Top rated perfunctory movies that are also engaging

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and engaging movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and engaging, 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 Jun 21 2021

1 The Age of Adaline (2015)

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

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2015-04-16 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ageless
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lost youth
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fetching

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2 The Ghost Writer (2010)

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.

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2010-02-12 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    distinctive directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    standout performance
  3. Ranked #3 for
    consummate professional

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3 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

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2009-02-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally gripping
  2. Ranked #1 for
    attention capturing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    cleverly constructed

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4 Molly's Game (2017)

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

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2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    crackling dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    razor-sharp dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    swift pace

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5 Unbreakable (2000)

An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead — and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile as glass.

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2000-11-22 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    low-key performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deliberate pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    labored acting

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6 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

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2006-09-13 | Crime / Fantasy

Cast

Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    magnetizing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    huge compliment
  3. Ranked #3 for
    bewildering

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7 Antebellum (2020)

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Info

2020-09-02 | Horror

Cast

Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    misleading
  2. Ranked #3 for
    promising start
  3. Ranked #3 for
    powerful imagery

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8 Frozen II (2019)

Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf head far into the forest to learn the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

Info

2019-11-20 | Family / Animation

Cast

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    little more complicated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more complex
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more complicated

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9 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Info

2016-05-18 | Action / Adventure

Cast

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    reintroduction
  2. Ranked #2 for
    one-dimensional villain
  3. Ranked #7 for
    most developed

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10 The Truman Show (1998)

Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Info

1998-06-04 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jim Carrey, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    entertaining and thought-provoking
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beyond boundaries
  3. Ranked #2 for
    philosophical theme

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