86 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 Kings of the World (2022)

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8.4

A knife-sharp account of five kids' journey to land restitution and self-determination

Bones and All (2022)

7.9

A classic coming-of-age film with a bloody twist

Vortex (2021)

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8.6

A haunting ode to love, death, and everything in between

Procession (2021)

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8.9

A one-of-a-kind documentary that affirms the healing power of community and art

Amores Perros (2000)

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8.0

Love, betrayal, and death await three characters in this uncompromising, layered drama

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

7.7

A chilling Irish tragicomedy from the director of In Bruges

The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

7.3

A glorious visual spectacle that takes a uniquely realistic, cerebral take on Shakespeare

Dogtooth (2009)

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8.0

The cat is the most feared animal there is!

Great Freedom (2021)

7.5

Love perseveres in this subtle but compelling drama

Happening (2021)

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8.6

Set nearly 60 years ago, this realistically harrowing abortion drama still rings true today

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

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8.7

A stunning and sobering World War I drama from Germany

Stutz (2022)

7.8

An impressive experiment that doubles as a loving tribute and an actually helpful guide on how to be a better person
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