For all those of you who are easily bored to tears with general interest movies, I have compiled a list of some top thought-provoking movies below.
1- Good Will Hunting (1997)
Good Will Hunting is about a custodian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Will, who appears to be a gifted accidental mathematician and is soon discovered by a psychologist who decides to mentor him and turn his life upside down. Rated 8.2/10 on IMDb.
2- A Beautiful Mind (2001)
A Beautiful Mind is a story about an exceptional – nobel prize winner to be – mathematician who is socially detached and develops symptoms of mental illness leading him to become dillusional and even somewhat insane. His dellusions become more and more extreme and end up affecting his life dramatically. Rated 8.2/10 on IMDb.
3- Vanilla Sky (2001)
Tom Cruise plays the role of a wealthy and vain person, who runs into a car accidnet with a bitter lover and has his prosperous life overturned. Rated 6.9/10 on IMDb.
4- Rain Man (1988)
Rain Man is inspired by a true story about a savant by the name of Raymond who is left with a vast amount of money after his brother’s death. Rated 8.0/10 on IMDb.
5- Hugo (2011)
An orphan living his life within a train station is deeply invovled in his deceissed father’s paradox. Rated 7.6/10 on IMDb.
The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
6- Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Creatively capturing the distinctive features of humans’ yearnings for personal connection and affection, this movie is somewhat of an allegory of the discovery and subsequent loss of happiness.Rated 8.4/10 on IMDb.
7- The Truman Show (1998)
Starring Jim Carrey, this movie is an ironic social science fiction drama / comedy. The story is about Truman, a typical American who is unconscious of the fact that his life is actually an illusory TV show. He begins to doubt this throughout the years and eventually attempts to escape this fictional life, in the process of which he is faced with numerous obstacles. This movie interestingly might make you want to stop and think about your general exitence for a moment. Rated 8.0/10 on IMDb.