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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also hitting false notes

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and hitting false notes movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and hitting false notes, 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 Nov 24 2020

1 The Ghost Writer (2010)

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.

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2010-02-12 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    consummate professional
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tightly wound
  3. Ranked #1 for
    always reliable actor

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2 Dodsworth (1936)

A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

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1936-09-23 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat stilted acting
  2. Ranked #4 for
    redoubtable
  3. Ranked #4 for
    deeply focused

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3 The Dressmaker (2015)

In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.

Info

2015-10-01 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    utterly bizarre
  2. Ranked #3 for
    utterly gorgeous
  3. Ranked #5 for
    heavy drama

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4 Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, who is very careful and calculating when it comes to how she deals with men.

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2002-05-16 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    non-professional actor
  2. Ranked #2 for
    dose of reality
  3. Ranked #2 for
    appealing

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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 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    acclaimed director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ignoble character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    downright evil

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6 Antwone Fisher (2002)

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

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2002-12-19 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    smooth flow
  2. Ranked #2 for
    short-fused character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    disturbed man

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7 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and exhumes Estrada's corpse, and the odd caravan sets out on horseback for Mexico.

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2005-11-17 | Adventure / Crime

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    straightforward narrative
  2. Ranked #4 for
    rugged
  3. Ranked #6 for
    vivid depiction

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8 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

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1957-12-17 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    uniformly excellent
  2. Ranked #2 for
    redoubtable
  3. Ranked #2 for
    veteran actress

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9 The Holiday (2006)

Two women, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

Info

2006-12-08 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly handsome
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for relaxation
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sunny

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10 The Last Airbender (2010)

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

Info

2010-06-30 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Noah Ringer, Dev Patel

Rating

rating icon 4.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    condensed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wooden performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    totally miscast

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