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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 Oct 21 2020

1 Great Expectations (1946)

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

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1946-12-26 | Drama / Romance

Cast

John Mills, Tony Wager

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    subtle directing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    distinctive directing
  3. Ranked #4 for
    undeniable classic

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2 Quantum of Solace (2008)

Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who reveals that the organization that blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

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2008-10-31 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rapid fire editing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slimy villain
  3. Ranked #1 for
    rejoinder lines

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3 Fantastic Four (2005)

During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, these "Fantastic Four" must now thwart the evil plans of Dr. Doom and save the world from certain destruction.

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2005-06-29 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    stretched plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    entertaining enough
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fairly weak

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4 Casino Royale (2006)

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

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2006-11-14 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Daniel Craig, Eva Green

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gentlemanly
  2. Ranked #1 for
    smooth directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    long-legged actor

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5 The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)

A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

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2013-03-14 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    picking up pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    impelling and reinforcing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stretching beyond

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6 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
    subtle directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    atypical role
  3. Ranked #2 for
    aura of mystery

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7 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

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2006-09-13 | Crime / Fantasy

Cast

Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deep impression
  2. Ranked #2 for
    strong impression
  3. Ranked #2 for
    magnetizing

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8 Sexy Beast (2001)

Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking battle of wills with Logan, and takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.

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2001-01-12 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    never flagging
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thick
  3. Ranked #2 for
    undefinable subject

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9 The Punisher (2004)

When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.

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2004-04-15 | Action / Crime

Cast

Thomas Jane, John Travolta

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    crony
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comeuppance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark and moody

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10 12 Angry Men (1957)

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

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1957-04-10 | Drama

Cast

Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for heated debate
  2. Ranked #1 for
    plot hinges
  3. Ranked #1 for
    for discussion

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