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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also punishing

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and punishing movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and punishing, 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 12 2021

1 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

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    act of cruelty
  2. Ranked #1 for
    evil character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    duty-bound character

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

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3 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Decades after Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to save mankind, battle-hardened Sarah Connor teams up with an unexpected ally and an enhanced super soldier to stop the deadliest Terminator yet.

Info

2019-10-23 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    worth seeing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rewatchable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    must-watch with a beer

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4 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
    slow and plodding
  2. Ranked #1 for
    uncompromising
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most chilling

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5 Molly's Game (2017)

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

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2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    keeping attention
  2. Ranked #1 for
    brisk pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    emotionally involving

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6 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
    devastated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    extending beyond
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lasting effect

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7 Paths of Glory (1957)

A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

Info

1957-10-25 | War / Drama

Cast

Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    trenchant dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fluid camera movement
  3. Ranked #1 for
    technical mastery

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8 Attack the Block (2011)

A teen gang in a South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion.

Info

2011-05-12 | Action / Comedy

Cast

Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tongue in cheek
  2. Ranked #1 for
    loathsome
  3. Ranked #1 for
    anti-hero

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9 Ran (1985)

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

Info

1985-06-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    translated well
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with slaughters
  3. Ranked #1 for
    visually sumptuous

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10 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.

Info

2007-05-19 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    loose thread
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ostentatious
  3. Ranked #1 for
    too complicated

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