Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also literate

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

1 Phase IV (1974)

Arizona ants mock the food chain on their way to a desert lab to get two scientists and a woman.

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1974-09-01 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intelligent and thoughtful character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    stylish camera work
  3. Ranked #1 for
    super-intelligent

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2 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 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably intelligent
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clever and witty dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    razor-sharp dialogue

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3 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
    wonders to behold
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly intelligent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    spell-binding

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4 Mnemophrenia (2019)

Mnemophrenia is a futuristic drama about a new psychosis that arises from advanced virtual reality technology, which causes people to be unable to distinguish between real and artificial memories.

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2019-10-25 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Freya Berry, Robin King

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    conflicting view
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thought-provoking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interesting and thought-provoking

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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 5.6
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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

Trailer

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6 Luce (2019)

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

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2019-08-02 | Thriller

Cast

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    feeling underwhelmed
  2. Ranked #3 for
    multifaceted plot
  3. Ranked #4 for
    loose thread

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7 Gattaca (1997)

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

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1997-09-07 | Thriller / Science Fiction

Cast

Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    plausible story
  2. Ranked #2 for
    futuristic look
  3. Ranked #2 for
    thought-provoking

Trailer

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8 Arrival (2016)

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

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2016-11-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    thought-provoking question
  2. Ranked #6 for
    intelligent and thoughtful character
  3. Ranked #7 for
    otherworldly

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9 After the Dark (2013)

At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

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2013-07-06 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

James D'Arcy, Sophie Lowe

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    internal logic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wild-card actor
  3. Ranked #2 for
    philosophical thought

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10 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
    distressing

Trailer

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