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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 Sep 14 2020

1 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.

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2005-05-17 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

Wayne Pygram, Claudia Karvan

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    transformation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    great improvement
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hammy acting

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2 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.

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2008-07-16 | Drama / Action

Cast

Matthew Leitch, Philip Bulcock

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely fantastic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely brilliant
  3. Ranked #1 for
    incomparable

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3 The Hunger Games (2012)

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

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2012-03-12 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

Lenny Kravitz, Dwayne Boyd

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unfortunate character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    fairly faithful to book
  3. Ranked #2 for
    faithful adaptation

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4 Quantum of Solace (2008)

Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who reveals that the organization that blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

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2008-10-31 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Jesús Ochoa

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    non-stop action
  2. Ranked #2 for
    impressive set piece
  3. Ranked #2 for
    rougher

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5 Casino Royale (2006)

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

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2006-11-14 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Martin Campbell, Jaroslav Jankovsky

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bombshell
  2. Ranked #1 for
    chic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    typecasted role

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6 No Country for Old Men (2007)

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

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2007-11-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tess Harper, George Adelo

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    terse
  2. Ranked #1 for
    inconclusive ending
  3. Ranked #2 for
    comeuppance

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7 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

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2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

James McArdle, Stefan Grube

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    obvious
  2. Ranked #1 for
    old favorite
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fresher

Trailer

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8 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

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1994-09-23 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

Rating

rating icon 8.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deeply moving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    imaginative directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    evergreen

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9 Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

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2018-04-25 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Robert Downey Jr., Michael James Shaw

Rating

rating icon 8.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    coolest
  2. Ranked #1 for
    perfectly balanced directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    recipe for success

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10 Babel (2006)

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

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2006-09-08 | Drama

Cast

André Oumansky, Rinko Kikuchi

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    interconnected story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    interlinked story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with common thread

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