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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also intellectually stimulating

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and intellectually stimulating movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and intellectually stimulating, 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 Nov 24 2020

1 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.

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2017-04-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Emma Watson, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    as a topic of discussion
  2. Ranked #6 for
    conversation starter
  3. Ranked #6 for
    omnipresent

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2 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

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2008-12-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    kind of dull
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fake-looking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    petulant

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3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    less than satisfying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    splitting up
  3. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat unsatisfying

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4 Virtual Revolution (2016)

Paris 2047. Most of the population spend all their time online, connected into virtual worlds, and don't care anymore about reality. A shadow agent, Nash, working for one of the multinational companies behind these virtual worlds, is tracking down terrorists who threaten the system...

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2016-10-12 | Science Fiction

Cast

Mike Dopud, Jane Badler

Rating

rating icon 4.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    cyberpunk
  2. Ranked #19 for
    totally immersing
  3. Ranked #26 for
    great casting

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5 Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soran who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme...and he's been dead for seventy-eight years.

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1994-11-18 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    tacked on
  2. Ranked #5 for
    unnecessary subplot
  3. Ranked #8 for
    muddled script

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6 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 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    thought-provoking question
  2. Ranked #9 for
    unlikely event
  3. Ranked #10 for
    blackness

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7 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Decades after Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to save mankind, battle-hardened Sarah Connor teams up with an unexpected ally and an enhanced super soldier to stop the deadliest Terminator yet.

Info

2019-10-23 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    new to table
  2. Ranked #3 for
    cringy factor
  3. Ranked #3 for
    pretty cool

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8 The Void (2016)

In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it's too late.

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2016-09-22 | Mystery / Horror

Cast

Aaron Poole, Kathleen Munroe

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    use of low lighting
  2. Ranked #6 for
    bit messy
  3. Ranked #6 for
    slightly flawed

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9 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Info

2005-04-28 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    odd choice of cast
  2. Ranked #2 for
    amiss
  3. Ranked #3 for
    highly amusing

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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
    sappy ending
  2. Ranked #1 for
    typical hollywood ending
  3. Ranked #2 for
    philosophical question

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