Top rated perfunctory movies that are also substantive

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

1 Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2022)

Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family.

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2022-06-24 | Animation / Comedy

Cast

Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer Camp

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    adorable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    clever
  3. Ranked #1 for
    role filling in big shoes

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2 Respect (2021)

The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.

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2021-08-12 | Drama / Music

Cast

Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker

Rating

rating icon 6.867
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    breakthrough
  2. Ranked #1 for
    domineering character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Biography

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3 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 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    barbaric
  2. Ranked #1 for
    stone-faced cast
  3. Ranked #1 for
    snail pace

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4 Antebellum (2020)

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

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2020-09-02 | Horror

Cast

Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange

Rating

rating icon 6.28
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    gratifying
  2. Ranked #2 for
    misleading
  3. Ranked #4 for
    modern

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5 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.

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2021-10-21 | Drama / History

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy

Rating

rating icon 7.032
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    blissful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    prodigious talent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    whimsical character

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6 Gaia (2021)

A park ranger takes shelter with two survivalists after an attack by mysterious creatures in a primordial forest.

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2021-06-18 | Horror / Fantasy

Cast

Monique Rockman, Carel Nel

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    desirable cast
  2. Ranked #2 for
    righteous character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    uneasy atmosphere

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7 Horse Girl (2020)

A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.

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2020-01-27 | Drama

Cast

Alison Brie, Debby Ryan

Rating

rating icon 5.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bipolar
  2. Ranked #2 for
    with disturbed mind
  3. Ranked #2 for
    character with warped mind

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8 Hollow (2021)

A woman with early signs of Alzheimer's begins to have lucid dreams and nightmares that a living Punch puppet has moved in with her and her family. She uncovers something sinister is observing her every move.

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2021-09-24 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Pat Garrett, Pete Bird

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mesmerizing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    brilliant pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    like The Revenant

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9 Aniara (2019)

A ship carrying settlers to a new home on Mars after Earth is rendered uninhabitable is knocked off-course, causing the passengers to consider their place in the universe.

Info

2019-02-01 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian

Rating

rating icon 6.086
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark and depressing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    interplanetary
  3. Ranked #1 for
    despaired

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10 American Skin (2019)

A Marine veteran working as a school janitor tries to mend his relationship with his son after a divorce. When his son is killed by a police officer found innocent without standing trial, he takes matters into his own hands.

Info

2019-09-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mind-boggling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    conversation starter
  3. Ranked #1 for
    boggling

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