Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also exceeding expectations

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

1 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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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 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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4 My Octopus Teacher (2020)

After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild animal.

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2020-09-04 | Documentary

Cast

Craig Foster, Tom Foster

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely astonishing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinarily beautiful
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely fascinating

Trailer

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5 CLONED: The Recreator Chronicles (2012)

When a group of teenagers stumble upon a secret lab, they become part of a deadly experiment - The Recreator - evil human clones. Craig, Tracy and Derek come face to face with exact copies of themselves that have only one purpose; to find and kill their originals. With time running out it's up to the original group to destroy the lab and save themselves before they are replaced. Gregory Orr's exciting thriller brings science fiction to life with a sexy edge.

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2012-02-16 | Horror

Cast

Stella Maeve, J. Mallory McCree

Rating

rating icon 4.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    thin writing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    exact replica
  3. Ranked #6 for
    rough draft

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6 Phase IV (1974)

Arizona ants mock the food chain on their way to a desert lab to get two scientists and a woman.

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1974-09-01 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intelligent and thoughtful character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    nebulous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stylish camera work

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7 Bo Burnham: Inside (2021)

Stuck in COVID-19 lockdown, US comedian and musician Bo Burnham attempts to stay sane and happy by writing, shooting and performing a one-man comedy special.

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2021-07-22 | Comedy

Cast

Bo Burnham

Rating

rating icon 8.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    true genius
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling of isolation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    masterwork

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8 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

Trailer

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9 Broil (2020)

A listless grand-daughter, Chance Sinclair, is sentenced to live with her draconian grand-father, August after a violent incident at school and begins to question the source of her families immense wealth and power. When Chance's scheming Mom, June hires a troubled chef Sydney to poison August, the family's monstrous secrets are revealed over the course of one bloody night. Every soul is up for grabs as The Sinclair Family Games Night gets underway and Chance learns that being a part of this family is a blood-in, blood-out proposition.

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2020-10-13 | Fantasy / Horror

Cast

Avery Konrad, Jonathan Lipnicki

Rating

rating icon 4.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    watching thrice
  2. Ranked #3 for
    boisterous
  3. Ranked #5 for
    making head spin

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10 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
    incredibly complex
  3. Ranked #1 for
    character with warped mind

Trailer

Inception trailer
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