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Top rated perfunctory movies on Sundance Now

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory movies on Sundance Now! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best perfunctory movies on Sundance Now, 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 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.

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2011-09-28 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    straightforward narrative
  2. Ranked #1 for
    anti-social
  3. Ranked #2 for
    disturbed man

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2 Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.

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2015-05-25 | Drama / Adventure

Cast

Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    magnificent photography
  2. Ranked #1 for
    nice photography
  3. Ranked #2 for
    monochromatic

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3 The Fits (2016)

Toni, a tomboyish boxer, lands a spot on an after-school drill team in the West End community of Cincinnati. She eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. It’s the joy of her first friendships and her discovery of dance. Shortly after Toni joins the team, most of the girls on the team suffer from episodes of fainting, swooning, and shaking in a seemingly uncontrollable catharsis. Nobody can explain the mysterious outbreak. These fits soon transform into a rite of passage as the trauma draws the other girls closer together. Caught between her need for control and her desire for acceptance, Toni must decide how far she will go to embody her new ideals.

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2016-01-22 | Drama

Cast

Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #10 for
    top-ranking
  2. Ranked #10 for
    largely forgettable
  3. Ranked #18 for
    exceptionally talented directing

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4 A Quiet Passion (2016)

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

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2016-10-07 | Drama

Cast

Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more apt
  2. Ranked #3 for
    witty repartee
  3. Ranked #5 for
    sizable

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5 Wendy and Lucy (2008)

Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting dog food. When she posts bail and returns to retrieve Lucy, she finds that the dog is gone, prompting a frantic search for her pet.

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2008-05-22 | Drama

Cast

Michelle Williams, Will Patton

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    forlorn
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rootless character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    stark reality

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6 Trouble the Water (2008)

"Trouble the Water" takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. The film opens the day before the storm makes landfall--just blocks away from the French Quarter but far from the New Orleans that most tourists knew. Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist, is turning her new video camera on herself and her Ninth Ward neighbors trapped in the city. Weaving an insider's view of Katrina with a mix of verité and in-your-face filmmaking, it is a redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes--two unforgettable people who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning.

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2008-01-20 | Documentary

Cast

Michael Brown, Kimberly Rivers Rogers

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    quality directing
  2. Ranked #12 for
    biblical proportion
  3. Ranked #18 for
    loose plot

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7 Cosmopolis (2012)

Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo during a riot in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's life begins to crumble.

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2012-05-25 | Drama

Cast

Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche

Rating

rating icon 5.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Hermeticism
  2. Ranked #3 for
    more accessible
  3. Ranked #4 for
    for philosophical discussion

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8 I Am Another You (2017)

Through the eyes of a young drifter who rejects society's rules and intentionally chooses to live on the streets, Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang explores the meaning of personal freedom – and its limits.

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2017-03-12 | Documentary

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Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #30 for
    bipolar
  2. Ranked #33 for
    interlocking story
  3. Ranked #34 for
    rootless character

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9 The Motel Life (2012)

A pair of working-class brothers flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

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2012-11-16 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    unremitting
  2. Ranked #5 for
    adult theme
  3. Ranked #5 for
    bit hard

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10 Another Country (1984)

In Moscow in 1983, an American journalist interviews Guy Bennett, who recalls his last year at public school, fifty years before, and how it contributed to him becoming a spy.

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1984-06-01 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Rupert Everett, Colin Firth

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    sarcastic tone
  2. Ranked #3 for
    uncritical
  3. Ranked #4 for
    demonstrative

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FAQ

According to the review analysis on Maimovie, movies in Top rated perfunctory movies on Sundance Now list are rated as rootless character, abstract concept, highly symbolic, semiotic topic, Hermeticism, stagey acting, static , sizable , somewhat stilted acting , dialectic.
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