Top rated perfunctory movies that are also brutally honest

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

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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
    musically talented actor

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2 Mystic River (2003)

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

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2003-01-01 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Sean Penn, Tim Robbins

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    critically acclaimed
  2. Ranked #2 for
    poetic justice
  3. Ranked #2 for
    great story

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3 The Impossible (2012)

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

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2012-09-09 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fortunate
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling lucky
  3. Ranked #1 for
    swept away

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4 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.

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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
    straight dramatic acting

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5 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.

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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
    academy award deserving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tone shifting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar deserving

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6 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.

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1985-06-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

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

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7 American Sniper (2014)

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

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2014-12-11 | War / Action

Cast

Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    biased view
  2. Ranked #4 for
    simplistic view
  3. Ranked #4 for
    one sided view

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8 The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

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2005-10-05 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    petty
  2. Ranked #1 for
    intellectual directing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    reasonably intelligent

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9 There Will Be Blood (2007)

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

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2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    sheer force
  2. Ranked #2 for
    for in-depth study
  3. Ranked #3 for
    fully-formed cast

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10 Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

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2016-04-27 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well-structured directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    flowing perfectly
  3. Ranked #4 for
    feeling bit forced

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