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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also thought-provoking

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and thought-provoking movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and thought-provoking, 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 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (1999)

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst due to her lover's debilitating illness. Meanwhile, a bank manager deals with an unwanted pregnancy, two sisters pursue romantic interests and a housewife gets back into the dating game.

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1999-10-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Glenn Close, Calista Flockhart

Rating

rating icon 5.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deft directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    hot potato
  3. Ranked #2 for
    perfunctory

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2 The Circle (2017)

A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.

Info

2017-04-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Emma Watson, Tom Hanks

Rating

rating icon 5.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    as a topic of discussion
  2. Ranked #6 for
    conversation starter
  3. Ranked #6 for
    omnipresent

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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 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
    hostile
  2. Ranked #1 for
    totally illogical
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stone-faced cast

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5 The Brand New Testament (2015)

God lives in Brussels. On Earth though, God is a coward, with pathetical morals and being odious with his family. His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can't stand being locked up in a small apartment in ordinary Brussels, until the day she decides to revolt against her dad...

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2015-09-02 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    unexpected treat
  2. Ranked #8 for
    sex maniac
  3. Ranked #8 for
    absurdist

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6 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

Info

2017-12-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    less than satisfying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    infuriated
  3. Ranked #1 for
    demoralized

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7 Virtual Revolution (2016)

Paris 2047. Most of the population spend all their time online, connected into virtual worlds, and don't care anymore about reality. A shadow agent, Nash, working for one of the multinational companies behind these virtual worlds, is tracking down terrorists who threaten the system...

Info

2016-10-12 | Science Fiction

Cast

Mike Dopud, Jane Badler

Rating

rating icon 4.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    cyberpunk
  2. Ranked #19 for
    totally immersing
  3. Ranked #26 for
    great casting

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8 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

Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    director with technical expertise
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tightly directed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    the jewel in the crown

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9 13th (2016)

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Info

2016-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis

Rating

rating icon 8.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    conversation starter
  2. Ranked #7 for
    more balanced
  3. Ranked #10 for
    subjective opinion

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10 Court (2015)

A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the act. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the lawyers and the judge involved in the case are observed outside the court.

Info

2015-03-19 | Drama

Cast

Usha Bane, Vivek Gomber

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    forward-thinking
  2. Ranked #3 for
    absolute gem
  3. Ranked #4 for
    ingraining

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