Top rated perfunctory movies that are also absolutely first-rate

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and absolutely first-rate movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and absolutely first-rate, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 From the Land of the Moon (2016)

An adaptation of Milena Agus' eponymous novel set after WWII, "Mal de Pierres" ("Mal di Pietre") spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man.

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2016-10-19 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #23 for
    tenuous
  2. Ranked #23 for
    pure beauty
  3. Ranked #35 for
    wonderfully nuanced

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2 Swing Shift (1984)

In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and with the other girls become increasingly expert workers. As the war drags on Kay finally dates her trumpet playing foreman and life gets complicated

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1984-04-13 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    accurate depiction
  2. Ranked #31 for
    underplayed acting
  3. Ranked #35 for
    liberating

Trailer

Swing Shift trailer
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3 Gypsy (1962)

Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

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1962-12-01 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    overbearing voice
  2. Ranked #3 for
    less talented directing
  3. Ranked #9 for
    beautiful voice

Trailer

Gypsy trailer
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4 Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.

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1995-12-15 | Drama

Cast

James Earl Jones, Charles S. Dutton

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    perfunctory
  2. Ranked #5 for
    underplayed acting
  3. Ranked #14 for
    significant

Trailer

Cry, the Beloved Country trailer
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5 My Boy Jack (2007)

Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 17-year-old son after he goes missing during WWI.

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2007-11-11 | Drama / History

Cast

Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    deeply impressive
  2. Ranked #8 for
    particularly impressed
  3. Ranked #9 for
    quite pleasing

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6 Shirley Valentine (1989)

Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.

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1989-08-30 | Romance / Comedy

Cast

Pauline Collins, Tom Conti

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    warmhearted character
  2. Ranked #23 for
    unrepeatable
  3. Ranked #27 for
    striking a chord

Trailer

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7 The Day of the Jackal (1973)

An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin’s trail.

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1973-05-15 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Edward Fox, Terence Alexander

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    resourceful
  2. Ranked #3 for
    careful
  3. Ranked #4 for
    meticulously planned

Trailer

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8 The Duellists (1977)

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed French invasion of Russia in 1812, and shifts in the political and social systems of Europe.

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1977-08-31 | Drama / War

Cast

Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    ageless
  2. Ranked #4 for
    duty-bound character
  3. Ranked #5 for
    atmospheric photography

Trailer

The Duellists trailer
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9 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst due to her lover's debilitating illness. Meanwhile, a bank manager deals with an unwanted pregnancy, two sisters pursue romantic interests and a housewife gets back into the dating game.

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2000-01-22 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Glenn Close, Calista Flockhart

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    deft directing
  2. Ranked #5 for
    overlapping narratives
  3. Ranked #6 for
    brilliant script

Trailer

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her trailer
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10 Protégé (2007)

Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin market. When the ailing Kwan makes Nick his protégé, Nick could not but sway before money and power and starts to perform his role like a real drug trafficker.

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2007-04-13 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Andy Lau, Daniel Wu

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #11 for
    crackhead
  2. Ranked #14 for
    instantly gratifying
  3. Ranked #17 for
    perfunctory

Trailer

Protégé trailer
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