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Top rated bit slow movies that are also brilliantly understated

Check out today’s highest ranked bit slow and brilliantly understated movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are bit slow and brilliantly understated, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Apr 19 2021

1 Wonder Boys (2000)

Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years—not since he wrote his award winning 'Great American Novel' 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

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2000-02-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    assured
  2. Ranked #1 for
    superlative performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most talented

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2 The Straight Story (1999)

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

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1999-10-15 | Drama

Cast

Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    overdone
  2. Ranked #1 for
    peaceful
  3. Ranked #1 for
    little fast

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3 Lad: A Yorkshire Story (2013)

After the death of his father, a teenage boy forms a healing friendship with a park ranger in the Yorkshire Dales

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2013-04-25 |

Cast

Bretten Lord, Nancy Clarkson

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tear-jerking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    amazingly beautiful
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lovely character

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4 Let the Right One In (2008)

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

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2008-01-26 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    interesting take
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mythic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with tender moments

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5 Carol (2015)

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

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2015-11-20 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    broad-minded
  2. Ranked #1 for
    erudite character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    impeccable directing

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6 Roma (2018)

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.

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2018-08-25 | Drama

Cast

Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    profound impact
  2. Ranked #1 for
    form of art
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deeply moving

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7 Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

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2003-12-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lush cinematography
  2. Ranked #1 for
    attention demanding
  3. Ranked #1 for
    moody lighting

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8 The Irishman (2019)

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

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2019-11-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    all major player cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slow moving
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely enthralling

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9 Queen (2013)

Rani, a 24-year-old homely girl, decides to go on her honeymoon alone when her fiancé calls off the wedding. Traveling around Europe, she finds joy, makes friends, and gains new-found independence.

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2013-09-27 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sensitively handled
  2. Ranked #1 for
    well-educated character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    heart-breaking

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10 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Info

2013-12-18 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tight script
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feast for the eye
  3. Ranked #1 for
    kudos to filmmaker

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