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60 Best Challenging Movies to Watch

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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 Nightingale (2018)
7.1

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

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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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Quo Vadis Aida? (2020)
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8.2

A difficult and alarmingly timely portrayal of the Srebrenica massacre

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Sound of Metal (2020)
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9.1

Riz Ahmed excels in this piercing drama about a musician losing his hearing.

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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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Wendy and Lucy (2008)
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Michelle Williams gives her all as a drifter just trying to make it in America

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The Platform (2019)
7.0

If Parasite was too tame for you

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Tell Me Who I Am (2019)
8.2

A devastating, unlikely story

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Midsommar (2019)
7.8

A horror film that might be too twisted for anyone to enjoy

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Vagabond (1985)
7.9

In a series of flashbacks, this drama traces the final steps of a transient woman on her uncharted journey across the French countryside to her lonely end

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