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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also most intense

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and most intense movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and most intense, 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 Apr 19 2021

1 The Impossible (2012)

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

Info

2012-09-09 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    extending beyond
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lasting effect
  3. Ranked #1 for
    devastated

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2 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 #1 for
    deviating from book
  3. Ranked #2 for
    life and limb story

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3 The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Info

2008-07-16 | Drama / Action

Cast

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    popular
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deserving nods from Oscars
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hip movie

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4 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

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2009-02-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left unsolved
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gratuitous sex
  3. Ranked #1 for
    satisfying resolution

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5 Unstoppable (2010)

A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and proves to be unstoppable until a veteran engineer and young conductor risk their lives to try and stop it with a switch engine.

Info

2010-11-04 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Denzel Washington, Chris Pine

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ever reliable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    improbable situation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    on edge of seat

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6 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Info

2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sparse dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    capricious
  3. Ranked #1 for
    versatile director

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7 Night of the Living Dead (1968)

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Info

1968-10-04 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea

Rating

rating icon 7.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unmatched
  2. Ranked #2 for
    punishing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    semi-professional directing

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8 The Night of the Hunter (1955)

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Info

1955-08-26 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bit hokey
  2. Ranked #1 for
    malevolent character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wild-eyed character

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9 Identity (2003)

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

Info

2003-04-25 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

John Cusack, Ray Liotta

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    twist at the end
  2. Ranked #1 for
    real shocker
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected twist

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10 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.

Info

2009-04-28 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    less than satisfying
  2. Ranked #2 for
    staying till the end
  3. Ranked #3 for
    snarling character

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