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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also extraordinary

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and extraordinary movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and extraordinary, 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 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
    most chilling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slow and plodding
  3. Ranked #1 for
    uncompromising

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2 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
    establishing mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ultimate downfall

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3 The Shape of Water (2017)

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

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2017-12-01 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    good actor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sensual

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4 Carol (2015)

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

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2015-11-20 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching
  2. Ranked #1 for
    erudite character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    broad-minded

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5 Spotlight (2015)

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

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2015-11-06 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    eye-opening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    realistic look
  3. Ranked #1 for
    socially conscious

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6 The Quiet Man (1952)

An American man returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love and conflict.

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1952-07-21 | Romance / Comedy

Cast

John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    rowdy character
  2. Ranked #3 for
    clean-cut
  3. Ranked #3 for
    like a treat

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7 Babel (2006)

In Babel, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. In the struggle to overcome isolation, fear, and displacement, each character discovers that it is family that ultimately provides solace. In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out detonating a chain of events that will link an American tourist couples frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo. Separated by clashing cultures and sprawling distances, each of these four disparate groups of people are nevertheless hurtling towards a shared destiny of isolation and grief.

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2006-09-08 | Drama

Cast

Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    critically acclaimed
  2. Ranked #22 for
    broad perspective
  3. Ranked #36 for
    extraordinary

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8 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.

Info

2014-08-27 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Michael Keaton, Emma Stone

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #35 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #68 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  3. Ranked #82 for
    tour de force

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9 Fargo (1996)

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

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1996-03-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Frances McDormand, William H. Macy

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    watching multiple times
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clumsy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    perfect casting

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10 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler takes the case of Army Lt. Manion, who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick and out-of-town prosecutor Claude Dancer to set his client free, but his case rests on the victim's mysterious business partner, who's hiding a dark secret.

Info

1959-07-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

James Stewart, Lee Remick

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #50 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #209 for
    miscarriage of justice
  3. Ranked #217 for
    left unsolved

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FAQ

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