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.

1 Vita & Virginia (2019)

Socialite Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf run in different circles in 1920s London. Despite the odds, the two forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop of their own strikingly contemporary marriages.

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2019-05-02 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Elizabeth Debicki, Gemma Arterton

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    translated well
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visual flourish
  3. Ranked #1 for
    extrovert

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2 The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

At the turning point of the Iran-Contra affair, Elena McMahon, a fearless investigative journalist covering the 1984 US presidential campaign, puts herself in danger when she abandons her assigned task in order to fulfill the last wish of her ailing father, a mysterious man whose past activities she barely knows.

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2020-02-14 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 4.921
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    needlessly complicated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    confusing mess
  3. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat convoluted

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3 TÁR (2022)

Renowned musician Lydia Tár is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career. However, Lydia's elaborate facade begins to unravel, revealing dirty secrets and the corrosive nature of power.

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2022-10-07 | Drama / Music

Cast

Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deserving accolade
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for in-depth study
  3. Ranked #1 for
    purer

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4 I Am Mother (2019)

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

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2019-06-07 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Clara Rugaard, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.67
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    ethical question
  2. Ranked #2 for
    too many unanswered questions
  3. Ranked #2 for
    super-intelligent

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5 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

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2019-09-06 | Drama / History

Cast

Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    snail pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    disciplinarian
  3. Ranked #1 for
    subtle directing

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6 American Insurrection (2021)

Set in a dystopian America where all people who aren't straight, white, Christian and cis gender are kept track of by the government with bar codes.

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2021-10-04 | Thriller

Cast

Nadine Malouf, Nick Westrate

Rating

rating icon 5.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intolerant
  2. Ranked #1 for
    conservative
  3. Ranked #1 for
    spiteful character

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7 The Oxford Murders (2008)

At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

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2008-01-18 | Crime / Mystery

Cast

Elijah Wood, John Hurt

Rating

rating icon 5.922
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    like The Da Vinci Code
  2. Ranked #6 for
    True Crime
  3. Ranked #100 for
    gruesome killing

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8 The Menu (2022)

A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

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2022-11-18 | Comedy / Horror

Cast

Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy

Rating

rating icon 7.303
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like Chef
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gastronomic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    blowing socks off

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9 Vengeance (2022)

A journalist and podcaster from New York City travels to West Texas in order to report on the death of a girl he was hooking up with.

Info

2022-07-29 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

B. J. Novak, Boyd Holbrook

Rating

rating icon 6.682
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    insightful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cultured
  3. Ranked #2 for
    socially aware character

Trailer

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10 Aniara (2019)

A ship carrying settlers to a new home on Mars after Earth is rendered uninhabitable is knocked off-course, causing the passengers to consider their place in the universe.

Info

2019-02-01 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian

Rating

rating icon 6.086
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    interplanetary
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vast story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    despaired

Trailer

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