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 Upside-Down Magic (2020)

Nory and her best friend Reina enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, where Nory’s unconventional powers land her in a class for those with wonky, or “upside-down,” magic. Undaunted, Nory sets out to prove that that upside-down magic can be just as powerful as right-side-up.

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2020-07-31 | Fantasy / Family

Cast

Izabela Rose, Siena Agudong

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    boppy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    like Harry Potter
  3. Ranked #2 for
    suitable for children

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Upside-Down Magic trailer
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2 The Nan Movie (2022)

Catherine Tate's iconic character Nan hits the big screen as she goes on a wild road trip from London to Ireland with her grandson Jamie to make amends with her estranged sister Nell. Militant vegan arsonists, raucous rugby teams, all night raves and crazed cops on motorbikes all make for a proper day out. An origin story that mixes Nan's present with her past where we finally find out what's made her the cantankerous old bastard she is today.

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2022-03-18 | Comedy

Cast

Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    falling flat on gags
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with LOL moments
  3. Ranked #1 for
    flashback sequence

Trailer

The Nan Movie trailer
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3 Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020)

After the vicious slaughter of his family by stone-cold mercenary Sub-Zero, Hanzo Hasashi is exiled to the torturous Netherrealm. There, in exchange for his servitude to the sinister Quan Chi, he’s given a chance to avenge his family – and is resurrected as Scorpion, a lost soul bent on revenge. Back on Earthrealm, Lord Raiden gathers a team of elite warriors – Shaolin monk Liu Kang, Special Forces officer Sonya Blade and action star Johnny Cage – an unlikely band of heroes with one chance to save humanity. To do this, they must defeat Shang Tsung’s horde of Outworld gladiators and reign over the Mortal Kombat tournament.

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2020-04-12 | Animation / Action

Cast

Patrick Seitz, Jordan Rodrigues

Rating

rating icon 8.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gruesome violence
  2. Ranked #1 for
    little rushed plot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    totally awesome

Trailer

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge trailer
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4 The Chain (2019)

When Mike finds out that he has he same neurological disease as his father, he decides to enter a chain of assisted suicides, which operates under one rule: if you want to die, you must kill someone first.

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2019-05-31 | Thriller

Cast

John Patrick Amedori, Ray Wise

Rating

rating icon 5.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with guiding hand
  2. Ranked #3 for
    churlish
  3. Ranked #3 for
    lowbrow

Trailer

The Chain trailer
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5 The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

At the turning point of the Iran-Contra affair, Elena McMahon, a fearless investigative journalist covering the 1984 US presidential campaign, puts herself in danger when she abandons her assigned task in order to fulfill the last wish of her ailing father, a mysterious man whose past activities she barely knows.

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2020-02-14 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 4.921
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat convoluted
  2. Ranked #1 for
    jumbling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    confusing mess

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The Last Thing He Wanted trailer
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6 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

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2019-09-06 | Drama / History

Cast

Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disciplinarian
  2. Ranked #1 for
    barbaric
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stone-faced cast

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Waiting for the Barbarians trailer
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7 Cyrano (2021)

A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne, Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her—and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian.

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2021-12-17 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett

Rating

rating icon 6.488
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    virile character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    handsome and tall
  3. Ranked #1 for
    booming voice

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Cyrano trailer
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8 Fire Island (2022)

A pair of best friends set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap rosé and a group of eclectic friends.

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2022-06-09 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang

Rating

rating icon 7.289
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    shallow
  2. Ranked #1 for
    seemingly tacked on
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stereotypical view

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Fire Island trailer
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9 Chaos Walking (2021)

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.

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2021-02-24 | Science Fiction

Cast

Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland

Rating

rating icon 6.681
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    interesting concept
  2. Ranked #5 for
    unanswered question
  3. Ranked #6 for
    killing a couple of hours

Trailer

Chaos Walking trailer
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10 Pet Sematary (2019)

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, move from Boston to Ludlow, in rural Maine, with their two young children. Hidden in the woods near the new family home, Ellie, their eldest daughter, discovers a mysterious cemetery where the pets of community members are buried.

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2019-04-04 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

Rating

rating icon 5.729
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deviating from book
  2. Ranked #2 for
    for Stephen King's fans
  3. Ranked #2 for
    scared to death

Trailer

Pet Sematary trailer
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