the flip-side of artistic ambition, where the real meets the unreal, plunging the artistic mind into the dark depths of uncertainty and depression.