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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also contrived

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

1 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 #1 for
    relieving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    masterful performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly implausible

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2 The Night of the Hunter (1955)

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Info

1955-08-26 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    wild-eyed character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bit hokey
  3. Ranked #1 for
    malevolent character

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3 Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Info

2016-07-07 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Chris Pine, Karl Urban

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    popcorn fare
  2. Ranked #1 for
    existential question
  3. Ranked #2 for
    journeyman director

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4 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
    watching several times
  2. Ranked #1 for
    worthy of academy award
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wonderfully crafted

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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
    most versatile director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slightly disappointing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    understated performance

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6 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.

Info

2002-05-15 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    acting off cue-card
  2. Ranked #1 for
    elated
  3. Ranked #1 for
    petulant

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7 Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, Shinzon, who claims to seek peace with the human-backed United Federation of Planets. Once in enemy territory, the captain and his crew make a startling discovery: Shinzon is human, a slave from the Romulan sister planet of Remus, and has a secret, shocking relationship to Picard himself.

Info

2002-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    farewell performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    splicing lines
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bated breath

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8 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.

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2013-11-20 | Animation / Adventure

Cast

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    little rushed plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    buoyant
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fearless

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9 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 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly derivative
  2. Ranked #1 for
    worth seeing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    must-watch with a beer

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10 Super 8 (2011)

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Info

2011-06-08 | Thriller / Science Fiction

Cast

Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left hanging
  2. Ranked #2 for
    left unanswered
  3. Ranked #2 for
    vintage

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