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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also more subtle

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and more subtle movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and more subtle, 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 In the Heat of the Night (1967)

An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.

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1967-08-02 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    subtler
  2. Ranked #1 for
    prejudiced
  3. Ranked #2 for
    socially conscious

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2 There Will Be Blood (2007)

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

Info

2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    contemptible
  2. Ranked #1 for
    loathsome
  3. Ranked #1 for
    purely evil character

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3 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (1999)

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst due to her lover's debilitating illness. Meanwhile, a bank manager deals with an unwanted pregnancy, two sisters pursue romantic interests and a housewife gets back into the dating game.

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1999-10-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Glenn Close, Calista Flockhart

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hot potato
  2. Ranked #2 for
    perfunctory
  3. Ranked #2 for
    deft directing

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4 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.

Info

2002-07-19 | Drama / History

Cast

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gripping drama
  2. Ranked #3 for
    sacrificial character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    melted-down plot

Trailer

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5 The Circle (2017)

A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.

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2017-04-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Emma Watson, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    invasive voice
  2. Ranked #2 for
    modern technology
  3. Ranked #3 for
    non-existent character development

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6 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

Info

2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more powerful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    zero character development
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unnecessary subplot

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7 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Info

2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beautiful directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    social problem
  3. Ranked #1 for
    consistent tone

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8 Three Days of the Condor (1975)

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Info

1975-09-24 | Thriller

Cast

Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    tightly directed
  2. Ranked #3 for
    expert directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    stylish directing

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9 Queen of Katwe (2016)

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

Info

2016-09-23 | Drama

Cast

Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    prodigy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    director with natural ability
  3. Ranked #6 for
    strong-willed woman

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10 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.

Info

2012-11-09 | History / Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slice of history
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for political discussion
  3. Ranked #1 for
    significant

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