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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also instructive

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and instructive movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and instructive, 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 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
    meteoric rise
  3. Ranked #3 for
    hot button

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

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3 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 #1 for
    kind of confusing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more exciting

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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
    ecstatic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    worthy of academy award
  3. Ranked #1 for
    totally immersing

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5 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
    most chilling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slow and plodding
  3. Ranked #1 for
    uncompromising

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6 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
    more detailed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fully-formed cast
  3. Ranked #1 for
    geometric

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7 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

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2005-12-07 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sweeping vista
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for a cold winter night
  3. Ranked #1 for
    so engrossing

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8 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
    absolutely captivating
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pop art
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wonders to behold

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9 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
    characters existing in real life
  3. Ranked #2 for
    spaced out character

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10 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

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2001-06-29 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    futuristic vision
  2. Ranked #1 for
    everything fitting together
  3. Ranked #1 for
    left unexplained

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