Top rated perfunctory movies that are also dated

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and dated movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and dated, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Three Days of the Condor (1975)

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

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1975-09-24 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    taut and thrilling
  2. Ranked #16 for
    underlying concept
  3. Ranked #28 for
    puzzled

Trailer

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2 Some Came Running (1958)

Hard-drinking novelist Dave Hirsh returns home after being gone for years. His brother wants Dave to settle down, and introduces him to English teacher Gwen French. Moody Dave resents his brother, and spends his days hanging out with Bama Dillert, a professional gambler who parties late into the night. Torn between the admiring Gwen and Ginny Morehead, an easy woman who loves him, Dave grows increasingly angry.

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1958-12-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    melodramatic
  2. Ranked #7 for
    respectable
  3. Ranked #11 for
    creative writing

Trailer

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3 Executive Suite (1954)

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.

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1954-04-30 | Drama

Cast

William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    high-powered
  2. Ranked #3 for
    quality product
  3. Ranked #8 for
    consolidating plot

Trailer

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4 The Good Earth (1937)

China, during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The arranged marriage between Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and O-Lan, a domestic slave, will endure the many hardships of life over the years; but the temptations of a fragile prosperity will endanger their love and the survival of their entire family.

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1937-06-02 | Drama / History

Cast

Paul Muni, Luise Rainer

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    principal role
  2. Ranked #10 for
    obedient
  3. Ranked #26 for
    hammy performance

Trailer

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5 Yellow Submarine (1968)

The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and goes to Liverpool to enlist the help of the Beatles.

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1968-07-17 | Music / Animation

Cast

Paul Angelis, John Clive

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    psychedelic imagery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pop art
  3. Ranked #2 for
    trippy theme

Trailer

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6 The Manhattan Project (1986)

Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually assured destruction were key political and military issues.

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1986-06-13 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

John Lithgow, Christopher Collet

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    talented enough director
  2. Ranked #7 for
    unacceptable character
  3. Ranked #8 for
    remotely believable

Trailer

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7 Road to Morocco (1942)

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

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1942-11-10 | Comedy / Music

Cast

Bing Crosby, Bob Hope

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #10 for
    comic delivery
  2. Ranked #13 for
    snappy one-liner
  3. Ranked #13 for
    irrepressible

Trailer

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8 When Worlds Collide (1951)

When a group of astronomers calculate a star is on a course to slam into Earth, a few days before, it's accompanying planet will first pass close enough to the Earth to cause havoc on land and sea. They set about building a rocket so a few selected individuals can escape to the planet.

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1951-09-14 | Science Fiction

Cast

Richard Derr, Barbara Rush

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    converging plot
  2. Ranked #3 for
    more satisfying
  3. Ranked #5 for
    deep impact

Trailer

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9 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Teenager Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates.

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1947-09-01 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Cary Grant, Myrna Loy

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    huge crush
  2. Ranked #3 for
    rakish
  3. Ranked #5 for
    perfectly suited cast

Trailer

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10 Romancing the Stone (1984)

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan flies to South America to hand it over. But she gets on the wrong bus and winds up hopelessly stranded in the jungle.

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1984-03-30 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    thrilling adventure
  2. Ranked #3 for
    immensely entertaining
  3. Ranked #3 for
    fun-filled

Trailer

Romancing the Stone trailer
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