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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also brilliant

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and brilliant movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and brilliant, 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
    stellar
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rock solid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sociopath

Trailer

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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
    just fine
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely fabulous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    compressed

Trailer

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3 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
    talented director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    multidimensional character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    accomplished director

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4 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
    visually pleasing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    new dimension
  3. Ranked #1 for
    visually appealing imagery

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5 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
    neatly packaged

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6 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
    epic scale
  2. Ranked #1 for
    enormous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    small-scale

Trailer

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7 Drive (2011)

Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.

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2011-08-06 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Albert Brooks, Jeff Wolfe

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sparse dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mood piece
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deliberately slow

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8 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 #3 for
    early childhood
  2. Ranked #3 for
    exponent cast
  3. Ranked #4 for
    cinematic magic

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9 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
    refreshing break

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10 Lost in Translation (2003)

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

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2003-09-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    observant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for relaxation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    subtler

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