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 Jun 14 2021

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 #2 for
    puzzled
  3. Ranked #2 for
    deviating from book

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2 A Ghost Story (2017)

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

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2017-04-24 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely nothing happening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for contemplation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    snoozing

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3 Unbreakable (2000)

An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead — and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile as glass.

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2000-11-22 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deliberate pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    labored acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    low-key performance

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4 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

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intuitive
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly intellectual
  3. Ranked #2 for
    for deep-thinking

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5 28 Days Later (2002)

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

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2002-10-31 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rabid character
  2. Ranked #3 for
    blood thirsty
  3. Ranked #4 for
    more horrifying

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6 Zodiac (2007)

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

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2007-03-02 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    completely absorbing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    left unsolved
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hanging in the air

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7 Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

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2003-12-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    moody lighting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visual beauty
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Baroque imagery

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8 The Interpreter (2005)

After Silvia Broome, an interpreter at United Nations headquarters, overhears plans of an assassination, an American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate.

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2005-04-08 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    evil dictator
  2. Ranked #3 for
    too convenient
  3. Ranked #3 for
    thoroughly convincing acting

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9 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.

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2020-08-28 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    watching twice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    requiring a second watch
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interpretive concept

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10 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.

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1979-12-07 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    strained plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    plodding pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stretching beyond

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