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 May 17 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 #2 for
    fascinating study
  2. Ranked #2 for
    most challenging
  3. Ranked #2 for
    requiring multiple watches

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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
    sexual fantasy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    obscure
  3. Ranked #2 for
    titillating

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3 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.

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2020-08-28 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for analyzing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    interpretive concept
  3. Ranked #1 for
    watching twice

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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
    faithful to book
  2. Ranked #2 for
    puzzled
  3. Ranked #2 for
    deviating from book

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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
    splicing lines
  2. Ranked #1 for
    undeveloped character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    spectacular visual

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6 Midsommar (2019)

Several friends travel to Sweden to study as anthropologists a summer festival that is held every ninety years in the remote hometown of one of them. What begins as a dream vacation in a place where the sun never sets, gradually turns into a dark nightmare as the mysterious inhabitants invite them to participate in their disturbing festive activities.

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2019-07-03 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    grotesque visual
  2. Ranked #2 for
    bright sunlight
  3. Ranked #2 for
    bad acid trip

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7 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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2017-11-08 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    minimal character development
  2. Ranked #2 for
    artsy
  3. Ranked #3 for
    technically proficient directing

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8 Under the Silver Lake (2018)

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

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2018-06-21 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    barely coherent
  2. Ranked #2 for
    hot mess
  3. Ranked #4 for
    meaningless

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9 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 #2 for
    ethical question
  2. Ranked #3 for
    logical conclusion
  3. Ranked #4 for
    futuristic society

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10 The Time Machine (2002)

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds mankind divided into two warring races.

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2002-03-04 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    industrious character
  2. Ranked #3 for
    eye-popping special effects
  3. Ranked #4 for
    lacking credibility

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