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Top rated perfunctory movies on Criterion Channel

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory movies on Criterion Channel! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best perfunctory movies on Criterion Channel, 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 Oct 21 2020

1 Boyhood (2014)

The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

Info

2014-06-05 | Drama

Cast

Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    growing up
  2. Ranked #1 for
    flowing perfectly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    early childhood

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2 We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Info

2011-09-28 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    anti-social
  2. Ranked #1 for
    straightforward narrative
  3. Ranked #2 for
    psychological insight

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3 The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.

Info

1997-09-25 | Drama

Cast

Ian Holm, Sarah Polley

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like a mirror
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lost innocence
  3. Ranked #5 for
    eerily beautiful

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4 Hunger (2008)

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.

Info

2008-05-15 | Drama / History

Cast

Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    political context
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tour de force
  3. Ranked #1 for
    immensely powerful

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5 Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

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2001-06-08 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    frisky
  2. Ranked #1 for
    omniscient
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sexually explicit

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6 Gomorrah (2008)

An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have to face every day. They hardly ever have a choice and are forced to obey the rules of the Camorra. Only a lucky few can even think of leading a normal life.

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2008-05-16 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Toni Servillo, Gianfelice Imparato

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    realistic view
  2. Ranked #1 for
    realistic look
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unglamorous

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7 The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Info

2005-10-05 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rather abrupt
  2. Ranked #2 for
    petty
  3. Ranked #2 for
    intellectual directing

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8 The Host (2006)

Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature; with his family to assist him, he sets off to find her.

Info

2006-07-27 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    politcal overtone
  2. Ranked #5 for
    enormously entertaining
  3. Ranked #7 for
    well-designed

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9 Wadjda (2012)

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself...

Info

2012-08-31 | Drama

Cast

Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    improper character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    strictly religious
  3. Ranked #2 for
    critical view

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10 Atlantic City (1980)

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Info

1980-09-03 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    refurbished
  2. Ranked #4 for
    actor at prime
  3. Ranked #6 for
    glistening

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