Top rated awfully slow movies that are also for intellectual exercise

Check out today’s highest ranked awfully slow and for intellectual exercise movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are awfully slow and for intellectual exercise, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Jul 19 2021

1 The Straight Story (1999)

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

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1999-10-15 | Drama

Cast

Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    panoramic shot
  2. Ranked #2 for
    relaxed pace
  3. Ranked #2 for
    seemingly endless

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2 Mank (2020)

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.

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2020-11-13 | Drama / History

Cast

Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    experienced director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    capturing the flavor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rough draft

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3 High Life (2018)

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

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2018-09-26 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    familiar theme
  2. Ranked #2 for
    painfully slow
  3. Ranked #2 for
    most revealing

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4 The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

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2001-10-05 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    off-kilter
  2. Ranked #1 for
    idiosyncratic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fully-formed cast

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5 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.

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1979-12-07 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    stretching beyond
  2. Ranked #1 for
    strained plot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ponderous

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6 The End of Violence (1997)

Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener's family for a while. At the same time, surveillance expert Ray Bering is looking for what happens in the city, but it is not clear what he wants. The police investigation for Max's disappearance is led by detective Doc Block, who falls in love with actress Cat who is playing in ongoing Max's production.

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1997-05-11 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Bill Pullman, Andie MacDowell

Rating

rating icon 5.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    purer
  2. Ranked #2 for
    left hanging
  3. Ranked #5 for
    most revealing

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7 Paterson (2016)

A week in the life of Paterson, a poet bus driver, and his wife Laura, a very creative artist, who live in Paterson, New Jersey, hometown of many famous poets and artists.

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2016-11-17 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    quiet
  2. Ranked #2 for
    rather uneventful
  3. Ranked #2 for
    pure poetry

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8 Youth Without Youth (2007)

A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor meets a young woman who has her own experience with a lightning storm. Not only does Dominic find love again, but her new abilities hold the key to his research.

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2007-10-26 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    intellectual directing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    philosophical thought
  3. Ranked #4 for
    more comprehensible

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9 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 / Comedy

Cast

Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    forward-thinking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    liberal view
  3. Ranked #1 for
    masterclass

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10 The Master (2012)

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.

Info

2012-09-07 | Drama

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fascinating study
  2. Ranked #2 for
    for in-depth character study
  3. Ranked #2 for
    requiring multiple watches

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