Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also instructive

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

1 My Octopus Teacher (2020)

After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild animal.

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2020-09-04 | Documentary

Cast

Craig Foster, Tom Foster

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly beautiful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tremendous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinarily beautiful

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2 13th (2016)

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

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2016-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disproportionate
  2. Ranked #3 for
    depicting social justice
  3. Ranked #8 for
    highly questionable

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3 Before the Flood (2016)

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.

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2016-10-21 | Documentary

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Clinton

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    uncertain future
  2. Ranked #1 for
    strong impression
  3. Ranked #2 for
    for different opinions

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4 Blackfish (2013)

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

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2013-06-07 | Documentary

Cast

Dean Gomersall, Samantha Berg

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    source of entertainment
  2. Ranked #3 for
    masterfully capturing
  3. Ranked #4 for
    inhumane character

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5 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
    wizardry directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    destined for greatness
  3. Ranked #6 for
    bad temper

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6 The Two Popes (2019)

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict. Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.

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2019-11-27 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    for Catholic contemplation
  2. Ranked #2 for
    masterclass
  3. Ranked #2 for
    as a topic of conversation

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7 Particle Fever (2013)

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

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2013-06-14 | Documentary

Cast

Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    scientific genius
  2. Ranked #1 for
    advanced
  3. Ranked #2 for
    piqued

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8 I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States.

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2017-02-03 | Documentary

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    articulate
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sonorous voice
  3. Ranked #3 for
    unfinished

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9 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.

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2014-02-07 | Animation / Adventure

Cast

Ty Burrell, Max Charles

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    highly intelligent
  2. Ranked #4 for
    improbable situation
  3. Ranked #5 for
    brainy

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10 Rewind (2019)

Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations.

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2019-04-27 | Documentary

Cast

Sasha Joseph Neulinger

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly brave
  2. Ranked #1 for
    uncompromising
  3. Ranked #2 for
    most compelling

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