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 magnetic Vita and the beguiling Virginia forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop of their own strikingly contemporary marriages; which inspired one of Woolf's most iconic novels, 'Orlando'.

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2019-05-02 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Elizabeth Debicki, Gemma Arterton

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visual flourish
  2. Ranked #1 for
    licentious character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    petite actress

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2 Joan of Arc (2019)

Dumont's sequel to Jeannette picks up where the previous film left off, with Jeanne's military victories, her capture, trial, and ultimate execution.

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2019-09-11 | Drama / War

Cast

Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Fabrice Luchini

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    exasperating
  2. Ranked #1 for
    perplexing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unprofessionally produced

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3 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 5.944
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    steadfast character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    barbaric
  3. Ranked #1 for
    disciplinarian

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4 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 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #58 for
    lust
  2. Ranked #68 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #84 for
    waspish dialogue

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5 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

Julie Cox, Burn Gorman

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    like The Da Vinci Code
  2. Ranked #4 for
    True Crime
  3. Ranked #27 for
    like Knives Out

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6 The Rise of Jordan Peterson (2019)

A rare, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, the academic and best-selling author who captured the world's attention with his criticisms of political correctness and his life-changing philosophy on discovering personal meaning.

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2019-08-19 | Documentary

Cast

Jordan B. Peterson

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    perspective changing
  2. Ranked #136 for
    innocence and desire
  3. Ranked #142 for
    honorable character

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7 The Scary of Sixty-First (2021)

Two roommates’ lives are upended after finding out that their new Manhattan apartment harbors a dark secret.

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2021-12-03 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Dasha Nekrasova, Betsey Brown

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    remaining unanswered
  2. Ranked #1 for
    chintzy
  3. Ranked #2 for
    loony character

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8 Girl Next (2021)

A young woman is abducted by a strange group of human traffickers who use drug and trauma based mind control to turn women into "Sofia" dolls. Trapped in a waking nightmare she fights for a way to escape, to avoid becoming Girl Next.

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2021-06-18 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Rachel Alig, Larry Wade Carrell

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    obedient
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pissed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    shocking and disturbing

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9 Some Came Running (1958)

Hard-drinking novelist Dave Hirsh returns home after being gone for years. His brother wants Dave to settle down, and introduces him to English teacher Gwen French. Moody Dave resents his brother, and spends his days hanging out with Bama Dillert, a professional gambler who parties late into the night. Torn between the admiring Gwen and Ginny Morehead, an easy woman who loves him, Dave grows increasingly angry.

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1958-12-25 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #21 for
    gold digger
  2. Ranked #102 for
    harridan
  3. Ranked #119 for
    odd casting

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10 Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)

Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

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2019-01-19 | History / TV Movie

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Kinnear

Rating

rating icon 6.532
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fair representation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    analytical
  3. Ranked #1 for
    seedy underbelly

Trailer

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