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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also sobering

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and sobering movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and sobering, 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 Nov 24 2020

1 Suffragette (2015)

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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2015-10-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    alternate history
  2. Ranked #2 for
    historically important
  3. Ranked #3 for
    historical interest

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2 13th (2016)

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

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2016-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    conversation starter
  2. Ranked #7 for
    more balanced
  3. Ranked #10 for
    subjective opinion

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3 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.

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2001-12-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    good visual
  2. Ranked #3 for
    good art directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    awfully hard

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4 Rocketman (2019)

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

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2019-05-22 | Drama / Music

Cast

Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    soulful music
  2. Ranked #2 for
    rocking
  3. Ranked #4 for
    prodigious talent

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5 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.

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2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    leaving wonders
  2. Ranked #2 for
    superb acting
  3. Ranked #3 for
    great acting

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6 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.

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1975-09-24 | Thriller

Cast

Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tightly directed
  2. Ranked #1 for
    director with technical expertise
  3. Ranked #1 for
    the jewel in the crown

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7 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.

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2008-12-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hostile
  2. Ranked #1 for
    advanced
  3. Ranked #1 for
    short-sighted

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8 Eden (2012)

The true story of Chong Kim—abducted into the sex trade as a young teen—and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.

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2012-03-11 | Drama

Cast

Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #18 for
    becoming engrossed
  2. Ranked #19 for
    seasoned professional
  3. Ranked #20 for
    abhorrent

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9 K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Info

2002-07-19 | Drama / History

Cast

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    gripping drama
  2. Ranked #4 for
    definitely worth looking
  3. Ranked #5 for
    perfunctory

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10 Gran Torino (2008)

Widower Walt Kowalski is a grumpy, prejudiced, tough-minded, unhappy, old, Korean War veteran who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbours. His prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbour, Thao—a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin—tries to steal his Gran Torino, Walt sets out to reform the youth and takes steps to protect Thao and his family from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

Info

2008-12-09 | Drama

Cast

Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    snarling character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    simplistic view
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tough guy role

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