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Top rated stretched to breaking point movies that are also instructive

Check out today’s highest ranked stretched to breaking point and instructive movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are stretched to breaking point and instructive, 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 Free State of Jones (2016)

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

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2016-06-24 | Action / Drama

Cast

Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    reconstituting
  2. Ranked #4 for
    recreating
  3. Ranked #4 for
    like a history lesson

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2 Lincoln (2012)

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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2012-11-09 | History / Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    significant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slice of history
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for political discussion

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3 Babel (2006)

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

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2006-09-08 | Drama

Cast

Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    interconnected story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    interrelated story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    loosely connected plot

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4 The Two Popes (2019)

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict. Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.

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2019-11-27 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    masterclass
  2. Ranked #1 for
    finely crafted
  3. Ranked #2 for
    beautifully executed

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5 Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

Michael Moore comes home to the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Unitedstatians (and by default, the rest of the world).

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2009-09-06 | Documentary

Cast

Michael Moore, Thora Birch

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    critical view
  2. Ranked #1 for
    riled up
  3. Ranked #3 for
    tunnel vision

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6 Heaven's Gate (1980)

Harvard graduate James Averill is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion, a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson. As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.

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1980-11-19 | Drama / Western

Cast

Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    leisurely pace
  2. Ranked #3 for
    brilliant photography
  3. Ranked #3 for
    visual stylist

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7 Syriana (2005)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

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2005-11-23 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

George Clooney, Matt Damon

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    multiple story lines
  2. Ranked #1 for
    numerous plots
  3. Ranked #2 for
    circuitous

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8 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

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1994-09-23 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

Rating

rating icon 8.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    exceptional writing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    exemplary
  3. Ranked #1 for
    virtually flawless

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9 12 Angry Men (1957)

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

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1957-04-10 | Drama

Cast

Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for debating
  2. Ranked #1 for
    captivating finish
  3. Ranked #1 for
    drawn in

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10 National Treasure (2004)

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.

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2004-11-19 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    old fashioned entertainment
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wildly improbable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly enjoyable

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