Top rated stretched to breaking point movies that are also thought-provoking

Check out today’s highest ranked stretched to breaking point and thought-provoking movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are stretched to breaking point and thought-provoking, 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 May 03 2021

1 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
    refurbished
  3. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly slow

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2 Monster's Ball (2001)

Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.

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2001-06-07 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    distraught
  2. Ranked #2 for
    entirely convincing acting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    weighty atmosphere

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3 Thappad (2020)

Amrita's life gets shattered into pieces when her husband slaps her at a party and this particular action raises several questions as to what her relationship stands for.

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2020-02-27 | Drama

Cast

Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    important topic
  2. Ranked #3 for
    clever plot
  3. Ranked #4 for
    tricky subject

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4 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
    neat little package
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mind twists
  3. Ranked #2 for
    with just pretty face

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5 The Time Machine (2002)

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds mankind divided into two warring races.

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2002-03-04 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    eye-popping special effects
  2. Ranked #3 for
    industrious character
  3. Ranked #4 for
    lacking credibility

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6 Splice (2009)

Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators - only to have that bond turn deadly.

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2009-10-06 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mad science
  2. Ranked #1 for
    splicing lines
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ethical issue

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7 The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

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2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    knocking socks off
  2. Ranked #1 for
    surprising ending
  3. Ranked #3 for
    director with bright future ahead

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8 Bird Box (2018)

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

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2018-12-13 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left unexplained
  2. Ranked #1 for
    loose thread
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unanswered question

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9 Malcolm & Marie (2021)

As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.

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2021-02-05 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Zendaya, John David Washington

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely phenomenal
  2. Ranked #2 for
    interesting dynamic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    for heated discussion

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10 Ordinary People (1980)

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

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1980-09-19 | Drama

Cast

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    definitely Oscar-deserving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    good supporting actor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nuanced portrayal

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