Smart movies

List of the most intelligent movies with meaning for thinking people selected by visitors to our site: The Others, Revolver, The Butterfly Effect, Peaceful Warrior, Shutter Island, Ocean's Eleven, Seven Pounds, A Beautiful Mind, Lucky Number Slevin, The Matrix.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySpain, USA, France, Italy
Duration01:44
CharactersClairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Gloomy

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

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: 7.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Time travel, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural
PlaceHostel
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

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.

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersGangsters, Thieves, Millionaires, Friends, Businessmen
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Cheating
PlaceCasino
StyleExciting, Action, Smart, Numbers in the title, Worth watching

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.

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: 8.2
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: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Fight, Investigation, Chase
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Smart, Intellectual, For men

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

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: 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: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:30
CharactersStudents
PlotSurvival, Puzzles, Abduction, Death, Quests
PlaceParallel worlds, Labyrinths, Closed Space
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Smart

Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersImmortals
PlotFriendship, Religious, Mystery
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Soulful, Philosophical, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersThieves, Police
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Investigation, Hostage, Cheating
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Smart, Intellectual, Disturbing

Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an army of police surrounding the bank, the thief, the cop and a high-profile 'fixer' enter high-stakes negotiations.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:38
CharactersTeachers, Good people
PlotLove
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Inspirational

When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:43
CharactersMutant, Scientists, Writers, Soldier, Clairvoyants
PlotFulfillment of desires, Meaning of life, Fog
PlaceChernobyl
TimePost apocalypse
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded desires are granted.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersAlcoholics, Businessmen, Priests
PlotMoney, Obsession, Success, Oil, Rivalry
PlaceCalifornia, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Epic, Intellectual

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

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
Genreadventure
CountrySoviet Union, France
Duration02:21
CharactersPirates

After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:48
PlotPuzzles
StyleSad ones, Twisted plot

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotPuzzles, Life after death
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Czech Republic
Duration02:06
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Snow, Uprising
PlaceTrains
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse, Winter
StyleDystopian, By comics, Heavy, Smart, Makes me think

In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration02:11
CharactersScammers, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Relationship, Loneliness, Love with age difference
PlaceItaly
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Intellectual

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersFamily, Writers
PlotLove, Abduction, Cancer, Art, Divorce
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Tense

Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, documentary, biography
CountryItaly
Duration01:36
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Architects, Celebrities
PlotOn real events
PlaceItaly
StyleInspirational, Intellectual

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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: 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
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Poland, USA
Duration03:00
CharactersActors
PlotPuzzles, Curses, Debts
PlacePoland, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Creepy

An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:10
CharactersPsychologists, Friends
PlotLove, Puzzles, Virtual Reality, Obsession, Loneliness
PlaceParty, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Tense, Makes me think

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.

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.





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