Movies that make you think

List of the best movies that make you think about the meaning of life: Palm Springs, About Endlessness, Buy Me, Boundaries, Mr. Holmes, Saint Judy, What Men Still Talk About, Ava, Euphoria, 6 Balloons.

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

Palm Springs (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
PlotWedding, Treason, Recurring day, Meaning of life, Rest
StyleLight, Romantic, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

About Endlessness (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, drama
CountrySweden, Germany, Norway, France
PlotObsession, Death, Meaning of life, Fate
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Vital signs, Makes me think, Serious

Inspired by “One Thousand and One Nights,” the celebrated collection of Middle Eastern and Indian folk tales, “About Endlessness,” in its juxtaposition of tableaux capturing moments in life, explores the preciousness and beauty of our existence, awakening in us the wish to maintain this eternal treasure and pass it on.

Buy Me (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersRich, Kept women
PlotMoney, Friendship, Snow, Seduction, Cheating
StyleAction, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Katya, a young girl from a good family, a student of philology is awarded a grant to study archives in Paris but instead of heading to Paris she travels to the Arab Emirates to start international modeling career…

Boundaries (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersDogs, Family, Sisters, Old man, Cats
PlotTravel, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Beach, USA, Los Angeles
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Single mom Laura, along with her awkward 14 year-old son Henry is forced to drive Jack, her estranged, care-free pot dealing father across country after he's kicked out of yet another nursing home.

Mr. Holmes (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSherlock Holmes, Writers, Soldier
PlotInvestigation, Loneliness, Death, Depression, Mystery
PlaceSea, Village, Trains, England, Japan
StyleAction, By books, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

Saint Judy (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CharactersLawyers, Refugees
PlotPursuit, Chase, Fate, Justice
PlaceSchool, Court, USA, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and how she singlehandedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.

What Men Still Talk About (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
CharactersAstronauts, DJs
PlotDancing, Gifts
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

A year later the men are still talking, but this time on the 31st of December and still about the women, football, children, and, of course, about the approaching New Year’s celebration. But what can they do, if their beloved wives and girls are waiting for them at Kamil’s, busy with New Year tree decoration and cooking, and the husbands are accidentally got stuck in the advertising agency office? Will they manage to get home in time to celebrate the New Year together?

Ava (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Strong women, Gypsies
PlotLove, Adventure, Wedding, First love
PlaceSea, Bunker, Beach
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother decides to act as if everything were normal so as to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her own way. She steals a big black dog that belongs to a young man on the run...

Euphoria (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Germany
CharactersRich, Friends, Sisters, Girlfriends
PlotDancing, Time travel, Death, Cancer, Sects
PlaceNature, Forest, Helicopters
StyleMakes me think, Depressive

The story of two sisters on a journey, where they try to get close to each other and approach the tough questions in life. Euphoria is a contemporary drama about responsibility and reconciliation, in a world where these concepts are gradually being lost.

6 Balloons (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
CharactersFamily, Brothers
PlotDrug addict
StyleNetflix, To cry, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think

Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.

Downstream (2010)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantastic, action
PlotSurvival, Oil, Uprising
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

Wes Keller is a young man living in a world where oil has collapsed, the food supply has been wiped out, and cancer rates for women have skyrocketed, depleting the female population. In a barbaric environment where bio fuel, batteries, bullets and people are currency and marauders roam free, Wes tries to escape to a mythical world run on cold fusion "Plutopia", a place that may only exist in the mind. THE BILL IS DUE. 'Downstream' is a view of the not so distant future. We follow a young man (everyone's son) as he pays the price for society's decadence.

The Odyssey (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersSharks, Whale, Family, Scientists, Fish
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Ocean, Party
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think

Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CharactersChildrens, Family, Terminally ill, Sisters, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Motorcycles, Happiness
PlaceHospitals, Helicopters
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Makes me think, Disturbing

A faith based movie. A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Based on the book 'Three Miracles From Heaven' by Christy Beam.

Just to Be Sure (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersDogs, Fathers, Babies
PlaceFrance, Hospitals
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Erwan, a strapping Breton who clears mines for a living, is shaken when he discovers that his father is not his father. Despite his affection for the man who raised him, he quietly sets out to find his biological father, and succeeds in locating Joseph, an endearing old codger he takes a liking to. Just when things look settled, another unexpected “bomb” hits Erwan in the form of Anna, an elusive nymph.

Beach Rats (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersTeens, Gay, Thieves, Snake, Friends
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Breakup
PlaceBeach, Metro, USA
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.

Lady Bird (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotFriendship, First love, Birthday, Moving, Dreams
PlaceSchool, College, Party, New York
TimeNew Year, Graduation
StyleInteresting, Makes me think

A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.

Mid90s (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends, Difficult teens, Single mothers
PlotFight, Money, Friendship, Chase
PlaceGhetto, Party, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. He finds it at the Motor Avenue skate shop.

We Die Young (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersDogs, Criminals, Veterans
PlotMotorcycles, Money, Friendship
PlaceAfghanistan, Kitchen
StyleHeavy, Tense, Makes me think, Depressive, For men

Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.

Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryItaly, Luxembourg, France, Germany
CharactersWolves, Slaves, Friends, Poor
PlotTime travel, Slavery, Friendship, Missing people, Debts
PlaceVillage, Italy, Railway
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Soulful, Fancy, Makes me think

Purehearted teen Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise’s son will change his world.

The End of the Tour (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Artists, Students, Writers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Virtual Reality, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleSoulful, By books, Philosophical, Makes me think, Serious

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'