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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also challenging

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

1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fresh and exciting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mopey
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected plot

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2 The Circle (2017)

A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.

Info

2017-04-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Emma Watson, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    important topic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    grand vision
  3. Ranked #2 for
    feeling incomplete

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3 Molly's Game (2017)

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

Info

2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    scaled back
  2. Ranked #1 for
    quick-witted liner
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly engaging

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4 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
    amazingly talented director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    like surreal dream sequence
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rockin

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5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Info

2016-12-14 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Felicity Jones, Diego Luna

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well-developed character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling a little rushed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    expositional dialogue

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6 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Decades after Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to save mankind, battle-hardened Sarah Connor teams up with an unexpected ally and an enhanced super soldier to stop the deadliest Terminator yet.

Info

2019-10-23 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    such high hopes
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unrelenting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bitterly disappointing

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7 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.

Info

2010-09-09 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    epic battle sequence
  2. Ranked #2 for
    beautifully composed
  3. Ranked #4 for
    build up of tension

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8 A Beautiful Mind (2001)

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Info

2001-12-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deserving nods from Oscars
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eccentric genius
  3. Ranked #1 for
    accurate depiction

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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.

Info

2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    flawless performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sheerly brilliant directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly talented directing

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10 Iron Man 3 (2013)

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Info

2013-04-18 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    much more realistic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    stepping beyond
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rejoinder lines

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FAQ

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