Top rated perfunctory movies that are also refreshingly honest

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

1 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst due to her lover's debilitating illness. Meanwhile, a bank manager deals with an unwanted pregnancy, two sisters pursue romantic interests and a housewife gets back into the dating game.

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2000-01-22 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Glenn Close, Calista Flockhart

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    loosely connected plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    overlapping narratives
  3. Ranked #2 for
    incisive

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2 Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999)

The true story of the 19th century Belgian priest, Father Damien, who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

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1999-03-17 | Drama

Cast

David Wenham, Jan Decleir

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    underplayed performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    self-sacrificing character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    selfless character

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3 Harlan County War (2000)

A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.

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2000-05-19 | Drama

Cast

Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgård

Rating

rating icon 8.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    all major player cast
  2. Ranked #6 for
    sympathetic character
  3. Ranked #11 for
    sympathetic portrayal

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4 Court (2015)

A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the act. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the lawyers and the judge involved in the case are observed outside the court.

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2015-03-19 | Drama

Cast

Usha Bane, Vivek Gomber

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    depicting social justice
  2. Ranked #3 for
    ingraining
  3. Ranked #5 for
    well-educated character

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5 Gags The Clown (2019)

It's been eight days since the clown first showed up in Green Bay, WI. Now, over the course of one night, four different groups of people cross paths with the clown everyone calls "Gags" and his true intentions are finally revealed.

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2019-03-02 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Lauren Ashley Carter, Tracy Perez

Rating

rating icon 5.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    redeeming feature
  2. Ranked #1 for
    redeeming quality
  3. Ranked #3 for
    unsettling atmosphere

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6 Acceleration (2019)

After being double crossed by his most trusted operative, a ruthless crime lord takes revenge by kidnapping the her son. Overwhelmed with fear, the operative is given one night to make up for her misdeeds by systematically eliminating his enemies. As the hours rush by, the steaks begin to rise and the darkened city streets turn into a brutal and bloody battle ground.

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2019-11-08 | Action

Cast

Sean Patrick Flanery, Dolph Lundgren

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hardcore action
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pretty colors
  3. Ranked #2 for
    cluttered

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7 Black and White in Color (1976)

French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they promptly conscript the local native population. Issuing them boots and rifles, the French attempt to make "proper" soldiers out of the Africans. A young, idealistic French geographer seems to be the only rational person in the town, and he takes over control of the "war" after several bungles on the part of the others.

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1976-01-01 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Jean Carmet, Jacques Dufilho

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    duty-bound character
  2. Ranked #2 for
    perfunctory
  3. Ranked #4 for
    shaking head in disbelief

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8 Ferdinand (2017)

Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. Based on the classic 1936 children's book by Munro Leaf.

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2017-12-09 | Animation / Family

Cast

John Cena, Kate McKinnon

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    kind of annoying voice
  2. Ranked #10 for
    new to table
  3. Ranked #15 for
    perfunctory

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9 Totally Under Control (2020)

This documentary puts a spotlight on the White House’s failed response to the global pandemic and how it could have been prevented. Featuring damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, director Alex Gibney reveals a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of presidential leadership.

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2020-10-13 | Documentary

Cast

Alex Gibney, Scott Becker

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    concise
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lack of talent
  3. Ranked #2 for
    succinct

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10 The Distinguished Citizen (2016)

After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting this invitation is the worse idea of his life. Expect the unexpected when you have used real people as characters in your novels!

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2016-09-08 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    maddening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dismay
  3. Ranked #2 for
    jaundiced view

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