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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also controversial

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and controversial movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and controversial, 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 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
    with slaughters
  2. Ranked #5 for
    blinkered
  3. Ranked #5 for
    brutal attack

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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.

Info

2010-02-12 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

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

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3 13th (2016)

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Info

2016-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    instructive
  2. Ranked #3 for
    meteoric rise
  3. Ranked #3 for
    hot button

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4 Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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2007-12-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vested interest
  2. Ranked #1 for
    light-hearted tone
  3. Ranked #2 for
    with crowning moments

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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
    slightly disappointing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most versatile director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    posing questions

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6 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
    left unsolved
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gratuitous sex
  3. Ranked #1 for
    condensed

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7 Paths of Glory (1957)

A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

Info

1957-10-25 | War / Drama

Cast

Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fluid camera movement
  2. Ranked #1 for
    still resonating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    technical mastery

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8 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

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2001-06-29 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    futuristic vision
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sucking in
  3. Ranked #1 for
    choppy editing

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9 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.

Info

2014-12-11 | War / Action

Cast

Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    honorable character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    director with technical expertise
  3. Ranked #2 for
    close look

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10 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-designed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    less effective
  3. Ranked #1 for
    different take

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