Top rated perfunctory movies that are also complex

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and complex movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and complex, 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 07 2021

1 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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2 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.

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2010-02-12 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    standout performance
  2. Ranked #2 for
    distinctive directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    subtle directing

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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.

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2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    keeping attention
  2. Ranked #1 for
    consistently engaged
  3. Ranked #1 for
    crackling dialogue

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4 2046 (2004)

Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.

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2004-09-29 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Gong Li

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    textured imagery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    linear narrative
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nonpareil

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5 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
    entertaining and thought-provoking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beyond boundaries
  3. Ranked #2 for
    straight dramatic acting

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6 Frozen II (2019)

Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf head far into the forest to learn the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

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2019-11-20 | Family / Animation

Cast

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    little more complicated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more complex
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more nuanced

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7 The Age of Adaline (2015)

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

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2015-04-16 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lost youth
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ageless
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fetching

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8 I Am Mother (2019)

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Info

2019-06-07 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Clara Rugaard, Hilary Swank

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    super-smart
  2. Ranked #1 for
    food for thought
  3. Ranked #2 for
    nicely executed

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9 Frozen (2013)

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

Info

2013-11-20 | Animation / Adventure

Cast

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    heart-melting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    perpetual
  3. Ranked #2 for
    three-dimensional

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10 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.

Info

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

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