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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also educational

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and educational movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and educational, 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 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.

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2016-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for heated discussion
  2. Ranked #3 for
    hot button
  3. Ranked #3 for
    for open discussion

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2 Cromwell (1970)

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

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1970-09-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    historical interest
  2. Ranked #2 for
    with Irish spirit
  3. Ranked #2 for
    underacting

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3 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 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    embattled character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    southern belle
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly sophisticated

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4 Alexander (2004)

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

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2004-11-21 | War / History

Cast

Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lust
  2. Ranked #1 for
    overemphasizing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unifying theme

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5 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
    form of art
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visually breathtaking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    synchronized

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6 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dialectic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    in dire straits
  3. Ranked #1 for
    excellent writing

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7 Hidden Figures (2016)

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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2016-12-10 | Drama / History

Cast

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most gifted director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    solid supporting cast
  3. Ranked #1 for
    terrific casting

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8 There Will Be Blood (2007)

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

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2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for in-depth study
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sweeping vista
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sucking in

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9 Rocketman (2019)

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

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2019-05-22 | Music / Drama

Cast

Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    charitable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely captivating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    world-class

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10 The Da Vinci Code (2006)

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very foundations of Christianity.

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2006-05-17 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mannered performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    weirded out
  3. Ranked #1 for
    muddling

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