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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also foreboding

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and foreboding movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and foreboding, 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 Wendigo (2001)

A family from the city decide to spend a weekend away at a friend's country farmhouse. But a fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters their lives forever and conjures up the ferocious spirit of the Wendigo.

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2001-01-23 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Patricia Clarkson, Erik Per Sullivan

Rating

rating icon 4.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fancy camera work
  2. Ranked #5 for
    innovative camera work
  3. Ranked #5 for
    fearing the dark

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2 The Eye (2008)

Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.

Info

2008-02-01 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    effectively scary
  2. Ranked #2 for
    cheap thrills
  3. Ranked #4 for
    leaping out

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3 The Exorcist III (1990)

Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. It eventually leads him to a catatonic patient in a psychiatric hospital who has recently started to speak, claiming he is the The Gemini and detailing the murders, but bears a striking resemblance to Father Damien Karras.

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1990-08-17 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

George C. Scott, Ed Flanders

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most underrated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most under-appreciated
  3. Ranked #2 for
    nightmarish atmosphere

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4 Pet Sematary (2019)

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, move from Boston to Ludlow, in rural Maine, with their two young children. Hidden in the woods near the new family home, Ellie, their eldest daughter, discovers a mysterious cemetery where the pets of community members are buried.

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2019-04-04 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    not scary
  2. Ranked #2 for
    creepier
  3. Ranked #2 for
    not scary at all

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5 The Babadook (2014)

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Info

2014-05-22 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for horror movie day
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creepier
  3. Ranked #1 for
    use of low lighting

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6 The Endless (2018)

Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.

Info

2018-04-06 | Science Fiction / Horror

Cast

Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    wholly unique cast
  2. Ranked #7 for
    highly original
  3. Ranked #9 for
    existential theme

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7 Session 9 (2001)

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Info

2001-08-10 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Peter Mullan, David Caruso

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with eeriness
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling of dread
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sense of impending doom

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8 The Void (2017)

In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it's too late.

Info

2017-04-07 | Mystery / Horror

Cast

Aaron Poole, Kathleen Munroe

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    icky
  2. Ranked #2 for
    flashy special effect
  3. Ranked #3 for
    vague ending

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9 Nosferatu (1922)

Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

Info

1922-02-17 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    iconic imagery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creepy feeling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deep shadow

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10 Night of the Living Dead (1968)

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Info

1968-10-01 | Horror

Cast

Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    downbeat ending
  2. Ranked #2 for
    entry in genre
  3. Ranked #3 for
    shadowy lighting

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