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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 Jan 26 2021

1 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.

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2006-07-27 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    panic-striker
  2. Ranked #2 for
    with thrilling moments
  3. Ranked #3 for
    too bright

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2 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
    sensual
  2. Ranked #2 for
    lust
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sex-starving character

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3 Ordinary People (1980)

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

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1980-09-19 | Drama

Cast

Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly emotional
  2. Ranked #1 for
    good art directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    good actor

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4 Paths of Glory (1957)

A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

Info

1957-09-18 | Drama / War

Cast

Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker

Rating

rating icon 8.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    life and limb story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    indignant
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rowdy character

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5 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
    novel idea
  2. Ranked #1 for
    early childhood
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ordinary man

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6 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.

Info

1968-10-04 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    locked in
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creepy atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    downright creepy

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7 Great Expectations (1946)

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

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1946-12-26 | Drama / Romance

Cast

John Mills, Tony Wager

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    shrewish character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    absolute classic
  3. Ranked #3 for
    compressed

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8 Let the Sunshine In (2017)

Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love, at last.

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2017-09-27 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois

Rating

rating icon 5.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    least likable character
  2. Ranked #6 for
    patiently waited
  3. Ranked #7 for
    for meaningful conversation

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9 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 #119 for
    tour de force
  2. Ranked #192 for
    impelling and reinforcing
  3. Ranked #194 for
    life and limb story

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10 Certain Women (2016)

Three strong-willed women strive to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer forced to subdue a troubled client; a wife and mother whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a lonely ranch hand who forms an ambiguous bond with a young law student.

Info

2016-09-25 | Drama

Cast

Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #338 for
    interconnected story
  2. Ranked #722 for
    demanding multiple views
  3. Ranked #761 for
    interrelated story

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