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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 Jan 26 2021

1 Queen of Katwe (2016)

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

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2016-09-23 | Drama

Cast

Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    more impactful
  2. Ranked #3 for
    selfless character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    combative

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2 Suffragette (2015)

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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2015-10-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    alternate history
  2. Ranked #3 for
    historical interest
  3. Ranked #3 for
    historically important

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3 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 #2 for
    relevant issue
  2. Ranked #4 for
    for serious discussion
  3. Ranked #5 for
    for dissertation

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4 A Beautiful Mind (2001)

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

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2001-12-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    truly exceptional
  2. Ranked #1 for
    idiosyncratic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of magnificent

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5 The Bling Ring (2013)

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use use the Internet to track the whereabouts of famous celebrities, then rob their homes of riches.

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2013-06-12 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga

Rating

rating icon 5.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    empty-headed character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    relatively unknown cast
  3. Ranked #2 for
    thoughtless

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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
    exploration of human
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vindictive character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    attention demanding

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7 Millions (2004)

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?

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2004-04-29 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Alexander Nathan Etel, Lewis McGibbon

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mushy
  2. Ranked #2 for
    miraculous
  3. Ranked #4 for
    pious

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8 Molly's Game (2017)

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

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2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    innovative camera angle
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fine supporting cast
  3. Ranked #2 for
    heavy dialogue

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9 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

Michael Moore's provocative documentary explores the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the fuck did we get here, and how the fuck do we get out?

Info

2018-09-10 | Documentary

Cast

Michael Moore, Donald Trump

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    instructive
  2. Ranked #4 for
    informative
  3. Ranked #4 for
    flattering light

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10 The Circle (2017)

A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.

Info

2017-04-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Emma Watson, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    conversation starter
  2. Ranked #3 for
    novel concept
  3. Ranked #3 for
    ending rather abruptly

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