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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 Nov 24 2020

1 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 | Drama / Music

Cast

Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    soulful music
  2. Ranked #2 for
    rocking
  3. Ranked #4 for
    straightforward narrative

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2 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

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2008-12-10 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    amiss
  2. Ranked #1 for
    savior
  3. Ranked #1 for
    banal dialogue

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3 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.

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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
    highly competent directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    totally drawn in

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4 13 Assassins (2010)

A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

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2010-09-09 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    rousing climax
  2. Ranked #6 for
    milder
  3. Ranked #7 for
    finely drawn

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5 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 #2 for
    gripping drama
  2. Ranked #4 for
    definitely worth looking
  3. Ranked #5 for
    perfunctory

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6 A Beautiful Mind (2001)

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

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2001-12-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    good visual
  2. Ranked #3 for
    awfully hard
  3. Ranked #3 for
    good art directing

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7 Lincoln (2012)

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by a civil war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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2012-11-09 | History / Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #2 for
    accurately capturing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    great acting

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8 There Will Be Blood (2007)

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

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2007-12-28 | Drama

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    leaving wonders
  2. Ranked #2 for
    superb acting
  3. Ranked #3 for
    great acting

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9 Millions (2004)

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?

Info

2004-04-29 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Alexander Nathan Etel, Lewis McGibbon

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    sparky dialogue
  2. Ranked #3 for
    Good Samaritan
  3. Ranked #4 for
    pious

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10 Suffragette (2015)

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

Info

2015-10-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    alternate history
  2. Ranked #2 for
    historically important
  3. Ranked #3 for
    historical interest

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