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Top rated stretched to breaking point movies that are also intellectually challenging

Check out today’s highest ranked stretched to breaking point and intellectually challenging movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are stretched to breaking point 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 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
    with common thread
  2. Ranked #1 for
    interlinked story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interrelated story

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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
    sexual fantasy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    provocative

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3 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
    carefully constructed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    circuitous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    attention demanding

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4 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
    grand vision
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tacked on
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sappy ending

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5 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
    intellectually challenging
  2. Ranked #1 for
    intellectually stimulating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interesting and thought-provoking

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6 Vanilla Sky (2001)

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

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2001-01-22 | Romance / Science Fiction

Cast

Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disfigured character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    neat little package
  3. Ranked #2 for
    mind twists

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7 Being John Malkovich (1999)

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

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1999-10-29 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

John Cusack, Cameron Diaz

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    peculiar
  2. Ranked #1 for
    philosophical thought
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fresh idea

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8 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
    numerous plots
  2. Ranked #1 for
    multiple story lines
  3. Ranked #2 for
    circuitous

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9 The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019)

After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting could set off a chain reaction of copycat violence across the country, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in the remote lumber mill they call their headquarters. There, he sets about a series of grueling interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer and turning him over to the authorities to prevent further bloodshed.

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2019-01-18 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    guttural voice
  2. Ranked #13 for
    for low iq
  3. Ranked #17 for
    strained plot

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10 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.

Info

2006-05-17 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more bearable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably well done
  3. Ranked #1 for
    heavy exposition

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