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Top rated perfunctory movies that are also thoughtful

Check out today’s highest ranked perfunctory and thoughtful movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are perfunctory and thoughtful, 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 Apr 12 2021

1 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
    most versatile director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    underplayed acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    slightly disappointing

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2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

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2009-02-27 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left unsolved
  2. Ranked #1 for
    condensed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    satisfying resolution

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3 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.

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2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    watching several times
  2. Ranked #1 for
    possible recommendation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with tense moments

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4 Sideways (2004)

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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2004-10-22 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pitiable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    paragon
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deserving nods

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5 Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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2007-12-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vested interest
  2. Ranked #1 for
    light-hearted tone
  3. Ranked #2 for
    for political discussion

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6 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

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2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    capricious
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gifted director
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sparse dialogue

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7 Seven Psychopaths (2012)

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

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2012-10-12 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intelligent and witty character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    expert writing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nailed the role

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8 Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

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2016-07-07 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Chris Pine, Karl Urban

Rating

rating icon 6.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    popcorn fare
  2. Ranked #1 for
    existential question
  3. Ranked #2 for
    journeyman director

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9 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

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2001-06-29 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor

Rating

rating icon 7.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sucking in
  2. Ranked #1 for
    left unexplained
  3. Ranked #1 for
    everything fitting together

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10 Identity (2003)

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

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2003-04-25 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

John Cusack, Ray Liotta

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    experienced director
  2. Ranked #1 for
    real shocker
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unexpected twist

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