Top rated perfunctory movies that are also more challenging

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

1 Upside-Down Magic (2020)

Nory and her best friend Reina enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, where Nory’s unconventional powers land her in a class for those with wonky, or “upside-down,” magic. Undaunted, Nory sets out to prove that that upside-down magic can be just as powerful as right-side-up.

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2020-07-31 | Fantasy / Family

Cast

Izabela Rose, Siena Agudong

Rating

rating icon 7.193
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like Harry Potter
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching
  3. Ranked #1 for
    boppy

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Upside-Down Magic trailer
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2 The High Note (2020)

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.

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2020-06-10 | Romance / Comedy

Cast

Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like Inside Llewyn Davis
  2. Ranked #1 for
    groovy soundtrack
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ringing false

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The High Note trailer
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3 Respect (2021)

The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.

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2021-08-12 | Music / Drama

Cast

Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker

Rating

rating icon 6.872
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    breakthrough
  2. Ranked #1 for
    Biography
  3. Ranked #2 for
    most famous role

Trailer

Respect trailer
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4 Gags The Clown (2019)

It's been eight days since the clown first showed up in Green Bay, WI. Now, over the course of one night, four different groups of people cross paths with the clown everyone calls "Gags" and his true intentions are finally revealed.

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2019-03-02 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Lauren Ashley Carter, Tracy Perez

Rating

rating icon 6.64
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    perfunctory
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thoroughly enjoyable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    helium voice

Trailer

Gags The Clown trailer
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5 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.

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2021-10-21 | Drama / History

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy

Rating

rating icon 7.089
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    whimsical character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eccentric genius
  3. Ranked #1 for
    almost flawless

Trailer

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain trailer
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6 The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

At the turning point of the Iran-Contra affair, Elena McMahon, a fearless investigative journalist covering the 1984 US presidential campaign, puts herself in danger when she abandons her assigned task in order to fulfill the last wish of her ailing father, a mysterious man whose past activities she barely knows.

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2020-02-14 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 4.914
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    jumbling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    confusing mess
  3. Ranked #1 for
    needlessly complicated

Trailer

The Last Thing He Wanted trailer
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7 Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021)

After saving the life of their heir apparent, tenacious loner Snake Eyes is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage where he is taught the ways of the ninja warrior. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes' honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.

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2021-06-26 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Henry Golding, Andrew Koji

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    feeling motion sickness
  2. Ranked #2 for
    shaky camera
  3. Ranked #2 for
    swordsmanship

Trailer

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins trailer
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8 Cyrano (2021)

A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne, Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her—and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian.

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2021-12-17 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett

Rating

rating icon 6.454
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    faithful to original
  2. Ranked #1 for
    faithful rendition
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wooing plot

Trailer

Cyrano trailer
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9 I Am Mother (2019)

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

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2019-06-07 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Clara Rugaard, Rose Byrne

Rating

rating icon 6.671
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    super-intelligent
  2. Ranked #2 for
    lingering question
  3. Ranked #3 for
    artificial intelligence

Trailer

I Am Mother trailer
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10 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

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2019-09-06 | Drama / History

Cast

Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 5.948
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    holding interest
  2. Ranked #1 for
    barbaric
  3. Ranked #1 for
    snail pace

Trailer

Waiting for the Barbarians trailer
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