a donnie darko tale

hyunjoongs-eternal-henecian  asked:

I'm a huge horror movie fan and I'm looking for psychological horror/suspense movies. You know, movies with themes you have to study outside of it to understand. Like "As Above So Below" (philosophy) and "The Borderlands" (gods). Any suggestions?

Oh, gosh…I could have sworn I already had a list of psychological horror films, but I can’t find it for the life of me!  Let’s see here:

  • Repulsion (1965)
  • Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  • The Vanishing (aka Spoorloos) (1988)
  • Funny Games (1997)
  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Cape Fear (1962)
  • Pin… (1988)
  • Altered States (1980)
  • A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
  • Mulholland Dr. (2001)
  • Session 9 (2001)
  • Lake Mungo (2008)
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
  • The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Black Swan (2010)
  • Citadel (2012)
  • Cure (1997)
  • The Tenant (1976)
  • Private Parts (1972)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Frozen (2010)
  • The Brood (1979)
  • High Tension (aka Haute tension) (2003)
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  • Hard Candy (2005)
  • Pi (1998)
  • Frailty (2001)
  • Secret Window (2004)
  • Pontypool (2008)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • Pig (1998)
  • Audition (1999)
  • The Uninvited (2009)
  • The Babadook (2014)
  • Misery (1990)
  • Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
  • Don’t Look Now (1973)
  • Perfect Blue (1997)

I’m sure I’m missing quite a few good ones, but hopefully that’s at least a decent sampling to start with. :D

Recommended Viewing

Titles in bold are currently available on Netflix.

  • Her: A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.
  • Silver Linings Playbook: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
  • Submarine: 15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.
  • American Psycho: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
  • Fight Club: An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more…
  • The Wolf of Wall Street: Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
  • American Hustle: A con man along with his seductive partner is forced to work for a wild FBI agent who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
  • Memento: A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
  • Inglorious Basterds: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner’s vengeful plans for the same.
  • Trainspotting: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
  • Django Unchained: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
  • Pulp Fiction: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
  • Donnie Darko: A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
  • Louie (Series): The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York.
  • Lost (Series): The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.
  • Breaking Bad (Series): To provide for his family’s future after he is diagnosed with lung cancer, a chemistry genius turned high school teacher teams up with an ex-student to cook and sell the world’s purest crystal meth.
  • Annie Hall: Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
  • True Detective (Series On HBO): The lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, become entangled during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.
  • Fargo: Jerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen’s bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
  • Arrested Development (Series): Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.
  • The Office (Series): A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
  • Parks and Recreation (Series):The absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (Series): Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

That’s right, they will pay you a dollar if you take S. Darko