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 May 17 2021

1 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

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2009-02-27 | Drama / Thriller

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Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    attention capturing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally gripping
  3. Ranked #2 for
    utterly absorbing

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2 Fargo (1996)

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

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1996-03-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Frances McDormand, William H. Macy

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    chipper
  2. Ranked #2 for
    ending badly
  3. Ranked #3 for
    critically acclaimed

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3 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
    unspeakable act
  2. Ranked #1 for
    early childhood
  3. Ranked #1 for
    psychological insight

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4 My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress.

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2011-11-23 | Drama

Cast

Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    leggy actress
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bombshell
  3. Ranked #1 for
    capturing the mood

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5 Ida (2013)

Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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2013-10-25 | Drama

Cast

Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    aesthetically valuable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    artistic view
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully composed

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6 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.

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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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7 Heathers (1989)

A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.

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1989-03-31 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Winona Ryder, Christian Slater

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    stinging lines
  2. Ranked #2 for
    catty dialogue
  3. Ranked #2 for
    hip

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8 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 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #22 for
    relative newcomer
  2. Ranked #24 for
    religious imagery
  3. Ranked #29 for
    semiotic topic

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9 The Painted Veil (2006)

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

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2006-01-01 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Edward Norton, Naomi Watts

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #246 for
    for pandemic era
  2. Ranked #534 for
    not shying away
  3. Ranked #607 for
    romantically involved

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10 The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

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2011-09-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    down-in-the-dumps character
  2. Ranked #6 for
    melancholy mood
  3. Ranked #6 for
    somber mood

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