Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also instant classic

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

1 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1991)

Two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

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1991-02-08 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Gary Oldman, Tim Roth

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    peripheral character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably intelligent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    razor-sharp dialogue

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2 The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

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1963-12-25 | Animation / Family

Cast

Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    destined for greatness
  2. Ranked #2 for
    wizardry directing
  3. Ranked #6 for
    bad temper

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3 Memories (1995)

In this anime anthology, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in "Magnetic Rose"; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in "Stink Bomb"; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in "Cannon Fodder."

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1995-12-23 | Fantasy / Animation

Cast

Shigeru Chiba, Hisao Egawa

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more light-hearted
  2. Ranked #3 for
    inexperienced director
  3. Ranked #3 for
    cyberpunk

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4 Passage to Mars (2016)

A NASA Arctic expedition designed to be the first Martian road trip on Earth becomes an epic two-year odyssey of human adventure and survival.

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2016-05-31 | Adventure / Documentary

Cast

Zachary Quinto, Charlotte Rampling

Rating

rating icon 4.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    totally immersing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    immersive story
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ethereal acting

Trailer

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5 Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

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1979-04-25 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    for intellectual exercise
  2. Ranked #5 for
    analytical
  3. Ranked #6 for
    intellectual directing

Trailer

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6 Annie Hall (1977)

New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

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1977-04-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    innovative technique
  2. Ranked #4 for
    fidgety
  3. Ranked #4 for
    pessimistic view

Trailer

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7 Soul (2020)

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

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2020-12-25 | Family / Animation

Cast

Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey

Rating

rating icon 8.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    existential theme
  2. Ranked #3 for
    soulful music
  3. Ranked #3 for
    underlying theme

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8 Total Recall (1990)

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

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1990-06-01 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    excessively violent
  2. Ranked #3 for
    clever one-liners
  3. Ranked #3 for
    plenty of action

Trailer

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9 Anbe Sivam (2003)

Nalla Sivam and Anbarasu meet under different circumstances and their lives are changed as they take the journey of their life.

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2003-01-14 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Kamal Haasan, R. Madhavan

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    standing tall
  2. Ranked #3 for
    sharply contrasting imagery
  3. Ranked #4 for
    deeply thinking

Trailer

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10 Akira (1988)

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

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1988-07-16 | Animation / Science Fiction

Cast

Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    cyberpunk
  2. Ranked #4 for
    beautiful detail
  3. Ranked #6 for
    too complicated

Trailer

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