Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also must-see

Check out today’s highest ranked highly intellectual and must-see movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are highly intellectual and must-see, 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
    spell-binding
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely beautiful
  3. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinarily beautiful

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2 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
    beautiful photography
  3. Ranked #1 for
    emotive

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3 Amira & Sam (2014)

Sam, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, meets Amira when he visits her uncle, Bassam, who had served as Sam's Iraqi translator. Bassam and Sam have a special bond due to their time together in the war. Initially Amira does not trust him because he was an American soldier and her brother was killed by a bomb from American troops in the war. Sam's cousin, Charlie, asks Sam to help him with illegal hedge funds unbeknownst to Sam at the time. Amira is staying with her uncle Bassam since her father died. She sells bootlegged films on the street corner but is forced to stay with Sam after getting busted; immigration officials begin pursuing her. As the film progresses, Sam and Amira fall in love.

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2014-05-30 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Martin Starr, Dina Shihabi

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    director with artistic integrity
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally captivating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pleasantly surprising

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4 The Garden Left Behind (2020)

Traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

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2020-08-28 | Drama

Cast

Carlie Guevara, Michael Madsen

Rating

rating icon 8.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    definitely must-watch
  2. Ranked #1 for
    anyone must watch
  3. Ranked #2 for
    empathetic character

Trailer

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5 The Soccer Nanny (2011)

A woman hires a Norwegian soccer player to be a male au pair and help her raise her two sons. It deals with personal loss and how a soccer ball can change sadness into laughter.

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2011-01-01 | Family / Comedy

Cast

Traci Lords, Spencer Daniels

Rating

rating icon 5.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    panoramic shot
  2. Ranked #2 for
    capturing the beauty
  3. Ranked #2 for
    emotionally moving

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6 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
    thought-provoking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thought-provoking theme
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interesting and thought-provoking

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7 Delaware Shore (2018)

A Holocaust survivor who escapes the concentration camps finds refuge on a secluded Delaware Beach and raises her abandoned twin grandchildren.

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2018-12-21 | Drama

Cast

Gail Wagner, Emily McKinley Hill

Rating

rating icon 0.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    engaging finish
  2. Ranked #5 for
    deeper
  3. Ranked #7 for
    interesting and thought-provoking

Trailer

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8 Spare Parts (2015)

With the help of their high school's newest teacher, four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they build a robot and compete against reigning champion MIT. Along the way, the students learn not only how to build a robot but something far more important: how to forge bonds that will last a lifetime.

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2015-01-16 | Drama

Cast

Alessandra Rosaldo, George Lopez

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    superb pace
  2. Ranked #4 for
    toned down
  3. Ranked #5 for
    most captivating

Trailer

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9 The Ninth Configuration (1980)

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

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1980-02-29 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    loony character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    wacko
  3. Ranked #2 for
    absolutely insane

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10 Rag Doll (2020)

Nora is that girl: the one who works overtime, helps out her family by all means, and leaves little for herself. She can’t even fathom a love interest. With her one free hour a day, she takes out life’s hardships at the local mixed martial arts gym, but what happens when that comfort in violence extends outside of the gym?

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2020-02-25 | Drama

Cast

Shannon Murray, Stephanie Erb

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    equally talented directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    never backing down
  3. Ranked #3 for
    triumphant

Trailer

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