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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. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Apr 19 2021

1 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

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2005-12-07 | Adventure / Family

Cast

Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    masterpiece visual
  2. Ranked #1 for
    workman-like directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sweeping vista

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2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

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2009-02-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    satisfying resolution
  2. Ranked #1 for
    condensed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    left unsolved

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3 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

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2006-09-13 | Crime / Fantasy

Cast

Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bewildering
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deep impression
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely disgusting

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4 The Da Vinci Code (2006)

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very foundations of Christianity.

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2006-05-17 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    for dissertation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tightly directed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    very talky

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5 A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

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2018-03-08 | Adventure / Science Fiction

Cast

Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey

Rating

rating icon 5.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bad writing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    groan inducing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    non-existent character development

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6 Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

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2015-11-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    original take
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tortured genius
  3. Ranked #2 for
    steampunk

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7 I Am Legend (2007)

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

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2007-12-12 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Will Smith, Alice Braga

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    reasonably well done
  2. Ranked #1 for
    well-knitted
  3. Ranked #1 for
    redeeming factor

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8 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.

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2017-01-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    well conceived
  2. Ranked #1 for
    swift pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    breakneck speed

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9 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to "Cirque du Freak" where they see many strange acts including a wolf-man and a bearded lady

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2009-10-23 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

John C. Reilly, Josh Hutcherson

Rating

rating icon 5.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    engaging enough
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slightly underwhelming
  3. Ranked #2 for
    extremely entertaining

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10 Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

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2003-12-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    moody lighting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully composed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lush cinematography

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