10 Great Movies With Out of the Box Ideas

Movies are basically visual medium to tell stories. Those stories are based on ideas. And to come up with an original idea for a movie is not an easy task. But not for some filmmakers. Directors like Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg are always looking for new ideas for their movies. And this list of out of the box movies are a testament for that.


1. Minority Report (2002)

‘Minority Report’ is one of the most interesting and best futuristic science fiction films of the 21st century which had Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise as the director-actor duo. The film is set entirely in the future around 2054. What separates this film from other science fiction films is its subject about the pre-crime Department. Director’s imagination and execution deserves special mention. The film is thought provoking and beautifully crafted and is supported by jaw dropping visual effects and the performances of all the actors.


2. Memento (2000)

The psychological thriller, starring Guy Pearce, was the film which gathered attention towards director Christopher Nolan. The film’s screenplay comprises of two parts – one is the black and white sequences and other in color, both of them structured in a way to display the entire plot. It has a terrific storyline told in a genius way backed by brilliant editing, amazing performances and complex themes.  It deceives the audience at every turn.


3. Jurassic Park (1993)

Steven Spielberg brought the untapped world of dinosaurs into cinema with this film, which initiated a change in the cinematic universe for stories that had creatures we have not seen and only heard of. The film is full of adventure from start to finish and leaves the viewer in awe of it. The visual effects of this film are impeccable and are still considered to be the truest depiction of dinosaurs. It was the most exciting beginning to a completely new world which then became the foundation for one of the most loved movie franchises of all time.


4. Interstellar (2014)

Christopher Nolan introduced the audience to the world beyond our own planet with his magnum opus which is widely regarded as an epic space adventure film but I feel that it is a kind of study and research that made people aware of things placed away from Earth. Nolan took help of physicist Kip Thorne in creating and explaining black hole, wormhole, fifth dimension and other things in the film. The direction, cinematography, background score, visual effects and performances were absolutely superb.


5. Predator (1987)

‘Predator’ is an intriguing science fiction film having the backdrop of a thriller with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the main lead actor. This film tells the story of a group of soldiers who encounter an extraterrestrial creature on a rescue mission in the forests. The visual effects are amazing considering the fact that it was released 30 years ago. The film holds attention of the viewer because of its captivating story and it is the apt background score which gives alarming feel to the film.

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  • Minority report, jurassic park, the revenant, jaws were based on books
    12 angry men was also adapted from a teleplay. So won’t really call them out of the box ideas. Though they were amazing movies