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 May 17 2021

1 Hellraiser (1987)

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

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1987-09-11 | Horror

Cast

Ashley Laurence, Andrew Robinson

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    industrial light and magical directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    corporeal theme
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sadomasochistic character

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2 Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

Info

1987-10-07 | Drama / War

Cast

Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #95 for
    impelling and reinforcing
  2. Ranked #110 for
    tour de force
  3. Ranked #153 for
    life and limb story

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3 Night of the Living Dead (1968)

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

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1968-10-04 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most terrifying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ironic twist
  3. Ranked #4 for
    locked in

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4 Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018)

Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled many years ago. He begins the search for the woman he loved, and whom he has never been able to forget.

Info

2018-10-07 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Huang Jue, Tang Wei

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    dream-like atmosphere
  2. Ranked #8 for
    like surreal dream
  3. Ranked #8 for
    dream-like

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5 Long Weekend (1979)

When a suburban couple goes camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Info

1979-03-29 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

John Hargreaves, Briony Behets

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    very haunting
  2. Ranked #3 for
    unfriendly character
  3. Ranked #4 for
    brooding atmosphere

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6 Roman Holiday (1953)

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

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1953-08-26 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    radiant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching
  3. Ranked #1 for
    effervescent character

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7 Chungking Express (1994)

Two melancholic Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

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1994-07-14 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #466 for
    weak ending
  2. Ranked #598 for
    impelling and reinforcing
  3. Ranked #621 for
    fancy camera work

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8 Stranger by the Lake (2013)

Franck, a fit gay man, seeks love at a lakeside gay cruising beach. Among the mostly pudgy nude sunbathers, he befriends Henri, a depressed middle-aged bi-sexual who enjoys the quiet but accepts Franck's company. When Michel appears, Franck finally spots a man he'd like to know sexually. Unfortunately, he also spots him drowning his gay lover but opts not to tell anyone in order to consider having a relationship with this handsome yet remorseless killer.

Info

2013-05-17 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #353 for
    weak ending
  2. Ranked #403 for
    tour de force
  3. Ranked #532 for
    pornographic

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9 Hamlet (1948)

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

Info

1948-12-10 | Drama

Cast

Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    stilted acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat stiff acting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    noir lighting

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10 Antichrist (2009)

A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Info

2009-05-18 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #258 for
    grotesque visual
  2. Ranked #263 for
    imprinting in head
  3. Ranked #336 for
    haunting visual

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