Five Movies That Make You Seem Smart

As someone who’s knowledge in most subjects comes from movies, I’m kind of an idiot. I’m not saying that strategy doesn’t work, but that I watch a lot of Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen movies. That being said, these are the five movies I bring up if I want someone to think I’m smart. 

The Big Short

Everyone loves The Big Short. It’s gripping, and hilarious, but most importantly they dumb down every complex financial complex to a point that anyone could understand it. It’s imperative that you mention that this was the worst part of the movie. Ask everyone, “What does Adam McKay think I’m some kind of idiot.” That also reminds me: mention the director every time so people think you are a, film guy.

The Truman Show

What a fun movie this is. Most people don’t know that Truman’s life is actually supposed to be representative of how people are controlled. Make sure you explain that in detail, and people will think you have incredibly high-level analysis skills.

Romeo and Juliet

This is obviously referring to the Leonardo DiCaprio version. In this cinematic masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet is acted out word for word, with hand guns and cars. You can explain to whoever you are impressing that you are able to see past this hilarity to see the real meaning of the story. Also, this is Shakespeare, and I’m pretty sure he’s like the smartest guy of all time. 

Literally Any Foreign Movie

Name drop any foreign movie ever, and people will be impressed. It doesn’t matter that everyone likes Parasite. You can read as fast as people talk, and acknowledge the fact that other countries have movies. Those two things are basically equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree. 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

That whole time travel thing is quite a rush. If I’m being honest, I still don’t understand the whole thing. Either way, you look really impressive if you talk about how Alfonso Cuaron was a breath of fresh air for the franchise, and how the time travel is so well executed. 

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