The first question on your mind when you read the title must have been: “what exactly is a high concept film?”. Well, a high-concept film is one whose idea can easily be summarized in a sentence or two. It can be contrasted with low-concept, which is more concerned with character development and other subtleties that aren’t as easily summarized. Basically, in short, a film that focusses more on the idea than the characters is a high-concept film. With that out of the way, here is the list of top weird science movies ever that are actually high conceptual. You can stream some of these best high concept movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Coherence (2013)
‘Coherence’, a story of eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events, is essentially based on a scientific theory referred to as Schrödinger’s cat theory. Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. In simple terms, it is the possibility of existence of multiple simultaneous realities at the same time.
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9. Pi (1998)
‘Pi’ is notable for its covering of an array of themes including religion, mysticism and the relationship of the universe to mathematics. The story about a mathematician and the obsession with mathematical regularity contrasts two seemingly irreconcilable entities: the imperfect, irrational humanity and the rigor and regularity of mathematics, specifically number theory.