As I explained – in this much too long post – I have decided to mine the depths of this site’s intellectual movie capital of crazy awesome movies and craft a top 25 movies list. Now, this movies list will be unlike any other movie list you’ve ever seen. Why? Because Quality and Unknowness will be equally weighted. And I built an algorithm to find and surface the crazy mindjobs that no one has heard of so that I can bring them to you in this top twenty five countdown. Our list so far:

Can’t wait to see this list grow as we find more and more movies that are below your radar… And here is the total list of every movie published so far.

Number 23 – Time Lapse

Gotta say, bringing back some of the greats, just swells my heart…Wait, what? Swells? Hahahaha. I’m such a dork. What I was TRYING to say was, man, I love mindjob movies. And it literally drives me crazy knowing that 99.999% of all movie viewers have never heard of these glorious films. But in a fairly ingenious turn of events (if I do say so myself) I decided we should find the best, and least known, of these movies. To do this, I built a algorithm that would surface the least known, but best, movies for your consideration. 

We have made it to number 23 on our list. And oh good golly miss molly… (Hahahah and you wonder if “swells” was a fluke.) is today’s movie a good one! I believe this so much, that if you disagree, and you disdain this movie, I will pass you the keys to this (money sink) movie blog, and walk away. Seriously! (OK, not literally…lawyers, settle down. My hyperbole is well known, believe you me. Any judge, reading randomly from this site, will quickly agree that I don’t actually mean half of what I say. Wait. What?) Hyperbole aside – today’s movie – number 23 of our top 25 mindjob movies, is the movie Time Lapse, and wow, is it good.

Alright, I’m going to stop fanboying about this movie, and just give you the run down of the basics for this movie, and why, if you watch it, you can be my new favorite friend.

So Time Lapse is brilliant in that it has a quick, simple setup, that quickly becomes more and more complex as the movie progresses. It’s as if Einstein walked up to you, and he let’s you know that today’s math problem will be 12 + 7. Oh, OK. Gotya Mr. Einstein. I’m picking up what you are putting down. And after you confidently scribble 19 on your legal pad, he then says… (12 + 7), squared. Oh. OK. Got it. I think I remember all the way to my Algebra and Geometry days…squared. Got it. Squared. Uh, that’s like 361. And after you give him your tentative answer for the previous question squared, he drops e=mc2 on you, and asks some craziness about black holes and what not. That’s how this movie goes. Simple. Simple, mind crushingly crazy. And sure, you can skip the e=mc2 business and just think about the results without fully understanding them. But this movie is infinitely better when you take the time to think it through.

The idea is basically that three roommates discover a machine in their apartment complex that is able to take photos, and then send them back in time. And when they learn that the machine’s inventor is dead, the trio begin all manner of havoc and chaos with the machine. To be honest, the movie is so good, I feel bad putting it at #23. And yet, this is a movie list of the lesser known mindjobby movies. I have to keep reminding myself! hahaha. But if you haven’t seen this one, I deserve a starbucks gift card and a hug from you pronto.

Now, after watching this movie, you have to promise me something. Join us over at my original breakdown page – and participate in the comments. Some of them might just ruin you more than the movie did. They do me regularly. Oh, and I also interviewed BP Cooper and Bradley King, the creators of this movie as well (I’m telling you, I loved this movie.).

Edited by, CY

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6 Responses

    • Taylor Holmes

      I’m an idiot. It’s BP Cooper and Bradley King… My apologies to Mr. Cooper and Mr. King for failing so tragically today. Gah.

      Reply
  1. Henry

    At this point, I’m guessing I’ve seen all 25 that will be on the list. List is shaping up nicely. However, I’m thinking Time Lapse is the first one that is ranked too low as it is a personal favorite for me. Looking forward to the rest of the list.

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    • Taylor Holmes

      Henry,
      I promise you, promise you, you’ve seen all 25. This is a best of list. But I am disproportionally weighting “unknownness”. But it’s unknownness for the average American. Well, actually, I have two unknownness metrics here. One from IMDB, and one from my site. If it got low reads on my site, AND it was low on IMDB, it moved it up the ladder. And then, if I rated it high, then watch out. So that is what awaits you on the top of the list. I didn’t gerrymander the results at all, I just let them be, and so to have The One I Love be at the bottom of the list? Which is just crazy… but it’s just because it is much better known than the ones further up the list. That’s all.

      But you never know. You might find a movie or two you hadn’t sleuthed out yet on the site! Keep watching. I’m sure a few of them you pointed me to. So thanks for that!
      Taylor

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  2. Bets

    This one is up there with Coherence for me! Catch something new every time I watch it!

    Reply

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