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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also historical

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and historical movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and historical, 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 K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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2002-07-19 | Drama / History

Cast

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gripping drama
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deviating from book
  3. Ranked #2 for
    life and limb story

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2 Cromwell (1970)

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

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1970-09-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kind of confusing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    historical interest
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more exciting

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3 Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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2007-12-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vested interest
  2. Ranked #1 for
    light-hearted tone
  3. Ranked #2 for
    zesty

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4 13th (2016)

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

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2016-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    instructive
  2. Ranked #3 for
    hot button
  3. Ranked #3 for
    meteoric rise

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5 Hugo (2011)

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

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2011-11-22 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    meticulously crafted
  2. Ranked #1 for
    serendipitous
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fully-formed cast

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6 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
    cinematically marvelling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    translated well
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sumptuous set

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7 Gladiator (2000)

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

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2000-05-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 8.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    consummate professional
  2. Ranked #1 for
    righteous character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    odious

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8 Hidden Figures (2016)

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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2016-12-10 | Drama / History

Cast

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tenacious
  2. Ranked #2 for
    spaced out character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    characters existing in real life

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9 13 Assassins (2010)

A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

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2010-09-09 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    evil character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    the cream of crop
  3. Ranked #1 for
    duty-bound character

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10 The War Between Us (1995)

The Story of a Japanese-Canadian woman who finds friendship after her family is interned to a small town during World War II.

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1995-12-10 | Drama / History

Cast

Shannon Lawson, Robert Wisden

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    engaging finish
  2. Ranked #18 for
    engrossing finish
  3. Ranked #21 for
    perfunctory

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