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167 Best Thought-provoking Movies To Watch

Popular + Thought-provoking

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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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On the Count of Three (2021)
7.1

A darkly comic tale following two best friends on the last day of their lives

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Land and Freedom (1995)
7.0

A sober and dignified account of Marxist fighters in the Spanish Civil War

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This Is Not a Film (2011)
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8.4

An ode to the persistence of artistic freedom amidst repression

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Days of Being Wild (1990)
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8.1

A dreamy rumination on the beauty of unattainable romance

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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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Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022)
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8.5

An excellent two-hander about sex work and aging

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Retablo (2017)
7.0

A quiet but potent coming-of-age drama

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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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Mass (2021)
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8.5

A microscopic and unrelenting look at grief and healing

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Scheme Birds (2019)
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8.2

A narrative documentary about a young Scottish woman entering adulthood and motherhood against a backdrop of violence

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Shiva Baby (2021)
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8.6

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

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