Top rated perfunctory movies that are also fairly faithful to book

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and fairly faithful to book movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and fairly faithful to book, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Good Earth (1937)

China, during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The arranged marriage between Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and O-Lan, a domestic slave, will endure the many hardships of life over the years; but the temptations of a fragile prosperity will endanger their love and the survival of their entire family.

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1937-06-02 | Drama / History

Cast

Paul Muni, Luise Rainer

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #9 for
    principal role
  2. Ranked #10 for
    obedient
  3. Ranked #25 for
    hammy performance

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2 Ferdinand (2017)

Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. Based on the classic 1936 children's book by Munro Leaf.

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2017-12-09 | Animation / Family

Cast

John Cena, Kate McKinnon

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #13 for
    kind of annoying voice
  2. Ranked #16 for
    new to table
  3. Ranked #28 for
    source of entertainment

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3 Apt Pupil (1998)

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.

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1998-10-23 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pure evil
  2. Ranked #2 for
    malevolent character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    becoming fascinated

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4 The Changeover (2017)

Laura Chant, 16, lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.

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2017-09-28 | Fantasy / Thriller

Cast

Erana James, Timothy Spall

Rating

rating icon 5.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    tightly directed
  2. Ranked #8 for
    powerful imagery
  3. Ranked #11 for
    considerably skilled directing

Trailer

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5 Gypsy (1962)

Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

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1962-12-01 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    overbearing voice
  2. Ranked #8 for
    beautiful voice
  3. Ranked #13 for
    slight miscast

Trailer

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6 The Day of the Jackal (1973)

An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin’s trail.

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1973-05-15 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Edward Fox, Terence Alexander

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    meticulously planned
  2. Ranked #3 for
    careful
  3. Ranked #3 for
    resourceful

Trailer

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7 The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to revenge himself on them.

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1934-09-06 | Drama / Adventure

Cast

Robert Donat, Elissa Landi

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vivid character
  2. Ranked #11 for
    unhappy ending
  3. Ranked #13 for
    villainous role

Trailer

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8 The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

Director Paul Morrissey applies a hefty dose of humor to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective story in this interpretation of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Comedian Peter Cook takes on the role of brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, who's not so gifted here as he relegates much of the investigation of demonic dogs to his bumbling sidekick, Watson (Dudley Moore), while he spends time with his mother and searches for an assistant.

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1978-07-21 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Dudley Moore, Peter Cook

Rating

rating icon 4.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    feeling embarrassed
  2. Ranked #4 for
    slightly amusing
  3. Ranked #4 for
    mind-numbingly awful

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9 The Door in the Floor (2004)

Set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole and his wife Marion. Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his subsequent infidelities have prevented the couple from confronting a much-needed change in their relationship. Eddie O'Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant, is the couple's unwitting yet willing pawn - and, ultimately, the catalyst in the transformation of their lives.

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2004-07-18 | Drama

Cast

Elle Fanning, Jeff Bridges

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #36 for
    life-altering
  2. Ranked #42 for
    spending the afternoon
  3. Ranked #44 for
    multidimensional character

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10 The Duellists (1977)

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed French invasion of Russia in 1812, and shifts in the political and social systems of Europe.

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1977-08-31 | Drama / War

Cast

Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    duty-bound character
  2. Ranked #3 for
    ageless
  3. Ranked #5 for
    painterly director

Trailer

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