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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also exceptional

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and exceptional movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and exceptional, 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 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
    totally immersing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with tense moments
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tone shifting

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2 Sideways (2004)

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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2004-10-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deserving nods
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bad aftertaste
  3. Ranked #1 for
    paragon

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3 Manchester by the Sea (2016)

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.

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2016-11-18 | Drama

Cast

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    uncertain future
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deeply emotional
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unrewarding

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4 Knives Out (2019)

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

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2019-11-27 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Daniel Craig, Chris Evans

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comedic moments
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wonderful writing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    watching twice

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5 Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict

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2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unprejudiced
  2. Ranked #1 for
    difficult subject
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nice photography

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6 Moonlight (2016)

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Info

2016-10-21 | Drama

Cast

Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    artistic touch
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hyped up
  3. Ranked #1 for
    actor with own identity

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7 Gone Girl (2014)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    euphoric character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    well-paced
  3. Ranked #1 for
    completely enthralling

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8 The Artist (2011)

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

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2011-10-08 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    urbane
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more fulfilling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinary

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9 Django Unchained (2012)

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Info

2012-12-25 | Drama / Western

Cast

Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    eclectic cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    contemptible
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cultured

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10 12 Years a Slave (2013)

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Info

2013-10-18 | Drama / History

Cast

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vindictive character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    taskmaster
  3. Ranked #1 for
    great story

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