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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also smart

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and smart movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and smart, 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 Oct 21 2020

1 Untraceable (2008)

Special Agent Jennifer Marsh works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.

Info

2008-01-22 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Diane Lane, Billy Burke

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    highly competent directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    workman-like directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    totally drawn in

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2 Three Days of the Condor (1975)

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Info

1975-09-24 | Thriller

Cast

Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    tightly directed
  2. Ranked #3 for
    stylish directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    expert directing

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3 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

Info

2008-12-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    destructive
  2. Ranked #2 for
    amiss
  3. Ranked #3 for
    rather stiff acting

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4 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.

Info

2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly engaging
  2. Ranked #1 for
    razor-sharp dialogue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    punchy dialogue

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5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

Info

2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    various plots
  2. Ranked #1 for
    inexcusable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    right out window

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6 A Beautiful Mind (2001)

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Info

2001-12-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-caliber
  2. Ranked #1 for
    stellar performance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deservedly won Oscars

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7 Iron Man 3 (2013)

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Info

2013-04-18 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    arch enemy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    adversary-worthy
  3. Ranked #2 for
    witty one liner

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8 Basic Instinct (1992)

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Info

1992-03-20 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Sharon Stone, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    prurient character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    thickened plot
  3. Ranked #1 for
    exhibitionist

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9 The Circle (2017)

A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.

Info

2017-04-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Emma Watson, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    invasive voice
  2. Ranked #2 for
    modern technology
  3. Ranked #3 for
    non-existent character development

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10 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.

Info

2007-11-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    abrupt ending
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pure evil
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unrelenting

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