Top rated perfunctory movies that are also intellectually challenging

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

1 It's in the Blood (2012)

One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son and his estranged father embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured, and strands them in the wild, it is up to October to save them both. However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate, so to does their concept of reality.

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2012-05-31 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Lance Henriksen, Sean Elliot

Rating

rating icon 4.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    blurry image
  2. Ranked #5 for
    for deep-thinking
  3. Ranked #6 for
    lean and mean

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2 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 #3 for
    depicting social justice
  3. Ranked #6 for
    for analyzing

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3 Tower Block (2012)

A year after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.

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2012-09-19 | Thriller

Cast

Sheridan Smith, Ralph Brown

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    character with violent tendency
  2. Ranked #4 for
    exceeding expectations
  3. Ranked #4 for
    swift pace

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4 Aniara (2019)

A ship carrying settlers to a new home on Mars after Earth is rendered uninhabitable is knocked off-course, causing the passengers to consider their place in the universe.

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2019-02-01 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    despaired
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vast story
  3. Ranked #2 for
    exploration of human

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5 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?

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2018-09-10 | Documentary

Cast

Gwen Stefani, Michael Moore

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    critical view
  2. Ranked #7 for
    forward-thinking
  3. Ranked #8 for
    infuriated

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6 Salvador (1986)

A second-rate journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.

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1986-04-23 | Drama / History

Cast

James Woods, Jim Belushi

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    sleazy
  2. Ranked #9 for
    slovenly character
  3. Ranked #10 for
    handsome photography

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7 Rudderless (2014)

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

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2014-10-17 | Music / Drama

Cast

Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    putting a foot wrong
  2. Ranked #2 for
    highly talented director
  3. Ranked #2 for
    particularly likable

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8 The Fifth Estate (2013)

A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.

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2013-10-11 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    genuinely interesting
  2. Ranked #5 for
    dramatized
  3. Ranked #5 for
    valuable insight

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9 Barabbas (1961)

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.

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1961-12-23 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    Baroque imagery
  2. Ranked #3 for
    snarling character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    eventful

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10 The Bling Ring (2013)

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers 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, Israel Broussard

Rating

rating icon 5.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    shallow
  2. Ranked #1 for
    empty-headed character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    thoughtless

Trailer

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