12 Mind-Blowing Movie Moments That’ll Leave You Frantically Googling

There are movies that you put on in the background while doing the last of the day's mindless work, and then there are these. Some movies require your full, undivided attention.  

In fact, some movies even require you to keep the Google tab open, as they involve concepts and references that go well beyond common knowledge. If you're looking for a few flicks that will make you think, this is the list for you.

Primer (2004)

One user recalled: “I lost a week of my life to this film because I couldn't think about anything else. Watched it a few times and read every article and diagram I could come across.” 

The Man from Earth (2007)

A plot that involves Mesolithic cultures, the Old Stone Age, Sumeria, Buddha, and many other themes will place fans of alt-history in familiar territory. 

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Like Twin Peaks and Blue VelvetMulholland Driver leaves the viewer guessing at every turn. The Hollywood backdrop is rife with symbolism that will be catnip for academic cinephiles. 

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

The lore surrounding 2001: A Space Odyssey and the filming of the moon landing is legendary fodder and is well worth a night's worth of Google searches. 

Eraserhead (1977)

With Lynch's Eraserhead, we encounter the rare film that revolves around a child's deformity. This is a movie you'll want to view when stone-cold sober, as it has all the makings of a bad trip. 

Blue Velvet (1986)

Blue Velvet, a neo-noir mystery that casts Dennis Hopper as a sadistic antagonist and keeps you guessing throughout, will make you question the true nature of the world you encounter everyday. 

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