7 Most Mentally-Challenging TV Shows and Movies ...


Unlike some of my friends, I don't seek out mentally-challenging movies and TV shows.

At least, not all the time.

I've been teased about this, but sometimes I don't have the attention span nor the desire to wade through a complex plot.

Where my friends want to be mentally stimulated, I just want to be entertained.

With some of the stuff we see on TV these days, it can be hard to find a happy medium.

Even so, it can be done.

Here are some of the mentally-challenging movies my friends and I have come across that are both interesting and easy to digest.

I've included a link to each show/movie's IMDb page for more information.

1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

This is one of my favorite mentally-challenging movies.

Maybe it's because I liked “The Odyssey”, but it's interesting how an epic poem thousands of years old can be re-told (albeit loosely) in a 1930s Deep South setting and still be recognizable.

Sure, Odysseus' son Telemachus turned into a group of little girls and his crew to a couple of bumbling convicts, but parallels can still be made.

Even if you haven't read it though, you can still enjoy the story for its humor, odd characters and Grammy-winning music!

No, that wasn't George Clooney singing.

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