Top rated deliberately slow movies that are also intellectually stimulating

Check out today’s highest ranked deliberately slow and intellectually stimulating movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are deliberately slow and intellectually stimulating, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Swan Song (2021)

In the near future, Cameron Turner is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Presented with an experimental solution to shield his wife and son from grief, he grapples with altering their fate.

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2021-12-17 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.18
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    steampunk
  2. Ranked #1 for
    futuristic technology
  3. Ranked #1 for
    moral question

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2 After Yang (2022)

When his young daughter's beloved companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn't know was there.

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2022-03-04 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith

Rating

rating icon 6.43
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    futuristic vision
  2. Ranked #1 for
    exploration of human
  3. Ranked #1 for
    profound

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3 Archive (2020)

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI, and his latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs—being reunited with his dead wife.

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2020-08-13 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Theo James, Stacy Martin

Rating

rating icon 6.245
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    double twist
  2. Ranked #1 for
    twist at the end
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected ending

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4 The Midnight Sky (2020)

A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

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2020-12-10 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

George Clooney, Felicity Jones

Rating

rating icon 5.753
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    glacial pace
  2. Ranked #3 for
    howler
  3. Ranked #3 for
    interplanetary

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5 Ad Astra (2019)

The near future, a time when both hope and hardships drive humanity to look to the stars and beyond. While a mysterious phenomenon menaces to destroy life on planet Earth, astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across the immensity of space and its many perils to uncover the truth about a lost expedition that decades before boldly faced emptiness and silence in search of the unknown.

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2019-09-17 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones

Rating

rating icon 6.105
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    interplanetary
  2. Ranked #5 for
    great sound effects
  3. Ranked #6 for
    exploration of human

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6 The Artifice Girl (2023)

A team of special agents discovers a revolutionary new computer program to bait and trap online predators. After teaming up with the program's troubled developer, they soon find that the AI is rapidly advancing beyond its original purpose.

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2023-04-27 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Tatum Matthews, Sinda Nichols

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    doomy and gloomy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    literate
  3. Ranked #1 for
    intelligent and thoughtful character

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7 I Am Mother (2019)

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

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2019-06-07 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Clara Rugaard, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.692
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    like Blade Runner
  2. Ranked #3 for
    lingering question
  3. Ranked #3 for
    super-intelligent

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8 Last and First Men (2020)

As the end approaches inexorably, the last humans, living millions of years into the future, send a message to the humanity of the present that is both a plea for help and a warning, but also an epic tale of evolution, decline and hope.

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2020-02-25 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Tilda Swinton

Rating

rating icon 6.435
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    completely mesmerized
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hypnotic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dramatic structure

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9 Come True (2020)

Looking for an escape from her recurring nightmares, 18-year-old Sarah submits to a university sleep study, but soon realizes she's become the conduit to a frightening new discovery.

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2020-09-24 | Science Fiction / Horror

Cast

Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron

Rating

rating icon 5.957
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gloomy mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tense atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ambient music

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10 In the Earth (2021)

As a deadly virus ravages the world, Dr. Martin Lowery embarks on a mission to reach test site ATU327A, a research hub deep in the Arboreal Forest. The arduous journey, guided by park scout Alma, is set back by a nighttime attack that leaves the two bruised and shoeless. When they run into Zach, a man living off the grid, they gratefully accept his help. Zach’s intentions aren’t exactly what they seem, however, and a path out of the forest and into safety quickly fades as the line between myth and science blurs.

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2021-04-16 | Horror / Science Fiction

Cast

Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia

Rating

rating icon 5.729
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hallucinatory
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pretty colors
  3. Ranked #1 for
    trippy theme

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