Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also epic

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

1 Passage to Mars (2016)

A NASA Arctic expedition designed to be the first Martian road trip on Earth becomes an epic two-year odyssey of human adventure and survival.

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2016-05-31 | Adventure / Documentary

Cast

Zachary Quinto, Charlotte Rampling

Rating

rating icon 4.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    immersive story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    totally immersing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ethereal acting

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2 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
    megalomaniac
  3. Ranked #5 for
    with slaughters

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3 Swades (2004)

NASA employee Mohan Bhargav comes to India to take his grandmother along with him at his home abroad. During his stay at his native place, he comes across various social issues faced by the villagers and decides to take a stand for them, to improve their quality of life.

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2004-12-17 | Drama

Cast

Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    rustic character
  2. Ranked #9 for
    homesick
  3. Ranked #14 for
    sensible character

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4 Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding the series, while also opening up some new possibilities.

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1997-07-19 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara

Rating

rating icon 8.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    shocking conclusion
  2. Ranked #2 for
    symbolic imagery
  3. Ranked #3 for
    philosophical theme

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5 Aniara (2019)

A ship carrying settlers to a new home on Mars after Earth is rendered uninhabitable is knocked off-course, causing the passengers to consider their place in the universe.

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2019-02-01 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    despaired
  2. Ranked #2 for
    exploration of human
  3. Ranked #2 for
    vast story

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6 Inception (2010)

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

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2010-07-15 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Rating

rating icon 8.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    multidimensional character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    multileveled
  3. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly complex

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7 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

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8 Barabbas (1961)

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.

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1961-12-23 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    snarling character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    Baroque imagery
  3. Ranked #3 for
    lavish production

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9 The Thin Red Line (1998)

The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived.

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1998-03-05 | Drama / History

Cast

Sean Penn, Adrien Brody

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rather thin
  2. Ranked #1 for
    razor-thin
  3. Ranked #1 for
    thin on ground

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10 Ran (1985)

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

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1985-06-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao

Rating

rating icon 8.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    truly epic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    epic scope
  3. Ranked #1 for
    epic feeling

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