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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also good

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and good movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and good, 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 Apr 19 2021

1 Ran (1985)

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

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1985-06-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with slaughters
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visually sumptuous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sumptuous set

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2 The Truman Show (1998)

Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

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1998-06-04 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jim Carrey, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    underplayed acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beyond boundaries
  3. Ranked #1 for
    understated performance

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3 Sideways (2004)

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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2004-10-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pitiable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bad aftertaste
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deserving nods

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4 Manchester by the Sea (2016)

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.

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2016-11-18 | Drama

Cast

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deeply emotional
  2. Ranked #1 for
    belligerent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    uncertain future

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5 12 Years a Slave (2013)

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

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2013-10-18 | Drama / History

Cast

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    great story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    masterful story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    vindictive character

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6 Chinatown (1974)

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

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1974-06-20 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intoxicating
  2. Ranked #1 for
    flowing beautifully
  3. Ranked #1 for
    misleading

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7 The Pianist (2002)

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

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2002-09-17 | Drama / War

Cast

Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Rating

rating icon 8.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    whole new dimension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tearful
  3. Ranked #2 for
    lucked out character

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8 Let the Right One In (2008)

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

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2008-01-26 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    refreshing take
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mythic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with tender moments

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9 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

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    totally immersing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    worthy of academy award
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ecstatic

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10 The Big Sick (2017)

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

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2017-03-30 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    true gem
  2. Ranked #1 for
    plenty of laughs
  3. Ranked #2 for
    emotionally driving

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