Top rated perfunctory movies that are also staying true to book

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

1 Upside-Down Magic (2020)

Nory and her best friend Reina enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, where Nory’s unconventional powers land her in a class for those with wonky, or “upside-down,” magic. Undaunted, Nory sets out to prove that that upside-down magic can be just as powerful as right-side-up.

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2020-07-31 | Fantasy / Family

Cast

Izabela Rose, Siena Agudong

Rating

rating icon 7.193
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fancy camera work
  2. Ranked #1 for
    bewitching
  3. Ranked #1 for
    like Harry Potter

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2 The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

At the turning point of the Iran-Contra affair, Elena McMahon, a fearless investigative journalist covering the 1984 US presidential campaign, puts herself in danger when she abandons her assigned task in order to fulfill the last wish of her ailing father, a mysterious man whose past activities she barely knows.

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2020-02-14 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 4.914
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    convoluted
  2. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat convoluted
  3. Ranked #1 for
    uncertain

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3 Artik (2019)

In rural farm country, a comic book obsessed serial killer clashes with a straight edge purist over a young boy's fate.

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2019-09-10 | Horror

Cast

Chase Williamson, Jerry G. Angelo

Rating

rating icon 4.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    underwhelming
  2. Ranked #2 for
    adequate
  3. Ranked #2 for
    firm

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4 Vita & Virginia (2019)

Socialite Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf run in different circles in 1920s London. Despite the odds, the two forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop of their own strikingly contemporary marriages.

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2019-05-02 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Elizabeth Debicki, Gemma Arterton

Rating

rating icon 6.833
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    extrovert
  2. Ranked #1 for
    visual flourish
  3. Ranked #2 for
    less engaging

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5 Chaos Walking (2021)

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.

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2021-02-24 | Science Fiction

Cast

Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland

Rating

rating icon 6.695
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    interesting concept
  2. Ranked #4 for
    unanswered question
  3. Ranked #6 for
    novel idea

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6 Pet Sematary (2019)

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, move from Boston to Ludlow, in rural Maine, with their two young children. Hidden in the woods near the new family home, Ellie, their eldest daughter, discovers a mysterious cemetery where the pets of community members are buried.

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2019-04-04 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deviating from book
  2. Ranked #2 for
    scared to death
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fairly faithful to book

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7 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

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2019-09-06 | Drama / History

Cast

Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 5.948
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disciplinarian
  2. Ranked #1 for
    holding interest
  3. Ranked #1 for
    subtle directing

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8 Radium Girls (2020)

Young women toiling in a factory are exposed to hazardous material which takes a disastrous toll on their health.

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2020-10-23 | Drama / History

Cast

Joey King, Abby Quinn

Rating

rating icon 7.25
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    historical point of view
  2. Ranked #1 for
    museum piece
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bitterly disappointing

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9 Book of Love (2022)

Henry, an english writer who has written a new book that has become a failure in the U.K, gets notified that the dull book has been highly trending over in Mexico. Little does he know that Maria, a spanish translator, turned the book into an erotic novel. Henry and Maria then swerve around Mexico to do a book tour and go through a wind of events.

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2022-01-16 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Sam Claflin, Verónica Echegui

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat contrived
  2. Ranked #2 for
    bringing smile
  3. Ranked #2 for
    upset

Trailer

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10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, Halloween night, 1968. After playing a joke on a school bully, Stella and her friends decide to sneak into a supposedly haunted house that once belonged to the powerful Bellows family, unleashing dark forces that they will be unable to control.

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2019-08-08 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Zoe Colletti, Dean Norris

Rating

rating icon 6.501
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    truly horrifying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with creep factors
  3. Ranked #1 for
    scared to death

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trailer
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