Top rated perfunctory movies that are also more substantive

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

1 Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2022)

Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family.

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2022-06-24 | Animation / Comedy

Cast

Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer Camp

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    role filling in big shoes
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ingenious plot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    crafty

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2 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 7.176
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    boppy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    like Harry Potter
  3. Ranked #2 for
    kind of suck

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3 Ferry (2021)

Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.

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2021-05-14 | Action / Crime

Cast

Frank Lammers, Elise Schaap

Rating

rating icon 6.793
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    solid
  2. Ranked #1 for
    renegade
  3. Ranked #1 for
    flowing well

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4 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

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2019-01-16 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo

Rating

rating icon 6.081
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    harmless fun
  2. Ranked #1 for
    quite a treat
  3. Ranked #1 for
    good clean fun

Trailer

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5 Antebellum (2020)

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

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2020-09-02 | Horror

Cast

Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange

Rating

rating icon 6.288
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    misleading
  2. Ranked #2 for
    gratifying
  3. Ranked #4 for
    modern

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6 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 7.057
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like Inside Llewyn Davis
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ringing false
  3. Ranked #2 for
    pure magic

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The High Note trailer
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7 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 4.921
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat convoluted
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clear conscience
  3. Ranked #1 for
    jumbling

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8 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 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    whimsical character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    artistically talented director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eccentric genius

Trailer

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9 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 6.362
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    perfunctory
  2. Ranked #1 for
    helium voice
  3. Ranked #2 for
    raving lunatic

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10 Chaos Walking (2021)

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.

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2021-02-24 | Science Fiction

Cast

Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland

Rating

rating icon 6.683
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    interesting concept
  2. Ranked #5 for
    unanswered question
  3. Ranked #6 for
    killing a couple of hours

Trailer

Chaos Walking trailer
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