A cinematic technique that uses misdirection to lead to an ending that is at first glance completely unexpected or contradictory, but is coherent and reasonable given hindsight and careful observation of the clues presented.

Classic examples include “Memento”, “The Usual Suspects”, "Fight Club", and “The Sixth Sense”.
That movie was such a mindfuck!
by aaaaa October 9, 2003
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verb: to confuse or reshape your thought the way the "mindfucker" wants you to think. making you question, doubt, or acquire a new set of ideas based off what the perpetrator has told you.
if you think cell phones are for personal communication, a mindfucker can mindfuck you into thinking it's a chip so aliens can track you.
by GODZILLUH October 5, 2009
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(n.) A mind-blowing, confusing situation; a perplexity, a paradox, or an enigma.
Ted: "It took me three years to talk about that."
Al: "Well, Ted, Vietnam was an absolute mindfuck."

Senior Detective: "This just doesn't make any sense? Who murders a goose?"
Junior Detective: "Yeah, this case is an absolute mindfuck."

"If you are enrolling your children at Weisenborn Middle, prepare them for an absolute mindfuck."
by Brother Benson April 21, 2010
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when a woman delibertly messes with a mans emotions.
Dude, I don't get it. Ashley was all over me at the bar last weekend and last night she didn't even talk to me! Now she wants to know if i'm goin out tonight. She's definately mindfuckin you bro.
by Mr. Ecko November 4, 2009
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1. "A mindfuck is a slang term which describes a work that uses literary devices such as nonlinear storytelling and plot twists in order to present convoluted, yet not conflicting, themes. A creation is usually considered a mindfuck when a casual observer is not able to discern the true meaning of a work without making a serious attempt to unravel the themes presented or when the plot is incredibly difficult to follow. Special examples of mindfucks involve a single plot twist which completely changes the viewer's understanding of the events in a film or novel as well as the ideas it presents." (Wikipedia)

2. A technique in BDSM sex where one person consents to something and recieves something completely different, and generally not harmful. For example, an individual agrees to be branded and is blindfolded, but in reality only touched with ice cubes.
1. "And with a bit of a mindfuck, you're into the time slip, and nothing can ever be the same..."

2. "A mental mindfuck can be nice."
by MLJ January 30, 2007
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The feeling you get when an event or concept causes all of your preconceived notions of reality to go strait down the toilet. The only known cure for a mindfuck is the song "Dancing Queen".
Justin: "Argh! mindfuck...."

Tom: "Listen to this" -puts on the son Dancing Queen-

Justin: "Hey! My mindfuck is gone!!!"
by Yoko-chan September 21, 2008
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a concept or argument which is fraught with contradictions, and is used as a control tool.
"The way men can appear to both worship and objectify women is the ultimate 20th/21st century mindfuck."
by Scarlett Smith December 12, 2003
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