Top rated perfunctory movies that are also for in-depth study

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and for in-depth study movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and for in-depth study, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Apt Pupil (1998)

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.

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1998-10-23 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pure evil
  2. Ranked #2 for
    becoming fascinated
  3. Ranked #2 for
    malevolent character

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2 West of Memphis (2012)

The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the Unitedstatian South.

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2012-12-25 | Documentary

Cast

Jason Baldwin, Julie Ann Doan

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    innocent man
  2. Ranked #18 for
    depicting social justice
  3. Ranked #26 for
    close look

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3 Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960)

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place.

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1960-03-28 | Documentary / Music

Cast

Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    diversionary
  2. Ranked #15 for
    soulful music
  3. Ranked #18 for
    durable directing

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4 Footnote (2011)

Jerusalem, Israel. Professors Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik, father and son, have dedicated their lives to the study of the Jewish scriptures. Eliezer is a stubborn and methodical scholar who has never been recognized for his work; Uriel is a rising star, someone admired and praised by his colleagues. The fragile balance that has kept their personal relationship almost intact is broken in an unexpected way by a simple phone call.

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2011-05-25 | Comedy

Cast

Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    crammed plot
  2. Ranked #3 for
    sour character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    academic

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5 Gates of Heaven (1978)

A documentary about the men who run a pet cemetery, and the men and women who bury their pets.

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1978-10-01 | Documentary

Cast

Lucille Billingsley, Zella Graham

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    for in-depth study
  2. Ranked #19 for
    touching and poignant
  3. Ranked #29 for
    controversial topic

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6 Awaydays (2009)

On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and fighting.

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2009-04-01 | Drama

Cast

Stephen Graham, Nicky Bell

Rating

rating icon 5.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    perfunctory
  2. Ranked #3 for
    surprisingly mature
  3. Ranked #8 for
    less engaging

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7 The Pawnbroker (1965)

A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.

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1965-04-20 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    towering
  2. Ranked #6 for
    bitter
  3. Ranked #12 for
    for in-depth study

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8 Dog Bite Dog (2006)

A young Cambodian man who has been trained to fight for money in his country is hired to kill someone in Hong Kong. He performs the hit and then flees from Hong Kong police, who are wrestling with internal problems of a model cop and his son, who is also on the force and who was told by his dad not to become a police officer. The father goes into a coma after being shot, and internal affairs suspects him of dealing drugs on the side. The assassin then befriends a young girl who is molested and abused by her father. They both plan to get back on a ship to Cambodia but have to get past Hong Kong police, who do everything they can to catch him.

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2006-08-17 | Action

Cast

Edison Chen, Sam Lee

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    mad dog
  2. Ranked #5 for
    nihilistic
  3. Ranked #6 for
    downbeat tone

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9 Amy (2015)

A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.

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2015-07-03 | Documentary / Music

Cast

Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rise to fame
  2. Ranked #1 for
    considerably talented cast
  3. Ranked #1 for
    extraordinarily talented

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10 The Hours and Times (1991)

A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.

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1991-09-07 | Drama

Cast

Ian Hart, David Angus

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    chamber piece
  2. Ranked #14 for
    surly
  3. Ranked #19 for
    gleaming

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