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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also deviating from book

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and deviating from book movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and deviating from book, 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 12 2021

1 K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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2002-07-19 | Drama / History

Cast

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deviating from book
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gripping drama
  3. Ranked #2 for
    honest portrayal

Trailer

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2 Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

Info

2015-11-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    original take
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tortured genius
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sympathetic character

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

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4 Hugo (2011)

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

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2011-11-22 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    serendipitous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more detailed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fully-formed cast

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5 Batman Begins (2005)

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

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2005-06-10 | Action / Crime

Cast

Christian Bale, Michael Caine

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    utterly believable acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    helium voice
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sadly underused

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6 Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Info

2016-04-27 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    over-stretched
  2. Ranked #1 for
    subjective opinion
  3. Ranked #1 for
    titan actor

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7 The Last Airbender (2010)

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

Info

2010-06-30 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Noah Ringer, Dev Patel

Rating

rating icon 4.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unmitigated disaster
  2. Ranked #1 for
    howler
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eagerly waited

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8 Iron Man 3 (2013)

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Info

2013-04-18 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark and edgy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sarcastic lines
  3. Ranked #1 for
    less satisfying

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9 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

Info

2005-12-07 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    workman-like directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    leaping off screen
  3. Ranked #1 for
    less believable

Trailer

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10 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
    must-watch with a beer
  2. Ranked #1 for
    highly derivative
  3. Ranked #1 for
    worth seeing

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