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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also lean

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and lean movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and lean, 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 12 2021

1 The Ghost Writer (2010)

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.

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2010-02-12 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly implausible
  2. Ranked #1 for
    masterful performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    relieving

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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.

Info

2007-12-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vested interest
  2. Ranked #1 for
    light-hearted tone
  3. Ranked #2 for
    biased view

Trailer

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3 Hancock (2008)

Hancock is a down-and-out superhero who's forced to employ a PR expert to help repair his image when the public grows weary of all the damage he's inflicted during his lifesaving heroics. The agent's idea of imprisoning the antihero to make the world miss him proves successful, but will Hancock stick to his new sense of purpose or slip back into old habits?

Info

2008-07-01 | Fantasy / Action

Cast

Will Smith, Charlize Theron

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fresh spin
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hokey editing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    meet expectations

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4 Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

Info

2015-11-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    original take
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tortured genius
  3. Ranked #2 for
    steampunk

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5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Info

2016-12-14 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Felicity Jones, Diego Luna

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well-designed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    less effective
  3. Ranked #1 for
    different take

Trailer

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6 Paths of Glory (1957)

A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

Info

1957-10-25 | War / Drama

Cast

Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pacifism
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unacceptable character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    more impactful

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7 Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Info

2016-04-27 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    subjective opinion
  2. Ranked #1 for
    over-stretched
  3. Ranked #1 for
    titan actor

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8 Batman Begins (2005)

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

Info

2005-06-10 | Action / Crime

Cast

Christian Bale, Michael Caine

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    utterly believable acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sadly underused
  3. Ranked #1 for
    helium voice

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9 The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Info

2008-07-16 | Drama / Action

Cast

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deserving nods from Oscars
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hip movie
  3. Ranked #1 for
    popular

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10 Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of a powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Info

2017-10-25 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    serious tone
  2. Ranked #1 for
    facetious lines
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most appealing

Trailer

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