I can't think of any other summer movie to get excited about besides Christopher Nolan's somewhat-unexpected smash Inception. Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Leonardo DiCaprio all bring serious actor cred, but it's Nolan's wizardry that's really fueling the hype.
Inception was the clear box-office winner of the weekend, racking in $60.4 million (yes, people are actually interested in a movie that provokes thought for once).
It's another psychological thriller from Nolan who successfully revived the Batman series from the horrors of its past interpretations (Batman & Robin, need one say more?), which is no small feat.
You don't have to go plunk down $10.25 to see Inception to be get tripped out — without any pharmaceutical aid. Here are the top five trippy movies of recent time (Nolan's own Memento and Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho are staples of the genre that don't have to be mentioned further).
1). Donnie Darko
Jake Gyllenhaal's and his then-more-established sister Maggie and a giant bunny rabbit with a crime fetish? Yes, you'll be creeped out.
2) Fight Club
Who can forget the celebrated adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club. Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter all make the material absolutely come alive. Brad Pitt is Tyler Durden, and you are Jack's shadow. If you can't quote from Fight Club, you don't understand Fight Club. (Bonus: Mention Fight Club on Twitter and you will get movie quotes from @IAmJacksBot)
3) Being John Malkovich
Watch folks literally (special effects wise) get inside John Malkovich's head. One of the more obscure movies that will make you laugh and desperately try to figure it all out is Being John Malkovich.
4) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
In the end, it's a very unconventionally sweet love story, but the memory-erasing and the craziness that brings you there will definitely have your head spinning.
5) Requiem for a Dream
Watch Jared Leto before he became a glam-rocker for 30 Seconds to Mars. Leto was an indie child from the start of his career, but along with Jennifer Connelly and veteran Ellen Burstyn, he makes this drug-induced movie freak viewers out.