Top rated perfunctory movies that are also immensely powerful

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and immensely powerful movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and immensely powerful, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Catch a Fire (2006)

The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an attempt to bomb the plant, with the injustice transforming the apolitical worker into a radicalised insurgent, who then carries out his own successful sabotage mission.

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2006-10-27 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tim Robbins, Derek Luke

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    slick directing
  2. Ranked #7 for
    demoralized
  3. Ranked #13 for
    beat down

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2 Protégé (2007)

Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin market. When the ailing Kwan makes Nick his protégé, Nick could not but sway before money and power and starts to perform his role like a real drug trafficker.

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2007-04-13 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Andy Lau, Daniel Wu

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #11 for
    crackhead
  2. Ranked #14 for
    instantly gratifying
  3. Ranked #17 for
    perfunctory

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3 Personal Velocity (2002)

Three women escape from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

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2002-01-12 | Drama

Cast

Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    omniscient
  2. Ranked #8 for
    perfectly capturing mood
  3. Ranked #9 for
    tenuous

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4 Return (2011)

Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.

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2011-02-10 | Drama

Cast

Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #11 for
    most unsettling
  2. Ranked #21 for
    mindful
  3. Ranked #37 for
    perfunctory

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5 The Best Intentions (1992)

In this film about Ingmar Bergman's parents, Henrik Bergman is studying for the priesthood and trying to make ends meet when he encounters the lovely, affluent Anna. Despite their social differences, Henrik and Anna fall in love, wed and move to the country. They lead a quiet life as Henrik works as a priest, but it isn't long before the simple people and plain surroundings make Anna long for a more lavish lifestyle, which causes marital stress.

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1992-05-24 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Samuel Fröler, Pernilla August

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #20 for
    tenuous
  2. Ranked #36 for
    saintly character
  3. Ranked #41 for
    more relaxing

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6 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 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disproportionate
  2. Ranked #4 for
    depicting social justice
  3. Ranked #22 for
    for serious discussion

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7 Mon oncle Antoine (1971)

Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A poignant, starkly honest, but humane film, shot through with authenticity from beginning to end. Realized with an unflagging artistic vision, Mon Oncle Antoine poetically portrays a young boy's coming of age, vividly capturing the Quebec mining town in which he lives.

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1971-11-12 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jacques Gagnon, Lyne Champagne

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    leisurely pace
  2. Ranked #10 for
    inflecting voice
  3. Ranked #12 for
    unblinking

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8 The Changeover (2017)

Laura Chant, 16, lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.

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2017-09-28 | Fantasy / Thriller

Cast

Erana James, Timothy Spall

Rating

rating icon 5.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    tightly directed
  2. Ranked #7 for
    powerful imagery
  3. Ranked #16 for
    considerably skilled directing

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9 Life and Nothing But (1989)

January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into his sector, looking for her husband, comes a haughty, politically connected Parisian, Madame Irène de Courtil. Brusquely, Dellaplane offers her 1/350,000th of his time, but as their paths cross and she sees his courage and resolve, feelings change. After he finds a surprising connection between her missing husband and a local teacher, Irène makes Dellaplane an offer. This man of action hesitates: has he missed his only chance?

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1989-09-06 | War / Drama

Cast

Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #15 for
    tightly weaved
  2. Ranked #17 for
    for contemplation
  3. Ranked #26 for
    comedic approach

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10 Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

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1987-10-07 | Drama / War

Cast

Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    deeply personal
  2. Ranked #8 for
    boyhood
  3. Ranked #24 for
    famed director

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