Smart movies

List of the most intelligent movies with meaning for thinking people selected by visitors to our site: Lucky Number Slevin, Cube, The Man from Earth, The Matrix, Inception, There Will Be Blood, The Butterfly Effect, The Others, Snowpiercer, Shutter Island.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:50

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.

Cube (1997)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:30

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.

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.

The Matrix (1999)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
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.

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.

There Will Be Blood (2007)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:38

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.

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53

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.

The Others (2001)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySpain, USA, France, Italy
Duration01:44

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.

Snowpiercer (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Czech Republic
Duration02:06

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.

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 Red Violin (1998)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, music
CountryCanada, Italy
Duration02:21

Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake.

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, Austria, Netherlands
Duration02:16

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes reunites for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, using their interpretation of moving pictures to present a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology – the dreams that shape our collective beliefs and practices.

The Best Offer (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration02:11

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.

Minority Report (2002)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:25

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

Gattaca (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

Being John Malkovich (1999)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it’s mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:24

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

Inside Man (2006)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

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.

The Usual Suspects (1995)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:46

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord's almost supernatural prowess.

Primer (2004)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:17

Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.

Memento (2000)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
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.

Blade Runner (1982)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...

Predestination (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:38

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

Mulholland Drive (2001)
Duration02:27

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

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.

Brick (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Waking Life (2001)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

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.

Fight Club (1999)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
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.




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