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.

1 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

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2 The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

Director Paul Morrissey applies a hefty dose of humor to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective story in this interpretation of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Comedian Peter Cook takes on the role of brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, who's not so gifted here as he relegates much of the investigation of demonic dogs to his bumbling sidekick, Watson (Dudley Moore), while he spends time with his mother and searches for an assistant.

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1978-07-21 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Dudley Moore, Peter Cook

Rating

rating icon 4.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    feeling embarrassed
  2. Ranked #4 for
    slightly amusing
  3. Ranked #8 for
    puzzled

Trailer

The Hound of the Baskervilles trailer
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3 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
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    life and limb story
  2. Ranked #8 for
    gripping drama
  3. Ranked #11 for
    sacrificial character

Trailer

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4 Victor Frankenstein (2015)

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

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2015-11-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    mad genius
  2. Ranked #5 for
    misshapen
  3. Ranked #8 for
    mad science

Trailer

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5 One for the Money (2012)

An unemployed lingerie buyer convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder – the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some friends and the best bounty hunter in the business, she slowly learns what it takes to be a true bounty hunter.

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2012-01-26 | Action / Comedy

Cast

Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara

Rating

rating icon 5.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #10 for
    fitting the bill perfectly
  2. Ranked #10 for
    eagerly awaited
  3. Ranked #15 for
    eagerly anticipated

Trailer

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6 Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.

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1995-12-15 | Drama

Cast

James Earl Jones, Charles S. Dutton

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    underplayed acting
  2. Ranked #5 for
    perfunctory
  3. Ranked #14 for
    significant

Trailer

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7 The Changeover (2017)

Laura Chant, 16, lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.

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2017-09-28 | Fantasy / Thriller

Cast

Erana James, Timothy Spall

Rating

rating icon 5.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    tightly directed
  2. Ranked #7 for
    powerful imagery
  3. Ranked #16 for
    considerably skilled directing

Trailer

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8 Apt Pupil (1998)

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.

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1998-10-23 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pure evil
  2. Ranked #2 for
    becoming fascinated
  3. Ranked #3 for
    malevolent character

Trailer

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9 White Fang (1991)

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

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1991-01-18 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ethan Hawke

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #9 for
    gorgeous landscape
  2. Ranked #16 for
    rugged
  3. Ranked #18 for
    spectacular scenery

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10 Game Change (2012)

During the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists.

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2012-03-09 | Drama / History

Cast

Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #13 for
    sensitive portrayal
  2. Ranked #13 for
    sympathetic portrayal
  3. Ranked #17 for
    conservative

Trailer

Game Change trailer
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