22 Best Thought-provoking Shows 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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Dickinson

best

8.3

More than a simple biopic, Dickinson adds a thrillingly modern twist to a story about challenging gender and societal norms

Pantheon

best

8.7

Challenging, emotional, and wildly imaginative, this is a winning entry into the sci-fi genre

1899

7.3

An ambitious multilingual mystery from the creators of sci-fi hit Dark

The Devil’s Hour

best

8.2

A mind-bending, hair-raising thriller co-produced by the makers of Sherlock and Doctor Who

In the Flesh

7.9

A surprisingly touching take on zombies that lets the living dead stand for something again

The Choe Show

best

8.2

A brutally honest and visually dazzling blend of interview and self-reflection

Under the Banner of Heaven

7.6

A gripping drama that explores the dangers of blind faith and fundamentalism

The Good Lord Bird

best

8.5

A buried abolitionist tale is resurrected and given its due in this whirlwind account of America’s dark past

Five Days at Memorial

best

8.5

The true cost of survival, harrowingly revealed

This Is Going to Hurt

best

8.8

A wry, first-person account of the horrors of working in the medical field

Better Things

best

8.0

A biting slice-of-life look at single motherhood

Midnight Mass

7.6

An unsettling but thought-provoking series from horror master Mike Flanagan
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