Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also Gothic

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

1 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
    completely insane

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2 Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.

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2013-12-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    melancholy mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    languorous
  3. Ranked #2 for
    perpetual

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3 Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.

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2001-11-17 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    shocking ending
  2. Ranked #4 for
    twist at the end
  3. Ranked #4 for
    double twist

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4 The Invoking (2013)

After inheriting a house from the family she never knew, Samantha Harris and three friends head to rural Sader Ridge to inspect the property. Soon after arriving, Sam begins to experience horrific visions of savage brutality and unspeakable evil. Plagued by the sinister forces closing in around her, Sam descends into a waking nightmare when the demons from her past refuse to stay buried any longer.

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2013-03-16 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Trin Miller, Brandon Anthony

Rating

rating icon 3.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    interesting ending
  2. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely horrendous
  3. Ranked #5 for
    beautiful countryside

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5 The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

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1981-08-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    sharply contrasting imagery
  2. Ranked #4 for
    parallel story
  3. Ranked #4 for
    two parallel plot

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6 Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013)

Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.

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2013-09-07 | Animation / Science Fiction

Cast

Shun Oguri, Haruma Miura

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    steampunk
  2. Ranked #2 for
    too complicated
  3. Ranked #7 for
    visual flair

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7 Thelma (2017)

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable abilities.

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2017-09-15 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    expert shooting
  2. Ranked #2 for
    stunning photography
  3. Ranked #3 for
    strictly religious

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8 Spring (2014)

A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.

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2014-10-08 | Horror / Romance

Cast

Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #9 for
    enticing
  2. Ranked #11 for
    chemistry between leads
  3. Ranked #13 for
    genuine chemistry

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9 Dreamchild (1985)

Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by. As she thinks back on it, she starts to see her relationship with the shy author/professor in a new way and realizes the vast change between the young Alice and the old.

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1985-10-04 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Coral Browne, Ian Holm

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    airtight
  2. Ranked #3 for
    underacting
  3. Ranked #4 for
    surly

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10 Mary Shelley (2017)

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

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2017-08-06 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    debauched
  2. Ranked #7 for
    literary genius
  3. Ranked #10 for
    literary masterpiece

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