Movies that make you think

List of the best movies that make you think about the meaning of life: K-PAX, The Awakening, Fight Club, Another Earth, The Platform, Inception, A Beautiful Mind, Trance, Dogville, Shutter Island.

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

K-PAX (2001)
Duration02:00

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

The Awakening (1990)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

A high school student falls asleep while sitting in class. When he wakes up, all time is frozen, except for him.

Fight Club (1999)
Duration02:11

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Another Earth (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

The Platform (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountrySpain

A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. An unknown number of levels. Two inmates living on each level. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity.

Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28

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.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genredrama, biography
Duration02:15

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

Trance (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:41

A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.

Dogville (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, USA
Duration02:58

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.

Shutter Island (2010)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:40

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions.

The Fountain (2006)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

The Truman Show (1998)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:00

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

The Matrix (1999)
Duration02:16

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Melancholia (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration02:10

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Memento (2000)
Duration01:53

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

Stay (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.

Solaris (1972)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:49

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

Dead Man (1995)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA, Germany, Japan
Duration02:01

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Vanilla Sky (2001)
Duration02:10

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.

The Man from Earth (2007)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

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.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Her (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Duration01:56

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

The Bothersome Man (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, detective
CountryNorway, Iceland
Duration01:35

Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched.

Idiocracy (2006)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a civilization so dumbed-down that they're the smartest people around.

The Professor (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Dara of Jasenovac (2020)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, military
CountrySerbia

During the Nazi-occupied Ustasha regime "NDH" in former Yugoslavia during WWII, little girl Dara is sent to the concentration camp complex Jasenovac in Croatia also known as "Balkan's Auschwitz".




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