Top rated movies with a lively character and directorial flourish

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a lively character and directorial flourish! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a lively character and directorial flourish, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Hand of God (2021)

In 1980s Naples, Italy, an awkward Italian teen struggling to find his place experiences heartbreak and liberation after he's inadvertently saved from a freak accident by football legend Diego Maradona.

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2021-11-24 | Drama

Cast

Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slice of life
  2. Ranked #2 for
    stylish camera work
  3. Ranked #2 for
    stylistic flourish

Trailer

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2 Groupers (2019)

A grad student kidnaps two homophobic high-school bullies to use as her subjects in an experiment performed at the bottom of an empty swimming pool.

Info

2019-03-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Nicole Dambro, Peter Mayer-Klepchick

Rating

rating icon 4.375
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    virtually unknown cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    inventive
  3. Ranked #1 for
    topical issue

Trailer

Groupers trailer
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3 Polite Society (2023)

Martial artist-in-training Ria Khan believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.

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2023-04-27 | Comedy / Action

Cast

Priya Kansara, Ritu Arya

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    different take
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sisterhood
  3. Ranked #2 for
    infectious

Trailer

Polite Society trailer
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4 Zola (2020)

A waitress agrees to accompany an exotic dancer, her put-upon boyfriend, and her mysterious and domineering roommate on a road trip to Florida to seek their fortune at a high-end strip club.

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2020-01-24 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Taylour Paige, Riley Keough

Rating

rating icon 6.192
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    toned
  2. Ranked #1 for
    raucous
  3. Ranked #2 for
    most outrageous

Trailer

Zola trailer
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5 The French Dispatch (2021)

The staff of an American magazine based in France puts out its last issue, with stories featuring an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.

Info

2021-10-21 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro

Rating

rating icon 7.056
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most ambitious
  2. Ranked #1 for
    artistic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unmistakable acting

Trailer

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6 Ride Your Wave (2019)

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love.

Info

2019-06-21 | Animation / Romance

Cast

Ryota Katayose, Rina Kawaei

Rating

rating icon 7.593
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    laidback atmosphere
  2. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely interesting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lovey dovey

Trailer

Ride Your Wave trailer
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7 Last Night in Soho (2021)

A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to be falling apart with shady consequences.

Info

2021-10-21 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    glamorous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    kaleidoscopic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dazzling

Trailer

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8 The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)

A quirky, dysfunctional family's road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity's unlikeliest last hope.

Info

2021-04-22 | Animation / Adventure

Cast

Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride

Rating

rating icon 7.914
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    adversary-worthy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    relatable character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly entertaining

Trailer

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9 Dumbo (2019)

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Info

2019-03-27 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton

Rating

rating icon 6.627
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    uninspiring
  2. Ranked #2 for
    carny ride
  3. Ranked #2 for
    with magic moments

Trailer

Dumbo trailer
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10 Moonage Daydream (2022)

A cinematic odyssey featuring never-before-seen footage exploring David Bowie's creative and musical journey.

Info

2022-09-15 | Documentary / Music

Cast

David Bowie, Iman

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    psychedelic imagery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clever editing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    chronological

Trailer

Moonage Daydream trailer
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