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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also academic

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and academic movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and academic, 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 Sep 14 2020

1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    undeveloped character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sharp turn
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more profound

Trailer

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2 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend – and Indy's colleague – Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts.

Info

2008-05-21 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Ernie Reyes, Jr.

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    completely absurd
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rather silly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    completely ridiculous

Trailer

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3 The Man from Earth (2007)

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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2007-06-10 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

David Lee Smith, Tony Todd

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for meaningful conversation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably intelligent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    thoughtful and intelligent

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4 Avatar (2009)

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

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2009-12-10 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Dean Knowsley, Sonia Yee

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    eye-catching
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eye candy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hauntingly beautiful

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5 I Am Legend (2007)

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

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2007-12-14 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Will Smith, Alice Braga

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like antidote
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sense of isolation
  3. Ranked #2 for
    feeling of isolation

Trailer

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6 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

James McArdle, Stefan Grube

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    former glory
  2. Ranked #1 for
    despicable villain
  3. Ranked #1 for
    anti-hero

Trailer

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7 Fantastic Four (2015)

Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Info

2015-08-05 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Miles Teller, Kate Mara

Rating

rating icon 4.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    troubled production
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dreadfully boring
  3. Ranked #1 for
    going terribly wrong

Trailer

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8 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

Info

1999-05-19 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Steve Speirs, Oliver Walpole

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slightly irritating voice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    too bright
  3. Ranked #1 for
    grated voice

Trailer

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9 Inception (2010)

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Info

2010-07-15 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Cillian Murphy, Lukas Haas

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dream sequence
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visually interesting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    exponent cast

Trailer

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10 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.

Info

2002-05-15 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Hassani Shapi, Ahmed Best

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    overacting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    less developed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    less demanding

Trailer

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