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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also historically important

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and historically important movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and historically important, 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 12 2021

1 Alexander (2004)

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

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2004-11-21 | War / History

Cast

Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    overemphasizing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unifying theme
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lust

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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
    historical interest
  2. Ranked #2 for
    with Irish spirit
  3. Ranked #2 for
    historically accurate

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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 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    witty dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    conservative
  3. Ranked #1 for
    embattled character

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4 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
    accurate depiction
  3. Ranked #2 for
    adding credibility

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5 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
    translated well
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rich color
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fatalistic

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6 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
    powerful punch
  2. Ranked #1 for
    solid supporting cast
  3. Ranked #1 for
    terrific casting

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7 Rocketman (2019)

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

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2019-05-22 | Music / Drama

Cast

Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    charitable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely captivating
  3. Ranked #1 for
    world-class

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8 Judy (2019)

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

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2019-09-27 | Drama / History

Cast

Renée Zellweger, Rufus Sewell

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    last hurrah
  2. Ranked #1 for
    accurately capturing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    falling from grace

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9 Bombshell (2019)

Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

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2019-12-13 | Drama / History

Cast

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    different point of perspective
  2. Ranked #1 for
    characters existing in real life
  3. Ranked #1 for
    above par

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10 Windtalkers (2002)

Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.

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2002-06-14 | Drama / Action

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    constant flow
  2. Ranked #1 for
    quick-cut editing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    virtually unknown cast

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