Top rated perfunctory movies that are also artful

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and artful movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and artful, 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 21 2021

1 Ran (1985)

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

Info

1985-06-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    truly epic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    masterly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    epic feeling

Trailer

Ran trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

2 The Night of the Hunter (1955)

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Info

1955-08-26 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    downright frightening
  2. Ranked #2 for
    low-key lighting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    chiaroscuro

Trailer

The Night of the Hunter trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

3 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.

Info

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
    kaleidoscopic

Trailer

Across the Universe trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

4 Unbreakable (2000)

An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead — and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile as glass.

Info

2000-11-22 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected ending
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sluggish pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lethargic pace

Trailer

Unbreakable trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

5 2046 (2004)

Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.

Info

2004-09-29 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Gong Li

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nonpareil
  2. Ranked #1 for
    textured imagery
  3. Ranked #1 for
    soft lighting

Trailer

2046 trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

6 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.

Info

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
    aura of mystery

Trailer

The Ghost Writer trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

7 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.

Info

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
    academy award deserving

Trailer

Parasite trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

8 Rocketman (2019)

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Info

2019-05-22 | Music / Drama

Cast

Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with showmanship
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rise to stardom
  3. Ranked #2 for
    kaleidoscopic

Trailer

Rocketman trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

9 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Info

2006-09-13 | Crime / Fantasy

Cast

Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    magnetizing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    strong impression
  3. Ranked #3 for
    dreg

Trailer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

10 The Truman Show (1998)

Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Info

1998-06-04 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jim Carrey, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beyond boundaries
  2. Ranked #1 for
    entertaining and thought-provoking
  3. Ranked #2 for
    philosophical theme

Trailer

The Truman Show trailer
play button
View More Details in Maimovie View more detail button

FAQ

According to the review analysis on Maimovie, movies in Top rated perfunctory movies that are also artful list are rated as utterly brilliant, ethereal quality, dream-like quality, deceptively simple, overexposing, kaleidoscopic, capturing the flavor, understated performance, low-key performance, restrained performance.
We collect all existing reviews on the web for all movies and proceed machine learning to calculate the A.I. ranking. It ranks the movies while automatically updating new information every week.
Using Taste search, Maimovie provides a unique system which helps you search for specific results through phrases that are collected from movie reviews and information from various movie databases. You can look for movies with phrases such as “adrenaline pumping movies” or “unexpected plot twist of all time.” The Maimovie application’s database covers movie information from all 540K+ movies and connects you to all 74+ available streaming services.