Top rated perfunctory movies that are also telling

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and telling movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and telling, 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 Jun 14 2021

1 Ran (1985)

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

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1985-06-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    masterly
  2. Ranked #1 for
    truly epic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    epic scope

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2 Bliss (2021)

A mind-bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation. Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy.

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2021-02-05 | Science Fiction / Romance

Cast

Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek

Rating

rating icon 5.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    altered state
  2. Ranked #1 for
    purely blissful directing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    intellectually stimulating

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3 2046 (2004)

Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.

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2004-09-29 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Gong Li

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    textured imagery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    soft lighting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nonpareil

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4 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.

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2002-07-19 | Drama / History

Cast

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gripping drama
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sacrificial character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    definitely worth looking

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5 Boundin' (2003)

On a high mountain plain lives a lamb with wool of such remarkable sheen that he breaks into high-steppin' dance. But there comes a day when he loses his lustrous coat and, along with it, his pride. It takes a wise jackalope - a horn-adorned rabbit - to teach the moping lamb that wooly or not, it's what's inside that'll help him rebound from life's troubles.

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2003-11-04 | Animation / Family

Cast

Bud Luckey

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    frolic
  2. Ranked #2 for
    well-knitted
  3. Ranked #3 for
    popcorn fodder

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6 Rocketman (2019)

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

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2019-05-22 | Music / Drama

Cast

Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    chronological
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rise to stardom
  3. Ranked #2 for
    musically talented actor

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7 The Age of Adaline (2015)

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

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2015-04-16 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ageless
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lost youth
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fetching

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8 The Truman Show (1998)

Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

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1998-06-04 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jim Carrey, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beyond boundaries
  2. Ranked #1 for
    entertaining and thought-provoking
  3. Ranked #2 for
    philosophical theme

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9 The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

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2005-10-05 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intellectual directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    petty
  3. Ranked #2 for
    reasonably intelligent

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10 Across the Universe (2007)

When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in the United States, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, who joins the growing anti-war movement. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad.

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2007-09-14 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    relatively unknown actor
  2. Ranked #2 for
    utterly brilliant
  3. Ranked #3 for
    flimsy premise

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