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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also dark and twisted

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and dark and twisted movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and dark and twisted, 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 Sep 14 2020

1 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

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2007-01-25 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    clearly relished role
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most surprising
  3. Ranked #1 for
    perfectly suited cast

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2 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

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2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    creative imagination
  2. Ranked #1 for
    not overly impressed
  3. Ranked #2 for
    vaguely familiar cast

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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

Richard Felix, Alvaro Roque

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deep impression
  2. Ranked #2 for
    strong impression
  3. Ranked #3 for
    magnetizing

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4 Untraceable (2008)

Special Agent Jennifer Marsh works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.

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2008-01-22 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Diane Lane, Billy Burke

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    workman-like directing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    jaundiced view
  3. Ranked #3 for
    highly competent directing

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5 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

When Sally hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

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1974-10-01 | Horror

Cast

Ed Guinn, Marilyn Burns

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    horror icon
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most disturbing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most horrifying

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6 The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

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2008-07-16 | Drama / Action

Cast

Matthew Leitch, Philip Bulcock

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of remarkable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    menacing villain
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beyond limits

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7 A Simple Favor (2018)

Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

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2018-08-29 | Crime / Comedy

Cast

Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pleasantly surprising
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comic tone
  3. Ranked #2 for
    little serious atmosphere

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8 8MM (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

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1999-02-26 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Amy Morton, Jenny Powell

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark and disturbing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    shocking and disturbing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sick and twisted

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9 Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

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2006-08-25 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Fernando Albizu, Federico Luppi

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    out of world
  2. Ranked #1 for
    amalgamate
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fantastical

Trailer

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10 Saw II (2005)

When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight more of his victims are already fighting for their lives and now it's time for Matthews to join the game.

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2005-10-28 | Horror

Cast

Beverley Mitchell, Tim Burd

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more elaborate
  2. Ranked #1 for
    perfect antidote
  3. Ranked #1 for
    squirming in seat

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