184 Best Thought-provoking Movies To Watch

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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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Till (2022)

7.5

The latest entry in a long line of social issue dramas, Till stands out for its nuanced blend of intimacy and universality

The Red Turtle (2017)

best

8.5

An astonishing, dialogue-free animated fable featuring nature as its only protagonist

Decision to Leave (2022)

best

8.1

A strange but endlessly compelling love story-slash-mystery from South Korean master Park Chan-wook

Crystal Swan (2018)

7.9

A young DJ is caught between tradition and modernity in '90s Belarus

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

7.7

A chilling Irish tragicomedy from the director of In Bruges

Hit the Road (2021)

best

8.4

A uniquely mysterious spin on the family vacation movie, with a sobering real-world twist

West Beirut (1998)

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8.4

A young boy is shocked to learn about the civil war that breaks out in his country

Riders of Justice (2021)

7.5

Nothing is random in this riotous Danish action-black comedy about coincidences and found families

Descendant (2022)

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8.0

A remarkably intelligent account of how lost history shapes one's culture, environment, and outlook on justice

Fire of Love (2022)

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8.4

A gorgeous deep dive into the explosive love story between two scientists and their craft

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)

7.7

A more realistic adaptation that still stays true to the story's heart

A Touch of Sin (2013)

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8.2

An exploration of violence in capitalist China
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