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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also fully engaging

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and fully engaging movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and fully engaging, 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 Sep 14 2020

1 Suffragette (2015)

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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2015-10-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    alternate history
  2. Ranked #1 for
    historically important
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beat down

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2 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, Jane Jenkins

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    suffering wife
  2. Ranked #1 for
    directorial achievement
  3. Ranked #1 for
    superb directing

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3 12 Angry Men (1957)

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

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1957-04-10 | Drama

Cast

James Kelly, Jack Warden

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for different opinions
  2. Ranked #1 for
    genuinely interesting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for discussion

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4 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 #1 for
    morally corrupt
  2. Ranked #1 for
    striking atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    purely evil character

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5 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (1999)

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst due to her lover's debilitating illness. Meanwhile, a bank manager deals with an unwanted pregnancy, two sisters pursue romantic interests and a housewife gets back into the dating game.

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1999-10-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Penelope Allen, Kathy Baker

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hot potato
  2. Ranked #2 for
    with more than a pretty face
  3. Ranked #2 for
    perfunctory

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6 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

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2006-09-13 | Crime / Fantasy

Cast

Richard Felix, Alvaro Roque

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deep impression
  2. Ranked #2 for
    strong impression
  3. Ranked #3 for
    magnetizing

Trailer

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7 Molly's Game (2017)

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

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2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Samantha Isler, Piper Howell

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sharp dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    punchy dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly engaging

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8 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.

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2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Jung Ji-so, Jeon Eun-mi

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar deserving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dramatic turn
  3. Ranked #1 for
    good story

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9 Lincoln (2012)

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Info

2012-11-09 | History / Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slice of history
  2. Ranked #1 for
    masterful story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for political discussion

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10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Info

2016-12-14 | Action / Adventure

Cast

David M. Santana, Forest Whitaker

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    properly developed
  2. Ranked #3 for
    fleshed out character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    inevitable climax

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