Top rated perfunctory movies that are also excellent

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and excellent movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and excellent, 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 19 2021

1 Rudderless (2014)

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

Info

2014-10-17 | Music / Drama

Cast

Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    amazingly talented director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    multitalented director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rather abrupt

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2 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
    absolutely enthralling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    nice pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    intricate directing

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.

Info

2002-07-19 | Drama / History

Cast

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    equally compelling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sense of isolation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    gripping drama

Trailer

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4 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.

Info

1970-09-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    underacting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    historical interest
  3. Ranked #2 for
    underplayed acting

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5 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.

Info

2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    utterly absorbing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    swift pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    award-worthy performance

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6 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.

Info

2019-05-22 | Music / Drama

Cast

Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    accurate picture
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most gifted director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more explicit

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7 The Impossible (2012)

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

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2012-09-09 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    matchless
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sob story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deeply human

Trailer

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8 Ran (1985)

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

Info

1985-06-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    act of cruelty
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lyrical directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wide plot

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9 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
    transformation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    steampunk
  3. Ranked #1 for
    showy acting

Trailer

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10 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.

Info

2010-02-12 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    decently written
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tidying up
  3. Ranked #1 for
    building suspense

Trailer

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