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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also suspenseful

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and suspenseful movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and suspenseful, 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 Sep 14 2020

1 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

Lex Shrapnel, Shaun Benson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gripping drama
  2. Ranked #3 for
    life and limb story
  3. Ranked #3 for
    melted-down plot

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2 Untraceable (2008)

Special Agent Jennifer Marsh works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds of his crimes on his website; the more hits the site gets, the faster the victim dies. Marsh and her team must find the elusive killer before time runs out.

Info

2008-01-22 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Diane Lane, Billy Burke

Rating

rating icon 6.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    workman-like directing
  2. Ranked #3 for
    jaundiced view
  3. Ranked #3 for
    highly competent directing

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3 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.

Info

1975-09-24 | Thriller

Cast

Addison Powell, Don McHenry

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    tightly directed
  2. Ranked #3 for
    expert directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    naturalistic dialogue

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4 No Country for Old Men (2007)

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

Info

2007-11-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tess Harper, George Adelo

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    evil incarnated
  2. Ranked #1 for
    malevolent character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    embodiment of evil

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5 The Ghost Writer (2010)

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.

Info

2010-02-12 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Anna Botting, Yvonne Tomlinson

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    atypical role
  2. Ranked #1 for
    subtle directing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    top flight

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6 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Info

2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Jung Ji-so, Jeon Eun-mi

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sudden turn
  2. Ranked #1 for
    good story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dramatic turn

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7 12 Angry Men (1957)

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

Info

1957-04-10 | Drama

Cast

James Kelly, Jack Warden

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    belligerent
  2. Ranked #1 for
    drawing our own conclusion
  3. Ranked #1 for
    captivating finish

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8 Dressed to Kill (1980)

A mysterious, tall, blonde woman wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.

Info

1980-07-25 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Ken Baker, Susanna Clemm

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mysterious woman
  2. Ranked #1 for
    heavily influenced
  3. Ranked #1 for
    directorial flair

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9 Open Water (2003)

Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...

Info

2003-12-29 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

Rating

rating icon 5.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    maintaining tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    amateur directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unprofessionally produced

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10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Info

2016-12-14 | Action / Adventure

Cast

David M. Santana, Forest Whitaker

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    properly developed
  2. Ranked #3 for
    diverse casting
  3. Ranked #3 for
    moment of brilliance

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