Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also classic

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

1 The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

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1963-12-25 | Animation / Family

Cast

Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    wizardry directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    destined for greatness
  3. Ranked #6 for
    particularly memorable

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2 Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

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1979-04-25 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    for intellectual exercise
  2. Ranked #5 for
    analytical
  3. Ranked #6 for
    intellectual directing

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3 Annie Hall (1977)

New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

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1977-04-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    innovative technique
  2. Ranked #4 for
    pessimistic view
  3. Ranked #4 for
    fidgety

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4 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1991)

Two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

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1991-02-08 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Gary Oldman, Tim Roth

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably intelligent
  2. Ranked #1 for
    razor-sharp dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    peripheral character

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5 Total Recall (1990)

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

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1990-06-01 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    plenty of action
  2. Ranked #3 for
    clever one-liners
  3. Ranked #3 for
    excessively violent

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6 Akira (1988)

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

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1988-07-16 | Animation / Science Fiction

Cast

Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    cyberpunk
  2. Ranked #4 for
    beautiful detail
  3. Ranked #6 for
    too complicated

Trailer

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7 Little Big Man (1970)

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

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1970-12-14 | Adventure / Western

Cast

Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    westernized
  2. Ranked #4 for
    with slaughters
  3. Ranked #4 for
    megalomaniac

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8 Tuck Everlasting (2002)

Teenager Winnie Foster is growing up in a small rural town in 1914 with her loving but overprotective parents, but Winnie longs for a life of greater freedom and adventure.

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2002-10-11 | Drama / Family

Cast

Alexis Bledel, William Hurt

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lasting forever
  2. Ranked #3 for
    lasting a lifetime
  3. Ranked #4 for
    pondering question

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9 The Ninth Configuration (1980)

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

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1980-02-29 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    loony character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    completely insane
  3. Ranked #2 for
    wacko

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10 Memories (1995)

In this anime anthology, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in "Magnetic Rose"; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in "Stink Bomb"; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in "Cannon Fodder."

Info

1995-12-23 | Fantasy / Animation

Cast

Shigeru Chiba, Hisao Egawa

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more light-hearted
  2. Ranked #3 for
    cyberpunk
  3. Ranked #3 for
    inexperienced director

Trailer

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