Director: Alex Proyas

Knowing is an interesting case because while it’s supposed ties to the themes of Scientology were never openly discussed in the press, keen observers across the net have picked up on some of the religion’s elements throughout the film. First off, the term Scientology itself loosely translates to “knowing, in the fullest meaning of the word,” and the plot shares many details with the religion’s creation myth, including the influence aliens have in our lives.

There are other bits of evidence throughout the movie, like the appearance of symbols and images similar to those used in Scientology, as well as the fact that one of the main characters was born the same year that the movement started. It must be noted, of course, that the movie’s star, Nicolas Cage, isn’t reported to be a Scientologist, but he was married to Lisa Marie Presley, a devout follower.

Again, though, this is all left to interpretation because Knowing also features allusions to Christianity and Islam. But remember, no matter how strange all these theories may seem to you, none of them come close to matching the mania that is Nic Cage himself.