Top rated perfunctory movies that are also most thought-provoking

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

1 People, Places, Things (2015)

Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing being a parent to his young twin daughters and teaching a classroom full of college students, all the while trying to navigate the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.

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2015-08-14 | Romance / Comedy

Cast

Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    bringing freshness
  2. Ranked #8 for
    hitting all the right notes
  3. Ranked #8 for
    semblance of plot

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2 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but don't sell short this cheerful band of doltish boys in blue.

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1985-03-28 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    comic highlights
  2. Ranked #3 for
    new kid on the block
  3. Ranked #4 for
    basically a rehash

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3 Sweeney! (1977)

When one of Regan's snouts complains that his girlfriend's recent suicide was murder, the flying squad detective feels compelled to investigate. He uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the heart of the government, and finds himself fitted up, suspended and under the scrutiny of Special Branch.

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1977-01-14 | Action / Crime

Cast

John Thaw, Dennis Waterman

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    most endearing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    comeuppance
  3. Ranked #13 for
    untied ending

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4 The American Beauty (1961)

Marcel, a simple-minded factory worker, is tricked into buying a high-priced American convertable car by a widow determined not to let it fall into the hands of her late husband's secretary/secret lover. Once in pocession of the car, Marcel only encounters one bad luck episode after another with the excessive gasoline consumtion, his wife trying to sell it to make ammends meet, getting into traffic jams, accidently riding into a car wash with the top down, and more

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1961-09-29 | Comedy

Cast

Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    deus ex machina
  2. Ranked #9 for
    tight writing
  3. Ranked #18 for
    intelligent writing

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5 Simon of the Desert (1965)

Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.

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1965-02-08 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ending abruptly
  2. Ranked #2 for
    sinful
  3. Ranked #3 for
    pious

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6 Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. Rose's one-man talent agency represents countless incompetent entertainers, including a one-legged tap dancer, and one slightly talented one: washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), whose career is on the rebound.

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1984-01-27 | Comedy

Cast

Woody Allen, Mia Farrow

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    helium voice
  2. Ranked #7 for
    comic effects
  3. Ranked #11 for
    making a comeback

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7 The Out-of-Towners (1970)

George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.

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1970-05-28 | Comedy

Cast

Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    shrill voice
  2. Ranked #3 for
    mugging acting
  3. Ranked #3 for
    constantly whining

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8 American Pie 2 (2001)

After a year apart - attending different schools, meeting different people - the guys rent a beach house and vow to make this the best summer ever. As it turns out, whether that will happen or not has a lot to do with the girls. Between the wild parties, outrageous revelations and yes, a trip to band camp, they discover that times change and people change, but in the end, it's all about sticking together.

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2001-08-10 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Jason Biggs, Thomas Ian Nicholas

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    feels like summer
  2. Ranked #9 for
    funnier
  3. Ranked #19 for
    with embarrassing moments

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9 The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

Director Paul Morrissey applies a hefty dose of humor to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective story in this interpretation of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Comedian Peter Cook takes on the role of brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, who's not so gifted here as he relegates much of the investigation of demonic dogs to his bumbling sidekick, Watson (Dudley Moore), while he spends time with his mother and searches for an assistant.

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1978-07-21 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Dudley Moore, Peter Cook

Rating

rating icon 4.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    feeling embarrassed
  2. Ranked #4 for
    slightly amusing
  3. Ranked #4 for
    mind-numbingly awful

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10 The Brand New Testament (2015)

God lives in Brussels. On Earth though, God is a coward, with pathetical morals and being odious with his family. His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can't stand being locked up in a small apartment in ordinary Brussels, until the day she decides to revolt against her dad...

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2015-09-02 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    sex maniac
  2. Ranked #2 for
    relatively new
  3. Ranked #7 for
    playful

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