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Top rated barely coherent movies that are also intellectually challenging

Check out today’s highest ranked barely coherent and intellectually challenging movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are barely coherent and intellectually challenging, 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 Jan 19 2021

1 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.

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2012-09-07 | Drama

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ostentatious
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crackpot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    maladjusted character

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2 Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After Dr. Bill Harford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

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1999-07-16 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    use of low lighting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with artistic value
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for dissertation

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3 Cloud Atlas (2012)

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

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2012-10-26 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Tom Hanks, Halle Berry

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cogent narrative
  2. Ranked #1 for
    confusing mess
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tenuous

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4 The Da Vinci Code (2006)

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very foundations of Christianity.

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2006-05-17 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    close-minded
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more tolerable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    skipped over

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5 Jupiter Ascending (2015)

In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…

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2015-02-04 | Science Fiction / Fantasy

Cast

Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum

Rating

rating icon 5.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    antagonistic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    spectacular action sequence
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bit iffy

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6 The Congress (2013)

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

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2013-05-23 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visionary filmmaker
  2. Ranked #1 for
    philosophical theme
  3. Ranked #2 for
    visual representation

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7 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

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2001-06-29 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intensely moving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for philosophical debate
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sappy ending

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8 Suspiria (2018)

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up.

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2018-10-11 | Horror / Fantasy

Cast

Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    phantasmagorical
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dragging along
  3. Ranked #1 for
    new spin

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9 The Beyond (2018)

Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover what the astronauts encountered on their first of its kind interstellar space journey.

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2018-01-09 | Science Fiction

Cast

David Bailie, Jane Perry

Rating

rating icon 5.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slow pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mildly interesting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ethical question

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10 You Were Never Really Here (2017)

A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, his nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

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2017-12-12 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    surreal imagery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    stylistic touch
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mentally unstable

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