Best Intelligent Movies

  • Inception

    Inception (PG-13, 2010)

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe
    Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) writes and directs this psychologic... read moreal sci-fi action film about a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) doesn't steal things, he steals ideas. By projecting himself deep into the subconscious of his targets, he can glean information that even the best computer hackers can't get to. In the world of corporate espionage, Cobb is the ultimate weapon. But even weapons have their weakness, and when Cobb loses everything, he's forced to embark on one final mission in a desperate quest for redemption. This time, Cobb won't be harvesting an idea, but sowing one. Should he and his team of specialists succeed, they will have discovered a new frontier in the art of psychic espionage. They've planned everything to perfection, and they have all the tools to get the job done. Their mission is complicated, however, by the sudden appearance of a malevolent foe that seems to know exactly what they're up to, and precisely how to stop them. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb27612041
      fb27612041: The most intelligent, puzzling, original, and innovative movie (including sci-fi) of all time.
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb620292937
      fb620292937: Layered, intelligent, imaginative as any film I have ever seen. Best mystery thriller I've seen in years that
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • jacksantoro2002
      jacksantoro2002: . Also, it's not the most intelligent movie of the year, but it is very smart. I was happy with the actors because most of the
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
  • V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta (R, 2006)

    Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt
    Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Brita... read morein in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the cruelty of her own society and her role in it. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
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      fb100000222539113: . The story is very entertaining and intelligent with great performances, violent action, and near flawless direction. Maybe a tad too lo
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • AnticipatedSerendipity
      AnticipatedSerendipity: Beautifully written and so intelligent, a high recommendation from me anyway!

      Evey: Remember, remember, the Fifth of November,
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • MovieGuruDude72
      MovieGuruDude72: yet again) to add complex and bloody battle sequences in the middle of what is considered sharp and intelligent political commentary. But, nontheless, a movie that is surprisingly well-put together an
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Michael Clayton

    Michael Clayton (R, 2007)

    George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Jennifer Ehle, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe
    Michael Clayton (George Clooney) handles all of the dirty work for a major New York law firm, arrang... read moreing top-flight legal services and skirting through loopholes for ethically questionable clients. But when a fellow "fixer" decides to turn on the very firm they were hired to clean up for, Clayton finds himself at the center of a conspiratorial maelstrom. Once an ambitious D.A., Clayton is now a shell of his former dynamic self, thanks to a divorce, an unfortunate business venture, and astronomical debt. Though he longs to leave the cutthroat, ethically dubious world of corporate law behind, Clayton's poor financial situation and devotion to firm head Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack) leave him little choice but to remain on the job and tough it out. Meanwhile, litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) finds her entire company's future hinging on the outcome of a multi-billion-dollar settlement overseen by Clayton's friend, star lawyer Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson). When Edens snaps and decides to blow the whistle on the questionable case, sabotaging the defense, Clayton must decide between his loyalty and his conscience. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb1463751009: . I understand -- its notably difficult to follow along, but wow! This is an incredibly rich, intelligent, and meticulously well-crafted thriller. It's riddled with a cool dark blue and blacks t
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb735298456: . He is outstanding in the limited scenes he has in this movie.

      This is an intelligent film with a fine cast.... a worthwhile dramatic thriller.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1339111733
      fb1339111733: An engaging and intelligent thriller. About a "fixer" for a powerful law firm (George Clooney) who jumps into action
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Syriana

    Syriana (R, 2005)

    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, William Hurt
    From the players brokering back-room deals in Washington to the men toiling in the oil fields of the... read more Persian Gulf, a political thriller with multiple storylines that weave together showing the human consequences of the fierce pursuit of wealth and power. As a career CIA operative begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to, an up-and-coming oil broker faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with an idealistic Gulf prince. A corporate lawyer faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies, while across the globe, a disenfranchised Pakistani teenager falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world.
    • vossr
      vossr: An intelligent and provocative film that deals with politically charged issues of our times. Be warned
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • Burksta
      Burksta: expecting but with Stephen Gaghan behind the camera, George Clooney and Matt Damon in front and an intelligent plot not much can go wrong, and it doesn't. At times, however, the complexity of the plo
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • Atisa19
      Atisa19: One of the most intelligent films made in the recent years.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Fracture

    Fracture (R, 2007)

    Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz
    When Ted Crawford discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer, is having an affair, he plans... read more her murder--the perfect murder. Among the cops arriving at the crime scene is hostage negotiator Detective Rob Nunally, the only officer permitted entry to the house. Surprisingly, Crawford readily admits to shooting his wife, but Nunally is too stunned to pay close attention when he recognizes his lover, whose true identity he never knew, lying on the floor in a pool of blood. Although Jennifer was shot at point blank range, Nunally realizes she isn't dead. Crawford is immediately arrested and arraigned after confessing--a seemingly slam-dunk case for hot shot assistant district attorney Willy Beachum, who has one foot out the door of the District Attorney's office on his way to a lucrative job in high-stakes corporate law. But nothing is as simple as it seems, including this case. Will the lure of power and a love affair with a sexy, ambitious attorney at his new firm overpower Willy's fierce drive to win, or worse, quash his code of ethics? In a tense duel of intellect and strategy, Crawford and Willy both learn that a "fracture" can be found in every ostensibly perfect facade.
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      fb1041649400: . Anthony Hopkins plays a super intelligent sociopath, with ryan gosling the rookie prosecutor who risks all to get justice. An exce
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • pnnylnskywlkr
      pnnylnskywlkr: . It was a nice plot and Hopkin's character carried that supreme intelligent semi-creepiness that is a greatly similar to a Lecture character, which I find exciting.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • AmyNF
      AmyNF: I love Ryan Gosling!!! I love Anthony Hopkins... he's the best at being the bad guy but leaving you
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Lions for Lambs

    Lions for Lambs (R, 2007)

    Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Michael Peņa, Andrew Garfield
    Two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of thei... read morer idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. In California, an anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student, who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C. the charismatic Presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving, is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist that may affect Arian and Ernest's fates. As arguments, memories and bullets fly, the three stories are woven ever more tightly together, revealing how each of these Americans has a profound impact on each other and the world.
    • chobit
      chobit: that is very intelligent and makes you think. I've never before seen a movie that presents different sides of a v
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • grantmalf
      grantmalf: Highly underrated and unfairly criticised, this is a thought provoking and intelligent movie that poses uncomfortable questions that don't necessarily have straight forward an
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Thank You For Smoking

    Thank You For Smoking (R, 2006)

    Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott
    Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and c... read moreigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots out to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator who wants to put poison labels on cigarette packs, Nick goes on a PR offensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes on TV talk shows and enlisting a Hollywood super-agent to promote smoking in movies. Nick's newfound notoriety attracts the attention of both tobacco's head honcho and an investigative reporter for an influential Washington daily. Nick says he is just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage, but the increased scrutiny of his son and a very real death threat may force him to think differently.
    • Siggy0
      Siggy0: . A must see for any one that has a more intelligent and mature sense of humour.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • millotpue
      millotpue: Intelligent and corrosive sense of humor. Funny evil character.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb501674872
      fb501674872: . A must see for any one that has a more intelligent and mature sense of humour.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Breach

    Breach (PG-13, 2007)

    Mary Jo Deschanel, Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert
    When young Eric O'Neill is promoted out of his low-level surveillance job and into the headquarters ... read moreof the Federal Bureau of Investigation, his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent is on the verge of becoming reality. Even more impressive, O'Neill is hand picked to work for renowned operative Robert Hanssen within "information assurance," a new division created to protect all classified FBI Intelligence. But O'Neill is quickly confronted with the true reason behind his hire: Hanssen is the sole subject of a long-term, top-secret investigation, a suspected mole made all the more dangerous by the sheer global import of the information he is charged with protecting. The Bureau asks O'Neill to use Hanssen's growing trust and slowly draw the traitor out of deep cover. Engaged in a lethal game of spy-versus-spy without the benefit of a cover story or backup, O'Neill finds himself fighting to bring down Hanssen before the treacherous double-agent can destroy O'Neill, his family and the nation they are both sworn to serve.
    • flynnparadox
      flynnparadox: boy image here; Linney, strong, professional; Haysbert, statuesque and unshakable; Cole, smarmy and intelligent and Quinlan, making an unfamiliar-for-her role work. If you like smart, realistic spy s
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • justplatypus
      justplatypus: . The story is strong, intelligent and engaging, the filmmaking solid all around, and in all this is just a good example of
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Lord of War

    Lord of War (R, 2005)

    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Ethan Hawke
    One man demonstrates how to get rich selling warring nations the tools of their deadly trade in this... read more dark comedy drama. Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) is an opportunistic businessman who stumbled into a gold mine after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Huge caches of Soviet weapons became available at bargain prices (and even for free if one wasn't above stealing), and as literally billions of dollars' worth of Soviet military technology disappeared, it began finding its way into the hands of weapons dealers eager to sell it to the highest bidder. Orlov was one such dealer who found plenty of buyers for guns and military gear in unstable Third World nations, who paid cash and didn't appreciate too many questions. Orlov's exploits in the arms business quickly made him a very rich man, but they've also led to some unwanted attention from Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke), an Interpol agent who is convinced Orlov isn't playing by the rules. Inspired by a true story, Lord of War also features Jared Leto, Ian Holm, Bridget Moynahan, and Donald Sutherland. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • Loth18
      Loth18: . It's searingly effective, powerfully intuitive, incredibly intelligent and endlessly gripping. Gritty, hard hitting, ruthless, powerful, funny, deceptive and
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • stolenitems
      stolenitems: .

      Quite a sad story but intelligent in parts
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • matertenebraum
      matertenebraum: . This is a good movie, its interesting, its intelligent, its important -- but its not Ferris Buellers Day Off or Spinal Tap
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • The Informant!

    The Informant! (R, 2009)

    Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey, Rick Overton
    A rising star in the agricultural industry suddenly turns whistleblower in hopes of gaining a lucrat... read moreive promotion and becoming a hero of the common people, inadvertently revealing his penchant for helping himself to the corporate coffers and ultimately threatening to derail the very investigation he helped to launch in this offbeat comedy from Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh. Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) was fast rising through the ranks at agri-industry powerhouse Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) when he became savvy to the company's multinational price-fixing conspiracy, and decided to turn evidence for the FBI. Convinced that he'll be hailed as a hero of the people for his efforts, Whitacre agrees to wear a wire in order to gather the evidence needed to convict the greedy money-grabbers at ADM. Unfortunately, both the case -- and Whitacre's integrity -- are compromised when FBI agents become frustrated by their informant's ever-shifting account, and discover that he isn't exactly the saintly figure he made himself out to be. Unable to discern reality from Whitacre's fantasy as they struggle to build their case against ADM, the FBI watches in horror as the highest-ranking corporate bust in U.S. history threatens to implode before their very eyes. Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, and Melanie Lynskey co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb538545942
      fb538545942: This movie was intelligent enough to be interesting, but was dreary at times and lacking dynamics.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
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      fb1079508110: ...quirky...intelligent...worth seeing.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • fb1191557294
      fb1191557294: the first intelligent comedy of the year, funny picture.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago