Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also least expected

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

1 All About Steve (2009)

After one short date, a brilliant crossword constructor decides that a CNN cameraman is her true love. Because the cameraman's job takes him hither and yon, she crisscrosses the country, turning up at media events as she tries to convince him they are perfect for each other.

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2009-09-04 | Comedy

Cast

Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 4.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    brainy
  2. Ranked #2 for
    idiosyncratic
  3. Ranked #3 for
    misconceived

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2 Julie Walking Home (2002)

Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the aching in her heart.

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2002-09-04 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Miranda Otto, William Fichtner

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    miraculous
  2. Ranked #3 for
    pondering question
  3. Ranked #3 for
    food for thought

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3 Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.

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2006-09-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more serious
  2. Ranked #1 for
    omniscient
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more dramatic

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4 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
    hauntingly beautiful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely astonishing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    spell-binding

Trailer

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5 Lad: A Yorkshire Story (2012)

After the death of his father, a teenage boy forms a healing friendship with a park ranger in the Yorkshire Dales

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2012-05-01 | Drama

Cast

Bretten Lord, Nancy Clarkson

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful scenery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    brilliant acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    heartwarming

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6 I Lost My Body (2019)

A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.

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2019-11-06 | Animation / Drama

Cast

Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    leap of faith
  2. Ranked #4 for
    tactile imagery
  3. Ranked #5 for
    possible recommendation

Trailer

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7 Listening (2015)

For years, we have tried to harness the power of the human mind… and failed. Now, one breakthrough will change everything. Beyond technology. Beyond humanity. Beyond control. David, Ryan, and Jordan hope the telepathy invention will solve all their problems, but the bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, as the team discovers that when they open their minds, there is nowhere to hide their thoughts.

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2015-09-11 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for intellectual exercise
  2. Ranked #2 for
    intriguing concept
  3. Ranked #2 for
    moral question

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8 Disobedience (2017)

A woman learns about the death of her Orthodox Jewish father, a rabbi. She returns home and has romantic feelings rekindled for her best childhood friend, who is now married to her cousin.

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2017-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    deeper
  2. Ranked #4 for
    strictly religious
  3. Ranked #7 for
    blindsided

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9 The Hate U Give (2018)

Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

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2018-10-19 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall

Rating

rating icon 8.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    complex issue
  2. Ranked #2 for
    hot button
  3. Ranked #2 for
    societal issue

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10 Pester (2017)

Two brothers in the pest control business struggle with family ties, personal identity, and two very different forms of addiction.

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2017-12-20 |

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Rating

rating icon 0.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cleverly executed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unique visual
  3. Ranked #2 for
    tactile imagery

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