Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also extraordinary

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

1 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
    flimsy premise
  2. Ranked #1 for
    razor-thin
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pretty thin

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2 Arrival (2016)

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

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2016-11-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    thought-provoking question
  2. Ranked #6 for
    intelligent and thoughtful character
  3. Ranked #7 for
    otherworldly

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3 The Queen (2006)

The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.

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2006-09-15 | Drama / History

Cast

Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    superb acting
  2. Ranked #4 for
    excellently portrayal
  3. Ranked #5 for
    sympathetic portrayal

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4 Howards End (1992)

A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and his wife Ruth, and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast and his mistress Jackie.

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1992-03-13 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    great acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    superb acting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely marvelous

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5 Philomena (2013)

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

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2013-11-01 | Drama

Cast

Judi Dench, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tour de force
  2. Ranked #5 for
    with tear-jerking moments
  3. Ranked #7 for
    sinful

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6 Children of a Lesser God (1986)

James, a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf, falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs.

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1986-09-13 | Drama / Romance

Cast

William Hurt, Marlee Matlin

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    principled
  2. Ranked #5 for
    using elocution
  3. Ranked #7 for
    second best

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7 Lilies of the Field (1963)

An unemployed construction worker heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior, who believes the man has been sent by God to build a much needed church in the desert.

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1963-06-04 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    agreeable
  2. Ranked #9 for
    watch over and over again
  3. Ranked #11 for
    extraordinary

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8 Hamlet (1948)

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

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1948-12-10 | Drama

Cast

Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    directing with visual trickery
  2. Ranked #2 for
    shakespearean actor
  3. Ranked #3 for
    dark and brooding

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9 The Shape of Water (2017)

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

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2017-12-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #2 for
    good visual

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10 Nomadland (2021)

A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the western United States after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

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2021-01-29 | Drama

Cast

Frances McDormand, David Strathairn

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    overrated
  2. Ranked #8 for
    with miserable life
  3. Ranked #10 for
    dead end

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