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Top rated highly improbable movies that are also academic

Check out today’s highest ranked highly improbable and academic movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are highly improbable and academic, 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 Oct 21 2020

1 National Treasure (2004)

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.

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2004-11-19 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mildly entertaining
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly enjoyable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    old fashioned entertainment

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2 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend – and Indy's colleague – Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts.

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2008-05-21 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fakey lines
  2. Ranked #1 for
    little lame
  3. Ranked #1 for
    completely unbelievable

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3 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 #1 for
    more bearable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    staying true to book

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4 The Man from Earth (2007)

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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2007-06-10 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

David Lee Smith, Tony Todd

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intellectual directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    academic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    food for thought

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5 Good Will Hunting (1997)

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

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1997-12-05 | Drama

Cast

Matt Damon, Robin Williams

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    personal growth
  2. Ranked #1 for
    endowed cast
  3. Ranked #1 for
    superb writing

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6 The Ghost Writer (2010)

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.

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2010-02-12 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    subtle directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    atypical role
  3. Ranked #2 for
    acclaimed director

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7 Booksmart (2019)

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

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2019-05-24 | Comedy

Cast

Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    real hard
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bit hard
  3. Ranked #1 for
    whippy and smart dialogue

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8 3 Idiots (2009)

In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like "Rancho." From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down—along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for "Virus," the school’s uptight and heartless dean. But when Rancho catches the eye of the dean's sexy daughter, Virus sets his sights on flunking out the "3 idiots" once and for all.

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2009-12-23 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    supremely talented director
  2. Ranked #3 for
    rigorous directing
  3. Ranked #6 for
    rib-tickling

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9 The Last Castle (2001)

A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

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2001-10-19 | Action / Drama

Cast

Robert Redford, James Gandolfini

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    respectable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly unlikely
  3. Ranked #1 for
    improbable situation

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10 An Education (2009)

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

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2009-10-29 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cultured
  2. Ranked #1 for
    naive character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    smooth talker

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