Top rated perfunctory movies that are also instant classic

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and instant classic movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and instant classic, 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 Frozen (2013)

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

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2013-11-20 | Animation / Adventure

Cast

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lasting a lifetime
  2. Ranked #1 for
    nice change
  3. Ranked #1 for
    enchanting

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2 The Night of the Hunter (1955)

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

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1955-08-26 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    staggering
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark lighting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    surreal quality

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3 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
    wide plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    act of cruelty
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lyrical directing

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4 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
    wonderfully put together
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with thrilling moments
  3. Ranked #2 for
    subjective opinion

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5 Super 8 (2011)

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

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2011-06-08 | Thriller / Science Fiction

Cast

Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    impressive set piece
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cliche-ridden
  3. Ranked #2 for
    regurgitating

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6 There Will Be Blood (2007)

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

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2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hypocritical
  2. Ranked #1 for
    exceptional performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    scornful character

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7 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
    overly impressive
  2. Ranked #1 for
    three-dimensional
  3. Ranked #1 for
    vibrant colors

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8 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
    illusory
  2. Ranked #1 for
    food for thought
  3. Ranked #1 for
    beyond boundaries

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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
    traditional method directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    more conventional
  3. Ranked #1 for
    duty-bound character

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10 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
    building suspense
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tidying up
  3. Ranked #1 for
    decently written

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