Top rated 40 philosophical insight movies with superb directing

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a philosophical insight and superb directing! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a philosophical insight and superb directing, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Two Popes (2019)

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict. Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.

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2019-11-27 | Drama / History

Cast

Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins

Rating

rating icon 7.501
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    splendid
  2. Ranked #1 for
    humanized
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for Catholic contemplation

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2 Pain and Glory (2019)

Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.

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2019-03-22 | Drama

Cast

Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia

Rating

rating icon 7.397
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    famed director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bold colors
  3. Ranked #1 for
    master filmmaker

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3 Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save what's important to her by connecting with the lives she could have led in other universes.

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2022-03-24 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan

Rating

rating icon 7.784
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #1 for
    multiverse
  3. Ranked #2 for
    masterpiece

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4 Nine Days (2021)

A bureaucrat interviews five souls to decide which of them will be given a life on Earth. But he soon faces an existential challenge of his own.

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2021-07-15 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    close to perfection
  2. Ranked #2 for
    purgatory
  3. Ranked #2 for
    for deep-thinking

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5 The Farewell (2019)

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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2019-07-12 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Awkwafina, Zhao Shuzhen

Rating

rating icon 7.434
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    acute
  2. Ranked #2 for
    universal theme
  3. Ranked #2 for
    veteran actress

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6 Nomadland (2021)

A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the western United States after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

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2021-01-29 | Drama

Cast

Frances McDormand, David Strathairn

Rating

rating icon 7.21
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rootless character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    overrated
  3. Ranked #2 for
    shortlisted

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7 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.

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2019-09-07 | Drama / History

Cast

Matthew Rhys, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 6.98
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    humble
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cynical view
  3. Ranked #2 for
    cynical

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8 Vengeance (2022)

A journalist and podcaster from New York City travels to West Texas in order to report on the death of a girl he was hooking up with.

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2022-07-29 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

B.J. Novak, Boyd Holbrook

Rating

rating icon 6.619
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    insightful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fish out of water
  3. Ranked #2 for
    thoughtful

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9 Soul (2020)

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful audition at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

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2020-12-25 | Animation / Family

Cast

Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey

Rating

rating icon 8.132
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    capturing imagination
  2. Ranked #1 for
    existential theme
  3. Ranked #2 for
    profound

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10 Dog (2022)

An army ranger and his dog embark on a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway to attend a friend's funeral.

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2022-02-17 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Channing Tatum, Jane Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    worth watching once
  2. Ranked #4 for
    inevitable conclusion
  3. Ranked #5 for
    with just pretty face

Trailer

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