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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also for debating

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and for debating movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and for debating, 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 Oct 21 2020

1 The Circle (2017)

A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.

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2017-04-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Emma Watson, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    invasive voice
  2. Ranked #2 for
    modern technology
  3. Ranked #3 for
    more active

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2 Lincoln (2012)

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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2012-11-09 | History / Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    high-minded
  3. Ranked #1 for
    true representation

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3 12 Angry Men (1957)

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

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1957-04-10 | Drama

Cast

Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for heated discussion
  2. Ranked #1 for
    drawn in
  3. Ranked #1 for
    gradual beginning

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4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    anticlimactic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    half-baked
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ticked off

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5 Untraceable (2008)

Special Agent Jennifer Marsh works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.

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2008-01-22 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Diane Lane, Billy Burke

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    highly competent directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    workman-like directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    totally drawn in

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6 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

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2008-12-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    destructive
  2. Ranked #2 for
    amiss
  3. Ranked #3 for
    rather stiff acting

Trailer

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7 Loving Annabelle (2007)

Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of her dorm and English teacher, Simone Bradley. Annabelle pursues her relentlessly and until the end the older woman manages to avoid the law.

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2007-05-24 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    perfunctory
  2. Ranked #3 for
    extremely attractive cast
  3. Ranked #6 for
    attractive lead

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8 13th (2016)

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Info

2016-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disproportionate
  2. Ranked #3 for
    more balanced
  3. Ranked #3 for
    mongering

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9 There Will Be Blood (2007)

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

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2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    striking atmosphere
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bravura directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sheer force

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10 Suffragette (2015)

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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2015-10-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beat down
  2. Ranked #1 for
    alternate history
  3. Ranked #1 for
    historically important

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