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67 Best Challenging Movies To Watch

Popular + Challenging

Popular + Challenging

Find the best challenging movies to watch, from our mood category. Like everything on agoodmovietowatch, these challenging movies are highly-rated by both viewers and critics.

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The Woman Who Left (2016)
7.4

A Golden Lion-winning moralistic tale from slow cinema master Lav Diaz

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Pieces of a Woman (2020)
7.0

An unnerving but honest look at childbirth, partnership, and grief

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The Nightingale (2018)
7.1

An unsettling but important social horror from the director of The Babadook

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One Cut of the Dead (2017)
7.8

A one-of-a-kind Japanese zombie comedy that takes the genre to another dimension

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School Life (2016)
7.3

A compassionate year-in-the-life documentary about two seasoned teachers nearing retirement at an Irish boarding school

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Shattered Glass (2003)
7.1

An incisive look at the rise and fall of a celebrated journalist

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Mass (2021)
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8.5

A microscopic and unrelenting look at grief and healing

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Elle (2016)
7.1

An always-excellent Isabelle Huppert powers this thrilling French revenge film

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Quo Vadis Aida? (2020)
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8.2

A difficult and alarmingly timely portrayal of the Srebrenica massacre

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Poetry (2011)
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8.8

A movie that aims straight for your heart and leaves you broken into a thousand pieces

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A Cop Movie (2021)
7.5

An empathetic and impressively inventive look at the notoriously corrupt Mexican police force

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