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 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 5.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    subjective camera
  2. Ranked #3 for
    tightly directed
  3. Ranked #3 for
    powerful imagery

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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 #6 for
    kind of annoying voice
  2. Ranked #11 for
    new to table
  3. Ranked #14 for
    perfunctory

Trailer

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3 The Sign of Four (1983)

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to track down the Great Mogul, the second-largest diamond in the world.

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1983-12-06 | Adventure / Crime

Cast

Ian Richardson, David Healy

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    faithful to source material
  2. Ranked #4 for
    fairly faithful to book
  3. Ranked #5 for
    faithful rendition

Trailer

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4 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 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vivid character
  2. Ranked #3 for
    capturing the flavor
  3. Ranked #3 for
    barbed dialogue

Trailer

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5 Annie (1982)

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks' mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

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1982-06-18 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    undeniable classic
  2. Ranked #5 for
    perky
  3. Ranked #6 for
    buoyant

Trailer

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6 Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

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2015-11-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mad genius
  2. Ranked #3 for
    mad science
  3. Ranked #4 for
    misshapen

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7 Cheri (2009)

A sumptuous dramatic comedy set in late 19th Century France, during the Belle Epoque, a period of social and cultural excess in European upper classes which ended only as the First World War erupted.

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2009-04-08 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lustrous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sight for sore eyes
  3. Ranked #1 for
    refined character

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8 Chashme Baddoor (2013)

Siddharth, Omi, and Jai are close friends and roommates who are studying at Delhi University. Siddharth has completed M.A in Economics and is preparing for Ph.D. Siddharth is very studious and spends most of his time with books whereas Omi and Jai are busy in chasing girls, watching movies or dramas; only common thing among them is smoking. One day Omi and Jai see a girl who is new to their neighborhood and try to impress her by their tricks; they give up when both of them experience shameful events. After some days, Neha shows up as Chamko washing powder salesgirl to their flat, upon seeing whom Jai and Omi hide quickly. Siddharth sees Neha for the first time and a love story begins. But when his two friends find out, they decide to put an end to their relationship as a revenge to the embarrassment inflicted upon them by the girl. Initially, they succeed in separating Siddharth and Neha but later on repent

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2013-04-05 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Ali Zafar, Taapsee Pannu

Rating

rating icon 4.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    savior
  2. Ranked #3 for
    redoubtable
  3. Ranked #4 for
    white knight

Trailer

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9 White Fang (1991)

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

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1991-01-18 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ethan Hawke

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    gorgeous landscape
  2. Ranked #4 for
    lovely scenery
  3. Ranked #4 for
    rugged

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10 Asterix the Gaul (1967)

In the year 50 BC, Gaul is occupied by the Romans - nearly. But the small village of Asterix and his friends still resists the Roman legions with the aid of their druid's magic potion, which gives superhuman strength. Learning of this potion, a Roman centurion kidnaps the druid to get the secret formula out of him.

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1967-12-20 | Family / Animation

Cast

Roger Carel, Jacques Morel

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    fluidic
  2. Ranked #2 for
    comical genius
  3. Ranked #3 for
    faithful to book

Trailer

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