Intelligent movies

List of the best intellectual films according to visitors: Final Frequency, Arrival, The Whistleblower, Lethal Weapon, Kill Your Darlings, Barney's Version, The Discovery, Default, Gold, The Place.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Final Frequency (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Smart, Intellectual

A PhD student ties unusual tremors in Los Angeles to rogue scientists, who will weaponize Nikola Tesla's secrets and cause massive earthquakes, if they can only find his lost notebook

Arrival (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
CharactersAliens, Strong women, Scientists, Military, Linguists
PlotTime travel, UFO, Cancer, Fate
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, USA
StyleInteresting, Popular, Psychological problems, Philosophical, Smart

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

The Whistleblower (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, Germany
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Conspiracies
StyleHeavy, Intellectual, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Serious

Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost.

Lethal Weapon (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersPolice, Friends, Partners, Veterans
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, biography
CharactersGay, Writers, Friends, Poets
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Friendship, Mental disorders
StyleFascinating, Intellectual, Depressive, Serious

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Barney's Version (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, Canada
CharactersJews, Friends, Actors, Newlyweds
PlotObsession, Friendship, Jealousy, True love, Divorce
StyleSoulful, Smart, Intellectual

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

The Discovery (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
PlotLoneliness, Mental disorders, Religious, Life after death, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Smart, Tense

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

Default (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
PlotMoney, Friendship, Death, Political, Cheating
StyleAction, Smart, Tense, Intellectual, Serious

Only one week left until South Korea will go under sovereign default. Han Shi-Hyun is a leader of the monetary policy team at the Bank of Korea. and is assigned to a crisis team.

Gold (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CharactersGangsters, Tigers, FBI, Businessmen, Gold miners
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Justice
PlaceJungle, Indonesia, Wall Street
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Tense, Intellectual

Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

The Place (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
PlotMystery, Death, Mystery, Fate, Mystery
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think, Intellectual, Depressive

The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.

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Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Meaning of life, Fate
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Psychological problems, Beautiful, Philosophical

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMonsters, Programmers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotTime travel, Karate, Computer games, Computers, Technology
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Psychedelic, Intellectual

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Wander (2020)
Markimdb: 4.9
CountryCanada, USA
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Death, Conspiracies
PlaceSmall cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter.

Spotlight (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CharactersGay, Police, Journalists, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Conspiracies, Mystery
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Makes me think, Intellectual

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Norte, the End of History (2013)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime
PlotMoney, Death
PlacePrison, Village, Beach, Asia
TimeNew Year
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Intellectual, Serious

A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable, when something mysterious and strange starts happening to him.

The Party (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLesbians, Cooks, Friends, Foxes
PlotMoney, Friendship, Breakup, Weapon, Depression
PlaceEngland, Party, Kitchen
StyleFascinating, Black humor, Intellectual

Various individuals think they’re coming together for a party in a private home, but a series of revelations results in a huge crisis that throws their belief systems – and their values – into total disarray.

I, Leonardo (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Scientists, Artists
PlotDeath, Art
Time16th century
StyleInspirational, Touching, Intellectual, Serious

Discover Leonardo da Vinci, the man, the painter, the scientist and the inventor, through a unique, engaging and fascinating journey in the mind of Leonardo.

Third Person (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy
CharactersScammers, Writers, Maids
PlotLove, Friendship, False accusations
PlaceItaly, Paris, France, New York
StyleRomantic, Tense, Gloomy, Touching, Intellectual

An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.

Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersProgrammers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Internet, Fear, Self-sacrifice
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Follows the dramatic journeys of video game developers as they create and release their games to the world. It's about making video games, but at its core, it's about the creative process, and exposing yourself through your work.

Freak Show (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Sweden
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, Dancing, Soccer, Basketball, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching, Intellectual

The story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.