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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also bang for buck

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and bang for buck movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and bang for buck, 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 Apr 19 2021

1 Romancing the Stone (1984)

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan flies to South America to hand it over. But she gets on the wrong bus and winds up hopelessly stranded in the jungle.

Info

1984-03-30 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    thrilling adventure
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tremendously entertaining
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly watchable

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2 Attack the Block (2011)

A teen gang in a South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion.

Info

2011-05-12 | Action / Comedy

Cast

Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    loathsome
  2. Ranked #1 for
    anti-hero
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tongue in cheek

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3 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.

Info

2011-11-22 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more detailed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    meticulously crafted
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fully-formed cast

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4 Super 8 (2011)

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Info

2011-06-08 | Thriller / Science Fiction

Cast

Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left hanging
  2. Ranked #2 for
    left unanswered
  3. Ranked #2 for
    patented style directing

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5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

Info

2006-07-06 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sense of closure
  2. Ranked #2 for
    semblance of plot
  3. Ranked #2 for
    tacked on

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6 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.

Info

2007-05-19 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    carefully constructed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    less than satisfying
  3. Ranked #1 for
    too complicated

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7 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

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    preachy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    leaping out
  3. Ranked #1 for
    technical perspective

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8 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 #1 for
    masterful performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    relieving
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly implausible

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9 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Info

2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    versatile director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sparse dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more chilling

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10 Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Info

2016-07-07 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Chris Pine, Karl Urban

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    existential question
  2. Ranked #1 for
    popcorn fare
  3. Ranked #2 for
    journeyman director

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