If you’re feeling smart and you think you can handle movies with deeper storylines, then you have come to the right place. While sitcoms and soap operas still have a place with audiences, the number of people looking to be challenged by their viewing experience increases every year. Due to this more movies exploring the depths of the human mind full of sharp writing and exciting characters are now available.
Let's go down the ranking and explore 5 of the best shows you can watch to exercise your brain.
House of Cards (2013)
Very few shows dare to touch the political landfill in the USA, and even fewer manage to do so successfully as House of Cards did. It is a show that reveals the dark underbelly of politics, exploring the long reach of corruption, power dynamics, and the moral ambiguity of most political players. The movie has a great story with an ongoing narrative full of intricate plot twists. You’re going to have to think deeply to guess the next move of the actors in this storyline.
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
How to Get Away with Murder has been ranked by fans as one of the most stimulating movies you can ever watch. It keeps your brain working and guessing between what is right and wrong, who is guilty and who is not. It follows the story of Law professor Annalise Keating and her students as they become entangled in a web of murder, deception, and legal complexities. The incredible acting of Viola Davis, Billy Brown, and Jack Falahee helps create an enticing narrative as they tackle real-life criminal cases and navigate personal dilemmas.
If you think your brain needs a more mathematical movie, then Ozark released in 2017 should be on your watchlist. The storyline is simple but the execution is anything but. It follows the story of a financial planner Marty Byrde forced to relocate his family to the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes south. In a sloppy attempt to keep his family safe, Marty will be forced to deal with drug cartels by laundering money for a Mexican drug lord while dealing with the local political players and the area's drug trade. The show is notable for having Marty include his whole family in the ploy to keep them safe.
Breaking Bad (2008)
This 2008 movie is one to keep you on the edge of your seat. It follows the story of Walter White, a frustrated high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer, who in a bid to survive turns into a methamphetamine manufacturer. Walter also drags a former student Jesse Pinkman into the dangerous drug trade world. As the complex story of the movie progresses we see Walter evolve into a full-fledged monster willing to do whatever is needed to ensure his survival, even at the expense of other people's lives.
The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of a handmaid who finds herself in a brand new era where women capable of bearing children are captured and kept for reproductive uses. The movie shows how the handmaid who is assigned to a very wealthy family tries to survive in this cruel world. The movie had a robust cast including big names like Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, and Yvonne Strahovski.
The sharp writing and execution of this movie are sure to keep your brain working throughout the movie.