Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also academic

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

1 13th (2016)

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

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2016-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disproportionate
  2. Ranked #3 for
    depicting social justice
  3. Ranked #7 for
    for analyzing

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2 After the Dark (2013)

At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

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2013-07-06 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

James D'Arcy, Sophie Lowe

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    wild-card actor
  2. Ranked #1 for
    internal logic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    thought-provoking question

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3 Spare Parts (2015)

With the help of their high school's newest teacher, four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they build a robot and compete against reigning champion MIT. Along the way, the students learn not only how to build a robot but something far more important: how to forge bonds that will last a lifetime.

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2015-01-16 | Drama

Cast

Alessandra Rosaldo, George Lopez

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    superb pace
  2. Ranked #4 for
    toned down
  3. Ranked #5 for
    most captivating

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4 Birthmarked (2018)

Two scientists raise three children contrarily to their genetic tendencies in order to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature.

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2018-03-30 | Comedy

Cast

Matthew Goode, Toni Collette

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    bit confusing
  2. Ranked #4 for
    unethical character
  3. Ranked #4 for
    for edification

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5 Luce (2019)

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

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2019-08-02 | Thriller

Cast

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    feeling underwhelmed
  2. Ranked #3 for
    multifaceted plot
  3. Ranked #4 for
    loose thread

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6 Particle Fever (2013)

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

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2013-06-14 | Documentary

Cast

Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    advanced
  2. Ranked #1 for
    semiotic topic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    scientific genius

Trailer

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7 Travelling Salesman (2012)

Four mathematicians are gathered and meet with a top official of the United States Department of Defense. After some discussion, the group agrees that they must be wary with whom to trust and control their solution. The official offers them a reward of $10 million in exchange for their portion of the algorithm, swaying them by attempting to address their concerns. Only one of the four speaks out against the sale, and in doing so is forced to reveal a dark truth about his portion of the solution. Before they sign a license to the government, however, they wrestle with the ethical consequences of their discovery. -- Wikipedia

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2012-06-16 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Danny Barclay, Eric Bloom

Rating

rating icon 5.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sounding ridiculous
  2. Ranked #2 for
    highly intellectual
  3. Ranked #2 for
    plot hinges

Trailer

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8 Arrival (2016)

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

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2016-11-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    thought-provoking question
  2. Ranked #6 for
    intelligent and thoughtful character
  3. Ranked #7 for
    otherworldly

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9 Captain Fantastic (2016)

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

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2016-07-02 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    society in general
  2. Ranked #4 for
    post-modernism
  3. Ranked #4 for
    unloved character

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10 Never on Sunday (1960)

An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

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1960-05-24 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    debased
  2. Ranked #3 for
    lust
  3. Ranked #4 for
    educated character

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Never on Sunday trailer
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