10 Movies That Will Make You Feel Smarter

Mr. Nobody (2009)

This is the narrative of Nemo (Jared Leto), a guy who lives multiple incarnations but is torn by his choices and deeds with no past, present, or future.

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

If we could go back in time and change even one thing, would our present be different? This chaos theory metaphor is the butterfly effect.

Inception (2010)

Christopher Nolan's stunning surreal thriller explores dreams and the psyche. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a corporate spy, steals secrets while people sleep using dream-sharing technology.

Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables is based on a true story about Philippe (François Cluzet), a wealthy quadriplegic aristocrat, and Driss (Omar Sy), a recently released project youth.

Forrest Gump (1994)

This picture influenced many moviegoers. From 1950s Alabama boyhood to maturity, Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) shares his pleasures and tribulations.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

La vida è beautiful follows a Jewish father and son in a 1943 Italian detention camp.

Enemy (2013)

One of the decade's most unsettling films is Denis Villeneuve's Enemy. This intense video explores identity, tyranny, and the subconscious.

Don’t Look Up (2021)

This 2021 holiday disaster movie became Netflix's second-biggest blockbuster in 17 days.The climate catastrophe is being handled indifference and inaction, as this important film shows.

Limitless (2011)

In this thriller, Edward Morra (Bradley Cooper), a bad writer, discovers unusual pills that boost his brainpower.

Dead Poets Society (1989)

A literature professor (Robin Williams) breaches classical education rules to inspire his students to think big, find themselves, and grasp the present in this legendary film.