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155 Best Thought-provoking Movies to Watch

Popular + Thought-provoking

Popular + Thought-provoking

Find the best thought-provoking movies to watch, from our mood category. Like everything on agoodmovietowatch, these thought-provoking 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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Shiva Baby (2021)
8.6

Sharp and anxious, modern and socially claustrophobic, Shiva Baby is a gem

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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (2021)
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8.9

Three separate stories intertwined with themes of love and fate

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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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Hive (2021)
7.0

A moving portrait of grief and resilience

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A Hero (2021)
8.6

Another complex Iranian drama from the director of A Separation

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In the Same Breath (2021)
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8.1

A Chinese filmmaker's account of COVID-19 cover-ups and propaganda

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The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020)
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8.0

A Syrian man becomes artwork in this fascinating drama based on a true story

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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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System Crasher (2019)
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9.0

A tale of trauma and one of the most talked about movies on Netflix in 2020.

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Hail Satan? (2019)
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8.0

Forget everything you think you know about the Satanic Temple

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