Smart movies

List of the most intelligent movies with meaning for thinking people selected by visitors to our site: Clouds of Sils Maria, 7 Days in Hell, Wild Tales, The Rambler, Filth, The Leisure Class, Us and Them, Runner Runner, Good Neighbours, Final Frequency.

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

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
CountryFrance, Germany, Luxembourg
CharactersLesbians, Actors
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Divorce
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

7 Days in Hell (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, short, sport
PlotChase, Tennis, Technology, Rivalry
StyleInteresting, Light, Smart, Tense

A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.

Wild Tales (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryArgentina, Spain, France, United Kingdom
PlotRevenge, Fate, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

The Rambler (2013)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, comedy, drama, detective
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart, Tense, Black humor

After being released from prison, a man known as The Rambler stumbles upon a strange mystery as he attempts a dangerous journey through treacherous back roads and small towns en route to reconnecting with his long lost brother.

Filth (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
StyleSmart, Explicit scenes, Black humor

A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.

The Leisure Class (2015)
Markimdb: 3.9

A man attempts to marry into a wealthy family.

Us and Them (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina, Taiwan
PlotBreakup, Fate
StyleRomantic, Cute, Smart

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?

Runner Runner (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersStudents, FBI
PlotGambling, Money, Chase, Bets
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Smart, Tense

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

Good Neighbours (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Friends, Neighbors
PlotInvestigation, Friendship
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Fancy

Neighbors Spencer and Louise have bonded over their fascination with a recent string of murders terrorizing their community. When a new tenant named Victor moves into the building, all three quickly hit it off. However, they soon discover each has his or her own dark secret. As the violence outside mounts, the city retreats indoors for safety. But the more time these three neighbors spend together in their apartment building, the clearer it becomes that what they once thought of as a safe haven is as dangerous as any outside terrors they could imagine.

Final Frequency (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Smart, Intellectual

A PhD student ties unusual tremors in Los Angeles to rogue scientists, who will weaponize Nikola Tesla's secrets and cause massive earthquakes, if they can only find his lost notebook

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Ned Rifle (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFamily, Fathers
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Religious, Art, Political
StyleFascinating, Smart, Fancy

Henry and Fay's son Ned sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Grim family.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, Loneliness, KGB, Conspiracies
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.

Jim Jefferies: Bare (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
PlotSurvival, Fate, Technology, Justice
StyleInteresting, Action, Smart, Tense

Smart, crude, and in-your-face, Australian comic/actor/equal-opportunity-offender Jim Jefferies is not for the faint of heart. Whether he is lampooning gun control, auditioning disabled actors, or over-sharing sexual experiences, the FXX "Legit" star proves nothing is out of bounds and even less, off limits. Filmed during the Boston run of his recent stand up tour.

In a World... (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
CharactersFriends, Parents
PlotLove, War, Confrontation
StyleSoulful, Smart, Fancy

An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.

The Humbling (2014)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Teachers, Geniuses, Cats
PlotMoney, Friendship
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, USA
StyleBy books, Smart, Black humor

Following a breakdown and suicide attempt, an aging actor becomes involved with a much younger woman but soon finds that it's difficult to keep pace with her.

What's in a Name (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotFriendship, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Smart, Makes me think

Vincent, a wealthy real estate agent, is invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband Peter, both professors in Paris. Claude, a childhood friend and trombonist in a symphony orchestra, is also present. Vincent brings news from the prenatal examination of his and his wife Anna's unborn son. The name chosen by the soon-to-be parents strongly offends the others for many reasons. The dispute between the guests quickly escalates and before long the resurgence of old grudges and hidden secrets is unavoidable ...

Moneyball (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersTrainers, Managers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Money, Friendship, Baseball
StyleInspirational, By books, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

The Four-Faced Liar (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotFriendship, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleSmart, Fancy

The Four Faced Liar is a story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City... A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a seemingly perfect couple meet at a local Irish pub tucked in the winding streets of the West Village. Through their chance meeting, the four bond and over time all of their relationships with one another morph into love, betrayal and heartbreak for all.

400 Days (2015)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CharactersAliens, Family, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Fight, Experiments, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars, Parallel worlds, Bunker
TimePost apocalypse
StylePsychological problems, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

4 would be astronauts spend 400 days in a land locked space simulator to test the psychological effects of deep space travel but, when something goes terribly wrong and they are forced to leave the simulation, they discover that everything on earth has changed. Is this real or is the simulation on a higher level than they could have ever imagined?

Rabies (2010)
Markimdb: 5.8
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotSurvival, Friendship
PlaceForest, Israel
StyleHeavy, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

A brother and sister who run away from home find sanctuary in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into the trap of a psychopathic killer, the brother sets out on a race against time to find help. In a twist of fate the rescue of the sister becomes inadvertently intertwined with the lives of a group of young tennis players, a ranger and his dog, as well as a team of policemen.