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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also like a history lesson

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and like a history lesson movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and like a history lesson, 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 K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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2002-07-19 | Drama / History

Cast

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    gripping drama
  2. Ranked #4 for
    definitely worth looking
  3. Ranked #5 for
    perfunctory

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2 Suffragette (2015)

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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2015-10-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    alternate history
  2. Ranked #2 for
    historically important
  3. Ranked #3 for
    historical interest

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3 The War Between Us (1995)

The Story of a Japanese-Canadian woman who finds friendship after her family is interned to a small town during World \War II.

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1995-12-10 | Drama / History

Cast

Shannon Lawson, Robert Wisden

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    perfunctory
  2. Ranked #20 for
    well-educated character
  3. Ranked #53 for
    brightly lit imagery

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4 Lincoln (2012)

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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2012-11-09 | History / Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #2 for
    great acting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    accurately capturing

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5 Windtalkers (2002)

Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.

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2002-06-14 | Drama / Action

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    history buff
  2. Ranked #2 for
    razor-thin
  3. Ranked #2 for
    shaking head in disbelief

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6 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.

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2007-12-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    ample support
  2. Ranked #4 for
    pithy
  3. Ranked #4 for
    sharp edge dialogue

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7 Henry V (1989)

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

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1989-10-05 | War / Drama

Cast

Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more realistic approach
  2. Ranked #1 for
    insightful look
  3. Ranked #1 for
    indefatigable character

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8 Cromwell (1970)

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

Info

1970-09-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    forceful
  2. Ranked #4 for
    handsomely produced
  3. Ranked #5 for
    obstinate

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9 Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Info

2005-05-03 | Drama / Action

Cast

Orlando Bloom, Eva Green

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    significant
  2. Ranked #2 for
    fleshing out
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more balanced

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10 The Lost City of Z (2016)

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

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2016-10-15 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    utterly boring
  2. Ranked #4 for
    practically non-existent
  3. Ranked #5 for
    scaled back

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