Top rated stretched to breaking point movies that are also academic

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

1 The Historian (2014)

A troubled, young history professor tries to escape his past by taking a job at a new university, where he struggles with an entrenched and equally-troubled department chair, rampant student apathy, and new relationships that complicate and challenge his world-view.

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2014-11-07 | Drama

Cast

William Sadler, Colin Cunningham

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #374 for
    most unsettling
  2. Ranked #604 for
    role model
  3. Ranked #825 for
    rise to top

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2 Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for her theses on his work, her interest forces hims to address the issues that have been he has avoided all these years, and stirs in him feelings he has long forgotten, much to his daughter's consternation

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2007-11-23 | Drama

Cast

Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #149 for
    for rainy days
  2. Ranked #234 for
    hitting false notes
  3. Ranked #497 for
    ringing true

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3 Eternal Summer (2006)

Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.

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2006-10-13 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Ray Chang, Joseph Chang

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    more appropriate
  2. Ranked #3 for
    diligent
  3. Ranked #4 for
    jocular character

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4 Footnote (2011)

Jerusalem, Israel. Professors Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik, father and son, have dedicated their lives to the study of the Jewish scriptures. Eliezer is a stubborn and methodical scholar who has never been recognized for his work; Uriel is a rising star, someone admired and praised by his colleagues. The fragile balance that has kept their personal relationship almost intact is broken in an unexpected way by a simple phone call.

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2011-05-25 | Comedy

Cast

Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #314 for
    extrovert
  2. Ranked #507 for
    obstinate
  3. Ranked #537 for
    great story

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5 Losing Ground (1982)

A comedy-drama about a Black American female philosophy professor and her insensitive, philandering, and flamboyant artist husband who are having a marital crisis. When the wife goes off on an almost unbelievable journey to find "ecstasy", her husband is forced to see her in a different light.

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1982-06-02 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Seret Scott, Bill Gunn

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #730 for
    temperamental
  2. Ranked #1097 for
    dream logic
  3. Ranked #1227 for
    myopic

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6 George Lucas in Love (1999)

1967 film student George Lucas has writer's block trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight.

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1999-09-18 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Martin Hynes, Lisa Jakub

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    strangely familiar cast
  2. Ranked #3 for
    stretched plot
  3. Ranked #4 for
    most creative

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7 Teknolust (2002)

Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part human, part computer named Ruby, Olive and Marine.

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2002-01-01 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Davies

Rating

rating icon 4.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #253 for
    thought-provoking question
  2. Ranked #362 for
    most versatile director
  3. Ranked #385 for
    sex-starving character

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8 Terms of Endearment (1983)

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

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1983-11-20 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #95 for
    emotionally charging
  2. Ranked #97 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  3. Ranked #102 for
    Oscar nomination deserving

Trailer

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9 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Teenager Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates.

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1947-09-01 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Cary Grant, Myrna Loy

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #435 for
    huge crush
  2. Ranked #463 for
    hopelessly in love
  3. Ranked #483 for
    dated

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10 Skin (2009)

Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

Info

2009-07-24 | Drama

Cast

Sophie Okonedo, Alice Krige

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    soft lighting
  2. Ranked #2 for
    hateful
  3. Ranked #3 for
    intolerant

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