Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also touchy

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

1 David and Lisa (1962)

Teenager David Clemens develops a hysterical fear that he will die if he comes into physical contact with another person. Perturbed, David's overbearing mother places him in a home for mentally disturbed young people, but David remains withdrawn from the other patients and his psychiatrist. Over time, however, David grows interested in 15-year-old Lisa, who suffers from multiple personalities – one who can only speak in rhyme, and the other, a mute.

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1962-12-26 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin

Rating

rating icon 7.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with disturbed mind
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with moving moments
  3. Ranked #2 for
    mentally disturbed

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2 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
    highly intelligent
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely astounding
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tremendous

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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

Trailer

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4 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
    warm
  2. Ranked #1 for
    exquisitely shot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wonderful photography

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5 Rudderless (2014)

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

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2014-10-17 | Music / Drama

Cast

Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    putting a foot wrong
  2. Ranked #2 for
    highly talented director
  3. Ranked #4 for
    very talented director

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6 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
    societal issue
  3. Ranked #2 for
    hot button

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7 Thappad (2020)

Amrita's life gets shattered into pieces when her husband slaps her at a party and this particular action raises several questions as to what her relationship stands for.

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2020-02-27 | Drama

Cast

Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    taboo topic
  2. Ranked #4 for
    sensitive topic
  3. Ranked #5 for
    female empowering

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8 Shepherds and Butchers (2017)

A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.

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2017-05-12 | Drama

Cast

Steve Coogan, Andrea Riseborough

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    bewildering
  2. Ranked #2 for
    truer
  3. Ranked #6 for
    ethical issue

Trailer

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9 100 Meters (2016)

Based on the incredibly true story of a Spanish man with Multiple Esclorosis who tried to finish an Iron-Man: 3,8km swimming, 180km cycling and 42 running. And he was told that he could not make 100 meters.

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2016-11-04 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Dani Rovira, Alexandra Jiménez

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    thankless role
  2. Ranked #1 for
    peripheral role
  3. Ranked #5 for
    relatively small role

Trailer

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10 Swades (2004)

NASA employee Mohan Bhargav comes to India to take his grandmother along with him at his home abroad. During his stay at his native place, he comes across various social issues faced by the villagers and decides to take a stand for them, to improve their quality of life.

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2004-12-17 | Drama

Cast

Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    rustic character
  2. Ranked #10 for
    homesick
  3. Ranked #14 for
    sensible character

Trailer

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