Top rated perfunctory movies that are also less ambitious

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

1 Within Our Gates (1920)

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated negro woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished negro youths.

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1920-01-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    educated character
  2. Ranked #8 for
    tacked on
  3. Ranked #9 for
    more educated

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2 The Oxford Murders (2008)

At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

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2008-01-18 | Crime / Mystery

Cast

Elijah Wood, John Hurt

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    semiotic topic
  2. Ranked #6 for
    analytic
  3. Ranked #9 for
    geometric

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3 Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

After a childhood of abuse by his evangelistic father, misfit Oscar Hopkins becomes an Anglican minister and develops a divine obsession with gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a rich Australian heiress shopping in London for materials for her newly acquired glass factory back home. Deciding to travel to Australia as a missionary, Oscar meets Lucinda aboard ship, and a mutual obsession blossoms. They make a wager that will alter each of their destinies.

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1997-12-31 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    resplendent
  2. Ranked #4 for
    fine acting
  3. Ranked #5 for
    beautiful visual

Trailer

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4 Still Mine (2012)

An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.

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2012-09-10 | Drama

Cast

James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    small-scale
  2. Ranked #9 for
    unsentimental
  3. Ranked #11 for
    growing old

Trailer

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5 King and Country (1964)

During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial, Captain Hargreaves, finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.

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1964-09-05 | War / Drama

Cast

Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    unrelenting
  2. Ranked #12 for
    unrelieved
  3. Ranked #21 for
    angry character

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6 Closely Watched Trains (1966)

At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot.

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1966-11-18 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Václav Neckář, Josef Somr

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    manhood
  2. Ranked #6 for
    dead serious
  3. Ranked #7 for
    real charmer

Trailer

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7 Ossessione (1943)

Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband.

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1943-05-16 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    much more realistic
  2. Ranked #9 for
    crisp editing
  3. Ranked #10 for
    more realistic

Trailer

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8 Totally Under Control (2020)

This documentary puts a spotlight on the White House’s failed response to the global pandemic and how it could have been prevented. Featuring damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, director Alex Gibney reveals a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of presidential leadership.

Info

2020-10-13 | Documentary

Cast

Alex Gibney, Scott Becker

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    concise
  2. Ranked #6 for
    alternative view
  3. Ranked #6 for
    succinct

Trailer

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9 Gypsy (1962)

Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Info

1962-12-01 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    overbearing voice
  2. Ranked #8 for
    beautiful voice
  3. Ranked #13 for
    slight miscast

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10 The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)

Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.

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2006-09-15 | Drama

Cast

Timotei Duma, Doroteea Petre

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    more revealing
  2. Ranked #11 for
    patriotic song
  3. Ranked #14 for
    accurate depiction

Trailer

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