Top rated perfunctory movies that are also academy award deserving

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1 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

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2 The Good Earth (1937)

China, during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The arranged marriage between Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and O-Lan, a domestic slave, will endure the many hardships of life over the years; but the temptations of a fragile prosperity will endanger their love and the survival of their entire family.

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1937-06-02 | Drama / History

Cast

Paul Muni, Luise Rainer

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    principal role
  2. Ranked #10 for
    obedient
  3. Ranked #26 for
    hammy performance

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3 Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Classical violinist, Roger Grant disappoints his family and teacher when he organizes a jazz band, but he and the band become successful. Roger falls in love with the band's singer, Stella, but his reluctance to lose her leads him to thwart her efforts to become a solo star. When the World War separates them in 1917, Stella marries Roger's best friend and, when Roger returns home after the war, an important concert at Carnegie Hall brings the corners of the romantic triangle together.

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1938-05-24 | Drama / Music

Cast

Tyrone Power, Alice Faye

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    memorable tune
  2. Ranked #3 for
    lavish production
  3. Ranked #4 for
    peppy

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4 Footnote (2011)

Jerusalem, Israel. Professors Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik, father and son, have dedicated their lives to the study of the Jewish scriptures. Eliezer is a stubborn and methodical scholar who has never been recognized for his work; Uriel is a rising star, someone admired and praised by his colleagues. The fragile balance that has kept their personal relationship almost intact is broken in an unexpected way by a simple phone call.

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2011-05-25 | Comedy

Cast

Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    academic
  2. Ranked #3 for
    sour character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    crammed plot

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5 The Awful Truth (1937)

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

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1937-10-20 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Irene Dunne, Cary Grant

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    pure gold
  2. Ranked #8 for
    bumpkin
  3. Ranked #9 for
    deserving nods

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6 Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add female nudity similar to the Moulin Rouge in Paris

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2005-09-08 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    can hear a pin drop
  2. Ranked #9 for
    fab
  3. Ranked #11 for
    refurbished

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7 They Came to Cordura (1959)

An army major, himself guilty of cowardice, is asked to recommended soldiers for the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Mexican Border Incursion of 1916.

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1959-06-01 | Western

Cast

Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    tunnel vision
  2. Ranked #9 for
    duty-bound character
  3. Ranked #10 for
    national hero

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8 The Subject Was Roses (1968)

When Timmy Cleary, comes home from soldiering, he's greeted by the open but strained arms of his two parents, John and Nettie. Once considered sickly and weak, he has now distinguished himself in the service and is ready to begin a new life. His parents, however, are still trapped in the bygone days of early and unresolved marital strife and begin emotionally deteriorating through several drama packed encounters. Now mature, the young Tim Cleary finally understands the family dynamics that has played all throughout his boyhood. By the simple act of bringing his mother roses on behalf of his father, Tim realizes he may have destroyed his family, but is helpless to obtain resolution which must come from both his parents.

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1968-10-13 | Drama

Cast

Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    cheerless
  2. Ranked #22 for
    turning world upside down
  3. Ranked #25 for
    wrapped-up nicely

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9 Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.

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1990-10-05 | Drama

Cast

Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    sunny
  2. Ranked #7 for
    catatonic
  3. Ranked #18 for
    perfect casting

Trailer

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10 Some Came Running (1958)

Hard-drinking novelist Dave Hirsh returns home after being gone for years. His brother wants Dave to settle down, and introduces him to English teacher Gwen French. Moody Dave resents his brother, and spends his days hanging out with Bama Dillert, a professional gambler who parties late into the night. Torn between the admiring Gwen and Ginny Morehead, an easy woman who loves him, Dave grows increasingly angry.

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1958-12-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    melodramatic
  2. Ranked #7 for
    respectable
  3. Ranked #11 for
    creative writing

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