Top rated perfunctory movies that are also brutally realistic

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and brutally realistic movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and brutally realistic, 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 Redacted (2007)

A fictional documentary discusses the effects the Iraq war has had on soldiers and local people through interviews with members of an American military unit, the media, and local Iraqis.

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2007-01-01 | Drama / War

Cast

Izzy Diaz, Rob Devaney

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    little scary
  2. Ranked #5 for
    clever editing
  3. Ranked #5 for
    blinkered

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

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3 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.

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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
    bad aftertaste
  3. Ranked #3 for
    dreg

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4 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

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2009-02-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally gripping
  2. Ranked #1 for
    attention capturing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    cleverly constructed

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5 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
    truly epic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    masterly
  3. Ranked #1 for
    epic scope

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6 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.

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2000-11-22 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deliberate pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    labored acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    low-key performance

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7 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
    great story
  2. Ranked #2 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #2 for
    poetic justice

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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 13 Assassins (2010)

A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

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2010-09-09 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    duty-bound character
  2. Ranked #3 for
    rousing finale
  3. Ranked #3 for
    rousing climax

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10 Cromwell (1970)

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

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1970-09-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    righteous character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    historical interest
  3. Ranked #1 for
    forceful

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