Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also contrived

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

1 Desperate Measures (1998)

San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital as the perfect opportunity to get what he wants most: freedom. With McCabe's escape, the entire hospital becomes a battleground and Connor must pursue and, ironically, protect the deadly fugitive who is his son's only hope for survival.

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1998-01-30 | Action / Drama

Cast

Michael Keaton, Andy García

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    too far-fetched
  2. Ranked #3 for
    ridiculously over the top
  3. Ranked #4 for
    far fetched

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2 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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3 The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

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1981-08-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    sharply contrasting imagery
  2. Ranked #4 for
    gentlemanly
  3. Ranked #4 for
    parallel story

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4 Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

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2003-12-04 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Michael Blieden, Stephanie Courtney

Rating

rating icon 5.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for dinner conversation
  2. Ranked #3 for
    absolutely fascinating
  3. Ranked #4 for
    awkward conversation

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5 Croupier (1998)

Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino which takes its toll on his relationships and the novel he is writing.

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1998-06-25 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Clive Owen, Kate Hardie

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    skillful directing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    cool cat
  3. Ranked #4 for
    seedy underworld

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6 Timecrimes (2007)

A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

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2007-10-05 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    existential question
  2. Ranked #2 for
    fairly easy
  3. Ranked #3 for
    more challenging

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7 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, Jude Law

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    futuristic vision
  2. Ranked #4 for
    vision of future
  3. Ranked #6 for
    tacked on

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8 The Edukators (2004)

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

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2004-10-25 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    idealism
  2. Ranked #2 for
    liberal view
  3. Ranked #3 for
    rebellious youth

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9 Sunshine (2007)

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.

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2007-04-05 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    all major player cast
  2. Ranked #12 for
    helium voice
  3. Ranked #16 for
    bright lighting

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10 Angels & Demons (2009)

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is recruited by the Vatican to investigate the apparent return of the Illuminati - a secret, underground organization - after four cardinals are kidnapped on the night of the papal conclave.

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2009-05-13 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    relentless pace
  2. Ranked #2 for
    frenetic pace
  3. Ranked #4 for
    fast pace

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