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 Jun 07 2021

1 13th (2016)

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

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2016-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disproportionate
  2. Ranked #4 for
    depicting social justice
  3. Ranked #5 for
    strident voice

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2 The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

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2005-10-05 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    petty
  2. Ranked #1 for
    intellectual directing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    reasonably intelligent

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3 The Ghost Writer (2010)

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.

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2010-02-12 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    distinctive directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    standout performance
  3. Ranked #3 for
    top flight

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4 Hidden Figures (2016)

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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2016-12-10 | Drama / History

Cast

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    analytic
  2. Ranked #2 for
    cast of mostly unknown actors
  3. Ranked #2 for
    crucial

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5 X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

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2006-05-24 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    not overly impressed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crammed plot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    properly developed

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6 Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

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2015-11-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    mad genius
  2. Ranked #3 for
    unholy
  3. Ranked #3 for
    mad science

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7 Across the Universe (2007)

When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in the United States, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, who joins the growing anti-war movement. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad.

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2007-09-14 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    relatively unknown actor
  2. Ranked #2 for
    utterly brilliant
  3. Ranked #3 for
    dragging along

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8 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    worthy of academy award
  2. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar deserving
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tone shifting

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9 Angels & Demons (2009)

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is recruited by the Vatican to investigate the apparent return of the Illuminati - a secret, underground organization - after four cardinals are kidnapped on the night of the papal conclave.

Info

2009-05-13 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    heavy exposition
  2. Ranked #1 for
    better-paced
  3. Ranked #2 for
    breakneck pace

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10 Hugo (2011)

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

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2011-11-22 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cinematic treat
  2. Ranked #2 for
    most dazzling
  3. Ranked #3 for
    overly impressive

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