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 10 best high concept movies.
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 the existence of multiple simultaneous realities at the same time.
9. Pi (1998)