An ontological mystery, according to TV Tropes is when:
The characters are locked in, have no idea how they got there, why they’re there, or how to get out, nor do they know exactly who is behind their predicament, if anyone.
I love these movies. I loved all of the *Cubes *(although *Hypercube *was the weakest of the three). Memento, while not a true example was awesome. Nine Dead, weak ending, great movie though. I just saw *Unknown *and enjoyed it greatly too.
Please: I don’t want to watch *Saw *and its ilk. I actually think I’d like it but it sounds far too gruesome. I don’t mind Cube-style gore; it wasn’t that bad, really, but I can’t stomach Saw. I prefer more mental stuff.
I prefer them best when even the characters don’t know who they are, but Nine Dead they knew who they were and it was still good.
I see a short list on TV Tropes. Are any of these good?
Jim Henson’s The Cube (? really?)
The Exterminating Angel
House of 9
I’ve seen Inception. Also, any others you know of that are worth watching? I do prefer to know the answers at the end but I never got an answer to *Cube *and it’s one of my favorite movies of this genre.