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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also for intellectual exercise

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and for intellectual exercise movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and for intellectual exercise, 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 Nov 24 2020

1 A Beautiful Mind (2001)

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

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2001-12-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    good visual
  2. Ranked #3 for
    awfully hard
  3. Ranked #3 for
    good art directing

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2 The Bling Ring (2013)

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use use the Internet to track the whereabouts of famous celebrities, then rob their homes of riches.

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2013-06-12 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga

Rating

rating icon 5.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    thoughtless
  2. Ranked #7 for
    morally bankrupt
  3. Ranked #7 for
    juicier

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3 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 #2 for
    leaving wonders
  2. Ranked #2 for
    superb acting
  3. Ranked #3 for
    ignoble character

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4 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 #3 for
    as a topic of discussion
  2. Ranked #6 for
    conversation starter
  3. Ranked #6 for
    omnipresent

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5 Never on Sunday (1960)

An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

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1960-05-24 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    debased
  2. Ranked #3 for
    perfunctory
  3. Ranked #10 for
    lust

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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 #1 for
    short-sighted
  2. Ranked #1 for
    spiffy character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    amiss

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7 War and Peace (1956)

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

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1956-08-21 | Drama / War

Cast

Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    radiant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    luminous atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more problematic

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8 Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After Dr. Bill Harford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

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1999-07-16 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark lighting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    elaborately staged
  3. Ranked #1 for
    restless

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9 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

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2001-06-29 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    typical hollywood ending
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sappy ending
  3. Ranked #2 for
    philosophical question

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10 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Info

2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sudden turn
  2. Ranked #2 for
    good story
  3. Ranked #2 for
    consistent tone

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