Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also controversial

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

1 The House That Jack Built (2018)

Failed architect, engineer and vicious murderer Jack narrates the details of some of his most elaborately orchestrated crimes, each of them a towering piece of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer for twelve years.

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2018-10-04 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    highly disturbing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    not for the faint-hearted
  3. Ranked #3 for
    gruesome murder

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2 High Life (2018)

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

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2018-09-26 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    familiar theme
  2. Ranked #5 for
    painfully slow
  3. Ranked #6 for
    practically non-existent

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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
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    faithful to book
  2. Ranked #6 for
    staying true to book
  3. Ranked #9 for
    deviating from book

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4 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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5 Best of Enemies (2015)

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers, and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, "What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?"

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2015-07-31 | Documentary / History

Cast

Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for debating
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for discourse
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for political discussion

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6 The Suicide Theory (2015)

Steven Ray was never quite normal. But when tragedy strikes in the form of a deadly hit-and-run incident at a city cross walk, his violent and bizarre behavior becomes uncontrollable. One night, as Steven plots his next murder, he meets Percival, whose unsuccessful attempt at suicide not only interferes with Stevens plans, but the chance encounter also introduces the two into each others sad and lonely lives. Percival believes hes cursed after miraculously surviving each suicide attempt and concludes fate brought he and Steven together. So he hires Steven to assist him in suicide. Steven does not believe in fate and thinks Percival is desperate and delusional. But he accepts the offer. Easy money. After Percival continues to miraculously survive each attempt on his life, Steven starts to believe. He tries to help Percival figure out ways to break the curse. And in the process, they form an unlikely friendship through the common bond of tragedy.

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2015-07-10 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Leon Cain, Steve Mazoukis

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deeply thinking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    philosophical theme
  3. Ranked #3 for
    shocking twist

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7 You Carry Me (2015)

Dora is a neglected girl, who dreams about becoming a football manager. Suddenly, her outlaw father enters her life and they build a close relationship. Ives, a soap opera director, nurses her father who suffers from Alzheimer’s. As she loses him, she gradually loses the ground beneath her feet. Nataša, successful producer, is pregnant. When things go awry for her, she decides to confront her estranged father. Three daughters battle for acceptance, redemption and new opportunities.

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2015-05-25 | Drama

Cast

Lana Barić, Nataša Dorčić

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    smart directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    interconnected story
  3. Ranked #2 for
    very demanding

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8 Experimenter (2015)

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects don’t stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they’ve been told to do so. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people’s tendency to comply with authority. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha stands by him through it all.

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2015-10-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    obedient
  2. Ranked #2 for
    teaching tool
  3. Ranked #2 for
    mildly interesting

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9 Last Call (2002)

Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

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2002-05-25 | Drama

Cast

Jeremy Irons, Neve Campbell

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    literary genius
  2. Ranked #9 for
    lustrous
  3. Ranked #10 for
    expert writing

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10 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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