Movies that make you think

List of the best movies that make you think about the meaning of life: Ocean's Twelve, Erin Brockovich, K-PAX, Seven Pounds, Parasite, Inception, Shutter Island, The Truman Show, The Matrix, The Awakening.

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

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Friends, Partners
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Money, Weapon, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Smart, Intellectual, For men

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersLawyers, Businessmen, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Success, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceSmall cities
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Touching

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Hypnosis
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Atmospheric, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersMusicians, Blind, Pianists
PlotTravel, Depression, True love, Mystery, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:07
CharactersFamily, Scammers, Rich, Businessmen, Maids
PlotRobbery, Mystery
StyleExciting, Oscars, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPsychopath, Doctors
PlotPuzzles, The escape, Investigation, Split personality, Chase
PlaceSea, Islands, Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Loneliness, Intrigue, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceSea, Islands, Forest
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational

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.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Multi-part, Technology, Freedom
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Dystopian, Mind-altering

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersScientists, Losers
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric

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

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersCannibals
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Recurring day, Cold, Hunger
PlacePrison, Kitchen
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Tense, Gloomy, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersMusicians, Astronomers
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
StylePhilosophical, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Netherlands
StyleSoulful

Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Puzzles, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Inspirational

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..

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:00
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotFriendship, Gymnastics, Mystery, Rehabilitation
StyleMind-altering, Inspirational, Soulful, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

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

Duration02:27
CharactersJudge
PlotDrug addict, Death
PlaceMexico

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersLosers
PlotFight, Fights without rules, Obsession, Split personality, Loneliness
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Uprising, Dreams, Rivalry
PlaceCourt
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife (Lauren Graham) and six kids.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters
PlotPuzzles, Gambling, Chess
PlaceEngland, Casino
StyleMind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Heavy, Deep Meaning

Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant elder brother, Billy. Invited to a private game, Jake is in fear of losing his life.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Bartenders
PlotPassion, Music, Money, Death, Depression
PlaceParty, Night Clubs, New York
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not only gets his foot in the door, but lands a coveted job behind the bar – and a front-row seat at the most legendary party on the planet.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:41
CharactersGangsters
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Puzzles, Abduction, Relationship
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Spiders, Sheriffs
PlotCancer
PlaceCemetery, Small cities
StyleGothic

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotLove, Love at first sight

The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersBusinessmen, Parents, Poor
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Deep Meaning, Vital signs, Serious

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPolice, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Adventure, Money, Friendship, Depression
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA
StyleInteresting, Mind-altering, Light, Inspirational, Soulful

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Time travel, Puzzles, Depression, Jealousy
PlaceTrains, USA, Office
StylePopular, Romantic, Exciting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersGangsters
PlotGambling, Revolution, Love triangle, Political
PlaceAustralia
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away by the secret police, and Roberta is captured and tortured. Jack frees her, but she continues to support the revolution.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersCannibals, Family, Writers, Friends, Poets
PlotLove, Dancing, Puzzles, Death
PlaceCourt
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Touching

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersDoctors, Immortals, Writers, Terminally ill
PlotPuzzles, Obsession, Loneliness, Death, Cancer
PlaceSpain
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleMind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, Finland, USA, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:58
CharactersGangsters
PlotBank robbery, Revenge, Slavery, Betrayal, Mystery
PlaceMountains, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Smart, Explicit scenes, Makes me think

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.





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