Top 10 Movies Every Intellectual Person Should Watch

The list is made in no particular order. If you love movies that challenges you to think deep before you can actually uncover the underlying plots, then this list is for you. Here are ten top notch intellectual movies that will keep you thinking hard about life and nature in general after watching them.

1) Arrival

This is a movie about aliens who came to earth with a message. However, the message will have to be interpreted by humans who must study the language. A misinterpretation of the alien language by countries led to so many consequences.

2) Predestination

This is a movie about time travel. In an attempt to change a past, the main character of the story ends up reliving all his choices in life all over again. The storyline follows the endless cycle of messing with time in science fiction stories.

3) Inception

In this box office hit, Cobb and his team steal information from targets by invading their dream.

In the final dream invasion for a client, things didn’t go as planned and all hell broke loose.

4) Interstellar

After earth became unconducive, one of the best pilots on earth is given the task of finding a new habitable planet.

The science fiction movie also explores time dimensions.

5) A Beautiful Mind

It is based on a true life story. The film is about a man who developed schizophrenia and how he overcame it to finally win a Noble Prize based on his work ‘Game Theory’. 

6) Shutter Island

After two US Marshals were sent to a remote facility to investigate a disappearance, they discover that the place is so much more.

7) The Man Who Knew Infinity

The movie focuses on the life of Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan. 

It tells the story of a young boy from an Indian village who knew how to solve complex mathematical equations.

8) Goodwill Hunting

The story is about a genius mathematician who could solve several mathematical problems. He later faced a certain emotional problem in his life and had to recruit a psychiatrist to help him recover.

9) The Prestige

A rivalry between two magicians who are also friends is at the fulcrum of this movie.

10) The Imitation Game

After joining the British cryptography team to decipher a German enigma code, Alan Turing finally helped build a machine that solved the puzzle.

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