Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also lean and mean

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

1 It's in the Blood (2012)

One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son and his estranged father embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured, and strands them in the wild, it is up to October to save them both. However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate, so to does their concept of reality.

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2012-05-31 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Lance Henriksen, Sean Elliot

Rating

rating icon 4.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    for deep-thinking
  2. Ranked #5 for
    blurry image
  3. Ranked #6 for
    hallucinatory

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2 Breach (2007)

Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation of Hanssen's sexual habits, however Hanssen is really suspected of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for years and being responsible for the deaths of agents working for the United States.

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2007-02-12 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    ably played
  2. Ranked #4 for
    rock solid
  3. Ranked #4 for
    ultimate downfall

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3 State of Play (2009)

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

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2009-04-17 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    crusading
  2. Ranked #2 for
    intrepid
  3. Ranked #3 for
    creditable directing

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4 Croupier (1998)

Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino which takes its toll on his relationships and the novel he is writing.

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1998-06-25 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Clive Owen, Kate Hardie

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    skillful directing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    cool cat
  3. Ranked #4 for
    observant

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5 Travelling Salesman (2012)

Four mathematicians are gathered and meet with a top official of the United States Department of Defense. After some discussion, the group agrees that they must be wary with whom to trust and control their solution. The official offers them a reward of $10 million in exchange for their portion of the algorithm, swaying them by attempting to address their concerns. Only one of the four speaks out against the sale, and in doing so is forced to reveal a dark truth about his portion of the solution. Before they sign a license to the government, however, they wrestle with the ethical consequences of their discovery. -- Wikipedia

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2012-06-16 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Danny Barclay, Eric Bloom

Rating

rating icon 5.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sounding ridiculous
  2. Ranked #2 for
    plot hinges
  3. Ranked #2 for
    highly intellectual

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6 Cheap Thrills (2013)

Recently fired and facing eviction, a new dad has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security... but at a price.

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2013-03-08 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Pat Healy, Ethan Embry

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark and twisted
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sick and twisted
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mindless gore

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7 Eye in the Sky (2015)

A UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” As American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

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2015-09-11 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    moral issue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    moral question
  3. Ranked #2 for
    life and limb story

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8 Nightcrawler (2014)

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

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2014-10-23 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

Rating

rating icon 7.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    late night movie
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sociopath
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pathological

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9 Dangerous Moves (1984)

World Chess Champion Akiva Liebskind (Michel Piccoli) faces his former pupil Pavius Fromm (Alexandre Arbatt), who defected to the West from the Soviet Union five years earlier, for the World Chess Championship in Geneva, Switzerland. The tension and strategies between the players draw parallels to the political conflicts and ideologies between East and West during the Cold War.

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1984-04-15 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Michel Piccoli, Alexandre Arbatt

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    light-hearted romp
  2. Ranked #3 for
    high art
  3. Ranked #4 for
    old generation

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10 Timecrimes (2007)

A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

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2007-10-05 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    existential question
  2. Ranked #2 for
    fairly easy
  3. Ranked #3 for
    more challenging

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