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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 Oct 21 2020

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
    disproportionate
  2. Ranked #3 for
    mongering
  3. Ranked #3 for
    more balanced

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2 Suffragette (2015)

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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2015-10-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beat down
  2. Ranked #1 for
    historically important
  3. Ranked #1 for
    alternate history

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3 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

Michael Moore's provocative documentary explores the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the fuck did we get here, and how the fuck do we get out?

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2018-09-10 | Documentary

Cast

Michael Moore, Donald Trump

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    conservative
  2. Ranked #4 for
    hot topic
  3. Ranked #5 for
    fair and balanced

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4 Lincoln (2012)

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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2012-11-09 | History / Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    significant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    historical significance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for political discussion

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5 A Beautiful Mind (2001)

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

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2001-12-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    superb directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    convincing portrayal
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stellar performance

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6 Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)

In Hillary's America, bestselling author and influential filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza reveals the sordid truth about Hillary Clinton and the secret history of the Democratic Party. This important and controversial film releases at a critical time leading up to the 2016 Presidential campaign and challenges the state of American politics.

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2016-07-15 | History / Documentary

Cast

Dinesh D'Souza, Rebekah Turner

Rating

rating icon 5.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fair representation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tunnel vision
  3. Ranked #1 for
    conservative

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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
    crucial
  2. Ranked #1 for
    analytic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    characters existing in real life

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8 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 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    historical point of view
  2. Ranked #1 for
    prudent character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    honorable character

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9 Desert Victory (1943)

A featureless land fit only for war, as the narrator, J. L. Hodson stated in the early scenes: "If war was to be fought then let it begin here". In endless miles of rock-strewn scrub desert, where civilians hardly existed. Desert Victory tells the story of the Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including some re-enactment. Won "Best Documentary Feature" at the 16th Academy Awards in 1944.

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1943-04-12 | War / Documentary

Cast

Harold Alexander, Winston Churchill

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    overly fond
  2. Ranked #19 for
    more balanced
  3. Ranked #23 for
    juicy atmosphere

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10 Escape from Sobibor (1987)

The true story of WWII's notorious Sobibor Nazi death camp, where a courageous inmate orchestrates and leads the escape of over 300 prisoners.

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1987-04-12 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #9 for
    sinuously beautiful
  2. Ranked #15 for
    highly emotional
  3. Ranked #16 for
    downtrodden character

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