Soapbox: 15 ‘Confusing’ Movies That Are Actually So Easy To Understand

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Even if you are confused by 2001: A Space Odyssey, at least it looks purty!

If there’s a common criticism levelled at films by moviegoers, it’s that they can be too hard to understand. Whilst some audience members enjoy the exciting sensation that comes with piecing together what a movie actually means, plenty of people just want to be entertained, not bewildered.

However, while some flicks are indeed a chore to follow – sometimes intentionally so (although not always!) – often times, they’re actually not that hard to figure out, with just a little effort. And why shouldn’t viewers meet filmmakers half way, when it comes investing themselves in the narrative?

After all, while we all enjoy the satisfaction of switching off our brains and relaxing in front of a film with a straightforward plot, there’s also something to be said for movies that force us to use our grey matter.

Sure, films by directors like Stanley Kubrick, Christopher Nolan, and Terry Gilliam may leave us scratching our heads at first, but the “Eureka!” moment when it all clicks into place – either in the cinema or days later – is always worth it.

With that in mind, this list takes a look at 15 “Confusing” Movies That Are Actually So Easy To Understand if you’re prepared to use the ol’ noodle, that is!

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Soapbox: 15 ‘Confusing’ Movies That Are Actually So Easy To Understand

Review: Almost Famous

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No man smiles brighter than he who is unknowingly trapped in the friend zone

If there’s one guiding principle that virtually every screenwriter, novelist or comic book scribe can agree on, it’s “write what you know”.

It appears this advice was taken very much to heart by Cameron Crowe when he wrote and directed Almost Famous, a fictionalised account of his own coming of age experiences in the 1970s, which turns 15 this month.

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Review: Almost Famous