10 Thought-Provoking Movies That Are The Best

Movies are a great source of entertainment. They can make us laugh, cry, jump and most definitely make us think. Here are a list of 10 movies that are incredibly thought-provoking and will more than likely stick in your mind for a while. These movies are all thought-provoking in their own ways and no movie on this list is similar! If you like movies and love to think then these movies are for you… Here’s the most thought-provoking movies out there.

1- Her (2013) 

This movie shows the protagonist falling in love with an operating system, a strange yet oddly romantic thing to watch. This film was described as allowing the audience to see the world in a startling new way. It will make you think about love and the limitations of love very differently. This truly is one of those memorable thought-provoking movies.

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2- Shutter Island (2010)

This movie is a mind-boggler so it is best to pay full attention to what is happening. Leonardo Di Caprio plays the protagonist in this film, and there are so many twists and turns that he doesn’t let you see coming until they have hit you. Its a great psychological thriller and there are so many things to pick up on throughout the entirety of the film. This is a seriously the best of the thought-provoking movies.

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3- Ruby Sparks (2012)

A young novelist literally creates a woman on paper and loves her in to becoming real. It may seem hard to get your head around, but if you watch it, I promise you will not be disappointed. Similarly to ‘Her’ this movie makes you think about love in a completely different and awakened way.

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4- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 

This is such a beautiful, funny, sad and thought-provoking movie all at the same time. You will feel things and think things and hopefully enjoy the film in all its brilliance. On a side-note, Jim Carrey in this film will change your thoughts on him being just a comedy actor through his exceptional performance in this film.

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5- Inception (2010) 

Another Leonardo Di Caprio film because this dude really knows how to act! Inception is really one of those movies where you have to be paying attention to understand anything that is going on. You might need to watch this one twice to fully understand what is happening because ‘Inception’ really knows how to trick your mind and make your thoughts tick.

Watch the trailer here

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6- Mr Nobody (2013) 

This film makes you think about a lot of things, decision making is one of them. Keep your eyes peeled and your mind wide and really absorb in what this film is trying to show you. Its definitely an incredible movie that will make you think a lot.

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7- Fight Club (1999) 

Fight Club is a great movie that will truly make your mind tick. Give this film a watch if you haven’t already seen it, and remember…the first rule of fight club is to never talk about fight club..

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8- The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

First of all, bring on the waterworks because this movie is sure to make you cry. You’ll feel things and be inspired, and of course, think. This movie is truly inspiring and will provoke many different thoughts and feelings. This is a must watch film and you will not be disappointed with it at all!

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9- Rain Man (1988)

This film will more than likely change your perception on things and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. ‘Rain Man’ will provoke thoughts about the world and the people around you.

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10- Being John Malkovich (1999)

This film is so original and a bit of a mind-bender to say the least…
Mostly it will make your mind tick and confuse you and make you laugh all at the same time.

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Let us know what you think about your favorite thought-provoking movies in the comments below!
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