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 Mr. Malcolm's List (2022)

When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm. Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman...or the perfect hoax.

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2022-07-01 | Romance / Comedy

Cast

Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu

Rating

rating icon 5.944
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    superb cast
  2. Ranked #2 for
    wrapped-up nicely
  3. Ranked #2 for
    Period Drama

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Mr. Malcolm's List trailer
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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 4.883
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    needlessly complicated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    begging the question
  3. Ranked #1 for
    clear conscience

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3 The Weekend Away (2022)

When her best friend vanishes during a girls' trip to Croatia, Beth races to figure out what happened. But each clue yields another unsettling deception.

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2022-03-03 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe

Rating

rating icon 6.044
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    frenemy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    voyeuristic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    red herring

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4 The Lost King (2022)

An amateur historian defies the academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III's remains, which were lost for over 500 years.

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2022-10-07 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    award-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    excellent casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    academic

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The Lost King trailer
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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 | Fantasy / Science Fiction

Cast

Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland

Rating

rating icon 6.613
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    interesting concept
  2. Ranked #5 for
    unanswered question
  3. Ranked #6 for
    novel concept

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6 The School for Good and Evil (2022)

Best friends Sophie and Agatha navigate an enchanted school for young heroes and villains — and find themselves on opposing sides of the battle between good and evil.

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2022-10-19 | Fantasy / Comedy

Cast

Sofia Wylie, Sophia Anne Caruso

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    eye candy visual
  2. Ranked #1 for
    evil character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    like Harry Potter

Trailer

The School for Good and Evil trailer
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7 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 5.733
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    for Stephen King's fans
  2. Ranked #2 for
    deviating from book
  3. Ranked #2 for
    scared to death

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8 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 5.966
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    distinctive directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    snail pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    barbaric

Trailer

Waiting for the Barbarians trailer
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9 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 6.879
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People's Taste Ranking

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

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Radium Girls trailer
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10 Persuasion (2022)

Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth - the dashing one she once sent away - crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances.

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2022-07-01 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis

Rating

rating icon 5.974
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like Pride & Prejudice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fairly faithful to book
  3. Ranked #1 for
    faithful to spirit

Trailer

Persuasion trailer
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