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 The Scary of Sixty-First (2021)

Two roommates’ lives are upended after finding out that their new Manhattan apartment harbors a dark secret.

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2021-12-03 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Betsey Brown, Madeline Quinn

Rating

rating icon 5.864
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    burnish
  2. Ranked #1 for
    chintzy
  3. Ranked #2 for
    spooky atmosphere

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The Scary of Sixty-First trailer
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2 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 6.07
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    interplanetary
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark and depressing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    despaired

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Aniara trailer
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3 Antebellum (2020)

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

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2020-09-02 | Horror

Cast

Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange

Rating

rating icon 6.263
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    misleading
  2. Ranked #2 for
    gratifying
  3. Ranked #5 for
    modern

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Antebellum trailer
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4 I Am Mother (2019)

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

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2019-06-07 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Clara Rugaard, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.671
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    super-intelligent
  2. Ranked #2 for
    lingering question
  3. Ranked #3 for
    ethical question

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I Am Mother trailer
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5 American Skin (2019)

A Marine veteran working as a school janitor tries to mend his relationship with his son after a divorce. When his son is killed by a police officer found innocent without standing trial, he takes matters into his own hands.

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2019-09-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    boggling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    conversation starter
  3. Ranked #2 for
    disproportionate

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American Skin trailer
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6 Titane (2021)

A woman with a metal plate in her head from a childhood car accident embarks on a bizarre journey, bringing her into contact with a firefighter who's reunited with his missing son after 10 years.

Info

2021-07-14 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon

Rating

rating icon 6.467
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    edgy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    shocking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    transgressive

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Titane trailer
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7 Queen & Slim (2019)

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results.

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2019-11-27 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith

Rating

rating icon 7.137
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    defensive
  2. Ranked #3 for
    embattled character
  3. Ranked #4 for
    hurried

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Queen & Slim trailer
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8 Old (2021)

A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Info

2021-07-21 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps

Rating

rating icon 6.48
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    growing old
  2. Ranked #1 for
    like Limitless
  3. Ranked #1 for
    novel concept

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Old trailer
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9 Ferry (2021)

Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.

Info

2021-05-14 | Action / Crime

Cast

Frank Lammers, Elise Schaap

Rating

rating icon 6.795
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    solid
  2. Ranked #1 for
    flowing well
  3. Ranked #2 for
    highly satisfying

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Ferry trailer
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10 Another Round (2020)

Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.

Info

2020-09-24 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen

Rating

rating icon 7.702
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mopey
  2. Ranked #1 for
    binge worthy
  3. Ranked #2 for
    holding interest

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Another Round trailer
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