Smart movies

List of the most intelligent movies with meaning for thinking people selected by visitors to our site: I Care a Lot, The Roads Not Taken, Spell, Wander, Life in a Year, Greener Grass, The Laundromat, The Current War, The Coldest Game, Fahim.

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

I Care a Lot (2021)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersLawyers, Scammers, Gangsters, Judge, Drivers
PlotCheating, Skirmishes, Abduction
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart

    A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.

    The Roads Not Taken (2020)
    Markimdb: 4.8
    PlotFate, Travel

      The film follows 24 hours in the life of father and daughter Leo and Molly as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s chaotic mental state. But as they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality, for Leo is seamlessly flowing in and out of several parallel lives; a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores in Mexico and a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks the uncomfortable truths of a family life left behind...

      Spell (2020)
      Markimdb: 5.3
      CharactersFamily, Witch
      PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Death, Witchcraft, Pursuit
      StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Creepy, Smart

        A father survives a plane crash in rural Appalachia, but becomes suspicious of the elderly couple who take him in to nurse him back to health with the ancient remedies.

        Wander (2020)
        PlotInvestigation, Death, Obsession, Conspiracies
        PlaceSmall cities
        StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating, For men, Unexpected ending, Smart

          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.

          Life in a Year (2020)
          Markimdb: 5.5
          Genremelodrama, drama
          CharactersTeens, Friends, Terminally ill, Girlfriends
          PlotCancer, Loneliness, Dreams
          StyleTouching, To cry, Smart

            A 17 year old finds out that his girlfriend is dying, so he sets out to give her an entire life, in the last year she has left.

            Greener Grass (2019)
            Markimdb: 6.3

              Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.

              The Laundromat (2019)
              Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
              Genrecomedy, drama
              PlotInvestigation, Political, Justice, On real events
              StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart

                When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass larger fortunes.

                The Current War (2019)
                Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
                Genredrama, biography, history
                CharactersInventors, Geniuses
                PlotRivalry, Fate, Technology
                StyleTense, Disturbing, Inspirational, Smart

                  Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

                  The Coldest Game (2019)
                  Markimdb: 6.1
                  Genrethriller, history, sport
                  CountryPoland, USA
                  CharactersSpy, CIA
                  PlotRivalry, Political, Chess, Competitions, Fear
                  PlaceUSSR, USA
                  TimeCold War
                  StyleTense, Inspirational, Smart

                    During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.

                    Fahim (2019)
                    Markimdb: 6.8
                    Genrecomedy, drama, biography
                    PlotChess, On real events
                    StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, By books

                      Fahim Mohammad, a Bangladeshi immigrant, becomes a world junior chess champion in France.

                      Adam (2019)
                      Markimdb: 3.6
                      CharactersSingle mothers, Babies, Widows
                      PlaceNew York

                        Adam, an awkward teen, spends a summer with his older sister, who is part of New York City's lesbian and trans activist scene. He meets the girl of his dreams but can't figure out how to tell her he's not the trans man she thinks he is.

                        Phil (2019)
                        Markimdb: 5.4
                        Genrecomedy, drama

                          A depressed dentist in mid-life crisis tries to learn why one of his happiest patients suddenly commits suicide, and a dark comedic adventure ensues.

                          El Angel (2018)
                          Markimdb: 7
                          Genredrama, crime, biography
                          CountryArgentina, Spain
                          CharactersFriends, Teens, Difficult teens, Thieves, Serial killers, Presidential, Spy, Cyclists
                          PlotDancing, Money, Motorcycles, War, Political, Undercover, Love, On real events
                          PlaceSchool, Egypt
                          StyleSmart, Atmospheric, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

                            Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971. Carlos Robledo Puch is a 19-year-old boy with an angelic face, but a vocational thief as well, who acts ruthlessly, without remorse. When he meets Ramón, they follow together a dark path of crime and death.

                            On the Basis of Sex (2018)
                            Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
                            Genredrama, biography
                            CharactersStrong women, Judge, Lawyers, Family, Teachers
                            PlotSuccess, Obsession, Relationship, Cancer, Justice, On real events
                            StyleInspirational, For girls, Uplifting, Smart, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, Makes me think, For men

                              Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

                              A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)
                              Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.8)
                              Genrecomedy, biography
                              CharactersBusinessmen, Writers
                              PlotOn real events, Funeral
                              StyleNetflix, Smart

                                The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney (Will Forte), and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood to Caddyshack and beyond.

                                The Land of Steady Habits (2018)
                                Markimdb: 6.2
                                Genrecomedy, drama
                                PlaceSmall cities
                                StyleNetflix, Smart

                                  After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders begins a clumsy, heartbreaking quest to reassemble the pieces of his fractured life.

                                  An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018)
                                  Markimdb: 5.8
                                  Genrecomedy, crime
                                  CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

                                    Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn: For One Magical Night Only."

                                    In a Relationship (2018)
                                    Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.5)
                                    Genrecomedy, drama
                                    CountryMexico, USA
                                    PlotLove, Relationship
                                    StyleRomantic, Smart

                                      Long-term couple Owen and Hallie are breaking up—or maybe not?—and just as their relationship reaches a turning point, Matt and Willa embark on a romance of their own.

                                      The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
                                      Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
                                      Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
                                      CountryGermany, Sweden, USA
                                      CharactersSpy, Journalists, Sisters, Hackers, Lesbians, Snipers, Spiders, Terrorists
                                      PlotPads, Investigation, Martial Arts, Motorcycles
                                      StyleBy books, Fascinating, Action, Gothic, Unexpected ending, Smart

                                        In Stockholm, Sweden, hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by Frans Balder, a computer engineer, to retrieve a program that he believes it is too dangerous to exist.

                                        Us and Them (2018)
                                        Markimdb: 7.4
                                        Genremelodrama, drama
                                        CountryChina, Taiwan
                                        StyleCute, Smart, Romantic

                                          Ten years ago, on a train home during the busy Spring Festival travel period, fate brings Xiaoxiao and Jianqing together. Like many young couples, they meet, fall in love, and strive to make it work, but eventually, the harsh realities of life make them drift apart. Ten years later, they run into each other again. Will they make the most of this second chance and rekindle what they once lost?