25 Most Thought provoking Movies That Make You Think

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“Thought provoking movies” Yes, there are several movies that make you think. 

I won’t mention the most well-known, but I listed a variety of genres and categories. Dramas, thrillers, sports, horror, and science fiction movies to make you think.

These meaningful movies(though thought-provoking) could help people struggling in their own lives. They encourage people to engage with humanity and build deep links with those concerned.

According to several reflections, those movies are more effective at representing the nature of civilization and helping people take on a new viewpoint.

People think in various ways, even you and me. Let’s imagine you and me watching a movie together; your feelings and thoughts may differ from mine.

We cannot view things from a single perspective.

Thought Provoking Films to Make You Think

“Thought Provoking Films” belong to multiple genres; they are not just like “Mind-Bending Movies.” Thought-provoking words differ from people’s thoughts because not all people’s sentiments are the same, as I once stated. 

Films often depart from the usual, and some expose concepts so deep that they stick with the audience for years. For example, I watched “A Beautiful Mind” long ago, which is still fresh in my mind. 

On the other hand, there are times when I honestly don’t remember some movies I recently watched. So I guess you have also watched some good movies that still make you think. Sometimes, watching movies probably makes us more passionate.

Here are the movies in various categories, not just the same routine. So let’s look at some top thought-provoking movies.

Movie descriptions may include spoilers. I’d try not to give anything spoilers, but if I did, please accept my apologies.

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is an excellent reflection that often ends in sadness. It is the ideal package of sentimental, funny, and thought-provoking.

Milos Forman directed the film, and it is based on Ken Kesey’s 1962 book of the same name. It is a touching story about kindness that will melt your heart.

I’m at a loss for words about Jack Nicholson’s remarkable performance in this masterpiece. I think that Jack Nicholson gave his most outstanding performance.

Many claims that Nicholson’s most notable work is “The Shining.” I am familiar with supporting cast constantly stunned by the blend of emotions they express.

The movie will make you laugh at the well-timed, equally confusing moments and make you rethink all you thought. People compare this to “The Shawshank Redemption.” Nevertheless, I oppose it because it is of various genres and ends differently, not in the way “The Shawshank Redemption” did.

This movie had a message; people did not usually get it. It indicates that you could have aspirations that seem crazy or impossible. 

You should try things to find your potential, even if you are not likely to succeed. The factor is that your activities might motivate others to follow in your footsteps.

The movie has an excellent rating from all critics and is in the IMDB Top 50. Here are some “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” facts you probably didn’t know.

2. The Imitation Game (2014)

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game (2014)
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No, there aren’t any big blasts, fight scenes, battle scenes, or thrilling ends that make you eagerly expect an upcoming film. 

The film is for people who wish to learn about the personalities that have changed the world, whose abilities far exceed those of most citizens. Its reality is based on an actual, heartbreaking, inspirational story about Alan Turing.

This genius was a gift to the world, but tradition ignored him. I’m glad to see a film that does some justice to Turing’s life and respects what he’s done for the world that only a few people have ever done. Losing him to the world at such an early age is a massive loss.

If we just think, if he had lived for a long time, what other things would he have presented? 🤔 

Such a mind is required in this world but lost due to the old civilizational traditions. 

After watching The Imitation Game, I noticed that Benedict Cumberbatch is likely the most suitable actor to play these slightly strange roles. Also, the supporting characters, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, and Keira Knightley, looked terrific.

The movie’s use of actual World War unedited material to highlight several critical subplots was something I loved about this thought-provoking movie.

I recommend this film to anyone who wants to know about Alan Turing, the codebreaker who saved thousands of lives.

3. The Matrix (1999)

Keanu Reeves in the Matrix film
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I’m a massive fan of the “Matrix” film series. The Matrix completely changed how visual effects were used in the film. 

This movie significantly shifted the face of the film world. With great graphics, the story still ranks as one of the innovative concepts.

It is a very complex theory, and the film makes us question our perception of reality. The idea behind the movie is that if a view is created to look so realistic, how can we know that humans are not in an alternate universe? That will make us think.

Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, and Hugo Weaving play the film’s main characters.

The Wachowskis pulled last for the whole matrix theory with writing and directions. Some of the Wachowskis’ inspirations for the movie’s concepts were “Simulacra and Simulation” by French philosopher Jean Baudrillard.

Many of the sequences in the Matrix’s computer world have a green hue, and all of the ones in real life have a blue tint. Here are 20 interesting facts about The Matrix.

The Matrix is an exciting film jam-packed with action and fights in two worlds. It won four Academy Awards, including  Editing, Sound and Editing, and Visual Effects.

4. The Prestige (2006)

Christian Bale in The Prestige 2006
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My personal favorite Christopher Nolan film is The Prestige (2006). It is a sci-fi film that is also a mystery and an exciting thriller with a surprise ending.

The story of The Prestige follows two magicians, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. The friendship turns into a heated competition that leads to a life-long war for mastery. So I won’t provide any more spoilers.

Many of Nolan’s films, such as Memento, Inception, and Tenet, are challenging to follow on first watching. However, this one is not overly complicated but does include some advanced concepts, such as the Quantum theory.

Watching this movie teaches you several magic tricks and how magic works. You can also learn how to convince an audience that something is happening and how to sense their thoughts.

We can say this about science, as Nikola Tesla revealed in this condition.

Christian Bale in The Prestige
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Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman have outstanding performances, as do Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson. So no need for more discussion; simply watch this masterpiece.

You will be left thinking and loving it as much as I did.

5. Good Will Hunting (1997)

Matt Damon and Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting (1997)
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It is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic films in cinematic history. I agree that this is a film everyone should see at least once.

The main character in the film is Will Hunting (Matt Damon), a math genius who can answer whatever problem. He asks out the counsel of doctor Sean Maguireto (Robin Williams), who helps him in mending when he experiences an internal meltdown.

It imparts many vital insights masterfully presented by actors Robin Williams, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck. The film relates to one of the most exciting categories to watch because it concerns human relationships, emotions, childhood trauma, and most everything else.

Powerful storyline development, genuine human expressions, and dialogue will stick in your mind for a long time. The entire film is shot in warm tones to balance the deeper content; it features funny scenes, uplifting ones, and even romantic sequences.

This one has received positive feedback from critics and audiences alike, so I hope it will make you think.

6. The Green Mile (1999 )

Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile (1999 )
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The Green Mile is a famous film adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The movie is directed by Frank Darabont, the man behind “The Shawshank Redemption.” The cast is fantastic, including Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, and more.

Paul (Tom Hanks), the prison’s chief officer, meets John (Michael Clarke Duncan), a prisoner suspected of killing two girls. When he finds that John has a rare skill, his life changes a lot. And that’s enough; no need to spoil it.

I feel this film tries to deliver meaning like “don’t judge someone without insight into their story.” Such a fantastic film, full of meaningful life concepts and themes.

Both Duncan and Tom provide heartfelt performances.

This film is a modern masterpiece. Cinematography and music are key and have done an excellent job. Tons of technical details are ideally linked to the story’s concept and development, making it all exciting and thought-provoking. 

The Green Mile is a must-see if you want to understand how to create and write a flawlessly balanced story. Also, I’m sure you’ll cry watching this movie.

7. The Truman Show (1998)

The Truman Show (1998) Movie That Makes You Think
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This movie is one of my top 10 selections.

I guess you have already seen “The Truman Show,” with how well-liked and deeply meaningful everything is. It is a simple but powerful concept with a clever plot structure. 

Jim Carrey is proving he can perform many acting roles and is more than just a comedian. After watching this movie, I started having questions about myself. 

  • Are we really free from this trap? 🤔
  • Can we really make our own life decisions?
  • Or is this all just a fantasy?

I thought we might be stuck in a simulation, and our main goal as a civilization should be to escape it. Explores long-standing questions about our modern world, simulations, privacy, and giant world forces. One of the best movies that make you think.

The wonder of the movie is that it begins inside the human psyche. You can experience it on a soul level rather than through the perspective of a cinematic lens. We’ve all stayed in a place in our memorials when we realized that the system isn’t something that happens, that we’re all under the control of someone.

It also has a potent message about reality and the factual situation of the world.

The Truman Show gets positive reviews from all critics, including 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, 8.1 on IMDb, and 90% on Metacritic. A must-see movie in this lifetime.

8. Rain Man (1988)

Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man (1988)
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The Rain Man is a movie directed by Barry Levinson and stars Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in stellar performances. Tom Cruise portrays Charlie Babbitt as a quick-witted, self-centred preppy with a bad temper.

He has recently found his brother Raymond after being split as a youngster. He seemed to have no idea he had a brother all these times and was unhappy to use an equal share. The story isn’t about the belongings, but about two brothers reconnecting and thinking up for the missed time.

This movie has many touching moments and thought-provoking stuff, but the ending will leave you speechless. These are pretty moving and say a lot.

If you enjoy excellent and uplifting films, you will welcome this one.

9. Mulholland Drive (2001)

David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive Thought-Provoking Movie
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This film reflects the peak of cinematic quality in every aspect. I know this movie can unsettle many people; you either like it or don’t. Mulholland Drive is one of my top 10 movies, and it has a severe vision behind it. 

David Lynch’s composition, arrangement, filming, mixing, and portrayal deeply characterize us without trying to explain much in words. David Lynch’s Blue Velvet is a notable work; this movie also touches on that style.

Mulholland Drive, one of his best films, revolves around some of the darkest concerns and points in Hollywood culture and reflects well on psychological desires, dreams, hatred, and the effects of all these coming together.

The movie will captivate you and pull you into a mystery. You can’t even eat snacks while watching it, and you must pay close attention to every aspect.

Naomi Watts acts perfectly in these two roles in the dream and reality, in two different standings.

It is one of the underrated thriller movies, ideal for thriller fans who enjoy unexpected endings, slightly bizarre themes, and old-school classics.

10. Soul (2020)

There are many thought-provoking animated movies out there that make you think. Also, I’d want to include an animated film in which adults can think.

Pixar and Pete Docter’s animated films constantly attract adults and kids in many ways.

Soul is another excellent work of art by them. It covers a range of concerns and offers plenty of stuff for thought. Peter Docter developed the concept of the Soul at the beginning of human personality and the idea of destiny.

A meaningful life is thinking you are complete to live for a specific purpose and contribute to society. I feel that by watching Soul, people can learn many thoughts and insights on intention, destiny, hilarity, and other matters.

I am sure you will not be disappointed by this film. Watch it.

11. Arrival (2016)

Amy Adams in Arrival 2016
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Yes, watch Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Arrival 2016. There are multiple films directed by Denis Villeneuve that always make you think.

Amy Adams portrays Dr. Louise Banks in the film Arrival. Us military has hired her as a translator to try to communicate with alien species which have arrived at 12 different places around the world. But unable to express their purpose.

Louise Banks finds a key fact when trying a conversion attempt. Humans and aliens cannot converse because they do not see time in the exact capacity.

Yes, that is enough; to continue would mean giving away the plot.

However, Arrival thrives, and films with better cultural intentions regularly face failure. It makes use of the skill of filmmaking to confuse our perception of time and space. It creates an attractive unity between history’s garbled and puzzling mess and the unknown future.

Yes, this is difficult to grasp the story. You will need to watch it again to realize the film’s meaning. So this is a terrific sci-fi thriller movie for everybody to watch, and the concept is different from other alien movies.

If you expect an action movie, you will be dispirited. It is a film that, true to Villeneuve’s way, makes you consider a few things.

12. Lion (2016)

Dev Patel in Lion 2016
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Lion is a movie about Saroo Brierley, who has an unbelievable story.

Saroo’s real-life relatives are brought to life by wonderfully dramatized performances by Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and David Wenham. 

If you are an Indian, you are familiar with this story. The story of a child who gets lost and spends his lost childhood years alone, in the darkness, and innocent in an unfamiliar place is touching and sad. He grows into a clever person and finds his childhood memory; what an adventure.

Do you know the best thing about this story? 😮 That is what actually happened.

This movie is incredibly emotional and will make you cry, which is one of the things that makes it so unique.

Dev Patel’s characterization of Saroo was fantastic; he evoked a genuine emotional reaction in the audience. And leaves you with a lasting, deep emotional memory, with the lesson growing into a stunning masterpiece.

I do not mean what the movie has to say about thought-provoking; you can feel it; the film is not a mind-blowing or advanced quantum theory.

You can feel a sense of loneliness movie while watching The Lion.

13. The Blind Side (2009)

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The Blind Side movie is based on the book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis. The story contained within it is some chapters of the life story of American football player Michael Oher. 

You might think, “Yeah, another sports movie.” “This isn’t just another sports movie.

It accurately portrays real-life situations in motion picture style. Represents someone’s experiences and reveals poverty as children touch. The film is honest and uplifting; it is inspired by a real story, which makes it even better.

Sandra Bullock and all the other stars did an incredible job.

This movie will make you think and encourage you to become a better person.

There are a couple of shudder lines, which don’t make much difference. It indicates that the future is exceptionally bright using one’s talents. No matter how challenging life is now, your hope should always keep you moving forward since anything can change tomorrow. 

It started to feel like I was following someone else’s life because the character was captivating. You don’t need to be a football lover to enjoy it.

John Lee Hancock is a talented filmmaker who used part of the footage from this stuff. He also directed biographical movies, including The Rookie, The Founder, The Highwaymen, Saving Mr Banks, and many films to make you think.

14. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

The Eye of Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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Requiem for a Dream is another psychological film by Darren Aronofsky.

It is a story about the lives of four eager people getting destroyed little by little because of their drug addiction. A must-see movie, but sorrowful and impressive.

I haven’t before seen such a thought-provoking drug movie. It is a masterpiece and stresses everything divided and normalized in society, such as pharma, privacy, people’s choices, and a lack of focus on one another. Not as easy to watch as most others; it’s dark and unsettling in a realistic way.

The film’s four main characters are lovely; Jennifer Connelly gave an outstanding performance. Jared Leto and Ellen Burstyn were also excellent. Moreover, the main plot, script, and direction are all very clever and intelligent. Also, the film’s background music inspires the audience’s thoughts and feelings.

You feel unhappiness just by watching the tragic emotions throughout the whole film. Hardly realistic that drugs can destroy your mental and physical life. I wasn’t a fan during the first part of the movie; the strategy seemed somewhat out of place, and everything started to make sense.

I think it would be good to show this movie in high schools. “No, it would be advantageous to see all mankind.”

15. Gran Torino (2008)

Gran Torino's movie capture
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Gran Torino is a classic Clint Eastwood movie played by himself. 

It is a profound portrayal of a thin thriller and brings characters to life with excellent musical scores. The film has a sensible plotline with hilarious moments. It’s a standard cultural theory with everyone else being the same; we are all in the same class.

I wouldn’t say the film is a masterpiece; also, the movie is not much activity, but a heartfelt film by actor and director Clint Eastwood. The phrase “how something began or ended up going” has significance and is as accurate in the real world as in fiction. 

It delights you and motivates you to behave morally and prudently. This demonstrates that the American Dream takes effort and love to retain. 

Clint Eastwood puts you through heartbreak at the end as you watch a Gran Torino movie that will make you think. Eastwood is a genuine legend in the film industry. His tone is easily recognizable in every leading role he has played. 

Here are some notable works as a director, actor, and producer. 👇

  • Escape from Alcatraz
  • Sudden Impact
  • Unforgiven
  • Mystic River
  • A Million Dollar Baby
  • Invictus
  • Changeling
  • American Sniper

Gran Torino received positive feedback, and the movie is included in IMDb’s top 250.

16. Blood Diamond (2006)

Djimon Hounsou AND DiCaprio in Blood Diamond (2006)
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Although DiCaprio is in the lead role, I am surprised why this movie is not widely popular. Since Blood Diamond focuses on things based on the actual experiences of people in Sierra Leone during the civil war, it is a truly heartwarming story.

Djimon Hounsou did an incredible job playing Solomon Vandy. DiCaprio does a beautiful portrayal of the mindset of the African white guy, trapped between violence, racism, and greed, with traces of humanity thrown in for good measure.

This film is outstanding in every way, such as the movement, scenery, diamond industry fraud, child soldiers’ use, and civil war in conflict zones.

It opened views in many ways and revealed a closed gate, leading to rethinking several thought-provoking truths. It doesn’t complicate or deepen concepts but highlights several questions about people and brutes in wartime.

So don’t second-guess; simply watch this enormous flick.

17. Mother (2017)

Jennifer Lawrence in Mother (2017)
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“Mother” is a different, thought-provoking movie by Darren Aronofsky. I feel that some people may not find it attractive because it is difficult to watch. It is a psychological thriller with a unique style and film that makes you think.

This movie tends to be a gory horror without classic storylines involving ghosts or typical jump scares. People who live according to their desires will use anyone else who gets in their way for control.

It’s like someone simply entering your soul, carrying it to roll. 

It’s not a masterpiece, but fantastic acting from the cast, particularly Jennifer Lawrence. Most horror films these days seem to be so dull and predictable.

Darrin Aronofsky did a fantastic job of symbolically presenting Mother as the world’s spirit and the house as the world and expressing a highly complex message.

Aronofsky has some different directing styles with some psychological touch. Here are some examples. 👇

  • Black Swan
  • The Fountain
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Noah
  • The Wrestler

However, it isn’t for everyone; watch this movie if you want to see things uniquely.

18. The Founder (2016)

Michel Kenton in The Founder (2016)
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A beautiful movie with excellent performances with the story of McDonald’s. It catches you from beginning to end. I didn’t know much about McDonald’s background before watching this movie.

However, I looked up stuff about McDonald’s after watching this movie. 

It demonstrates vision and entrepreneurship in the property market rather than in the burger industry. The storyline has a lesson to teach everyone. It can be used in many business schools and universities as a study case.

Michel Kenton does a magnificent job of portraying the lead character. He brings the character’s liveliness of characteristics and sentiments along with him.

However, the unfortunate end will make you think of Ray Kroc as the villain. Nick Offerman as Richard McDonald and John Carroll as Maurice McDonald give their best. 

It’s a stunning shot and a well-acted film. The storyline is terrific, flows smoothly, and reminds me a little of The Social Network but not the same storyline.

19. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

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A young guy carries too much responsibility and does his job to care for his family. Perhaps this film isn’t perfect and lacks much cinematography, and there aren’t vibrant tunes. It was realistic and filled with much spontaneous dramatics.

Sometimes sad and hilarious at other times, just like in daily life. A humble film about real-life pain and suffering. However, these actual life experiences leave you feeling shattered a thousand times. There are many stunning settings, such as the sunset environment.

The film’s characters, soundtrack, background elements, and direction are all impressive. This true classic began with the talents of Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio. Such young actors are giving genuine portrayals, showing that there is much more to come from future notables. 

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape gets good reviews from Filmaffinity, Rotten Tomatoes, and IMDb. Leo is nominated for Best Supporting Role at the Academy.

20. Equilibrium (2002)

Christian Bale IN Equilibrium (2002)
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Equilibrium follows a story about everyone in society who must inject themselves with medication that prevents emotions in a world where every form of human emotion is prohibited and banned, such as books, art, and music. John Preston, an agent in charge of enforcing the law, decides to rise against it.

This is an underrated sci-fi action film with a decent concept and good entertainment value. These thoughts in this film make you think about what may be possible in the future with technological growth.

Equilibrium is a brilliant execution because of its formidable cast, progressive movement and structure, and engaging story.

Also, the film’s storyline is not complex or difficult to follow. I saw comparing this film to The Matrix; it was crazy because the story and concept are entirely different; equilibrium is not involved in the simulation.

Christian Bale provides another outstanding performance.

Taye Diggs and Emily Watson both act well. Kurt Wimmer didn’t direct many movies, but he wrote many great ones, such as The Recruit, Street Kings, Law Abiding Citizen, Salt, Point Break, and a few others.

So, I highly recommend this fantastic film with a basic storyline; don’t be worried about critics’ responses.

21. The Intern (2015)

Robert De Niro IN The Intern (2015)
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The Intern is an ideal movie about life, love, and relationships of all kinds, including family obligations and natural interaction. This one is not a complex movie; it has some mixed-up and family things. Not science fiction or a thrilling portrait. That will remind us that doing the proper job will give us happiness in life. 

“Robert De Niro” is one of my favorite actors, and he carries his soft side to a pretty impressive grade. Anne Hathaway is brilliant as a businessperson, fiancee, and mother who worries about everything. 

Nancy Meyers, the director, is frequently featured in feel-good movies. You know, she has some notable work examples.

  • It’s complicated
  • The Holiday
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • What Women Want

There isn’t much gimmick that fits the tone of the movie well. I won’t tell it as a classic. But it will provide thought-provoking inspiration. Recommend it to those who relish being inspired by happiness, love, and feelings, among other things.

22. In Time (2011)

In time (2011)
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When I watched the movie “In Time,” I thought that it contained a severe vision and that some issues would arise.

  • Is time really more important than we think?
  • What if time is our currency?

Also, some concepts are deeply ingrained in society. It draws attention to social injustice, brutality, and political and economic inequalities. Also, the film blends brutality, uncertainty, love, generosity, and some sci-fi elements.

In an insensitive society, the rich can expect a good life while the poor get a limited life. It shows the importance of time in real-world life in some senses.

“In Time” is not a challenging or confusing movie. The plot is often an exciting theme with weird stuff. But at the same time, this movie makes you think.

Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake have fantastic performances in pivotal roles. Cillian Murphy and Alex Pettyfer are also impressive. The director of “In Time,” Andrew Niccol, is professional at this type of films, such as Gattaca, The Truman Show, Simone, Lord of War, and others.

I feel this film will interest you if you love movies like The Maze Runner.

23. Gattaca (1997)

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Gattaca is another work by Andrew Niccol with writing and direction. The science fiction movie gives us a globe where someone is judged by their perfection.

A unique vision that someone not accepted in culture attempts to upend. 

A fantastic story about overcoming challenges and the irrepressible human spirit with various thought-provoking aspects. The fact is that this will probably happen in the future with technological advancements.

People imagine aliens, space travel, superheroes, or other scientific scenarios when they hear “typical science fiction movie.” Nevertheless, this movie is a conceptual explanation with very little activity.

Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman give their best performances with a supporting cast. Its potential to question the audience in every way possible while not explaining much about the world makes you feel strange.

Gattaca is a parallel universe movie. Gained good reviews from all critics, including Metacritic, RT, IMDb, and audience review sites like Letterboxd.

24. Wonder (2017)

Wonder is about a young boy called Auggie who was born with a physical deformity.

At first, it seems to be another feel-good film about a youngster facing significant challenges and difficulties. He is trying to achieve success in life with the help of his friends and relatives. But what set this movie apart was when it began to explore other characters’ perspectives on Auggie’s life and provided explanations for some of their behavior. And that deepened this film.

It goes beyond the surface, showing people seem happy on the outside but hurt differently. That is what makes this film so wonderful.

Auggie, played by Jacob Tremblay, evokes emotional responses and offers a great deal of sensitivity. Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, Noah Jupe, and others round out an almost flawless cast.

It imparts many life lessons in such a basic way that it hits people deeply. Showing the widely held view that youth are the brightest people to learn about the human condition. The film strikes all the proper emotional themes.

This movie has much thought-provoking stuff. You will not be unhappy if you watch it!

25. Coherence (2013)

Coherence (2013)
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Coherence is a fantastic low-budget sci-fi film. An example is how to make a decent movie with a mid-realist strategy with a lower budget and a small cast.

This is James Ward Byrkit’s directorial debut and no well-known cast or quality camera work. The time frame is given attention to the mind-blowing quantum theory.

The story’s development of the overall aspirational idea of multiple realities has made promising advances. It makes an attractive world but also a nightmare for the mind.

Most of the conversation is innovative and provides an impressive fantastic concept with complicated ideas and a subtle statement about the nature of humanity. The storyline never lost attention, and each section left a slight craving for the thrilling event that could come next.

It was strange in its nonlinear storytelling. Good acting, screenplay, direction, and visual tactics create a scary movie with an oddly emotional climax.

Also, there are many animated thought-provoking movies I did not list, most of which you have probably already watched. Here are some other well-known thought provoking movies that make you think.

  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Monsters University (2013)
  • The Hunt (2012)
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
  • Zootopia (2016)
  • Inside Out (2015)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Up (2009)
  • Parasite (2019)
  • Mr. Nobody (2009)
  • The Help (2011)
  • Primer (2004)
  • Upgrade (2018)
  • Crash (2004)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • Cloud Atlas (2012)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  • Her (2013)
  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Black Swan (2010)
  • Dallas Buyers’ Club (2013)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Source Code (2011)
  • The Theory of Everything (2014)

I hope this article was interesting to you, and there are many more that I did not list, even in non-Hollywood films. If you have something, drop me a line. 👇

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