Top rated highly intellectual movies that are also unmissable

Check out today’s highest ranked highly intellectual and unmissable movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are highly intellectual and unmissable, 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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  1. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly beautiful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely fascinating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely astounding

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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
    with tear-jerking moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    stunning scenery
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nice shooting

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3 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
    absolutely insane
  3. Ranked #2 for
    completely insane

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4 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
    pleasantly surprising
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally captivating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    director with artistic integrity

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5 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe, but also from the widow of a Nazi general, an idealistic U.S. Army captain and reluctant witness Irene Wallner.

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1961-12-18 | Drama / History

Cast

Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster

Rating

rating icon 8.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    for deliberation
  2. Ranked #4 for
    flawless performance
  3. Ranked #4 for
    fundamental question

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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
    hot button
  3. Ranked #2 for
    societal issue

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7 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
    must-see

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8 Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008)

Shortly after 1800 hours, 11 July 2006, Mumbai was shattered by seven bomb blasts on Western Railway stations: Matunga, Mahim, Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Borivali, and Bhayandar. It took the Police and ambulance over an hour to attend at various sites. This incident changes lives of Thomas, originally from Chennai, who sells tea from his bike; Rupali Joshi, a TV News reporter, who has to deal with the death of her to-be spouse, Ajay Kumar Pradhan; Suresh, in debt, starts to suspect all Muslims, especially Yusuf; Inspector Tukaram Patil, about to retire, goes about collecting bribes as usual, much to the chagrin of his embittered, honest and soon to-be suspended subordinate, Sunil Kadam; while Nikhil Agarwal, a Nationalist and environmentalist, debates whether he should re-locate to the United States, along with his pregnant wife, Sejal.

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2008-08-22 | Drama

Cast

R. Madhavan, Irrfan Khan

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    cheering and clapping
  2. Ranked #3 for
    excellent directing
  3. Ranked #4 for
    brilliantly executed

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9 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 #9 for
    homesick
  3. Ranked #14 for
    sensible character

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10 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

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