What are the most brilliant movies that will make you think?

Movies are a great source of entertainment from action thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seats to romantic tear-jerkers that you can't help but fall for. There are a few though that are quite special, movies that make you think long after the credits roll. It is for that reason that we present you with the most brilliant movies that will make you think and challenge the way you perceive things.

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    Primer is a sci-fi thriller movie released in 2004 and starred Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, and Casey Gooden. Four young engineers working on what seems like a harmless super incubator to house protein discovers that their new invention can be used as a time machine.


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    Harry Pierce
    Written on November 8, 2019
    "If you're looking for movies that make you think, this should be at the top of your list. This ambitious indie film, that worked with such a low budget, by the way, that tackles the long debate of time travel in a much personal and grounded way."
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    Memento is a 2000 psychological thriller about Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), a man with anterograde amnesia caused by head trauma. Shelby is trying to solve the mystery of his wife's murder by following clues from photos and tattoos on his own body.


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    George Thomas
    Written on November 8, 2019
    "The premise of this movie will make you think of how it managed to pull off what it set out to do. It's a complex story that tries to do something different by telling the story starting from the middle."
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    #3Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive is a suspense and mystery drama directed by David Lynch. It was released in 2001 and starred Naomi Watts and Laura Harring. It is about an aspiring actress who found herself mired in a startling conspiracy.


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    Karen Soto
    Written on November 8, 2019
    "This is one of those movies that relishes in the journey rather than the conclusion and is a movie that makes you think with each subsequent viewing and it's definitely worth watching more than once to really appreciate."
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    #412 Monkeys

    12 Monkeys

    12 Monkey is a sci-fi thriller starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt. In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.



    Sun Su
    Written on November 8, 2019
    "Time travel is such a tricky subject to explore in movies and each one will tackle and present it differently from one another. This movie has its own interpretation of time travel and quite a thought-provoking one and is a movie that will definitely make you think."
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    #52001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a sci-fi film by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows a team of scientists in a space expedition to Jupiter, seeking signs of extraterrestrial life. They are guided by the artificial intelligence HAL 9000 who gains sentience. 


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    Wei Zhang
    Written on November 8, 2019
    "For a movie that came out decades ago, it has held up surprisingly well and is still relevant today. While it does not have the same impact the first time around, it did try to do something different that few dared to at the time."
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    #6The Master

    The Master

    The Master is a drama film directed and written by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Rami Malek. The movie was released in the USA on September 21, 2012.


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    Jonathan Alexander
    Written on November 8, 2019
    "This movie tackles a question that we can all relate to and have probably asked ourselves at one point in our lives, the meaning and the purpose of life. It's such a deeply thought-provoking film that you need to see."
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    #7Stranger than Fiction

    Stranger than Fiction

    Stranger than Fiction is a comedy-drama film starring Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman. It tells that story if an I.R.S officer that suddenly finds himself as the subject of a narration that only he can hear.


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    Yuan Li
    Written on November 8, 2019
    "Imagine unwittingly becoming the star of your own movie and the only one who knows it is you. It's basically what this movie is all about and is such an interesting premise at that."
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    #8Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic sci-fi movie by Michel Gondry about a young couple who has a falling out who then decide to have each other deleted from their memories via a medical procedure. It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.


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    Judy Webb
    Written on November 8, 2019
    "We've all had painful past relationships that we would rather forget. If you're given the chance to erase all these bad memories, would you really? This is such a grounded and relatable movie that needs to be seen."


Best What are the most brilliant movies that will make you think
1PrimerMovies 18 Paid
2MementoMovies 14 Paid
3Mulholland DriveMovies 8 Paid
412 MonkeysMovies 3 Paid
52001: A Space OdysseyMovies 3 Paid
6The MasterMovies 2 Paid
7Stranger than FictionMovies 1 Paid
8Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindMovies 1 Paid

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