Top rated perfunctory movies that are also most distinctive

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

1 Juarez (1939)

The newly-named emperor Maximilian and his wife Carlota arrive in Mexico to face popular sentiment favoring Benito Juárez and democracy.

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1939-06-10 | Drama / History

Cast

Paul Muni, Bette Davis

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    rather stiff acting
  2. Ranked #3 for
    stone-faced cast
  3. Ranked #10 for
    steadfast character

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2 The Good Earth (1937)

China, during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The arranged marriage between Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and O-Lan, a domestic slave, will endure the many hardships of life over the years; but the temptations of a fragile prosperity will endanger their love and the survival of their entire family.

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1937-06-02 | Drama / History

Cast

Paul Muni, Luise Rainer

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    principal role
  2. Ranked #10 for
    obedient
  3. Ranked #26 for
    hammy performance

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3 The Manhattan Project (1986)

Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually assured destruction were key political and military issues.

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1986-06-13 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

John Lithgow, Christopher Collet

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    talented enough director
  2. Ranked #7 for
    unacceptable character
  3. Ranked #8 for
    remotely believable

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4 The Duellists (1977)

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed French invasion of Russia in 1812, and shifts in the political and social systems of Europe.

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1977-08-31 | Drama / War

Cast

Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    ageless
  2. Ranked #4 for
    duty-bound character
  3. Ranked #5 for
    atmospheric photography

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5 Stage Fright (1950)

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high-society entertainer.

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1950-02-23 | Thriller

Cast

Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #24 for
    most enjoyable
  2. Ranked #33 for
    huge compliment
  3. Ranked #41 for
    most underrated

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6 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)

When Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean, she decides to leave for Paris on her own. After spending a year in the city as a mistress of the wealthy Pierre Revel, she is reunited with Jean by chance. This leaves her with the choice between a glamorous life in Paris, and the true love she left behind.

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1923-10-01 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    straight drama
  2. Ranked #4 for
    heavy drama
  3. Ranked #4 for
    change of pace

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7 Seconds (1966)

A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of the intended person and the customer takes on a new life.

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1966-10-05 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Rock Hudson, Salome Jens

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    fresh start
  2. Ranked #2 for
    unusual camera angle
  3. Ranked #4 for
    weird camera angle

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8 13 Assassins (2010)

A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

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2010-09-09 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #10 for
    action-packed finale
  2. Ranked #10 for
    duty-bound character
  3. Ranked #11 for
    rousing climax

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9 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)

In a world plagued by demons who cause great human suffering, young demon hunter Xuan Zang risks his all to conquer a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong.

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2013-02-01 | Action / Fantasy

Cast

Wen Zhang, Shu Qi

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #14 for
    director with unique brand
  2. Ranked #17 for
    overly silly
  3. Ranked #21 for
    up to par

Trailer

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10 Rudderless (2014)

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

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2014-10-17 | Music / Drama

Cast

Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    putting a foot wrong
  2. Ranked #6 for
    highly talented director
  3. Ranked #6 for
    very talented director

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