2. Inception (2010)
The genius premise:
The human psyche is a vault of valuable information, and one team know how to crack it. Stealing from people’s minds is one thing, but seeding thoughts by accessing people’s dreams? That takes real skill.
Did it fulfil its potential?
Yes, thoroughly and unequivocally. Inception not only solidly explores its fascinating premise, but its logical approach to its story is bolstered by breath-taking visuals that are as beautiful as they are baffling. It’s got sci-fi, action, drama, and imagination in spades, making Inception a truly brilliant movie that firmly achieves its potential.