Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also foreboding

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

1 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
    geometric
  2. Ranked #1 for
    nebulous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    super-intelligent

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Phase IV trailer
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2 The Endless (2018)

Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.

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2018-04-06 | Science Fiction / Horror

Cast

Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    highly original
  2. Ranked #3 for
    revisiting
  3. Ranked #3 for
    never-ending

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3 Skew (2011)

When Simon, Rich, and Eva head out on an eagerly anticipated road trip, they bring along a video camera to record their journey. What starts out as a carefree adventure slowly becomes a descent into the ominous as unexplained events threaten to disrupt the balance between the three close friends. Each one of them must struggle with personal demons and paranoia as friendships are tested and gruesome realities are revealed...and recorded.

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2011-04-19 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Rob Scattergood, Amber Lewis

Rating

rating icon 4.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fine and dandy
  2. Ranked #2 for
    requiring a second watch
  3. Ranked #6 for
    scratching head

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4 The Ninth Configuration (1980)

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

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1980-02-29 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    loony character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely insane
  3. Ranked #2 for
    wacko

Trailer

The Ninth Configuration trailer
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5 Hellions (2015)

A teen faces a night of terror when three malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door.

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2015-09-25 | Horror

Cast

Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick

Rating

rating icon 3.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    surreal atmosphere
  2. Ranked #3 for
    acid trip
  3. Ranked #4 for
    bad acid trip

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Hellions trailer
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6 Jacob's Ladder (1990)

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

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1990-11-02 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    haunting imagery
  2. Ranked #2 for
    fever dream
  3. Ranked #2 for
    hellish

Trailer

Jacob's Ladder trailer
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7 The Tall Man (2012)

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

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2012-03-19 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    socially aware character
  2. Ranked #5 for
    sudden turn
  3. Ranked #12 for
    posing questions

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The Tall Man trailer
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8 Dead Ringers (1988)

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

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1988-09-23 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most disturbing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more disturbing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more horrifying

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Dead Ringers trailer
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9 As Above, So Below (2014)

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

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2014-08-14 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    wobbly camera work
  2. Ranked #1 for
    shaky hand-held camera
  3. Ranked #3 for
    feeling sea sickness

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10 The Stepford Wives (1975)

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

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1975-02-12 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    obedient
  2. Ranked #3 for
    chore-like
  3. Ranked #4 for
    uniform cast

Trailer

The Stepford Wives trailer
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