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    21 Movies That — Simply Put — Confused The Absolute Heck Out Of People

    If "I'm sorry, what?!" was a genre.

    Listen — we've all watched a movie at some point in our lives where, as the credit rolled, the only reaction we could muster was: "Huh?!"

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    Well, this week redditor u/MigosFritos asked, "What movie left you completely confused in terms of the plot?" and people were ready to be open and honest about the movies they found to be a little...

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    So, with all of that in mind, here are just a few of the most perplexing plots shared:

    1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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    MGM

    "Probably an obvious answer."

    u/PapaTwoToes

    2. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

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    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "Though, that was mainly because there were multiple plots going on at once that weren't connected in any way until the end, and I had a hard time following them all. Every few minutes, I was like, 'All right, so now we're back to focusing on this...wait, what was happening here again?'"

    u/DonnyMox

    3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

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    Universal Pictures

    "There was just way too much creative license for me to know what the heck was going on. My brain kind of flatlined when I saw some of my favorite dinosaurs looking all wrong. The part when the T-Rex blood was used to heal a raptor was when I just couldn't pay attention anymore."

    u/EveryBase427

    4. Donnie Darko (2001)

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    Pandora Cinema

    "It's a brilliant movie and I've seen it many, many times — but I still have no idea what it's about."

    u/Scallywagstv2

    5. Tenet (2020)

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    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "It's not as bad when you can watch it with subtitles."

    u/mattcruise

    6. The Room (2003)

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    TPW Films

    "The first time I saw it was with a friend who told me how 'gloriously bad' it was, so we both got a bit drunk before watching it. It was more just glorious levels of 'What the hell is going on?!'"

    u/Adora_Vivos

    7. Quantum of Solace (2008)

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    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "It's a Bond movie. I have seen it several times, but fail to get the actual plot."

    u/OldMork

    8. I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

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    "I couldn't really wrap my brain around that one."

    u/EerieArizona

    9. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)

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    "Like, it’s not complicated or super-confusing, but after all these years, I‘m still not actually sure what the underlying plot of the film (on its own, without the context of the trilogy) was."

    u/JohnBrown1ng

    10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

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    StudioCanal

    "I bet if I watched it again I’d get it, but I was pretty lost the first time around."

    u/Thirty_Helens_Agree

    11. Cloud Atlas (2012)

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    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "One of the VERY few movies I've started watching and never at any point finished. Also, the only movie I've sat down and watched for over an hour and said, 'What the actual hell am I watching?' I had literally ZERO idea what was going on or what it was about."

    u/Myrdok

    12. Mulholland Drive (2001)

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    Universal Pictures

    "It doesn’t make any sense at all."

    u/Tipsy_Danger

    13. Black Swan (2010)

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    "I know it’s one of those psychological thrillers, but I feel like I’m a few cards short of a full deck every time I watch those. The first time I watched the end of this, I thought the big reveal was that she really was a swan all along...I think I missed the mark on that one."

    u/NotTheBelt

    14. Frozen 2 (2019)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "My main question was: What is the plot? I asked some friends, and they got confused, too. Think about it: there are some characters running around and singing...but what was it about?"

    u/Watershipper

    15. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

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    Sony Pictures Classics

    "I was confused as to what the plot was — apart from existential dread."

    u/admadguy

    16. Shutter Island (2010)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "I've watched it three times and I'm still not sure if Leonardo DiCaprio is mentally unstable, or if it's all a conspiracy — but I guess that was the point."

    u/CrankaWhiskour

    17. Chinatown (1974)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "I've watched it twice and still have no idea what the point was."

    u/DeliciousAge8966

    18. Southland Tales (2006)

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    Sony Pictures

    "I watched it, then made my friends watch it, and we were all dumbfounded. I still have no idea."

    u/TaintedLike-Like

    19. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    "I didn't get that movie at all. I know it's popular, it won many awards, and I fully appreciate the technical and acting efforts of everyone involved, but after I finished the movie I felt like I was reading a book about quantum mechanics. I received the information, but it didn't help me at all to understand what just happened."

    u/c082

    20. Magnolia (1999)

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    New Line Cinema

    "It's a great film for the performances involved, but the movie ends with frogs raining down from the sky?! It seemed so random that it actually angered me."

    u/HarrumphingDuck

    21. And finally — Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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    Marvel Studios

    "How could they defeat Thanos from the past, but have the snap still happen? Also, how could Steve go back to the past, but still end up in the same timeline?"

    u/CatastropheWife

    Now it's your turn! What's a movie that confused the absolute heck out of you upon first watch? Share all of your thoughts in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.

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