12 Movies That Are So Confusing, You’ll Need a Map to Follow the Plot

I can't be the only one who has watched Inception multiple times and still didn't fully understand it. Have you ever watched a popular movie that you didn't understand? You're not alone.

Recently an online discussion asked, “What movie did you just not get?” Here are the top responses to deliver this list of big-deal movies that didn't register with all audiences. 

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Another viewer admitted, “I didn't get it either until I fell in love with somebody that probably has BPD. Stacked cast, yes. But Jeniffer Lawrence's character is supposed to convey someone emotional due to losing a loved one.”

The Lighthouse (2019)

One film fan says, “It's primarily the story of Prometheus. So once considered, most of the film's themes and imagery seem far less confusing.”

American Psycho (2000)

One filmaholic says, “American Psycho. It's one of my favorite movies, so I'm not bad-mouthing it, but that ending drives me insane. I can't figure it out. It makes no sense to me. What was the point supposed to be??????” 

Cloud Atlas (2012)

A critic nominated “Cloud Atlas. I’m pretty sure you need to go on a mushroom samba to understand it."

Mulholland Drive (2001)

One commenter confessed, “It's one of the few movies I simultaneously intensely disliked but also was weirdly enchanted by, and the cowboy scene? So bizarre but also – so perfect.”

Donnie Darko (2001)

One person nominated “Donnie Darko. Do I need a website, a book, and a director's cut to understand a movie? A little exposition, please.” 

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