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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also faithful to source material

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and faithful to source material movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and faithful to source material, 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 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

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2005-12-07 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely fabulous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinarily well-done
  3. Ranked #1 for
    extremely pleasing

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2 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
    reasonably faithful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sweeping vista
  3. Ranked #1 for
    truly astonishing

Trailer

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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
    more detailed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    staying true to book
  3. Ranked #2 for
    feel a bit rushed

Trailer

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4 The Road (2009)

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

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2009-11-25 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Robert Duvall, Bob Jennings

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    glum
  2. Ranked #1 for
    post-apocalyptic future
  3. Ranked #1 for
    desperate

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5 Fantastic Four (2005)

During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, these "Fantastic Four" must now thwart the evil plans of Dr. Doom and save the world from certain destruction.

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2005-06-29 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Andrew Airlie, Kerry Washington

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    stretched plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    entertaining enough
  3. Ranked #3 for
    actually pretty decent

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6 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
    big disappointment
  2. Ranked #1 for
    poor editing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    downright painful

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7 True Grit (2010)

Following the murder of her father by a hired hand, a 14-year-old farm girl sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find—a man with 'true grit'—Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn.

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2010-12-22 | Drama / Adventure

Cast

James Brolin, Nicholas Sadler

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    determined
  2. Ranked #1 for
    indefatigable character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cast with impressive resume

Trailer

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8 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
    romantic angle
  2. Ranked #1 for
    amiss
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more coherent

Trailer

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9 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

Info

2010-03-03 | Family / Fantasy

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    not overly impressed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creative imagination
  3. Ranked #2 for
    vaguely familiar cast

Trailer

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10 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Info

2005-07-13 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Danny Elfman, Caroline Thielemann

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    special treat
  2. Ranked #1 for
    always a treat
  3. Ranked #1 for
    truer

Trailer

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