7 Science Fiction films that will leave you dumbfounded: Things you need to know: We are not claiming that the films listed below are absolutely the best you can get when it comes to science fiction but let me tell you one thing, these films are those which will captivate your mind for a long time and will leave you wondering "What the hell did just happen?" Here it goes: OXV: The Manual(2013): Written and Directed by: Darren Paul Fisher. We all live in a world where divisions are created by us. But imagine a parallel universe, or maybe an improvised version of the one we are living in where natural forces itself do all the hard work of setting up barriers between us. A world where children are born with their bodies operating at a particular frequency and this frequency acts as a benchmark for the emotions, intellectual brilliance of an individual and also 'luck'. This movie focuses on the romantic interactions between two opposite individuals, Zak(Daniel Fraser) and Marie(Eleanor Wyld), which causes adverse effects on the society, as natural laws seem to rebel. Clearly, "opposites attract" doesn't work in this case. While Zak has an incredibly low frequency allowing his emotions to get the better of his intelligence, Marie's fate is just the opposite. The idea of emotions never affecting her creates a void in her life. The actual delight comes when both of them try to work things out in spite of the physical forces which seem to defy them at every step. Mr. Nobody(2009): Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael. This sci-fi movie revolves around the life of the last mortal aged 118 years, Nemo Nobody. Human race has seemed to achieved a state of quasi-immortality. The year is 2092 and 118 year old, Nemo Nobody(played by Jared Leto with some convincing make-up) is being interviewed for being the last mortal. The movie also talks about the endless possibilities that exist at each stage in our lives and the different outcomes portraying how our life would have been in all the other cases. Well, that's one way of putting it. We get to see the major decisions in his life at three stages: his parents divorcing each other when he is 9, falling in love at 15 and his settled life in mid thirties. Each stage has three different layers which talk about the infinite different paths that may co-exist simultaneously. Confusing, eh? Donnie Darko(2001): Directed by: Richard Kelly. Chances are, you have already seen this one. A sci-fi thriller which has a lot to offer. A troubled teenager who has been instructed to get out of his own house by a 6 feet figure, someone in a rabbit costume, while a jet engine crashes in his own bedroom. The figure says, "28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. That is when the world will end." Darko comments back with a queer expression, "Why?" I haven't met any person who has understood all the details of this movie at one go. So don't feel bad if you need to spend some time researching on the movie to understand it after you have watched it. It's an innovative and unique piece of work. Watch the movie to find out more. Coherence(2013): Directed by: James Ward Byrkit. Shot in just one single location, this is one mind bending movie where 'a lot of' parallel universes clash. The Man from Earth(2007): Directed by: Richard Schenkman. What if a person comes up to you and claims to be a Cro-Magnon(or Magdalenian caveman, a common name used to describe the first early modern humans that lived in the European Upper Paleolithic)? In other words, a man who has lived for over 14,000 years? Not only that, but he lays down all the geological and physical changes that took place over all those years in a chronological manner. But hey! Anyone who has done proper research can do so. But the point is how tactfully he enfolds events that have happened over all these years and certain incidents which leave his fellow workers wondering whether to believe his story or not. Either way they cannot disprove him. The film is all about the intellectual interactions between a professor, John Oldman(pun intended), who claims to be a Cro-Magnon and his fellow colleagues who have organised a farewell party for Mr. Oldman. A captivating concept that will leave us wondering whether he is lying, playing a prank, or really telling the truth! Primer(2004): Directed by: Shane Carruth. Talk about thought provoking, low budget films? This film was made in just $7000 and for me it's the best and the most complicated sci-fi movie ever made. Critics claim that this is the most realistic time travel movie and very rightly, you'll need to watch this more than just once to pacify your senses. Well, I came across this over the internet: "This thing makes Inception look like a fast food commercial" and I kind of agree with that. Upstream Colour(2013): Directed by: Shane Carruth. After Primer, this is Shane Carruth's best piece of work undoubtedly. Nothing more. P.S: If you haven't watched any of these, make sure you download it right away. You sure wouldn't want to miss out. And also, comment your favourite science fiction flicks below.