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Top rated rather uneventful movies that are also intellectually challenging

Check out today’s highest ranked rather uneventful and intellectually challenging movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are rather uneventful and intellectually challenging, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Oct 21 2020

1 The Da Vinci Code (2006)

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very foundations of Christianity.

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2006-05-17 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    faithful to book
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fairly faithful to book
  3. Ranked #1 for
    staying true to book

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2 Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After Dr. Bill Harford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

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1999-07-16 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most puzzling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    almost hypnotic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sexual fantasy

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3 The Reader (2008)

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

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2008-01-02 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    interesting and thought-provoking
  2. Ranked #3 for
    multileveled
  3. Ranked #4 for
    conflicting view

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4 The Man from Earth (2007)

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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2007-06-10 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

David Lee Smith, Tony Todd

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    thoughtful and intelligent
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for intellectual exercise
  3. Ranked #1 for
    intellectually challenging

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5 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)

Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.

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1990-11-21 | Comedy / Family

Cast

Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg

Rating

rating icon 5.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    light-hearted fun
  2. Ranked #14 for
    certain charm
  3. Ranked #15 for
    quite appealing

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6 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

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2001-06-29 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    moral question
  2. Ranked #1 for
    typical hollywood ending
  3. Ranked #1 for
    darling

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7 Inception (2010)

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

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2010-07-15 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mind bending
  2. Ranked #1 for
    stepping beyond
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely fascinating

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8 American Beauty (1999)

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

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1999-09-15 | Drama

Cast

Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    discontent character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    close look
  3. Ranked #1 for
    leaving theater thinking

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9 The Ides of March (2011)

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.

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2011-09-24 | Drama

Cast

George Clooney, Ryan Gosling

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    idealistic man
  2. Ranked #1 for
    do-gooder
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rock solid

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10 The Road (2009)

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

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2009-11-25 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark and depressing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    desperate
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hopeless

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