Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also exceptional

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

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

Trailer

Inception trailer
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2 Sideways (2004)

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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2004-10-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    mopey
  2. Ranked #4 for
    for watching with a drink
  3. Ranked #6 for
    sour character

Trailer

Sideways trailer
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3 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    masterful story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    good story
  3. Ranked #2 for
    with large gap

Trailer

Parasite trailer
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4 Election (1999)

Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim's secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked.

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1999-04-23 | Comedy

Cast

Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    trenchant dialogue
  2. Ranked #5 for
    smart and witty dialogue
  3. Ranked #6 for
    ironic line

Trailer

Election trailer
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5 Gone Girl (2014)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    perfect casting
  2. Ranked #4 for
    good story
  3. Ranked #5 for
    masterful story

Trailer

Gone Girl trailer
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6 Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

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2000-03-23 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Michael Douglas, Benicio del Toro

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    washed out look
  2. Ranked #6 for
    interwoven story
  3. Ranked #8 for
    desaturated

Trailer

Traffic trailer
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7 The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

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2005-10-05 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    intellectual directing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    least likable character
  3. Ranked #9 for
    smart and witty dialogue

Trailer

The Squid and the Whale trailer
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8 Hell or High Water (2016)

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

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2016-08-12 | Western / Crime

Cast

Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    good ole boy
  2. Ranked #8 for
    rock solid
  3. Ranked #8 for
    fleshed out character

Trailer

Hell or High Water trailer
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9 Lady Bird (2017)

Lady Bird McPherson, a strong willed, deeply opinionated, artistic 17 year old comes of age in Sacramento. Her relationship with her mother and her upbringing are questioned and tested as she plans to head off to college.

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2017-09-08 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slice of life
  2. Ranked #3 for
    adolescent
  3. Ranked #4 for
    interesting dynamic

Trailer

Lady Bird trailer
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10 Sorry to Bother You (2018)

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.

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2018-07-06 | Fantasy / Science Fiction

Cast

Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    socially aware character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    politcal overtone
  3. Ranked #3 for
    kind of weird

Trailer

Sorry to Bother You trailer
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