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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also academy award deserving

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and academy award deserving movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and academy award deserving, 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 The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

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2008-07-16 | Drama / Action

Cast

Matthew Leitch, Philip Bulcock

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pure genius
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tailor-made role
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely fantastic

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2 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

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2001-12-18 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Jonathan Jordan

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    faithful adaptation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slightly interested
  3. Ranked #1 for
    spectacular action sequence

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3 Crash (2005)

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.

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2005-05-06 | Drama

Cast

Karina Arroyave, Art Chudabala

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    relevant issue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    close-minded
  3. Ranked #1 for
    contrived situation

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4 Babel (2006)

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

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2006-09-08 | Drama

Cast

André Oumansky, Rinko Kikuchi

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    loose plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tenuous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interlinked story

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5 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

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2003-12-01 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Michael Semanick, Ali Astin

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    big scale
  2. Ranked #1 for
    truly epic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cinematically marvelling

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6 No Country for Old Men (2007)

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

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2007-11-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tess Harper, George Adelo

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    inconclusive ending
  2. Ranked #1 for
    terse
  3. Ranked #2 for
    comeuppance

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7 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

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1994-09-23 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

Rating

rating icon 8.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    heartwarming
  2. Ranked #1 for
    once in lifetime
  3. Ranked #1 for
    moving

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8 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.

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2010-07-15 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Cillian Murphy, Lukas Haas

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly original
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creative genius
  3. Ranked #1 for
    acclaimed director

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9 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
    beautifully rendered
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unfriendly character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    visually engaging

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10 Black Panther (2018)

King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

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2018-02-13 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Nabiyah Be, Connie Chiume

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fully fleshed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    overrated
  3. Ranked #2 for
    hyped up

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