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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also faithful to book

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and faithful to book movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and faithful to book, 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 Sep 14 2020

1 Twilight (2008)

When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.

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2008-11-20 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Jackson Rathbone, Gregory Tyree Boyce

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    high-school-play-like acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    very cheesy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly cheesy dialogue

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2 The Last Airbender (2010)

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

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2010-06-30 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz

Rating

rating icon 4.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    major letdown
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thoroughly disappointing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    aggravating voice

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3 The Hunger Games (2012)

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

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2012-03-12 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

Lenny Kravitz, Dwayne Boyd

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unfortunate character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    faithful adaptation
  3. Ranked #2 for
    staying true to spirit

Trailer

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4 I Am Legend (2007)

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

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2007-12-14 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Will Smith, Alice Braga

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like antidote
  2. Ranked #2 for
    devastated
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sane character

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5 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

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2001-12-18 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Jonathan Jordan

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    compressed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    silver screen
  3. Ranked #1 for
    faithful adaptation

Trailer

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6 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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2005-04-28 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Dominique Jackson, Albie Woodington

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    wry dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    harmless enough
  3. Ranked #2 for
    droll dialogue

Trailer

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7 A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

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2018-03-08 | Adventure / Science Fiction

Cast

Storm Reid, Deric McCabe

Rating

rating icon 5.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    disjointed mess
  2. Ranked #3 for
    poorly put together
  3. Ranked #4 for
    major disappointment

Trailer

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8 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 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Nina Lauren, Alison O'Donnell

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    staying true to original
  2. Ranked #3 for
    not scary at all
  3. Ranked #3 for
    faithful to original

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9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

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2003-12-01 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Michael Semanick, Ali Astin

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    directing with craftmanship
  2. Ranked #1 for
    award-deserving
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deservedly won awards

Trailer

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10 Casino Royale (2006)

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

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2006-11-14 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Martin Campbell, Jaroslav Jankovsky

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cool dude
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comely actor
  3. Ranked #1 for
    debonair

Trailer

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